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INTERIOR DECORATION

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1981

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 526 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,506
Across
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Triad, e.g. : CHORD
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De Mille films : EPICS
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Highest point in Crete : MTIDA
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Eighth note : QUAVER
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Tendon : SINEW
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Showy : ORNATE
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Nationality of U Nu : BURMESE
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Outsiders in the political arena : CARPETBAGGERS
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Metric unit : LITER
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River in E France : SAONE
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Evergreen shrub : ERICA
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Brock or Costello : LOU
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Edible tubers : OCAS
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Leaning : ATILT
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Coadjutor : AIDE
33
T'ai ___, Oriental martial art : CHI
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Weather forecast : SLEET
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Example of workmanship : PIECE
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Pochards : SMEES
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Thesmothetes : SENATORS
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Describe grammatically : PARSE
40
Kind of beet : CHARD
41
Reddish-brown colors : ROANS
42
Forearm : CUBIT
43
Legendary first king of Britain : BRUT
44
Card game for two : ECARTE
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"Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
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Ciceronian classics : ORATIONS
51
Choice : ELITE
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Reversal of sorts : MIRRORIMAGE
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"Both Sides ___," folk-song hit of 1968 : NOW
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Jurgen's wife : LISA
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"Dove ___," Mozart aria : SONO
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Broadcasts : SOWS
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Second-brightest star : BETA
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Scottish uncle : EME
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Informer : STOOLPIGEON
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Man of sound mind : TUNER
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Abandoned : DERELICT
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Squash variety : ACORN
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Consecrated oil : CHRISM
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One of the Yalies : SOPH
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Flèche : SPIRE
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Chinese unit of weight : LIANG
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Sew or cook : BASTE
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Carved stone pillar : STELE
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Plundered : RAVISHED
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Hereditary factors : GENES
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Ward off : PARRY
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Fissures : RIMES
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Ralph Rackstraw, e.g. : TAR
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Tote-board figures : ODDS
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Jaffe and Barrett : RONAS
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Bounded : LEAPT
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Poet Boiardo's patron : ESTE
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Stout : ALE
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Gold coins of ancient Rome : AUREI
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Trattoria offering : POLLO
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Networks of nerves : RETIA
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Location of Marycrest College : DAVENPORTIOWA
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Mathematical quantity : OPERAND
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Environment : MILIEU
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Heron : EGRET
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Novelist's or publisher's task : NAMING
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Shades of green : LIMES
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Worked for the K.G.B. : SPIED
Down
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Preliminary skit : CURTAINRAISER
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Harness parts : HAMES
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Wireless word : OVER
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In medias ___ : RES
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They tend to the stars : DRESSERS
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Rara avis at a singles bar : ESCORT
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Softly, in music : PIANO
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Regarding : INRE
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Vine-stock, in Champagne : CEP
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Most saccharine : SWEETEST
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Alabama port city : MOBILE
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Mather product : TRACT
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Actress Swenson : INGA
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___ Hammarskjöld : DAG
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Studio : ATELIER
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___ Lorraine : QUICHE
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Worn away : ERODED
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Voting groups : BLOCS
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Instant : TRICE
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Becomes a litigator : SUES
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Memorable stuttering comic : ATES
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Byrd book : ALONE
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More sprightly : AIRIER
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Valuable violin : AMATI
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Condition : STATE
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Picasso : PABLO
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"In the Wet" author : SHUTE
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Anatomical artery : AORTA
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Contented sound : PURR
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Rugged rocks : CRAGS
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Reed of film fame : CAROL
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Muscular strength : BRAWN
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Sniggled : EELED
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Region, to poets : CLIME
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Wine grape : PINOT
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"With how sad steps, ___ . . . ": Sidney : OMOON
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Musician's gig : ONENIGHTSTAND
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Prof's props : NOTES
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Large group led by a queen : SWARM
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Sponge : MOOCH
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French Alps area : ISERE
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Mushroom stalk : STIPE
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Poet who wrote "The Holy Fair" : BURNS
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Animal tracks : SLOTS
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Credentials : PAPERS
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With coldness : ICILY
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Skirt panel : GORE
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Massenet opera : THAIS
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Snaky shapes : ESSES
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Relative of a delundung : CIVET
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Hamper : STRAITEN
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Satirizes : LAMPOONS
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Scene of confusion : BEDLAM
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"Good ___ . . . grow up together": Milton : ANDEVIL
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More logical : SANER
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Coin in Kerman : RIAL
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Gourmand's preoccupation : EATING
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Great fear : DREAD
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Prod : GOAD
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Permeable by liquids : POROUS
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Interact realistically : RELATE
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Money in Karachi : RUPEE
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Frown : LOWER
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Weird : EERIE
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Lively: Mus. dir. : ANIM
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Larboard : PORT
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Ancient people of Gaul : REMI
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Father of Phineas : ELI
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"___ Ape," Sedaka hit : IGO
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Hack writer's output : PAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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