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New York Times, Tuesday, April 7, 1981

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,473
Across
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Row in a race : SCULL
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Long-billed bird : IBIS
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Do, ti, la, ___ . . . : SOFA
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Craze : MANIA
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Hawk's opposite : DOVE
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Kiln : OVEN
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Le Carré's Smiley, for one : UNDERCOVERAGENT
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Golf club part : TOE
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Seaman-author : DANA
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Coastal inlets : FIORDS
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Native of Belgrade : SERB
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Pulled apart : TORE
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One of the Seven Dwarfs : DOC
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First specimen of a new species : HOLOTYPE
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Clerics' titles : DOMS
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"And thereby hangs ___" : ATALE
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Word with spot or soap : SOFT
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Pinch : NIP
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Certain want ads : RENTALS
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Employee in a sausage plant : STUFFER
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Finis : END
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German philosopher : KANT
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Having a very sharp taste : BRINY
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To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
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Soothed, in a way : CARESSED
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Geneticist's substance : DNA
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___ of entry : PORT
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Five-time Presidential candidate : DEBS
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Prefix with band or diction : CONTRA
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Module : UNIT
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Tchrs.' group : NEA
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With too much effusiveness : OVEREXUBERANTLY
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Matador's dodge : PASE
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Wings : ELLS
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1,000, in Tours : MILLE
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" . . . or ___ swoon to death": Keats : ELSE
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Marginal notation : STET
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More cunning : SLYER
Down
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Blackens : SMUTS
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Kayak : CANOE
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Double-dealer's trait : UNDERHANDEDNESS
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First Secretary General of the U.N. : LIE
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Coat with fat : LARD
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"___ choose to run": Coolidge : IDONOT
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Emma's in-laws : BOVARYS
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"___ Got Sixpence" : IVE
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Thrall : SERF
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"So far, ___" : SOGOOD
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With too much aplomb : OVERCONFIDENTLY
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Parry, with "off" : FEND
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Hill dwellers : ANTS
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Roman Censor : CATO
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Lend a hand : AID
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Roll in a fabrics shop : BOLT
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Major poem : EPOS
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Inform surreptitiously : LEAK
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Salamander : EFT
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Carriage : MIEN
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Active : SPRY
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Zone : AREA
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Dwelling in a Valentino film : TENT
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Keeves : TUBS
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Varnish component : LAC
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Child's play : SNAP
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Silverman of TV : FRED
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Vex : TROUBLE
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Freedom of access : ENTREE
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Borgnine : ERNEST
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Rouse : STIR
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100 square meters : ARE
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Isle off Labrador : BELLE
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Reciter : SAYER
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Vestment : COPE
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Like most race tracks : OVAL
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Tools at Roaring Camp : AXES
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Kin of berets : TAMS
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Extreme: Abbr. : ULT
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Naught : NIL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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