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New York Times, Monday, August 10, 1981

Author:
Mike Shenk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 327 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Mike Shenk has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle and 7 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,598
Across
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Honcho : BOSS
5
Mariner target : MARS
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Actress Ekland : BRITT
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Aspirin's target : ACHE
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Border on : ABUT
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Device for a ham : RADIO
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Type of tide : NEAP
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Football's Rote : KYLE
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Girl watcher, perhaps : OGLER
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Party decoration : JAPANESELANTERN
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Burdensome : ONEROUS
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Judy's daughter : LIZA
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Current unit, for short : AMP
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Indemnified : MADEGOOD
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Adduce : QUOTE
33
Liturgies : RITES
34
Dale's spouse : ROY
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Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
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Cast a spell on : HEXED
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Disconcert : FAZE
38
Wedding words : IDO
39
Like some messages : CODED
40
City on the Rhone : ARLES
41
Creamy desserts : TORTONIS
43
Eggs, to Pliny : OVA
44
Eternally : EVER
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The bounding main : OPENSEA
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Game played on a star : CHINESECHECKERS
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Come back, as a dream : RECUR
54
Biggers' sleuth : CHAN
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Café additive : LAIT
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Love, Italian style : AMORE
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Fatigue : TIRE
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Restless longing : ITCH
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___ and dined : WINED
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Box : SPAR
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Winning margin, sometimes : NOSE
Down
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Bluegrass instrument : BANJO
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Immense expanse : OCEAN
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Pentagon, for example : SHAPE
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Isolated : SEPARATE
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Studio department : MAKEUP
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Bottomless pit : ABYSS
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Decide, as a judge : RULE
8
Star-spangled : STELLATED
9
Coats, as baby shoes : BRONZES
10
The lowest classes : RAGTAG
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Unemployed : IDLE
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Stratum : TIER
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Shredded : TORN
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City on the Seward Peninsula : NOME
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Succored : AIDED
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Crossbreeds : MIXES
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Kind of hygiene : ORAL
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Seep : OOZE
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Anil and eosin : DYES
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Desist : QUIT
31
Loosen : UNDO
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Skunk's weapon : ODOR
33
Changes course : REDIRECTS
36
Puts an edge on : HONES
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Pennsylvania Gazette publisher : FRANKLIN
39
Insured : COVERED
40
Opposite of sans : AVEC
42
Teacher's status : TENURE
43
Kitchen gadget : OPENER
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Tara name : OHARA
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Defunct treaty org. of 1954 : SEATO
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Heiden and Sevareid : ERICS
48
"___ World Turns" : ASTHE
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Crop : CRAW
50
Prefix with sphere or lateral : HEMI
51
Sacred image : ICON
52
Casino item : CHIP

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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