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New York Times, Wednesday, May 27, 1981

Author:
Sawikin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { H J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,523

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Across
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Unauthorized revelation : LEAK
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Kazakh-Uzbek sea : ARAL
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Medieval weapons : MACES
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Famous middle name : ALVA
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___-naikai, Japan's Inland Sea : SETO
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Positive electric pole : ANODE
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Newspaper item : OBIT
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"Long Day's Journey ___ Night" : INTO
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Blue or Missionary : RIDGE
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1964 Rod Serling thriller : SEVENDAYSINMAY
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Desire : YEN
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Blood state: Suffix : EMIA
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Music for Kringle's ears : CAROLS
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Dutch town : EPE
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L.A.P.D. broadcast : APB
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"A Bell for ___" : ADANO
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Lucid : SANE
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Song for Scotto : ARIA
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Theological list : SEVENDEADLYSINS
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Mimics : APES
41
Gabor and Le Gallienne : EVAS
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In concord : ATONE
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Elm, Maple, etc. : STS
44
Milwaukee product : ALE
45
___ a pancake : FLATAS
46
Contest, Greek style : AGON
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Three, to Agrippa : III
48
At ___ (confused) : SIXESANDSEVENS
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Walled plain on the moon : GODIN
56
City near Toronto : GALT
57
Assist a robber : ABET
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Coop group : BROOD
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Blunted weapon : EPEE
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Edible Pacific plant : TARO
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Site of King's 1965 protests : SELMA
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Form of quartz : SARD
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___ White : SNOW
Down
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Neighbor of Thailand : LAOS
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River to the North Sea : ELBE
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Higham's biography of Hepburn : KATE
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Many of Hamlet's lines : ASIDES
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French historian: 1823–92 : RENAN
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Nizer, for one: Abbr. : ATTY
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Things left undone : LOOSEENDS
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Film by Hitchcock: 1964 : MARNIE
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Soul; life : ANIMA
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Musical climax : CODA
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Nervous : EDGY
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Diocese : SEE
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Ubiquitous synthetic : NYLON
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Drive forward : IMPEL
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Houses, in Málaga : CASAS
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Prattles : RAVES
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Singles : ONES
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In turmoil : ARIOT
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Mollusk of warm seas : PINNA
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Diamond points : BASES
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Jaques's human divisions : SEVENAGES
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Car-care org. : AAA
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One of Rin Tin Tin's successors : ASTA
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Island sacred to Apollo : DELOS
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Rooter for the Elis : YALIE
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Program : AGENDA
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Word with two or close : FISTED
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Postulate : AXIOM
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Sluggard : IDLER
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Tender : SORE
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Graven image : IDOL
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California wine-making valley : NAPA
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Cisterns : VATS
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Israeli statesman : EBAN
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Stepson of Claudius : NERO
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Pack away : STOW
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Literary monogram : GBS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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