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New York Times, Monday, July 20, 1981

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,577

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Across
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Louisiana legislator : LONG
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Clipper port : SALEM
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Hamlet : BURG
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Brownish gray : TAUPE
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Melville classic : OMOO
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Far West flower : CALIFORNIAPOPPY
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One of Israel's neighbors : LEBANON
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Addled : ATSEA
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Understanding : KEN
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Dace or plaice : FISH
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Hits hard : PASTES
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Penman's goof : BLOT
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Show sorrow : SOB
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Plateau of ___, in Asia : IRAN
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Erstwhile pact : SEATO
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Blood groups : ABO
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Songbird of eastern U.S. : KENTUCKYWARBLER
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___ product : END
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Topic at Texas A & M : SOILS
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Facilitate : EASE
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Electric or sting follower : RAY
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Water bird : ERNE
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Temper : DANDER
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Puts two and two together : ADDS
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Mighty missile : SAM
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Nautical command : AVAST
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Get by fraud : FINAGLE
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Midwestern dairy product : WISCONSINCHEESE
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Swiftly : APACE
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Final word : TATA
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For fear that : LEST
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English essayist: 1839–94 : PATER
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Small barracuda : SPET
Down
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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Examination : ORAL
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Historic stream : NILE
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Far from tongue-tied : GLIB
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Building material : STONES
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Diamond great : AARON
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Sally ___ (tea cake) : LUNN
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Finial : EPI
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___ culpa : MEA
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Theater name : BOOTH
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Diamond men, for short : UMPS
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Do ranch work : ROPE
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Prado painter : GOYA
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Charlatan : FAKE
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Flock leader : PASTOR
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Imperfections : FLAWS
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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Cheapskate : PIKER
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Sphere of conflict : ARENA
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Dog on Broadway : SANDY
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Strong stuff : TNT
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Stendhal's real name : BEYLE
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Menu item : SALAD
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Portly : OBESE
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Shipworm : BORER
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Trappers' trophies : SKINS
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"You ___ come at ten o'clock . . . " : USEDTO
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"The Silver ___," Sidney Howard play : CORD
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Vereen : BEN
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Ann Miller, e.g. : DANCER
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Nanking nurse : AMAH
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Necktie : ASCOT
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Subsequently : SINCE
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G.I. offense : AWOL
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Depraved : VILE
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Without change : ASIS
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Decree : FIAT
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Figures out : GETS
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Vault : LEAP
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Site of Roman ruins in NE Italy : ESTE
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Siesta : NAP
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Any fashionable resort : SPA
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Corrode : EAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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