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New York Times, Tuesday, June 23, 1981

Author:
N. M. Meyer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
N. M. Meyer has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,550
Across
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Dull one : CLOD
5
Swimmer's inflatable pad : RAFT
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This is tops : ACME
13
Playwright's favorite literature : RAVE
14
Passage for Pompey : ITER
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Far from urbane : NAIVE
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Smithsonian collection : AMERICANA
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Daisylike flower : ASTER
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Place attuned to tuneups : GARAGE
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Water tanks : CISTERNS
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___ Grande : RIO
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Swingy rhythm : LILT
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Allot : METE
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Loathsome : FOUL
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Pilot's instrument panel : CONSOLE
30
Everybody : ALL
31
Pealed : RANG
32
Continuing ill will : RANCOR
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Dizzy : REELING
38
Potted plant : LANTANA
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Unassuming : MODEST
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Garment for Galba : TOGA
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San Luis ___ : REY
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First and last word of a W. S. title : MEASURE
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Gentlemen : SIRS
45
Preminger : OTTO
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Weight allowance : TARE
49
Arched bone : RIB
50
Keep up : MAINTAIN
52
Large Asiatic deer : SAMBAR
55
Sacrificial table : ALTAR
56
Part of a helmet : NOSEPIECE
58
English novelist: 1814–84 : READE
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Instrument banned by Mao's widow : TUBA
60
Deposited : LAID
61
Koko's weapon : SNEE
62
Stalk of bananas : STEM
63
Remnants : ENDS
Down
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Steep, rugged rock : CRAG
2
Tibetan priest : LAMA
3
Set aside, as by higher authority : OVERRULED
4
Force an iron horse to go off course : DERAIL
5
Oriental staple : RICE
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One ___ time : ATA
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Olympic sport since 1920 : FENCING
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Oregon and Santa Fe : TRAILS
9
Med. student's subject : ANAT
10
Window frame : CASEMENT
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Headdress for the Archbishop of Canterbury : MITRE
12
Occurrence : EVENT
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Gaelic anagram for seer : ERSE
18
"But ___ on forever": Tennyson : IGO
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Warehouse space : STORAGE
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Far-reaching : LONG
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Work the land : FARM
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Margarine : OLEO
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Choral composition : CANTATA
29
Turner : LANA
31
Upward slope : RISE
33
Arm of the Atlantic : CARIBBEAN
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Lollapalooza : ONER
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Beams : RAYS
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Summer drink : LEMONADE
38
Learning : LORE
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Promoter's concern : TURNOUT
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"___ preserve us!" : SAINTS
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"Red as a rose" is one : SIMILE
45
Sharif : OMAR
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Kipling's "Plain ___ from the Hills" : TALES
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Cronus or Hyperion : TITAN
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Criticize sharply : RAP
51
Tupelo or bay : TREE
52
Part of a baseball : SEAM
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Sour substance : ACID
54
Cerise and vermilion : REDS
57
Nautical dir. : SBE

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

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