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New York Times, Thursday, June 4, 1981

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,531
Across
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One of the Chaplins : SYD
4
Door position : AJAR
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Eight: Prefix : OCTO
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Shelley's "___ Skylark" : TOA
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Totally united : ASONE
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On one's uppers : POOR
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Start of a Sam Levenson book title : YOUDONTHAVETOBE
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Time out of mind : EON
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Restriction : REIN
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One of two play-writing Spewacks : BELLA
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Math subj. : ALG
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Book by Nabokov : DAR
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"I ___ an Angel" : MARRIED
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Railroad-switch rod : TIEBAR
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Sonny of TV : BONO
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Before tee : ESS
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Turkish palace : SERAI
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Wrenched : TORE
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Writers' submissions to eds. : MSS
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More of book title : INWHOSWHO
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Attention-getting sound : PST
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Sound of surf : ROTE
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___ Bell (Emily Brontë's pen name) : ELLIS
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___ masqué : BAL
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Gainsay : DENY
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Kind of medicine : PATENT
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Dodger's forte : EVADING
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Vandalize : MAR
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Island of the South Seas : ARU
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Far North highway : ALCAN
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A memorable Mae : WEST
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Bon ___ : TON
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End of book title : TOKNOWWHATSWHAT
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Serene : EVEN
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Armadillo : APARA
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Like some carpets : RED
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Not one, to Ozark Ike : NARY
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Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Parts of a cen. : YRS
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Rat : STOOLIE
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"___ Than Springtime" : YOUNGER
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Family member : DAD
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No longer sleeping : ASTIR
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Pop singer from Middlesex : JOHN
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Notes and anecdotes : ANA
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Gun an engine : REV
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To choose: Fr. : OPTER
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Their wages are outrageous : COOLIES
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"A heart to pity, and a hand ___": C. Churchill : TOBLESS
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Some of Pan's entourage : OREADS
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Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Irish poet-dramatist : YEATS
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Confer priesthood upon : ORDAIN
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Longest river within Spain : EBRO
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Dit-dah man : MORSE
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Over again : ANEW
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"Fish or cut ___!" : BAIT
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Swag : BOOTY
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Snowshoe strap : THONG
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Shed : MOLT
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He wrote "Beau Geste" : WREN
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Card game : HEARTS
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Great dancer of W.W. I era : PAVLOVA
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Goof-off : SLACKER
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Jacket material : LEATHER
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Forays : INROADS
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Impede growth : STUNT
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Like many a path : BEATEN
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Nickname for one of the Martins : DINO
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Ristorante's pride : PASTA
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Thomas or Kaye : DANNY
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Cook for O'Connor on TV : MEARA
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Kerspang! : WHAM
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Funny fellow : WAG
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Agcy. dissolved in 1943 : WPA
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Distorted : WRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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