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New York Times, Tuesday, June 30, 1981

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,557
Across
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Fisherman's spear with barbed prongs : GIG
4
Shopper's need : BAG
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Culinarian Claiborne : CRAIG
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Rover's relative : FIDO
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Part for Boomer : ROLE
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Eskimo's best friend : HUSKY
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Georgia city : ADEL
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Gobs : ALOT
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"___ You've Gone" : AFTER
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Live like Lassie? : LEADADOGSLIFE
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Scale trio : SOLATI
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Item fitted into a thole : OAR
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Certain Lions: Abbr. : RTS
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Nav. officer : ENS
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"___ Bull," 1980 film : RAGING
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Erelong : SOON
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Kind of spaniel : WATER
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Honshu seaport : AKITA
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Cynophile's adage : LOVEMELOVEMYDOG
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Saying "th" for "s" : ALISP
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Peter, and Mr. Wolfe : NEROS
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Corn or Bible follower : BELT
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Handgun : PISTOL
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Patriotic org. : SAR
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Mediator Linowitz : SOL
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" . . . hame to my ___ countree!": Cunningham : AIN
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Dravidian language : TELUGU
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"Mad Dogs ___," Noel Coward verse : ANDENGLISHMEN
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Epic poem : ILIAD
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Pop singer Clapton : ERIC
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Christie or Lucasta : ANNA
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Short adventure tale : CONTE
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Upholstered couch : SOFA
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The Dukhobors, e.g. : SECT
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Lightened : EASED
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Beatles' ___ Pepper : SGT
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Suffix with diction or vision : ARY
Down
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Name on a Bible : GIDEON
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Models : IDEALS
3
Meir : GOLDA
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Type of machete : BOLO
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Like a bump on ___ : ALOG
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Mounts or fares : GETSON
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Preside over a meeting : CHAIR
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Collar or sandpiper : RUFF
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Very small planet : ASTEROID
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He was Mamie's man : IKE
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Spiral: Prefix : GYR
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Kind of arrest or address : FALSE
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Beam : RADIATE
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"The Lady Is ___" : ATRAMP
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Fall behind : LAG
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Dorothy's dog : TOTO
25
Hosiery mishap : SNAG
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Set : GEL
29
Firedogs : IRONS
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"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
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Horse-opera setting : WEST
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Soap plants : AMOLES
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Some retrievers, familiarly : LABS
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Dognappers et al. : VILLAINS
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Malemute's medic : VET
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X-rated literature : EROTICA
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Reward for a feline trio : PIE
42
U.S. painter George : INNESS
43
Diplomat-author Welles: 1892–1961 : SUMNER
44
Means : AGENCY
45
Attack : RUNAT
47
Supplementary : ADDED
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___ apso, long-haired canine : LHASA
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Archibald of the Celtics : NATE
52
British tar's ration : GROG
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"I ___ my lamp . . . " : LIFT
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Ferber's "___ Palace" : ICE
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Mauna ___ : LOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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