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New York Times, Saturday, May 30, 1981

5-Down : Old fogy

Author:
Dorothy Elliott
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,526
Across
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Manhandles : PAWS
5
Prefix with phone or cycle : MEGA
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Root of a plant : RADIX
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Position of a copy editor : SLOT
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Stettin's river : ODER
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Subject to ablation : ERODE
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Together: Mus. dir. : ADUE
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Bashful : SHEEPFACED
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Self-sufficient people : LONERS
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The blowing of a whale : SPOUT
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Golden plover : MUDDYBREAST
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Sra.'s counterpart : MRS
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Dir. from Boston to Buzzards Bay : SSE
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A memorable West : MAE
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Larger than life : HEROIC
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Punches out material on a machine : DIECUTS
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Role for Clifton Webb: 1952 : SOUSA
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Nevada city on the Humboldt : ELKO
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Grannies, e.g. : KNOTS
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Check : STEM
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Anita, Monica or Clara : SANTA
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Drivel : EYEWASH
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Dress style : SHEATH
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Attention : EAR
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Exactly : PAT
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Palindromic word : ERE
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Unsparingly : HIPANDTHIGH
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Member of an Alaskan group : ALEUT
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Actress Trish Van ___ : DEVERE
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Item bitten by an onychophagist : FINGERNAIL
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Bakery employee : ICER
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In the wind : AFOOT
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Pianist Von Alpenheim : ILSE
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Manhattan's Jaspers, e.g. : TEAM
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Basking ___, N.J. : RIDGE
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Joker, e.g. : CARD
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Concerning : ASTO
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O.T. book : PSALMS
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One of the Huxleys : ALDOUS
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Locale in a Dee Brown title : WOUNDEDKNEE
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Lee's Traveller : STEED
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Old fogy : MOSSBACK
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Old English letter : EDH
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Simpletons : GEESE
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Texan's pancake : AREPA
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Disproves : REFUTES
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Haiti's Baby ___ Duvalier : DOC
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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Marked, as a ballot : XED
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Elegant, as the Claridge : POSH
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Surface of water, to a tar : RYME
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Meet with fellow grads : REUNE
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Official spokesmen : MOUTHPIECES
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Appear : RISE
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Operation in "The Sting" : SCAM
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Antarctic sea : ROSS
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Trifle : TOY
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Dutch master : STEEN
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"___ Quam Videri," motto of N.C. : ESSE
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He was the Cowardly Lion : LAHR
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Enveloped securely : SWADDLED
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Olympics participant : ATHLETE
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"Vissi d'___," Tosca's great aria : ARTE
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Sacred: Comb. form : HIER
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"There's ___ text in Galatians": Browning : AGREAT
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Prefix with dynamics or nuclear : THERMO
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___ Wars of ancient times : PUNIC
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Chateaubriand novel : ATALA
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Icelandic river : HVITA
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Excited : AGOG
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Very much : FAR
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"___ Loved You," 1945 song : IFI
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Place east of Eden : NOD
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Begin's land: Abbr. : ISR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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