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New York Times, Wednesday, June 10, 1981

4-Down : Settle snugly or securely

Author:
Virginia Hassinger
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has duplicate clues.
Virginia Hassinger has 3 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,537
Across
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___ one's time : BIDE
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Resell tickets illegally : SCALP
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Except : SAVE
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Kind of forest : RAIN
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Small drum : TABOR
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Inst. like Northeastern : UNIV
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"I the heir of all the ___": Tennyson : AGES
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___ ear and out ... : INONE
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Words said with a sigh : YOUCANTWINEMALL
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Hep or hip : ONTO
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Late shipping magnate's sobriquet : ARI
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Sidetracks : SHUNTS
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Triple Crown winner: 1948 : CITATION
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___ word (coinage of a sort) : NONCE
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Rivera work : MURAL
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Year in the reign of Anastasius I : DVI
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Site of Mercyhurst College : ERIE
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Annual open golf tournament : DORAL
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Turf used for fuel : PEAT
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Suffix with exist : ENT
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Gown material : SATIN
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Abuse : BASTE
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Perseverant; unwavering : RESOLUTE
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Loser in 1980 : CARTER
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Jet ___ : LAG
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Beverage : COLA
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Words said with a sigh : ITMIGHTHAVEBEEN
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Mack's weapon : SHIV
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___ of Cawdor : THANE
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Behind schedule : LATE
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Gate : TAKE
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Sniggler for wrigglers : EELER
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Bacchanals' cry : EVOE
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Darb : ONER
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Where Chanticleer rules : ROOST
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Delight, mod style : SEND
Down
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Heehaw : BRAY
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Roderigo's assassin : IAGO
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Diable's opposite : DIEU
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Settle snugly or securely : ENSCONCE
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Tasks : STINTS
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"Divine Comedy" division : CANTO
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"And a certain man drew ___ ... ": I Kings 22:34 : ABOW
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Before birth : PRENATAL
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Say "uncle!" : SUBMIT
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Vronsky's lover : ANNA
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Medicine bottle : VIAL
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Sinister : EVIL
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Put up a poker chip : ANTE
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Of an age : ERAL
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Smile derisively : SNEER
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Singer Lena or Marilyn : HORNE
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Monads : UNITS
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Discoverer of polonium : CURIE
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OPEC country : IRAN
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That is, to Cicero : IDEST
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Like Humpty Dumpty : OVATE
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Material for gunpowder : NITER
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Suffragette Stanton's colleague : MOTT
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"B.F.'s ___": Marquand : DAUGHTER
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Apologues' kin : PARABLES
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Scoria : SLAG
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Bound bundle : BALE
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Twist or Goldsmith : OLIVER
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Hidden : COVERT
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Weaves rattan : CANES
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Ratio words : ISTO
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"Easier said ___ done" : THAN
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Emcee's need : MIKE
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Kojak : THEO
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Aureole : HALO
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House part : EAVE
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Jacket or collar : ETON
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"A friend in ___" : NEED

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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