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New York Times, Saturday, May 9, 1981

Author:
Sterner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,505
Across
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Not temp. : PERM
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Kind of tool : RASP
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See : LOOK
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Music halls : ODEA
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Lamb : ELIA
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Stuffed ___, delicacy : DERMA
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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May celebration : MOTHERSDAY
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Late pop singer : MAMACASS
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Person's characteristic disposition : NATURE
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Nice wood : BOIS
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Chaucer's "The House of ___" : FAME
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A.T.&T., familiarly : MABELL
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Female gangster : MABARKER
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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Precipitation : HAIL
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Lehar work: 1911 : EVA
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Energetic one : DOER
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Ilk : GENRE
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Pith : MEAT
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Landlady, in León : AMA
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Dramatist who wrote "An Ideal Husband" : WILDE
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Marjorie Main role : MAKETTLE
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Plunkett's "bombs" : PASSES
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Leader who fought Mikhailovitch : TITO
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Something to hold : FORT
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Font of knowledge : ORACLE
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Kind of inheritance : MATERNAL
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Rich vein of ore : MOTHERLODE
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Loosen or lessen : EASE
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Fencing swords : EPEES
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So be it : AMEN
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Laundry cycle : SPIN
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Requirement : NEED
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Attention-getting sound : PSST
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McCullough's "The Path Between the ___" : SEAS
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Anne Sexton creation : POEM
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Icelandic epic : EDDA
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Quantity of paper : REAM
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Fairy-tale character : MAMABEAR
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Send again : REMAIL
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At ___ (perplexed) : ALOSS
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Relieves parents : SITS
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Exclamation of disgust : PAH
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Maddox or Pearson : LESTER
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Turkish army corps : ORDU
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General Bradley : OMAR
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Actor Stubby : KAYE
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Hellman's "The Children's Hour," e.g. : DRAMA
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Make effective : ENABLE
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Mil. officers : COLS
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Laissez-___ : FAIRE
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Title similar to Mrs. : MADAM
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Short recess : BREAK
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Clergyman's residence : MANSE
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Parts of ships : KEELS
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Dodge : EVADE
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Grades : RATES
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"___, Ma Baby" : HELLO
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Go-___ (lively one) : GETTER
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Woman who heads a household : MISTRESS
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Word with glass or enamel : WARE
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Imprinted with acid : ETCHED
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Playing pieces : TILES
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Strong : POTENT
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Dims : FADES
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Augury : OMEN
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Lasso : ROPE
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To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
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___ apple pie : MOMS
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Nucha : NAPE
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Its northernmost point is Cape Chelyuskin : ASIA
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Contact ___ : LENS
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Circuit : LAP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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