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New York Times, Monday, June 1, 1981

Author:
Rae
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Rae has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,528
Across
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Abyssal : DEEP
5
"There ought to be ___" : ALAW
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Old word before "while" : ERST
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Heraldic shield border : ORLE
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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San ___, Italian resort : REMO
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Fuel transports : OILTANKERS
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Old Greek festival contest : AGON
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Used-car transaction : RESALE
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Hazards for dolphins : NETS
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Island music maker, for short : UKE
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Monetary unit of Turkey : LIRA
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Locale for a maître : ECOLE
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Haw's partner : HEM
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Erupted pollution : VOLCANICASH
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Have ___ (be wary) : ACARE
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Nigerian city : KANO
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Eater: Comb. form : VORE
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Slangy command to 61 Across? : CANIT
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Bank business : LOAN
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Chemical suffix : OLIC
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Exaggerated comedy : FARCE
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Pollute : CONTAMINATE
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What smog obscures : SKY
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Crystal-lined rock : GEODE
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Hindu god of destruction : SIVA
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Nothing : NIL
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Nevada cattle center : ELKO
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Soprano Melba : NELLIE
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Destructive rain : ACID
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Trashy people : LITTERBUGS
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Free from danger : SAFE
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Epic involving Agamemnon : ILIAD
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"Once ___ a midnight dreary . . . " : UPON
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Actor Clunes : ALEC
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"The Sun ___ Rises" : ALSO
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Adjective for a mite or mote : MERE
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French window : DOOR
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Neighbor of Chautauqua Lake : ERIE
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Extensions : ELLS
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Flower part : PETAL
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Noah's shelter : ARK
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Property right : LIEN
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Land measure : ACRE
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"___, want not" : WASTENOT
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Particular period : ERA
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Thermostats, e.g. : REGULATORS
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Urban polluter : SMOKESTACK
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Timbre : TONE
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Febrero's predecessor : ENERO
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Animated : ALIVE
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___-fi : SCI
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Potash, e.g. : ALKALI
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Florida city : OCALA
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Destruction and ruin : HAVOC
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Of our surroundings and us : ECOLOGICAL
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Victims of oil spills : MARINELIFE
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Established law : CANON
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Loos and Bryant : ANITAS
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Bill ___, singer who apes Presley : HANEY
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Plant named for a Jesuit : CAMELLIA
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Malady symptom : FEVER
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Humorist George : ADE
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Having prongs : TINED
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Collector's item : ALBUM
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Org. that launched the Columbia : NASA
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What pollutants may do : KILL
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Colonial rights defender : OTIS
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Velez of old films : LUPE
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Serf of yore : ESNE
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Nov. follower : DEC
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The way, in China : TAO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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