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New York Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1981

5-Down : Bewailed

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,599
Across
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Overcome : BEST
5
Bryophyte : MOSS
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Punishes : CANES
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"Prophets Without Honor" author : ROHR
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Neglect : OMIT
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Willow inflorescence : AMENT
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Continent : ASIA
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Stage acronym : ANTA
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Lariat for catching a dogie : RIATA
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Woodbine : VIRGINIACREEPER
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Bait : ENTICE
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Cereal grains : RYES
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Half a Broadway title : IDO
27
Ellis or Parris : ISLAND
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World-weary : BLASE
36
Protracted : LONG
39
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" author : AGEE
40
Weissmuller specialty : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
43
___ da capo : ARIA
44
Pump meas. : GALS
45
Roaring Camp creator : HARTE
46
Maddox or Pearson : LESTER
48
___ loss (flummoxed) : ATA
50
Shabby : MEAN
53
Placate : SOOTHE
58
Supreme Court oxymoron: 1955 : DELIBERATESPEED
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Fresh air : OZONE
64
Caledonian : SCOT
65
Zip : TANG
66
Paint additive : DRIER
67
A former Bruin and a former Colt : ORRS
68
Upper Lough ___, in Northern Ireland : ERNE
69
Odense natives : DANES
70
Oahu bird : NENE
71
Pair : DYAD
Down
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Intrepid : BRAVE
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Coal-tar dye : EOSIN
3
Kind of waist or tail : SHIRT
4
Prefix with comedy : TRAGI
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Bewailed : MOANED
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Atlanta's arena : OMNI
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Hindu guitar : SITAR
8
Actor-director Keach : STACY
9
Pet : CARESS
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Sand, to Chopin : AMIE
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Minimal high tide : NEAP
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Anatares, e.g. : STAR
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More aloof : ICIER
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Dominion : REIGN
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___-podrida : OLLA
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Byron poem : LARA
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Salamander : NEWT
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Eliminate : DELE
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Phoenician god : BAAL
33
Artificial bait : LURE
34
Sale sign : ASIS
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Census fig. : STAT
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Flatter : OIL
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James Beggs's agcy. : NASA
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Coincide : AGREE
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Utter disorder : CHAOS
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Hearth remnants : EMBERS
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African pest : TSETSE
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Chose : OPTED
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Lachrymose : TEARY
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Hairdresser's purchase : HENNA
57
Barely won, with "out" : EDGED
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Sen. Weicker's colleague from Conn. : DODD
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Bible book : EZRA
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A roast : LOIN
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Rent : TORN

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