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New York Times, Saturday, June 27, 1981

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,554
Across
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Barter : SWAP
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Member of a pastor's flock : LAIC
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New growth : SHOOT
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Opus that opened at a hall in Memphis : AIDA
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Betel palm : ITMO
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"___ diem!" : CARPE
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Burl in wood : KNAR
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15.4324 grains troy : GRAM
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City east of Jamestown, N.Y. : OLEAN
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Rodgers-Hart musical: 1937 : IDRATHERBERIGHT
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More dignified : SEDATER
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First ___ : AID
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Oil-yielding tree : EBO
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Inhabitants of Haifa : ISRAELIS
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Houston pro : ASTRO
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Kind of acid : KETO
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Tavern order : ALE
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Rodgers-Hammerstein musical: 1959 : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
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Musician Brown : LES
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Profit from sowing : REAP
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Not mounted, as stones : UNSET
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Female hormone : ESTROGEN
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Suppositions : IFS
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Costal byproduct : EVE
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"___ shame about Mame?' : AINTITA
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Rodgers-Hart musical: 1940 : HIGHERANDHIGHER
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Canadian physician : OSLER
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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___ about (snoop) : NOSE
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Beseech : PLEAD
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Close : NEAR
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N.C. college : ELON
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Tend : SEETO
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She, in Vichy : ELLE
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Agr. is one : DEPT
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H. H. Munro : SAKI
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Proverbial foursome : WINDS
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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July 4 celebrants : PARADERS
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___-love (paramour) : LIGHTO
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Up ___ (cornered) : ATREE
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Rodgers-Hart musical: 1938 : IMARRIEDANANGEL
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Tonsorial item : COMB
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Smelting refuse : SCORIA
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Binary compound : HALIDE
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Neighbor of Wash. : OREG
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Colorful fish : OPAH
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Yurt, e.g. : TENT
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Proscription : TABOO
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"The ___ jealousy heareth all things" : EAROF
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Sign at a crossing : STOP
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Highland Mary, e.g. : LASS
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Opponent for Bjorn or Vitas : ILIE
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Their ism causes a schism : SECT
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Salt tree : ATLE
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"___ only a bird in . . . " : SHES
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Stanford-Binet or Schick : TEST
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It's above the shank : KNEE
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Pressing person : URGER
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Off-duty attire : MUFTI
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Like Anon's output : UNSIGNED
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Put back in the oven : REHEAT
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Exaggerate : OVERDO
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Belong : INHERE
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Just about perfect : IDEAL
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Oar pin : THOLE
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Legendary storyteller : AESOP
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Dances : HOPS
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___ Royale : ISLE
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Mirth : GLEE
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First-class : AONE
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Budget item : RENT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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