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New York Times, Tuesday, May 26, 1981

Author:
Audrey Koch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, 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. 11,522
Across
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Type of pear : BOSC
5
At another time : LATER
10
Arabian ruler : EMIR
14
Figure in a title search : AREA
15
Divert : AMUSE
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Magic writing : RUNE
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"Go away, grimalkin!" : SCAT
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Arabs' folding materials : TENTS
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Italian wine city : ASTI
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Crusaders' foes : SARACENS
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Part of a car's engine : PISTON
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Bard : POET
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Busy place : HIVE
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Reddish brown : AUBURN
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Waterfall : CATARACT
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Stone pillar : STELE
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Steve or Woody : ALLEN
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Disfigure : MAR
36
Liquid measure : PINT
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Mine entrances : ADITS
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"Aria da ___," Millay book : CAPO
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Refrigerant : ICE
40
Dutch cheeses : EDAMS
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Site of the Mosque of Akbar : CAIRO
42
Subterranean cemetery : CATACOMB
44
Herb felines like : CATNIP
45
Does wrong : ERRS
46
Kittens, e.g. : PETS
47
Beat in a foot race : OUTRUN
50
Plot : CONSPIRE
54
Site of the Pearl Mosque : AGRA
55
That is, to Tacitus : IDEST
57
Kin of smashes : ADES
58
Use a letter opener : SLIT
59
Natives of Bergen : NORSE
60
"They ___ thataway!" : WENT
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Kind : TYPE
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Actress Garson : GREER
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Cloy : SATE
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Deep in tone : BASS
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Member of the dolphin family : ORCA
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Scorch : SEAR
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Ancient missile-launcher : CATAPULT
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Triangular sail : LATEEN
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Catkin : AMENT
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Large casks : TUNS
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Time in N. Eng. : EST
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Delays : RESPITES
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Blackboard cleaner : ERASER
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Obligation : MUST
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Division word : INTO
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Curb : REIN
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Leftover in Eden : CORE
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___ the Terrible : IVAN
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Stops : HALTS
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Meat jelly : ASPIC
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City on the Barge Canal : UTICA
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Stephen Vincent ___ : BENET
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Ascend : CLIMB
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With might : AMAIN
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"Isle of ___," 1934 song : CAPRI
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Scout group : TROOP
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___ apple : ADAMS
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Trimming : ADORNING
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Tools : CATSPAWS
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Having the color of unbleached silk : ECRU
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Members of a clowder : CATS
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Charge with gas : AERATE
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Middle : CENTER
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Sheriff's band : POSSE
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Hops kiln : OAST
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Repulsive : UGLY
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Journey : TRIP
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Membrane of a bird's beak : CERE
51
Germ for an invention : IDEA
52
Lessee's outgo : RENT
53
Noble Italian family : ESTE
56
Beetle : DOR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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