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New York Times, Friday, July 31, 1981

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,588
Across
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Maturing agent : AGER
5
Like London in 1666 : AFIRE
10
Columnist's line : ITEM
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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Limited in space : LOCAL
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Soft leather : NAPA
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Opera by Kienzl: 1898 : DONQUIXOTE
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Stew : SNIT
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Windmill arm : AWE
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"It might have ___" : BEEN
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Boxers' embrace : CLINCH
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Affectionate : FOND
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Squirrel away : STASH
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Locale for J.R. Ewing : DALLAS
29
Assert to be true : MAINTAIN
32
Expect : AWAIT
33
Tadpole, for one : LARVA
34
Caucho : ULE
35
Steam-engine inventor : WATT
36
Burn superficially : SINGE
37
Large land mass : ASIA
38
Commit a boo-boo : ERR
39
Discontinue : CEASE
40
Drudgery : SWEAT
41
Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose is one : SEAPLANE
43
Excoriate : SCORCH
44
Member of a string quartet : VIOLA
45
Biblical king : SAUL
46
Kind of benefit : FRINGE
48
Kind of bridge : TOLL
49
Good buddy : PAL
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Desired role : LEAD
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Opera by Wagner: 1856 : DIEWALKURE
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Architectural pier : ANTA
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Frittered time away : IDLED
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Large lake : ERIE
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Rend : TEAR
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Comes close : NEARS
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Twelve moons : YEAR
Down
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Opera by Verdi: 1871 : AIDA
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Word before worm : GLOW
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German article : EINE
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Necessary: Abbr. : REQ
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Noncitizens : ALIENS
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Outwitted : FOXED
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Graven image : ICON
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Norway ___ : RAT
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Choice on campus : ELECTIVE
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Assert emphatically : INSIST
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Another opera by Wagner: 1845 : TANNHAUSER
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Grand in scope : EPIC
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School subj. : MATH
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German naval weapon : UBOAT
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One of the Woods : LANA
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Dart : FLIT
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Looey's aide : SARGE
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Veep under Coolidge : DAWES
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Not in the dark : AWARE
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Another opera by Verdi: 1853 : LATRAVIATA
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Sacro follower : ILIAC
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Below, to Byron : NEATH
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Tropical climber : LIANA
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Shut up hermetically : SEALEDIN
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Military misdemeanor : AWOL
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Choke up : CLOG
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Kind of rowboat : SCULL
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Greek odist : PINDAR
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Dinner greens : SALADS
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Farmer, at times : SOWER
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Below the true pitch : FLAT
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Poet Sully Prudhomme (1901 Nobelist) : RENE
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Weblike tissue : TELA
49
Unadulterated : PURE
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Opera highlight : ARIA
51
Eye wickedly : LEER
54
Edible fish : IDE
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Essential : KEY

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

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