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New York Times, Saturday, June 20, 1981

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,547

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Across
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Calumniator : SMEARER
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Soil : BEGRIME
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___ Islands, in the Indian Ocean : MALDIVE
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Passes, as time : ELAPSES
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Dance introduced by the Castles : ONESTEP
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Certain muscles : TENSORS
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Insulate a steam boiler : LAG
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Mischievous menace to moppets in Munich : ERLKING
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One of Tom Watson's concerns : LIE
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Year in the papacy of Gregory I : DCI
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Marks of disgrace : STIGMAS
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Sothern or Landers : ANN
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Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
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Vane letters : ESE
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Heel's companion : TOE
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Some headmasters : RECTORS
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Lake ___, N.Y. : SUCCESS
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Outcome of severe annoyance : IRE
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Parseghian : ARA
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Cut down with a scimitar : SABERED
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Pestle, for one : GRINDER
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A.F.L. partner : CIO
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Suffix with auction : EER
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English Channel feeder : EXE
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Pharmacist's "in equal quantities" : ANA
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Talk-talk-talk gathering : GABFEST
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Army man, for short : CPL
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Grid positions : RTS
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Jackleg : AMATEUR
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Friend of David : REI
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Goddess of the moon : ARTEMIS
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Stretches tight, as sails : TAUTENS
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Shortest distance between two points : BEELINE
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Hillary's conquest : EVEREST
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Protein derivatives, such as gelatin : SERINES
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Pokes fun at : DERIDES
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Seethe : SMOLDER
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Handcuff : MANACLE
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Plaintive, as a poem : ELEGIAC
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Sales stimulators, for short : ADS
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Formal procedures : RITES
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Mrs. John Lloyd, née ___ : EVERT
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Correspondence items : REPLIES
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Early : BETIMES
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Oates heroine : ELENA
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Some are in chains : GANGS
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Chef's creations: Abbr. : RPS
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Send to Coventry : ISOLATE
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Suppliers of wool : MERINOS
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Ascetics of the second century B.C. : ESSENES
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Bk. of the Bible : KGS
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Draw : TIE
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Governor of Indiana : ORR
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Female ruff : REE
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Mideastern initials: 1958–71 : UAR
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Preserve fruit : CAN
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Sacred insects of Egypt : SCARABS
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Site of the Grand National : AINTREE
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One blowing his own horn : BOASTER
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Cheapens : DEBASES
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Met the new arrivals : GREETED
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Ordained : DECREED
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Kind of account : EXPENSE
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Draws up a new catalogue : RELISTS
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Triton : EFT
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Urchin : GAMIN
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Ammonia compound : AMINE
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Oily : SUAVE
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More authentic : TRUER
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Quang ___, city in Vietnam : TRI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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