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QUESTIONABLE ART

New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 1981

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,548
Across
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Child saint : AGNES
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Wampum item : BEAD
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Professors' world : ACADEME
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Please : ARRIDE
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Sore : IRATE
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Grassy stalks : PEDICELS
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Painter of "Hebrew With Tablet"? : GRANDMAMOSES
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Painter of "Potter's Wheel"? : PAULKLEE
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Hebrew liquid measure : HIN
25
Computer data : INPUTS
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Painter's need : EASEL
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Beachhead boat : LCI
28
Skipper's "Stop!" : AVAST
31
Painter of "Fog Over Scotland Yard"? : CONSTABLE
33
German composer: 1840–76 : GOTZ
34
Jewish festival: Var. : SEDAR
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Legal right : IUS
36
Electrical unit : REL
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Actress North : SHEREE
39
Tokyo banjo : SAMISEN
41
Choice pork cuts : LOINS
43
Caught, as a dogie : NOOSED
44
___-doing : UPAND
45
Wordsworth work : ODE
46
Early Irish tenant : SAER
47
Lerner-Loewe hit : CAMELOT
50
Painter of "Fish Market Purchase"? : POLLOCK
53
Obtains : GETS
57
Papal garments : ORALES
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Harris's Fox or Rabbit : BRER
60
Drug plant : ALOE
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Level : EVEN
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Sails nearer the wind : LUFFS
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Interrogate : QUIZ
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Give off : EMIT
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White poplar : ABELE
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Star in Draco : ADIB
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Change : TURN
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Used a hatchet : AXED
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Gladiatorial loci : ARENAE
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Stitch : SEAM
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York portraitist? : SARGENT
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Have a sauna : SWELTER
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Informal approval : OKAY
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Seat, with 77 Across : BAR
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See 76 Across : STOOL
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Less fleshy : SPARER
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Pelota requirement : CESTA
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Meat slices : COLLOPS
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Elevates : HOISTS
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Western athlete : UTE
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Start of a Butterfly's name : CHO
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Came to : AWOKE
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Steak order : RARE
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He actually painted "Arbor Day" : GRANTWOOD
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Hudson contemporary : ESSEX
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Outside: Comb. form : ECT
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Musical key : EFLAT
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Transfers a house plant : REPOTS
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Prefix for light or night : TWI
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Painter of "Drugstore Cowboy"? : WHISTLER
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Painter of "Ruth at the Plate"? : WINSLOWHOMER
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Musical sound : DEMITONE
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Great range : ANDES
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End of a Kansan's motto : ASPERA
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Contends against : REPUGNS
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Parker of films : FESS
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A time of your life : TEENS
Down
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Is successful : ARRIVES
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The Alhambra's city : GRANADA
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Author Anaïs : NIN
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Cousin of a Ph.D. : EDD
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Big truck, for short : SEMI
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Journalist Heywood's family : BROUNS
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Bridge positions : EASTS
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Bomb trial : ATEST
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___ Plaines : DES
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Dismays : APPALLS
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Leave off : CEASE
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Together, in music : ADUE
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Pickle : DILL
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Luther's foe : ECK
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Lady Chatterley's lover : MELLORS
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November winner : ELECTEE
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Moslem commanders : AGHAS
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Confine a canine : IMPOUND
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Took forcibly : SEIZED
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Time-honored : ANCIENT
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Hired-man Holden : EBEN
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Painter of "Telegraph Poles"? : SAMUELFBMORSE
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Big hits : TRIPLES
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Dramatic spirit : ARIEL
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Painter of "The Village Forge"? : GEORGEBELLOWS
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Plumber's tool : SNAKE
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Kind of down : HOE
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Francisco and Paulo : SAOS
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Trini or Vincent : LOPEZ
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What carbon monoxide lacks : ODOR
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Glaswegian : SCOT
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Drinks : COLAS
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"To the mercy/Of ___ stream . . . ": Henry VIII : ARUDE
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Puzo subject : MAFIA
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Kind of brain : LAME
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Rank : OLID
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Meet unit : EVENT
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Bodily tissues : TELAE
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Cynical look : SNEER
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"Ironside" actor : BURR
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Call : RING
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Landing spot : QUAY
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Newsboy's shout : EXTRA
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Spaces between veins of leaves : AREOLAE
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Tyrants : TSARS
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Med. subject : ANAT
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Guardhouse candidate : AWOL
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TV's Jones : EBSEN
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___ reason (was logical) : STOODTO
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U.S.S.R. river : KET
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Ashcan, etc. : SCHOOLS
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Cunning : SHREWD
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Thief of a sort : POACHER
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Book about CBS, by Gates: 1978 : AIRTIME
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Poison-producing plants : CURARES
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State, to Mitterrand : ETAT
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Workers for William F. Bolger : POSTMEN
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Barbecue tools : SKEWERS
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Thickets : COPSES
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Iowa town : EXIRA
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Ohio Senator : GLENN
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Threesome : TRINE
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Old Slavic group : WENDS
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Plaintive last words : ETTU
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Beat : FLOG
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Get a fly : SWAT
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Brandy measurement : SIP
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Air Force member : WAF
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Div. of Congress : HSE
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Unclose, to Keats : OPE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 16 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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