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Jeanette K. Brill
Jeanette K. Brill

New York Times, Wednesday, July 29, 1981

54-Across : "Or what's a ___ for?": Browning

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,586
Across
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Adjective for a famous wedding: July 29, 1981 : REGAL
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Goose ___ (zeros) : EGGS
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Rhyme scheme : ABAB
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"Louise," for one : OPERA
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Con ___ (with spirit) : BRIO
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Bishop's headdress : MITER
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Warlike : BELLICOSE
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Receptacles of sorts : CONES
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Tennis term : ADIN
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Old English rune, replaced by w : WEN
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Opposite of zeniths : NADIRS
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Reduce in rank : DEMOTE
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Pindar work : ODE
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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Actor-director Howard : RON
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Exploit : GEST
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First name in espionage : MATA
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Pick up the tab : TREAT
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One of the Goldbergs : RUBE
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Feels pity for : ACHES
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Site of 1952 Winter Olympics : OSLO
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Put forth muscle power : EXERT
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Kin of a grinder or submarine : HERO
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Town near Naples : NOLA
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___ rule : ASA
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Cable : WIRE
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Attic ___ : WIT
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Least furnished : BAREST
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"Or what's a ___ for?": Browning : HEAVEN
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Black bird : ANI
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Peau de ___, rich silk cloth : SOIE
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French dramatist Guitry : SACHA
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Pugilist seeking a title : CONTENDER
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"Lorna ___" : DOONE
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Former queen of Greece : OLGA
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Logan or Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Wisconsin city : ELROY
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Home of a creeper : NEST
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Rhythmic silence, in music : REST
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River in Belgium : SENNE
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Gypsy man : ROM
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Heroic : EPIC
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Become oriented : GETONESBEARINGS
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Montreal Forum, e.g. : ARENA
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"The Streets of ___" : LAREDO
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Recede : EBB
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Facilitate progress : GREASETHEWHEELS
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Coat with a gold color : GILD
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Word with South or citizen : SOLID
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Agcy. superseded by the N.R.C. : AEC
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Money in the bank : ASSET
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American couturier : BEENE
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Adjective for argon : INERT
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Greek letter : SIGMA
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Arrive at : REACH
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Stupid one : MORON
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Anagram for gore : OGRE
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Pas de ___, ballet figure : DEUX
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Opposite of prolix : TERSE
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Cliff dwelling : AERIE
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"You're ___ Need" : ALLI
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Precisely : TOAT
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Rails : SORAS
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Armor or French cup : TASSE
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Circumvents : EVADES
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Noted contemporary of Shakespeare : BACON
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American chameleon : ANOLE
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Employee in a paint company : TONER
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Pierre's school : ECOLE
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Vain : IDLE
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Soon : ANON
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Hair appurtenance : RAT
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Cat's-___ (gem or marble) : EYE

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

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