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New York Times, Thursday, July 16, 1981

11-Down : "Go fly ___!"

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 12 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,573
Across
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Loafed : LAZED
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The Boston ___ : POPS
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Maxims : SAWS
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Mistreat : ABUSE
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"Since Hector was ___" : APUP
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Migrant worker : OKIE
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Dissolves : MELTS
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" ... ___clock scholar" : TENO
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Item spent in Siena : LIRA
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Long Island mollusk : BLUEPOINTOYSTER
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Spatiate : ROVE
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Eric Heiden's competitors : SKATERS
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Academic dept. head : CHM
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Yurt, e.g. : TENT
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Inventor-clock-maker Terry : ELI
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One of Darrow's clients : LOEB
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Path of trav. : RTE
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520 hebdomads : DECADE
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Crazy as ___ : ALOON
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Perched : SAT
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Part of a blossom : SEPAL
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Pendulous fold near the neck : DEWLAP
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Testing ground, for short : LAB
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Darkroom fixture : SINK
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G tone : SOL
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Daube, e.g. : STEW
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"All is ___ and gaiters": Dickens : GAS
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Civil-service ringer : POSTMAN
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Sailors : TARS
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Hardly ever : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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Brain passage : ITER
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Flag : TIRE
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Expedient for saving face : SALVO
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Word after bar : NONE
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Constantly : EVER
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Partner of true : TRIED
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Accelerated : SPED
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Cincinnati team : REDS
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British equivalent of 14 lbs. : STONE
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Mary's tagalong : LAMB
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He assassinated Eric IV : ABEL
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Bantu language : ZULU
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Autocrat : DESPOT
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Doctors' sine qua non : PATIENTS
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Sign on a store window : OPEN
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Fourth-down plays : PUNTS
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Frightened : SPOOKED
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June and December occurrences : SOLSTICES
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"Go fly ___!" : AKITE
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Electrician, e.g. : WIRER
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___ Tower, world's highest building : SEARS
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Past : OVER
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Elihu's descendants : YALES
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Dressed : CLAD
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Follower of key or pot : HOLE
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Grimalkin's cry : MEOW
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Greenish blues : TEALS
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Supported, with "up" : BOLSTERED
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Buy ___ in a poke : APIG
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An Andrews : DANA
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Tooth fanciers : ELKS
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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School stoolies : TATTLERS
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Washington was one : PLANTER
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Actor Bridges : BEAU
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Pulls from, as a purse : WRESTS
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Companion of Falstaff : POINS
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Successful : ONTOP
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Public display of temper : SCENE
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Ingenuous : NAIVE
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Brainy : SMART
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Reared : BRED
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Protuberance : NODE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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