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New York Times, Tuesday, May 5, 1981

Author:
Janke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,501

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Across
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Express praise : CLAP
5
Suffix with pay or tax : ABLE
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"Front porch" material : FLAB
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What a Mexican whistles : AIRE
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Stupendous : GREAT
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Entertainer Falana : LOLA
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Got even : SQUAREDACCOUNTS
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Famed man from Mo. : HST
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Iraqi, to an Irani : ENEMY
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Word after round or flank : STEAK
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___ Street : MAIN
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Ibsen character : ASE
24
Math professor's "impossible" command : SQUARETHECIRCLE
32
Fourth-down play : PUNT
33
Patriotic British composer : ARNE
34
Dry ___ (plant disease) : ROT
35
Leaping before looking : RASH
36
Roi's mate : REINE
38
In slanguage, a heavy financial loss : BATH
39
Newscaster Seamans : IKE
40
Outsize incisor : TUSK
41
___-bitty : ITTY
42
Is treated fairly : GETSASQUAREDEAL
47
Theater section : PIT
48
"Get a ___ on!" : MOVE
49
Once more : AGAIN
52
___ Ching (Chinese scripture) : TAOTE
54
First name of "The Arkansas Traveler" : BOB
57
Expression used when a plan goes awry : BACKTOSQUAREONE
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Goatlike creatures : FAUNS
62
Highest point : NOON
63
Certain small fry : TADS
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Campus org. : FRAT
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
Down
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Till contents : CASH
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Fluids: Abbr. : LIQS
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In ___ (habituated to dullness) : ARUT
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Vegetable : PEA
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Passionate : ARDENT
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Ray : BEAM
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Fragile : LACY
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Apples, oranges, ___ : ETC
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Tool for making decorative grooves : FLUTER
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Like a certain Eagle : LONE
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Ski resort in Utah : ALTA
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Sit on a sunny shore : BASK
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Barbara Eden role on TV : GENIE
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Display fear, as a filly : REAR
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Davis from Cogdell, Ga. : OSSIE
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Trig., geom., etc. : MATH
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Breakout in adolescence : ACNE
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Shoot : SPRIG
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Tragic 1980 event in Italy : QUAKE
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Loose, as a diamond : UNSET
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Oriental poem : HAIKU
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Puzzler's bird : ERN
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Prepare for shipping : CRATE
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Girl's name (anagram for total) : LOTTA
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Alcohol base : ETHYL
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Become oxidized : RUST
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Abbr., chiefly for lawyers : ESQ
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Wait : BIDE
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"___ funny, McGee" : TAINT
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Large nails : SPIKES
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Quantity : AMOUNT
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Lists of persons : ROTAS
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Always : EVER
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Assist an arsonist : ABET
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Party : GALA
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Tart : ACID
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Dictator : TSAR
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___ vitae (brandy) : AQUA
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Napoleon or Wellington : BOOT
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___ about (courtroom phrase) : ONOR
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Part of N.B. : BENE
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On a holiday : OFF
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Compass point : ENE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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