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New York Times, Saturday, May 2, 1981

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (1 triple stack), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Vaughn Keith has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,498

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Across
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Former president of Panama : ARIAS
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Place below the Acropolis : AGORA
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Letter addenda : PSS
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Budlike outgrowth : GEMMA
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Adjective for some evening gowns : DECOLLETE
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Shock : APPAL
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Peopled : INHABITED
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Hawaii, e.g. : STATE
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Light meals, in London : TEAS
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Pungent odor : TANG
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Celtic : IRISH
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Q–U connection : RST
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Ultimatum word : ELSE
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Landon : ALF
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Feminist's concern, for short : ERA
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Golf term : PAR
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Italian poet: 1798–1837 : GIACOMOLEOPARDI
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Pennsylvania, in New York : RAILROADSTATION
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Individual renderings of roles, scores, etc. : INTERPRETATIONS
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Cigar residue : ASH
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Acquire : GET
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Gangster's rod : GAT
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Slightly open : AJAR
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Works ___ (museum pieces) : OFART
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Dishevel : MUSS
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Praise : LAUD
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" . . . all seem pendulous ___": Poe : INAIR
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Resistant to melting, as certain metals : INFUSIBLE
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Kind of salami : GENOA
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Unlike a juggernaut : STOPPABLE
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"I ___ Anyone 'Til You," 1938 song : HADNT
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Patriotic org. : SAR
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Steel, in Sedan : ACIER
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Lock : TRESS
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Moslem titles of respect : AGAS
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Mean : REPTILIAN
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French tense : IMPARFAIT
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Famous violinmaker : AMATI
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Auctions : SALES
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Stulm : ADIT
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French W.W. II hero : GENERALDEGAULLE
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Turkish weights : OCHAS
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Sauerbraten accompaniment : ROASTPOTATO
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Priestly vestment : ALB
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Corolla part : PETAL
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British guns : STENS
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Coarse grass : SEDGE
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Those well read : LITERATI
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Alexis, son of Nicholas II, was one : HEMOPHILIAC
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Field: Prefix : AGRI
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Bellow : ROAR
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Pit-___ : APAT
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Explains : CLEARSUP
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"The Pearl of ___ Island," Stowe novel : ORRS
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Villa d'___ at Tivoli : ESTE
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Border stream : RIOGRANDE
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Gifts : DONATIONS
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N.Y.U. or L.I.U. : INST
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Off the mark : AMISS
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Political faction : JUNTA
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In regard to : ASFOR
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Teacher, of sorts : RABBI
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Altercation : FIGHT
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Lend ___ (heed) : ANEAR
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Caribou or pudu : DEER
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Phooey! : RATS
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Watering place : SPA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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