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New York Times, Monday, May 11, 1981

Author:
Maloney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,507
Across
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Explosive device : BOMB
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Central; pivotal : POLAR
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Brother of Faisal : SAUD
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Item sometimes containing cottonseed oil : OLEO
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Water conduit : FLUME
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Raw-silk color : ECRU
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Brown a roast : SEAR
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Greeks' modern name for Greece : ELLAS
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Jenny wren's home : NEST
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July 4, e.g. : NATIONALHOLIDAY
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Mother Seton was one : NUN
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Zodiacal sign : LEO
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Style of shoe : WINGTIP
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Median's kin : AVERAGE
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Rival of Apollo for Marpessa's love : IDAS
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Feed on herbage : GRAZE
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Slovenly person : SLOB
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Cover : LID
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"Spring ahead" time in N.Y.C. : EDT
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Lure for Spanish explorers : ORO
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Choice meat cut : LOIN
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Something of value : ASSET
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Horse of a certain color : ROAN
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Trails of light : STREAMS
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In the main : CHIEFLY
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Golfer Jane Blalock is one : PRO
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Decorative vase : URN
51
The Cougars from Pullman : WASHINGTONSTATE
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Item in adenology : GLAND
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Lamb's pen name : ELIA
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C.P. or Phoebe : SNOW
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Set of furniture : SUITE
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Frees from : RIDS
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Drags : TOWS
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Jon Vickers is one : TENOR
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Let it stand : STET
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Petty officer, for short : BOSN
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Genus of olives : OLEA
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Good source of protein : MEAT
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Chips created by carpenters : BORINGS
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Money in Mainz : PFENNIG
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Spanish dish of meat and vegetables : OLLA
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Soothe : LULL
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Maidservant, Oriental style : AMAH
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Determination : RESOLVE
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Those about to graduate : SENIORS
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Made a hole-in-one : ACED
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Dipper's milieu, for short : URSA
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Chore : DUTY
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Not at home : OUT
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Grant or Radziwill : LEE
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Legal documents : WILLS
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Simpleton : IDIOT
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Opposite of zenith : NADIR
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Exert force : PRESS
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Early inhabitant of Mexico City : AZTEC
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Distant; reserved : ALOOF
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Goat antelope : GORAL
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Lustrous black : EBONY
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Sales pitches : ADS
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Sibling's sons : NEPHEWS
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In the midst of : AMONGST
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Celestial clapper : THUNDER
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Tenants : RENTERS
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Nickname for Onassis : ARI
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D.C. destination of some income : IRS
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"Go ___, young man" : WEST
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Italian river : ARNO
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Traffic sign : SLOW
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Scrapbook accessory : GLUE
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Tinfoil on the back of a mirror : TAIN
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Preposition : ONTO
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Came to rest : ALIT
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Sometime follower of spring : TIDE
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One of Kipling's "twain" : EAST

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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