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New York Times, Wednesday, May 20, 1981

57-Across : Yosemite peak (world's largest monolith)

Author:
Marie West
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,516
Across
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Collars : NABS
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Rizzuto of diamond fame : PHIL
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Embarkation port in 1492 : PALOS
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Pres. or V.P. : EXEC
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Descartes : RENE
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___ acids : AMINO
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Conductor's cry : ALLABOARD
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Where a dude becomes an equestrian : RANCH
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"___ the Marines!" : TELLITTO
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What Olympic bobsleds do : CAREEN
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World Series star: 1969 : AGEE
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"Volsunga" or "Forsyte" : SAGA
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Latin I verb : AMO
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"The ___ News Bears" : BAD
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Boot a ground ball : ERR
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Plaid : TARTAN
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Eric Heiden, for one : MEDALIST
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Prepare for a bout : TRAIN
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Protection for Jim Plunkett : PAD
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Piebald or skewbald : PINTO
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Whole numbers : INTEGERS
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Babylonian coin : SHEKEL
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Bee follower : CEE
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Power agcy. : TVA
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Bando of baseball : SAL
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Vane reading : SSE
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Masonry wedge : SHIM
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Celebes ox : ANOA
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Proust : MARCEL
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Cafeterias' kin : AUTOMATS
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Febrero's predecessor : ENERO
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Yosemite peak (world's largest monolith) : ELCAPITAN
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Companionway : STAIR
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Marsh bird : SORA
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Nickname for a Chandler of baseball fame : HAPPY
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Nineveh's partner : TYRE
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Smoke-fog combo : SMOG
Down
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Uncluttered : NEAT
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Wheel spindle : AXLE
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Its sound ends a round : BELL
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La ___, opera house : SCALA
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Extremely variable : PROTEAN
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Angry : HEATED
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Obi accessory : INRO
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Came in first : LED
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Figure-skating maneuver : PARAGRAPHLOOP
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Soprano Lucine : AMARA
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"Hold that ___!" : LINE
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Nostalgic adverb : ONCE
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Vater's boy : SOHN
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Cosmologist's or heavy puncher's conjecture? : BIGBANGTHEORY
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Boxing program : CARD
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Rate, as players at Wimbledon : SEED
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Classical : ATTIC
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Seine tributary : MARNE
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Wax eloquent : ORATE
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Johnny Miller's milieu : LINKS
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Beat the catcher's throw : STOLE
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Reason for extra innings : TIE
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Grad. degrees : MAS
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Hyde Park vehicle : PRAM
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Malefic : EVIL
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Pioneers' trail : SANTAFE
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U.F.O. : SAUCER
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Redeemable certificate : SCRIP
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Not quite right : AMISS
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Network or knitwork : MESH
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Theater org. : ANTA
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Garner : REAP
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Associate : ALLY
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Fissionable unit : ATOM
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South Seas staple : TARO
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Catch quickly, as a ball : SNAG
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End a crash diet : EAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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