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New York Times, Tuesday, July 21, 1981

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 48, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,578
Across
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Lighter or barge : SCOW
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Swathe : WRAP
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Accumulates : STORES
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Musical ___ : CHAIRS
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Sheridan's "School" subject : SCANDAL
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Feels remorse : REGRETS
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Badgerlike carnivores : RATELS
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Threefold: Prefix : TRI
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Choir member : ALTO
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Cube, flank or Swiss : STEAK
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Scoff : JEER
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Contradict : BELIE
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Printers' units : EMS
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Sight, hearing or taste : SENSE
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Relaxes : RESTS
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Certain seed cases : PEAPODS
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Reese was one; also Durocher : SHORTSTOP
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More precipitous : STEEPER
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London streetcars : TRAMS
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He commits grave crimes : GHOUL
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French possessive : SES
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Body of soldiers : TROOP
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Prevaricator : LIAR
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Prospect : VISTA
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Lady from Lisbon : DONA
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Electees : INS
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Craft : VESSEL
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Modern name for Persia : IRAN
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___ and between : BETWIXT
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"___ Grace," well-known hymn : AMAZING
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Former Spanish coins : REALES
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Least valid, as an excuse : LAMEST
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Colored, as cloth : DYED
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Leftover dish : HASH
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Excite suddenly : STARTLE
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Competent critic : CONNOISSEUR
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Fort ___, Calif. : ORD
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Endures : WEARS
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Marine mollusk : WHELK
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Shipment to a paper mill : RAGS
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Ventilate : AIR
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Feign : PRETEND
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Tool for cleaning fish : SCALER
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Shade of gray : SLATE
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Wrinkles : CREASES
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Emphasize : STRESS
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Dagger thrust : STAB
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Term of address to a sovereign : SIRE
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Delilah, e.g. : TEMPTRESS
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Imperils : JEOPARDIZES
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Name meaning "noble" : ETHEL
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Bowling or trolling : SPORT
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Drench : SOP
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Withstands : RESISTS
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Menhaden : SHINER
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Drank to the health of : TOASTED
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Architectural style : MOORISH
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Voiced : SONANT
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More facile than sincere : GLIB
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Purloin : STEAL
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Sharp pain : PANG
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Irked : VEXED
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Egyptian dancing girl : ALMAH
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Anagram for evil : VILE
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Word with free or high : WAY
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Doctor's org. : AMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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