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New York Times, Saturday, May 23, 1981

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,519
Across
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President, actor or actress : ADAMS
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President, comedian or actress : WILSON
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Footstool : OTTOMAN
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May and Stritch : ELAINES
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Toxic liquid : BROMINE
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Ancestry : LINEAGE
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Nol of Cambodia : LON
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Item cast at a casino : DIE
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Stripling : LAD
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" . . . for me and my ___" : GAL
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Wou-wous : APES
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" . . . faces in the ___": Pound : CROWD
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Honor : FETE
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Pithy : TERSE
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"No seats" sign : SRO
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Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Co-writer of "What Kind of Fool Am I?" : BRICUSSE
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Study group : SEMINAR
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Mousse au ___ : CHOCOLAT
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Sister of Moses : MIRIAM
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Nongregarious one : LONER
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Lynx or cougar : CAT
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Barry or Robert of film fame : MORSE
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Derived from apples : MALIC
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Prepare a salad : TOSS
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Japanese statesman : ITO
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Ethylene, e.g. : GAS
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Fabled bird : ROC
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She wrote "The House of Incest": 1949 : NIN
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Leaseholders : RENTERS
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Worship : IDOLIZE
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Soviet republic : ESTONIA
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Those imposing retribution : NEMESES
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President, actor or actress : TAYLOR
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President, actor or actress : GRANT
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Expiators : ATONERS
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Monastic title : DOM
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Surrounded by : AMID
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___-depressive : MANIC
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Shows scorn : SNEERS
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Commonplace : WELLWORN
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Epic about a siege : ILIAD
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Alight : LAND
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They, in Thüringen : SIE
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Wild asses or catapults : ONAGERS
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Invalidates : NEGATES
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Flattened at the poles : OBLATE
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Figures of speech : TROPES
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Moon goddess : SELENE
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Dir. : SSE
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Like a satellite's path : ORBITAL
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Crazy, in Crécy : FOU
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Belgian Surrealist: 1860–1949 : ENSOR
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Sheer cloth used for curtains : SCRIM
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Conger : EEL
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"___ a Camera" : IAM
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Indonesian port or hair oil : MACASSAR
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Chennault of Air Force fame : CLAIRE
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Most peppery : HOTTEST
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New York city : ONEONTA
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Third letter : CEE
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Putrefy : ROT
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Socrates, at times : IRONIST
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Judicial inquiry : ASSIZE
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Certain feudal lords : MESNES
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Somewhat weary : TIRING
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Lanza or Cavaradossi : MARIO
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Cryptographer : CODER
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Mil. rank of 37 Down : GENL
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Book by Robin Cook : COMA
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Bandalore, e.g. : TOY
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Deighton or Dawson : LEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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