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New York Times, Tuesday, June 9, 1981

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,536

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Across
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Fearless Fosdick's creator : CAPP
5
Gambol : ROMP
9
Aquatic birds : TEALS
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Product sometimes made from corn oil : OLEO
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Asseverate : AVER
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Show not uncommon in puzzles : RAREE
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___ Khayyám : OMAR
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Mr. Darcy's creator : JANEAUSTEN
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Biased : PARTIAL
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Cavities on the moon : CRATERS
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Slat : LATH
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Gull's relative : TERN
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Lixivium : LYE
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Scripture : BIBLE
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Beliefs : TENETS
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Costello or Gehrig : LOU
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Soaks : RETS
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Competent : ABLE
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Formerly : ONCE
38
Supply station : DEPOT
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Wax : GROW
40
Use a kiln : BAKE
41
Jacob's eighth son, in the Douay Version : ASER
42
Rib outgrowth : EVE
43
Stalks, to a botanist : STIPES
45
He wrote "Marius the Epicurean" : PATER
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My, to Zola : MES
50
Collections of anecdotes : ANAS
51
TV hit : MASH
52
Rubens and Renoir : ARTISTS
54
Books of devotions : MISSALS
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Procrastinator's colloquial promise : PRETTYSOON
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Iroquoian : ERIE
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Quay : LEVEE
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Viking of fame : ERIC
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Portico : STOA
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Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
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Soprano Clamma ___ : DALE
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Mailed : SENT
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What some people fly : COOP
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River in the U.S.S.R. : ALMA
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Creator of Wang and O-lan : PEARLBUCK
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Entrance : PORTAL
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Prince in Punjab : RAJAH
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Elliptic : OVAL
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"All the King's ___" : MEN
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Choir leaders : PRECENTORS
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One spurning learning : TRUANT
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"___ of Eden" : EAST
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Collective, Russian style : ARTEL
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Wary : LEERY
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Import : SENSE
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Check : ARREST
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Suffix with Bronx : ITE
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Siouan shelters : TEEPEES
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Dollop; splotch : BLOB
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Island in the Hebrides : IONA
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Intruded : TRESPASSED
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Droop : SAG
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Creator of Ah Sin : BRETHARTE
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Cupid's interest : LOVE
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Pitcher : EWER
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"Da spreeng ___ com' ... ": T. A. Daly : EES
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Overnice : DAINTY
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Savors : TASTES
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___ de Calais : PAS
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Estimate : ASSESS
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Box elder : MAPLE
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Strayed : ERRED
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Allen or Martin : STEVE
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Chop : MINCE
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Bolivian Indian : ITEN
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Drudge : MOIL
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Celebrity : LION
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Install : SEAT
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Border, to Brutus : ORA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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