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New York Times, Monday, June 22, 1981

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,549
Across
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Macadamize : PAVE
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"___ la vista!" : HASTA
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Urban oasis : PARK
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Over-the-hill G.I. : AWOL
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Designer de la Renta : OSCAR
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Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
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Beatles' vehicle : YELLOWSUBMARINE
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Fast plane : SST
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Slovenian resort : BLED
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Freshet : SPATE
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Bard : POET
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Whimper : MEWL
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More nimble : SPRIER
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Estate, in Sonora : HACIENDA
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Serves tea : POURS
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Assn. : ORG
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Hardly ever : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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Lincoln Ctr. attraction : MET
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Stout's Wolfe et al. : NEROS
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Man or Wight : ISLE
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Drudges : PLODDERS
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Ships of the desert : CAMELS
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Assists : AIDS
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Word with fox or hen : BANE
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Benny Goodman's forte : SWING
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Sift : BOLT
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"___ not what your country ... " : ASK
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In the ___ (healthy) : PINKOFCONDITION
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Incite : URGE
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Suppose : OPINE
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___-European : INDO
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Roebuck : DEER
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Fainter : PALER
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Fuel from fens : PEAT
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Liquidates a debt : PAYS
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Windmill sails : AWES
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Fencer's leap : VOLT
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House wing : ELL
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S. A. monkey : HOWLER
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Something desirable to have : ASSET
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Skim : SCUD
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Collar part : TAB
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Word with band or chair : ARM
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Emblem of royalty : PURPLE
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Diva's delight : ARIA
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Harangue : RANT
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"Twittering Machine" painter : KLEE
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Hautboy : OBOE
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___ as an owl : ASWISE
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Velvet feature : PILE
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Heavy hammers : MAULS
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Raw silk shade : ECRU
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Jazz dance : STOMP
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Switchboard section : PANEL
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Vagrants : HOBOS
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Lasso feature : NOOSE
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Odd : DROLL
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One of the De Milles : AGNES
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Young salmon : PARRS
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Prismatic color : INDIGO
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Require : NEED
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Marcel Marceau, e.g. : MIME
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More humid : DANKER
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Mobile maker : CALDER
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Con : ANTI
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Maid, in Orléans : BONNE
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Tater : SPUD
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Telegram : WIRE
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He wrote "Bus Stop" : INGE
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Seethe : BOIL
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Eldest, in Colmar : AINE
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Mixer : SODA
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Granny or reef : KNOT
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Dandy : FOP
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Acct. keeper : CPA
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Upset : TIP

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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