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New York Times, Tuesday, June 16, 1981

Author:
Maloney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across
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They josh the frosh : SOPHS
6
"___ ever so humble . . . " : BEIT
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Trudge : PLOD
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Ice hut : IGLOO
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Whale of filmdom : ORCA
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Unusual : RARE
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Adult; mature : GROWN
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Mashie or niblick : IRON
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Welsh equivalent of John : EVAN
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Area named by Capt. John Smith : NEWENGLAND
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Bogs : FENS
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River spanned by the Brooklyn Bridge : EAST
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Come out : EMERGE
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Adjusts : ADAPTS
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Turkish seaport : IZMIR
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
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Gait : PACE
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Smallest : LEAST
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Burden : OPPRESS
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Come in again : REENTER
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Untidy : MESSY
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Child's plaything : HOOP
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Erstwhile capital of Venezuela : CORO
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Command : ORDER
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Began, as a meeting : OPENED
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Former mayor of N.Y.C. : WAGNER
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Extinct bird : DODO
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City of northern India : AGRA
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St. John's, e.g. : UNIVERSITY
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"The Ballad of Reading ___" : GAOL
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Headdress seen at the Met : TIARA
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Sinful : EVIL
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Mild expletive : DRAT
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Backer on Broadway : ANGEL
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Refute : DENY
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This is taxed in N.Y.C. : SALE
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Unattached : LOOSE
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S.R.O. ___ : SIGN
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Repulsive creature : OGRE
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Turn over the soil : PLOW
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His men occupied N.Y.C. in '76 : HOWE
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"Bright Star" by Keats, e.g. : SONNET
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Is hot under the collar : BOILS
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Irregular; queer : ERRATIC
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The Iberian Madonna is one : ICON
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In single file : TANDEM
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Choice : PREFERENCE
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Rod of tennis : LAVER
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Chimp's cousin : ORANG
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Thick : DENSE
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Labored breaths : GASPS
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Linear measure : MILE
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Minute particle : ATOM
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"Big A" info : DOPE
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Swiss mountains : ALPS
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Speaking for oneself : PERSONALLY
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Naught : ZERO
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She wrote "Moths" : ASHE
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Withered : SERE
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Walked all over : TROD
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Rochester's Jane : EYRE
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Kind of lyric poem : EPODE
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Kind of number : ORDINAL
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Ancient order of priests, etc. : DRUIDS
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Door or gate : PORTAL
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Carried out : WAGED
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A daughter of Cadmus : AGAVE
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Curved edge formed by intersecting vaults : GROIN
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
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Villain ordered to be executed : IAGO
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Very, in Versailles : TRES
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Mythical beast : YALE

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

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