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BIBLICAL BASEBALL

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 1981

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 100, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 24, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,513
Across
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___ matter of fact : ASA
4
___ bodkins! : ODS
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Police dept. calls : APBS
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Shake ___ (get going) : ALEG
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Pipkin : POT
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Fouls : BEMIRES
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Small land mass : ISLET
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Italian philosopher-historian : CROCE
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"___ Blue?" : AMI
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JUDGES 15:4 : SAMSONWENTANDCAUGHT
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Select for membership : TAP
27
Type of ball game : NOHIT
28
Of a bishop's authority : DIOCESAN
29
Seven ___ (hybrid rose) : SISTERS
31
Water, figuratively : ADAMSALE
33
Hagen from Gottingen : UTA
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Wedding-report word : NEE
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___ Ike (Cliff Edwards) : UKULELE
39
II SAMSON 17:26 : ABSALOMPITCHED
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Threshold : SILL
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Former L.A. manager and family : ALSTONS
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Linowitz or Hurok : SOL
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Vagrant : HOBO
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Musial : STAN
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Nautical term : ALEE
54
W.W. II agency : OSS
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___ Hills of India : NAGA
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Box-score col. : RBI
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Eclat : RENOWN
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NUMBERS 13:33 : WESAWTHEGIANTS
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Le Duc ___ of Hanoi : THO
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Yugoslav city : NIS
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U.S. missile : SAM
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In a flutter : DITHERY
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Keep ___ (watch closely) : TABSON
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Bear Bryant, for one : COACH
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Outdo : BEST
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Kin of shamrocks : OCAS
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Bedouin headcords : AGALS
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NUMBERS 11:32 : TENHOMERS
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Richter-scale item : QUAKE
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"___ Marlene" : LILI
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Many-headed missile : MIRV
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One of the Cyclades : DELOS
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Axis title, with "Der" : FUHRER
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Diplomatic conflict : COLDWAR
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Bankbook entry: Abbr. : INT
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Sash for Suzuki : OBI
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Creek : RIA
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LEVITICUS 20:23 : YESHALLNOTWALK
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Rejoin : ANSWER
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Dit's companion : DAH
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"___ fishin'" : GONE
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Drop a pop : ERR
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Dawnlike : EOAN
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Painted metalware : TOLE
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When William II died : IIOO
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Singer Janis ___ : IAN
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Victor at Tiberias: 1187 : SALADIN
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Mediocre : SOSO
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II CHRONICLES 33:22 : AMONSACRIFICED
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Graig of the Yankees : NETTLES
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Clink; slammer : CAN
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Subject in H.S. : SCI
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Verdi's Ethiopian king : AMONASRO
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"Lucky" inning : SEVENTH
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Phil of hockey fame : ESPOSITO
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Tissue layers : TELAE
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Comedian Olsen : OLE
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LEVITICUS 25:35 : THOUSHALTRELIEVEHIM
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Caucho : ULE
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Aged: Abbr. : AETAT
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Black haws : SLOES
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Bumblebees : DRONERS
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Face value : PAR
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Diving duck : SMEW
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Clods : OAFS
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Mideast rep. : ISR
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Shea player : MET
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Univ. degrees : ABS
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O'Casey : SEAN
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Burp-gun fodder : AMMO
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Copper-tin alloy : OROIDE
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___ floss : DENTAL
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Jacksonville-to-Tampa dir. : SSW
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Home of Tennyson's Elaine : ASTOLAT
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Inert medicament : PLACEBO
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Very well, in Verona : BENE
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARU
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Yule fuel : LOGS
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Sea urchins : ECHINI
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Race-starting words : GETSET
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Golfer Jerry : PATE
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Moreno of the Pirates : OMAR
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They're hot at Belmont : TIPS
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PSALMS 26:1 : ISHALLNOTSLIDE
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Amazon dolphin : INIA
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Pound works : CANTOS
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Stanky and Ott : EDS
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Veneer-shaping sheet : CAUL
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Georgia or Texas : TECH
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One of three squares : MEAL
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In company with : AMONG
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Crimea's locale : USSR
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Cheat on a check : KITE
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Mongolia's ___ Bator : ULAN
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Fuji's topper : SNOW
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Aides to execs. : ASSTS
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Scotties' garb : PLAIDS
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Trolley's relative : HORSECAR
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Recede : EBB
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"___ Hear a Waltz?" : DOI
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Burdette of diamond fame : LEW
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Part of simian motto : SEENOEVIL
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Soon : ANON
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"___ Na Na" of TV : SHA
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Canter, for example : GAIT
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White ___ (termite) : ANT
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"___ on first?" : WHOS
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Shensi province capital : SIAN
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Author Sholem ___ : ASCH
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Confused : EMBROILED
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GENESIS 31:26 : THOUHASTSTOLEN
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Hogarth's made progress : RAKE
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Steatite : TALC
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Flamboyant puffery : BALLYHOO
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Between rg. and lg. : CTR
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Kind of carrier : HOD
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Tee preceder : ESS
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Sound from Grimalkin : MEOW
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Island off Corsica : ELBA
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A Dafoe charge, for short : QUIN
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Portia tree : MAHO
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Like Bani-Sadr : IRANIC
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Tarkenton : FRAN
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Savoyard monogram : WSG
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Opp. of 6 Down : NNE
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Artistic trunks : TORSI
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Norman and King : LEARS
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Farm machine, for short : TRAC
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Japanese carp : KOI
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What a ewe grew : WOOL
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Cars of the 20's : REOS
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Rad. x 2 : DIA
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Firing-range word : AIM
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Hammerstein heroine : ANNA
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Grimm opener : ONCE
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Most precise : NICEST
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___ all (lowest) : LEASTOF
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Marvels at : ADMIRES
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Barbara and Clara : SANTAS
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"O Canada," for one : ANTHEM
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Dace or plaice : FISH
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Fragrant compounds : ESTERS
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Actor Howard : TREVOR
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Natives of: Suffix : OTES
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Lon ___ of Cambodia : NOL
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Dinner beginner : SOUP
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Author Leffland : ELLA
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Swerve : VEER
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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___ doble, corrida music : PASO
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Sonoran stewpot : OLLA
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Throat-clearer's sound : AHEM
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Ireland, to a Gael : EIRE
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Big Detroit org. : UAW
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March 15, in Milano : IDI
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Colo. time : MST

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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