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New York Times, Wednesday, June 17, 1981

Author:
Rabinowitz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,544

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Across
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C.S.A. men in gray : REBS
5
Framework : CADRE
10
Crops : MAWS
14
Sailing : ASEA
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Medicinal plants : ALOES
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Sills forte : ARIA
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Carbine manufactured in England : STEN
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Ninth day before the ides : NONES
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Immature sow : GILT
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Ballplayer closely followed by a U.S. President's mother : PETEROSEKENNEDY
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Church part : APSE
24
OPEC ship : OILER
25
This is strange : ODDITY
29
Bill : NIB
31
He has his pride : LION
32
Oar : SCULL
34
Cry of discovery : AHA
37
Middlesex man linked with a memorable Liverpudlian : ELTONJOHNLENNON
41
Bravo, in Barcelona : OLE
42
Mosquito : AEDES
43
Chance : RISK
44
Depot on a RR : STA
45
Opulence : WEALTH
47
Disturb : UPSET
51
Site of a Brynner winner : SIAM
53
Pitcher thrown in with an ex–Sec. of State : TOMMYJOHNDULLES
60
Same, to Seneca : IDEM
61
Rectify : AMEND
62
Rhine feeder : AARE
63
Symbol of purity : LILY
64
Street show : RAREE
65
Faction : SIDE
66
Greasy-spoon sign : EATS
67
McCarthy's alternate : SNERD
68
Scrutinize : SCAN
Down
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File : RASP
2
Patron of Boiardo : ESTE
3
Member of the goosefoot family : BEET
4
Sound : SANE
5
Tester : CANOPY
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At ___ for words : ALOSS
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Recipient : DONEE
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Exude fumes : REEK
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Existence : ESSE
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Great: Comb. form : MAGNI
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Servant freed by Prospero : ARIEL
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Playwright satirized in "Patience" : WILDE
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Sylvan deity : SATYR
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Snitch : RAT
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Peer : NOBLE
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Spread for bread : OLEO
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Herb related to parsley : DILL
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Be overfond : DOTE
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Mythical princess : INO
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Mother Seton's group : NUNS
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Under the weather : ILL
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Kind of jerk : SODA
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Guevara : CHE
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Indigo : ANIL
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Innkeeper : HOST
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Egyptian symbol of life : ANKH
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Foul : NASTY
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Namath, formerly : JET
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F.D.R. agency : NRA
45
Crumpled, as paper : WADDED
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Bird with three toes : EMU
47
Serviceable : UTILE
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Daises : PODIA
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Refine, as a metal : SMELT
50
TV awards : EMMYS
51
___ Ali, Afghan emir: 1863–78 : SHERE
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Type of circle : INNER
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Ollas : JARS
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Mideastern sultanate : OMAN
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Highlands girl : LASS
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Secular : LAIC
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Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
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Witnessed : SEEN

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

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