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New York Times, Monday, May 4, 1981

Author:
Kay Sullivan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kay Sullivan has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,500
Across
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"___ in the hand ... " : ABIRD
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Tangle : MAT
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___ Loeveberg, Norwegian soprano : AASE
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Street show : RAREE
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Den : LAIR
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Companion of dry : DRIP
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Runway : STRIP
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Earth goddess : ERDA
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Evil : VILE
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Small villages : HAMLETS
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Imagine : IDEATE
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Great temple of Athena : PARTHENON
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Make amends : ATONE
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Choice, as a wine : VINTAGE
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Part of a carrousel : HORSE
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Catkin or idiot : AMENT
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Moo : LOW
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Indian of the Great Lakes region : ERIE
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Smart : STING
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Challenge : DARE
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Govt. agency : FTC
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Feelings : MOODS
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Pair of socks : MATES
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"Winner ___" : TAKEALL
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Fed up : SATED
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Henry Moore's forte : SCULPTURE
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Kind of window or arch : LANCET
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Digresses : RAMBLES
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Sector : AREA
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Kaminska and Lupino : IDAS
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Talks like a child : LISPS
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Cinch : SNAP
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Chances : ODDS
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Weariness of the bored : ENNUI
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"You Can't Get There From ___": Ogden Nash : HERE
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Kind of impressionist : NEO
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What they project, you might expect : SEERS
Down
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"___ gratia artis" : ARS
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Tub rub : BATH
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Singer Petina : IRRA
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Levy anew : REIMPOSE
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Get off at O'Hare : DEPLANE
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Salt ___ (grassland beside the sea) : MARSH
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Helping hand : AID
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Boxer's prebout activity : TRAINING
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Arrival : ADVENT
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Springboard for Sills' trills : ARIA
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Part of a delta : SILT
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Fencer's need : EPEE
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Inhabitant of a Baltic region : LETT
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Before, to a poet : ERE
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"___ tread on me" : DONT
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Makes level : EVENS
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Main artery : AORTA
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Lobster ___ (night shift) : TRICK
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Winged : ALATE
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Like some skirts : GORED
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Part of a flock : EWES
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Influence; weight : HEFT
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Bikini, e.g. : ATOLL
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"___ pleasures and ... " : MID
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Puzzle fan's goal : SOLUTION
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This goes along the 180th meridian : DATELINE
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Spiked club : MACE
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Elgin ___ (from 23 Across) : MARBLES
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Vamoose from a calaboose : ESCAPE
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It goes with substance : SUM
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Madrid's great museum : PRADO
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Foreign news service : TASS
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Pupil protector : LASH
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Composer for Addison's "Rosamund" : ARNE
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Approach : NEAR
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Laborer in Ivanhoe's day : ESNE
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Stimulus : SPUR
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H.S.T. follower : DDE
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Relative, for short : SIS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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