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New York Times, Wednesday, August 12, 1981

Author:
Albert L. Misenko
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Albert L. Misenko has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,600
Across
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Aid for Spade : CLUE
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Musical character : CLEF
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Babylonian earth god : DAGAN
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Suspended : HUNG
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Blood: Prefix : HEMA
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Grape conserve : UVATE
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Puzzling : ENIGMATIC
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Early TV sensation : BERLE
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___ William, Lewis Carroll character : FATHER
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Compensated : REWARDED
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Hash-house sign : EATS
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Succinct : TERSE
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"Regnat Populus" is its motto : ARKANSAS
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Starr of comics : BRENDA
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Fondant : CANDY
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Entertainer Hayes: 1885–1969 : GABBY
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Colloidal substance : GEL
37
Bonds : TIES
38
Indian serving in the British army : SEPOY
39
Angel's topper : HALO
40
Carbohydrate: Suffix : OSE
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Like haunted houses : EERIE
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Fight : SETTO
43
Soften : RELENT
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Kind of table : DROPLEAF
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Result : ENSUE
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Street sign : STOP
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Steward for a monastery : MANCIPLE
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Kind of paste : TOMATO
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Tartar deposited in wine casks : ARGOL
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Audacious : BAREFACED
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French measure : METRE
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Done : OVER
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Memorable leader at Belgrade : TITO
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Incinerator leavings : ASHES
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Unites : WEDS
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River into the Fulda : EDER
Down
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Man in white : CHEF
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Beautiful moth : LUNA
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Single thing : UNIT
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Highbrows : EGGHEADS
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Plans : CHARTS
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Assign by contract : LET
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Eastern ruler : EMIR
8
Diamond surface : FACET
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Mistress of Louis XV : DUBARRY
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Not inclined : AVERSE
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Entrance to a flower show : GARDENGATE
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Tamarisk salt tree : ATLE
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If ___ be : NEED
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Late labor leader : MEANY
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Palmated, as many water birds : WEBBY
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Wiser : SAGER
26
Man in a cast : ACTOR
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Poker player's verb : RAISE
28
Ending at the patella, as a skirt : KNEELENGTH
29
Palatable : SAPID
31
Nile river area : DELTA
32
Standoffish : ALOOF
35
Certain South Africans : BOERS
38
Arrangement : SETUP
39
Spouse : HELPMATE
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Stores, as fodder : ENSILES
42
Bamboozlement : SPOOF
44
"Again!" : ENCORE
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Fur-bearing mammals : OTTERS
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Item stocked by a plumber : ELBOW
50
Cry from the nursery : MAMA
51
Greek war god : ARES
52
Roof protection : EAVE
54
Part of DNA : ACID
55
One of the heads of France : TETE
56
Rose's attribute : ODOR
59
Sportswriter Smith : RED

Answer summary: 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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