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I. Judah Koolyk
I. Judah Koolyk

New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 1981

28-Down : Portends

Author:
I. Judah Koolyk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
I. Judah Koolyk has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,509
Across
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Word before dash or happy : SLAP
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Give the highlights : RECAP
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Naples coin : LIRA
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Chaucer's "The Miller's ___" : TALE
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A resin : ELEMI
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"___ in the Life" (Beatles song) : ADAY
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Mine finds : ORES
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Noel : CAROL
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Grenade of sorts : MOLOTOVCOCKTAIL
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California wine valley : NAPA
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Caviar, e.g. : ROE
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Swerves : SHEERS
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Most insipid : BLANDEST
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Mackinaws and chesterfields : COATS
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Kringle's anathema : SOOT
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Bravo or Negro : RIO
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Garnish similar to Thousand Island : RUSSIANDRESSING
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"People ___ Funny," of radio fame : ARE
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Alpha's antithesis : OMEGA
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Between stem and stern : MIDSHIPS
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Turning points : CRISES
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R.P.I. room : LAB
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Sonny's ex : CHER
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Sled pullers : SIBERIANHUSKIES
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___ up (took refuge) : HOLED
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Rondelet or roundel : POEM
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Public warehouse : ETAPE
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It comes in cakes : SOAP
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College sports org. : NCAA
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Lascivious one : SATYR
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Rambles : GADS
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Bridge bonanza : SLAM
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Italian island : LIDO
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Musket adjuncts : BAYONETS
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Urban ballplayers' targets : STOOPS
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Caterpillar's category : LARVA
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Guinness : ALEC
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Colombian coin : PESO
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Calculate : RECKON
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High, in a way : ELATED
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Wax, in prescriptions : CERA
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Troche or bolus : PILL
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Anklebones : TARSI
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Orange box : CRATE
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Skedaddle : SCRAM
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Moslem nymph in Paradise : HOURI
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Mitigated : EASED
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Portends : BODES
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Abandoned : LORN
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Iroquoians : ERIES
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Scorch : SINGE
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Caligula's cloaks : TOGAS
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Scissors stroke : SNIP
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Suspect's defense : ALIBI
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Lesions : SORES
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Simpering : SMIRKING
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Irving's ___ Hollow : SLEEPY
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Less lenient : HARDER
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Dupes : CHUMPS
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Dupe : CHEAT
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"___ more to be pitied ... " : SHES
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Theta follower : IOTA
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Calf's cry : BLAT
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Westminster Abbey area : APSE
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Moment of truth in a G. Cooper classic : NOON
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Former Machu Picchu resident : INCA
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Archaic expletive : EGAD
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Poseidon's septet : SEAS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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