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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

POSSIBLE POSSESSIVES

New York Times, Sunday, May 31, 1981

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,527
Across
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Lively dances : GALOPS
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Tuck and Laurence : FRIARS
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Send down : DEMIT
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County in Texas : NAVARRO
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Overwhelm by argument : CONFUTE
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Actor's golf stroke : SLICEOFLEMMON
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Certain secretaries : CABINET
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Sheep in its second year : TEG
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Harmonica virtuoso : ADLER
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R.P.I. or F.I.T. : INST
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Gloomy : MOROSE
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Transcript item : GRADE
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Traveling theatrically : ONTOUR
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Grid flagthrower : REF
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Musical sheikdom : ARABY
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Educator's passage : AISLEOFMANN
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Mil. decoration : DSC
42
Actor Jacques : TATI
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Brooklyn developer : TREE
44
Bikini part : BRA
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___ noire : BETE
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It multiplies by dividing : AMEBA
48
Tea holder : BAG
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Place for pins : ALLEY
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Ludwig : EMIL
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Painter's achievement : FEATOFKLEE
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Midway accomplice : SHILL
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Free : LIBERATE
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Having rounded projections : LOBAR
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"Streetcar . . . " cry : STELLA
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A bee ___ bonnet : INONES
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Toothsome : SAPID
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Square dance V.I.P. : CALLER
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Dagger : STYLET
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January registrant : ALIEN
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Cannery employees : SCALDERS
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Assume as fact : POSIT
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Citizen's foreign coin : MARKOFKANE
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Slaughter of St. Louis : ENOS
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Bombs : FLOPS
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Mien : AIR
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Fissure : REFT
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Promissory note : IOU
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Bell attachment : ROPE
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Former campus org. : SDS
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Doris's tennis ploy : FEINTOFHART
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1929 occurrence : PANIC
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"___ Mutual Friend" : OUR
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Modern-day gramophone : STEREO
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Make straight : DRESS
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Axilla : ARMPIT
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Houston and Browne : SAMS
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Small American bird : VIREO
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W.W. II front : ETO
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Juvenile apparel : ROMPERS
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Mrs. Skirvin : MOTHEROFPERLE
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Hay-fever symptoms : SNEEZES
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Like Zeno : ELEATIC
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Young eel : ELVER
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Collar : ARREST
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Forcible restraint : DURESS
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Polygraph indications : LIES
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Wire : TELEGRAM
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Leave home, in a way : EMIGRATE
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Oft-bracketed word : SIC
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Unfaltering : STEADY
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Beaufort-scale reading : GALE
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Asseverate : AVER
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Beat soundly : LAM
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"Your place ___?" : ORMINE
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P.D.Q. : PRONTO
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___ Liberty : SONSOF
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TV watchdog : FCC
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What buffalo do : ROAM
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Hereditary : INBORN
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Director's race : RUNOFDEMILLE
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Anne and Marie : STES
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When we "spring ahead" : DST
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A.F.C. plus N.F.C. : NFL
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Nice time of year : ETE
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Pindar opus : ODE
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Drinking glass : TUMBLER
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Nisan, formerly : ABIB
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Accolade for Manolete : OLE
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Slightly cooked : RARE
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___ glance : ATA
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Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
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Steaming : IRATE
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State flower of Utah : SEGO
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Con word : NAY
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Partner of Meara : STILLER
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Wine stocks : CELLARS
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Descried : BEHELD
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Demon, in Arabic mythology : AFREET
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White elephant, e.g. : ALBINO
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Plumbum : LEAD
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Orient : EAST
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Natural abilities : FLAIRS
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Russian coin : KOPEK
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More hackneyed : STALER
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They call a spade a thpade : LISPERS
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Chanted : INTONED
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Actress's sons : BOYSOFSOMMER
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Muster : ENLIST
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Analyze verse : SCAN
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Rebuff : SLAP
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Bottom-line items : AMOUNTS
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Killy, e.g. : SKIER
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Unit equal to 200 milligrams : CARAT
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Presidential pooch : FALA
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Cry heard at Elsinore : FIE
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Lane of comics : LOIS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Protect from depletion : CONSERVE
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Apostolic messages : EPISTLES
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Kind of rm. : REC
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Surprised sound : OHO
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Entablature part : FRIEZE
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Yoked : TEAMED
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Mosaic gold : ORMOLU
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Rankle : FESTER
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Impart motion to : PROPEL
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Shoe part : UPPER
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What this is: Abbr. : DEF
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___ poetica : ARS
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Writer Jaffee : RONA
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After dos : TRES
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D.V.M.'s : VETS
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Fabulous bird : ROC
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Atop, poetically : OER
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Speedy plane : SST
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Possess, in Edinburgh : HAE
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Father of Phineas : ELI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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