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New York Times, Monday, June 8, 1981

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,535
Across
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Disney : WALT
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German town : STADT
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Delayed : LATE
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Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Lovelorn one : PINER
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Exam : ORAL
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Prevaricator : LIAR
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Foot part : ANKLE
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Louvre displays : OILS
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Cartoon horror : DENNISTHEMENACE
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Mil. awards : DSMS
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Botany is one : BAY
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Group grasped by groupies : IDOLS
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Thaw : MELT
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Letters on some ships : USS
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"What ___ fighting for?": R.W. Service : AREWE
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Retain : SAVE
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Carriage in Kensington : PRAM
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Russian horror : IVANTHETERRIBLE
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Hullabaloos : DINS
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Type of convention : OPEN
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Related on Mom's side : ENATE
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Six events in an inning : OUTS
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Streisand role : FANNY
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"___ Vickers," S. Lewis novel : ANN
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De ___, Italian movie maker : SICA
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Master of cinematic horror : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
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Burma or Tobacco : ROAD
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The "10" girl of films : DEREK
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Cathedral city NE of Paris : LAON
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Run ___ (encounter) : INTO
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Window jutting out from a wall : ORIEL
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Domestic slave of Ethelred's day : ESNE
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Bambi's kin : DEER
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Peninsula in SE Quebec : GASPE
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Beef ___ : STEW
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Jerry ___, Hollywood writer-producer : WALD
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Hero of a long-running play : ABIE
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Banker's decision : LOAN
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Refusals : TURNDOWNS
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Sudden bursts of activity : SPASMS
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Colors : TINTS
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Egyptian cross : ANKH
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Cancel : DELE
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Quaker : TREMBLER
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Tetched : LOONY
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"Ritorna vincitor" is one : ARIA
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Baby's need : TALC
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Key or cay : ISLET
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Take tea in Trowbridge : EAT
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Author Cobb : IRVIN
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Colonists' first foreign emissary : DEANE
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Spouses : MATES
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Level : EVEN
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Type of renewal : URBAN
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Piquant : SALTY
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Duck : SMEE
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Ike, to Mac : AIDE
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Clan : SEPT
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Peaks : PINNACLES
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Presley hit: 1956 : HOUNDDOG
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Stretch : REACH
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Follower of 12, sometimes : ONE
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Capricious : FICKLE
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Elan : ARDOR
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High-priced : STEEP
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Dry : ARID
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Isolated : LONE
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Lot : FATE
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Juno, to the Greeks : HERA
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Spring bloomer : IRIS
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Kiln : OAST
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Treat for a tot : CONE
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"If You ___ Susie . . . " : KNEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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