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New York Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1981

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,571

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"Othello" character : IAGO
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Sounds of steeds on streets : CLOPS
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Espadrille, e.g. : SHOE
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Word with cover or knot : SLIP
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Incurred, as debts : RANUP
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Molten rock : LAVA
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Personal household effects : LARESANDPENATES
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Doorway : ENTRANCE
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Hash house : EATERY
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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For two, in music : ADUE
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Beautiful park in Vienna : PRATER
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Ready for publication : EDIT
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Mysterious : EERIE
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Chemical compound : ENOL
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His "Dafne" is the first known opera : PERI
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Exemplars of firm friendship : DAMONANDPYTHIAS
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An Indian Ocean gulf : ADEN
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Tense : TAUT
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Precipitancy : HASTE
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Headed : LED
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Suffix with major : ETTE
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Dolly from Tennessee : PARTON
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Author Eliav : ARIE
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Anklebones : TALI
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Stewart's "Touch Not ___" : THECAT
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"The ___ Road," 1928 song : LONESOME
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Abandoned twins nursed by a wolf : ROMULUSANDREMUS
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What North and South Dakota do : ABUT
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Alighieri : DANTE
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Word with Far or Middle : EAST
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Put a question on the table : POSE
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Home of a biblical witch : ENDOR
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Dagger of old : SNEE
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Man, for one : ISLE
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Shepard of space-traveling fame : ALAN
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Encircled : GIRT
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Military maneuver : OPERATION
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Construction worker : CRANER
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Piercing weapon : LANCE
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Wave on la mer : ONDE
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Young seal : PUP
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Amain : SPEEDILY
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Roof material : SLATE
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Heywood Broun's "Pieces of ___" : HATE
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Above : OVER
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"___ Riders" : EASY
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Lustrous fabric : SATEEN
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Rel. to navigation at sea : NAUT
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Embrace, as a policy : ADOPT
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Bicycle part : PEDAL
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English novelist: 1814–84 : READE
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___ forces : ARMED
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Provide, as with talents : ENDUE
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Jefferson was one : DEIST
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Inspiration for Pindar : ERATO
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Ascended : RISEN
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Related on the mother's side : ENATE
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Sect opposed to the Sadducees : PHARISEES
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Something to strike : ATTITUDE
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Old German coin : THALER
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Cater basely to : PANDER
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Opposite of obtuse : ACUTE
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Lone Ranger's sidekick : TONTO
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Hazard for Hale Irwin : TRAP
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Person called a "swagman" in Australia : HOBO
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Certain ratites : EMUS
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"Sweet ___ of liberty . . . " : LAND
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Sultanate the size of Kansas : OMAN
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Meditate : MUSE
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Medieval Italian fortress : ESTE
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Francisco, e.g. : SAN

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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