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New York Times, Thursday, May 14, 1981

45-Down : Doughboys of W.W. II

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,510

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Across
1
Ayres and Gen. Wallace : LEWS
5
Skip over : OMIT
9
Scott Joplin's music : RAG
12
Mt. Ida maiden of myths : OREAD
14
Deadly poison : BANE
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Skylab astronaut: 1973 : CARR
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Passageway : AISLE
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Brooklyn-Manhattan divider : EASTRIVER
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Bedding : MATTRESS
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Trojan hero : AENEAS
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Gracie Mansion occupant before Koch : BEAME
23
United : ONED
24
Tease : NEEDLE
26
What Blake called "a rich, ugly old maid" : PRUDENCE
30
Opposite of lve. : ARR
31
Henry VII et al. : TUDORS
33
Some marsupials, familiarly : ROOS
34
Hull's lowest point : BILGE
36
Common Moslem name : ALI
37
___ Raymond Cobb : TYRUS
38
Depression migrant : OKIE
39
In rapid tempo : PRESTO
41
Prefix with foil : TRE
42
Ireland's baleful wailers : BANSHEES
44
Subjects of 10 amendments : RIGHTS
46
Duds : TOGS
47
U.S.S.R. or Lebanese statesman : MALIK
48
Cornell site : ITHACA
51
Bottle encased in wickerwork : DEMIJOHN
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Part of the Pacific : SOUTHSEAS
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Bucketed water wheel : NORIA
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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"___ the pure all things are pure" : UNTO
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Simpletons : GEESE
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Word before West or Largo : KEY
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Observed : SEEN
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Back talk : SASS
Down
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Brick mixture : LOAM
2
Silkworm : ERIA
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Part of a divided city : WESTBERLIN
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___ peanuts : SALTED
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Needing a diet : OBESE
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He wrote "The Valachi Papers" : MAAS
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Reagan et al. : INS
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Lockjaw : TETANUS
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Type of review : RAVE
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Space : AREA
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Shelties' surly sounds : GRRS
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Adenauer : DERALTE
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Like a well-used fireplace : CINDERY
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Donna or Rex : REED
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Flightless bird : EMEU
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Oil used in perfumes : ORRIS
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Big shot : NABOB
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Violinist Morini : ERIKA
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Vaulting equipment : POLES
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Pyongyang is its capital : NORTHKOREA
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Woo : COURT
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Letters : ESSES
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Challenges : DARES
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Conceive and gradually develop : GESTATE
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Peon's lot : TOILING
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Winged steed : PEGASUS
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Cable car : TRAM
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Lofty, in Leipzig : HOCH
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Doughboys of W.W. II : GIJOES
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Subatomic particle : MESON
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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Word with bag or board : TOTE
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One of the Longs : HUEY
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Oct. 12, 1492, e.g. : DATE
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Derisive sound : HISS
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Denials in Glasgow : NAES
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Weathercock indication : ENE

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

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