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New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1981

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.82, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 6 (2 triple stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Vaughn Keith has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,512

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Across
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An Oscar winner in 1977 : VANESSAREDGRAVE
16
La Guardia was one : ITALIANAMERICAN
17
Milton tragic work : SAMSONAGONISTES
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Liquid part of fat : OLEINE
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Ear inflammation : OTITIS
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Incise : RASE
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This requires an ans. : QUES
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Yerkes or Lick, for short : OBS
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Neither masc. nor fem. : NEUT
27
Scolding : EARFUL
30
One resigned to reverses : DEFEATIST
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British bishop's headdress : MITRE
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Player like Mantle, Mays or Musial : ALLSTAR
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Attained : REACHED
39
Twist, in Taxco : RUECA
40
Sultry spring winds in Egypt : KHAMSEENS
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Reflexive pronoun : ITSELF
44
Calpurnia's needle : ACUS
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : NEH
46
Sea eagle : ERNE
48
Mosel tributary : SAAR
52
An English poet and a U.S. actor : PAYNES
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Dessert specialty : MOUSSE
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Famed protégé of Lorenzo the Magnificent : LEONARDODAVINCI
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Oxygenating of venous blood : ARTERIALIZATION
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Breakfast offering : WESTERNOMELETTE
Down
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Part of a casquette : VISOR
2
Chateaubriand creation : ATALA
3
Contents of an onomasticon : NAMES
4
"___ Venner," O. W. Holmes novel : ELSIE
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Capital of Valais, Switzerland : SION
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Rational : SANE
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Literary collection : ANA
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Certain stews : RAGOUTS
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Indulge in cabotinage : EMOTE
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Actress Darcel : DENISE
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"True ___" : GRIT
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___ e bisi, Venetian dish : RISI
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___ Apostles : ACTSOFTHE
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Cicero's "Alas!" : VAE
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Nav. officer : ENS
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Eccentricity : QUIRK
23
End of a Presidential name : BUREN
24
Pungs : SLEDS
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Pertaining to birth : NATAL
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Greek letter : ETA
28
Collect : AMASS
29
Translation for 12 Down : RICE
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His first hit was "Splish Splash" : DARIN
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Wash out : ELUTE
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Places catering to licentious tastes : FLESHPOTS
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Suffix with inchoative verbs : ESCE
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Vestige : TRACE
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Nandu's look-alike : EMU
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"Star Wars" role : HANSOLO
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Demon wolf of Norse mythology : FENRIR
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Fortification : REDAN
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Instrumental composition : SUITE
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In ___ (peeved) : ASNIT
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British track : ASCOT
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Catherine de Médicis was one : REINE
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Writer Claude ___ : ANET
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River on The Broads : YARE
55
Labyrinth : MAZE
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Place for a race : OVAL
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Scientific principle : LAW
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Poetic "before" : ERE
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Unclear : DIM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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