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New York Times, Wednesday, May 6, 1981

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,502
Across
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Grackle : DAW
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Cousin of a Wac : SPAR
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Leonine group : PRIDE
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Boundary : METE
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Spelunker's milieu : CAVE
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Device through which squash is squashed : RICER
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Trompe l'oeil : OPTICALILLUSION
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Crises is one; also criteria : PLURAL
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Two-electrode tube : DIODE
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Ages : EON
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Douglas Fraser's org. : UAW
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Compete : VIE
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Yale man : ELI
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Cochineal, e.g. : DYE
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Walks off with : SWIPES
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Kiln : OVEN
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One of 50 : STATE
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Inflict (vengeance) : WREAK
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Legerdemain : SLEIGHTOFHAND
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Impassive : STOIC
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Use : AVAIL
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"___ Stallion," Jeffers poem : ROAN
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Slacken : RELENT
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Correspondent's second afterthought : PPS
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Admit : OWN
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Henry V, as prince : HAL
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Tpk. : RTE
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Mongoose's prey : RAT
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Refresher : TONIC
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On land : ASHORE
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Thaumaturge : PRESTIDIGITATOR
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Occurring every 60 minutes : HORAL
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Ancient Asian : MEDE
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Ballad : DERRY
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Society girls, familiarly : DEBS
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"___ Robsart," Hugo play : AMY
Down
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Position strategically : DEPLOY
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Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
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Dam : WEIR
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Rogue : SCALAWAG
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Chum : PAL
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Eager : AVID
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Meander down Memory Lane : RELIVE
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Nice Nelly : PRUDE
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Shine's partner : RISE
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"___ on parle français" : ICI
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___ volente : DEO
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Ending with various directions : ERN
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Bike's newest relative : MOPED
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Biting : CAUSTIC
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Clark Kent's girl : LOIS
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"Abide ___ Me" : WITH
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Tied : EVEN
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Graphite : LEAD
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Squid's defense : INK
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Floral leaf : PETAL
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Aloud : ORAL
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His, in Bonn : SEIN
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Most pallid : WHITEST
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Pack : STOW
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Banker's concern : LOAN
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Done : OVER
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Some pigeons or goldfish : FANTAILS
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Hit sign : SRO
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Indian princess : RANI
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Suppressed : ELIDED
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For now, for short : PROTEM
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Literary caricature : PARODY
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Cubic meter : STERE
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" . . . this chase is ___ follow'd": Shak. : HOTLY
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Mention an authority : CITE
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City in Syria : HAMA
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Pres. Wilson was one : PHD
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Caviar : ROE
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Goof : ERR
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Yak : GAB

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