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New York Times, Friday, May 8, 1981

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,504
Across
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Ululate : HOWL
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Eve's trio in a 1957 film : FACES
10
Rough file : RASP
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Out : AWAY
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Likeness : IMAGE
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Ending for confer or defer : ENCE
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Permits : LETS
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Ursa Major : LARGERBEAR
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Lyric poem : ODE
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Cut : SLIT
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Montemezzi's "L'Amore ___ Re" : DEITRE
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Where Joan of Arc perished : ROUEN
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Tart : ACID
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Grow embittered : FESTER
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Pass on some bus lines : TRANSFER
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Frog : RANID
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Military V.I.P.'s : BRASS
34
Town in New Guinea : LAE
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Historic periods : ERAS
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Eisenhower in 1911 : PLEBE
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On which Joan of Arc perished : PYRE
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He wears a tooth : ELK
39
Corp. officer : TREAS
40
Worked at steadily : PLIED
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This may have seeds : RYEBREAD
43
Kin of klipspringers : ELANDS
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Lady who is often fickle : LUCK
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Tossed : FLUNG
46
Elite : CHOICE
49
Rich earth : LOAM
50
Albee's "___ and Yam" : FAM
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Capricorn : HORNEDGOAT
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Agree : JIBE
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Imitated : APED
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Golfer's thrill : EAGLE
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Tool company's customer : USER
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Cure, as fur skins : DRESS
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Quaker pronoun : THEE
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Nimbus : HALO
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Was in debt : OWED
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Hydrus : WATERSNAKE
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Belgian-French river : LYS
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Secondary item in a newspaper : FILLER
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With full force : AMAIN
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Haul : CART
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Squirrel's theft : EGG
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Pericarp : SEEDCASE
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Makes a new proposition : REBIDS
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"He hath spread ___ . . . " : ANET
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Trauma memento : SCAR
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A Dumas : PERE
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Controlling power : REINS
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Apt rhyme for wooed : SUED
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Erstwhile Cape Cod A.F.B. : OTIS
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Middle Easterners : ARABS
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Less confined : FREER
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Betimes : EARLY
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Stair part : TREAD
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Piscis Volans : FLYINGFISH
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Like some seals : EARED
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Woodwinds : REEDS
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Stark; barren; dreary : BLEAK
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Came first : PRECEDED
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George C. Marshall devised one : PLAN
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Pause in hostilities : TRUCE
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Windfall : PLUM
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Shutters : BLINDS
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Raises the spirits : ELATES
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Gives birth, as a mare : FOALS
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Light conversation : CHAT
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Diamond name : HOPE
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Bauxite and galena : ORES
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Theater section : LOGE
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Adjective for a trifle : MERE
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Destructive freshwater fish : GAR
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Protrude : JUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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