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SILLY-BUS FOR PUN-DITS

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 1981

5-Down : Symbol of purity

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,520
Across
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___ Archipelago : GULAG
6
Pool : TARN
10
Mild oath : EGAD
14
Preserves : CURES
19
City on the Mohawk : UTICA
20
Book after "Typee" : OMOO
21
Ubangi feeder : UELE
22
Hives : UREDO
23
Course for grid illiterates? : MATHLETICS
25
Whiz-course in earth science? : GEEOGRAPHY
27
Veered, as a boat : YAWED
28
Asset for Godiva : TRESS
30
Peer's mother : ASE
31
"___ du lieber!" : ACH
34
Haw's buddy : HEM
35
Recumbent : PRONE
36
Stoop : CROUCH
39
Tin Pan Alley's Irving : CAESAR
41
Irgun Zvai ___ : LEUMI
42
Less lenient : HARSHER
44
Like Mr. Milquetoast : TIMID
45
Know-how for a country druggist? : FARMACOLOGY
48
Rocco's "Hurrah!" : EIA
49
Khachaturian : ARAM
50
Doting : FOND
51
Met extra : SUPE
52
Linen marking : HERS
53
"Junior" : SON
54
Study of a crooner's lyrics? : BINGUISTICS
58
Eclipse cycle : SAROS
59
W.W. II craft : PTBOATS
61
Street show : RAREE
62
Refer : ALLUDE
63
Meat treats : ROASTS
64
Golden Horde member : TATAR
65
Ready for the sack : SLEEPY
66
Lennon's "I Am the ___" : WALRUS
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Like an oriel : PANED
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"With ... your ___ your feet ... ": Exodus 12:11 : SHOESON
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Oak-to-be : ACORN
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D.D.S. who makes house calls? : RESIDENTIST
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Hoover, e.g. : DAM
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Place to keep gds. : STGE
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Garden tools : HOES
76
Angers : IRES
77
V.I.P.'s "wheels" : LIMO
78
Thou, in Thiers : TOI
79
Sage at the gas pump? : FILLOSOPHER
83
Wadi : OASIS
84
Vintage car : ERSKINE
86
Anchor position : ATRIP
87
Large stain : BLOTCH
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Stern choices : STRADS
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Flynn : ERROL
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Foot: Comb. form : PED
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Pilot's dir. : SSE
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Cutter's cousin : SLOOP
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Code word for T : TANGO
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Study of cab-caused pollution? : TAXICOLOGY
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Science of reptilian tissue? : HISSTOLOGY
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Handpicked group : ELITE
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Claque exciter : ARIA
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Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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Venezuelan prairie : LLANO
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Poker verb : RAISE
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Founder of a state : PENN
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The O'Hara mansion : TARA
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Workable fact : DATUM
Down
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Moscow's mart : GUM
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Hagen : UTA
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Came to rest : LIT
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Hurting : ACHY
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Symbol of purity : GALAHAD
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Indian symbol : TOTEM
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Army missile : ROC
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Quack's prescription : NOSTRUM
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Well-born : EUGENIC
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Brants, e.g. : GEESE
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Pub offerings : ALES
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___ volente : DEO
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Not thorough : CURSORY
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Sacred asp : URAEUS
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D.C. title : REP
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Defunct letter : EDH
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___ sauce : SOY
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Washstand item : EWER
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Spot for a sale : GARAGE
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"Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
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Documents, in Durango : ACTAS
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Some Egyptian practitioners? : CAIROPRACTORS
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Doctor for red-blooded machos? : HEMANTOLOGIST
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Lost, in Lyon : PERDU
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Tennis strokes : CHOPS
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Alumni of Dr. Twinkletoes' classes? : CHEERUPODISTS
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Science of estate disputes? : HEIRODYNAMICS
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Actor Alastair : SIM
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Andrew and Fritz : LANGS
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Grizzled civet : RASSE
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Type assortments : FONTS
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Basket willow : OSIER
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Writer-diplomat : LUCE
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Edicts : FIATS
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Summons to court : HALES
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Ship's petty officer : BOSUN
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Man from Qum : IRANI
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Stuffed : SATED
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Part of F.T.C. : TRADE
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Hiemal hazard : SLEET
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Wilkes-___ : BARRE
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Inge's "___ of Roses" : ALOSS
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Symphonic poem by Liszt : TASSO
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Not so bold : SHIER
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Use recklessly : WASTE
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Decorticate : PEEL
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___ throat : STREP
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Functions : ROLES
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It was nothing, to Nero : NIHIL
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Dayan of Israel : MOSHE
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Man from Bombay : HINDOO
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Citizen of Vientiane : LAO
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She said "yes" : FIANCEE
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"The Time of Your Life" author : SAROYAN
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Other for José : OTRO
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Joel or Amos : PROPHET
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Dark yellow color : OLDGOLD
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Mambas' kin : KRAITS
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Out of shape : BENT
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___ marbles : ELGIN
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Ristorante order : PASTA
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Tender : SORE
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Bolshevism casualty : TSAR
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Mexican stew : OLLA
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Thrice: Comb. form : TER
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Midnight on Big Ben : XII
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Sitter's formation : LAP
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Author Levin : IRA
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Rustic pipe : OAT
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African antelope : GNU
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___ tov (Jewish holiday) : YOM

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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