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New York Times, Thursday, August 13, 1981

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F H J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,601

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Across
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Served a tennis ball perfectly : ACED
5
Capital on Cape Verde : DAKAR
10
Siren in silents : BARA
14
Type of excuse : LAME
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Head of Caesar's public works dept. : EDILE
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Breed of steed : ARAB
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Place for Bryan or Douglas : DAIS
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Classify : CATEGORIZE
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Remedy counteracting poison : ANTIDOTE
22
"Mighty Lak' ___" : AROSE
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Author Vidal : GORE
24
Con man's confederate : PLANT
25
Kind of hen or pig : GUINEA
28
Murray of "The Merry Widow": 1925 : MAE
29
Feline ululation : YOWL
32
See 9 Down : ENTERTAIN
34
___-Magnon cave, in France : CRO
35
Ratibor's river : ODER
36
White-tailed eagles : ERNES
38
Mary McDonough role on TV : ERIN
39
Drama about robots : RUR
40
What bees do : POLLINATE
42
Word with high or low : GEAR
44
Deface : MAR
45
Click beetle : ELATER
46
Hauled in : TOWED
48
Companion of book and candle : BELL
49
Fish that took the hook : BITER
50
Caused distaste : REPELLED
54
RR track width : BROADGAUGE
56
It empties into the Ouse : AIRE
57
Rave's partner : RANT
58
Degas : EDGAR
59
Bare the teeth happily : GRIN
60
___-majesté : LESE
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___ list (honor roll) : DEANS
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Shrieks of dismay in comics : EEKS
Down
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Robert or Alan : ALDA
2
James of Hollywood : CAAN
3
Issue : EMIT
4
Beene or Blass : DESIGNER
5
Give a medal to : DECORATE
6
Radio's "___ with Judy" : ADATE
7
Bad check : KITE
8
Stingo, in Soho : ALE
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Delight with amusement : REGALE
10
Domain of Philippe de Rothschild : BARONY
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Nobleman : ARISTOCRAT
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Bring down the house : RAZE
13
Burrows of Broadway : ABE
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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"Not a forgetful hearer, but a ___" : DOER
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Type of truck : PANEL
25
Philosopher Hegel : GEORG
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Excessive : UNDUE
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Emphases for an orator : ITERATIONS
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Like the bush leagues : MINOR
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Emulate Oates or Rice : WRITE
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Howard Hughes became one : LONER
33
Hungarian hero : ARPAD
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Unheralded successes : SLEEPERS
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The editorial we, for instance : ENALLAGE
41
A river at Rennes : ILLE
43
Turn about : ROTATE
44
Mixed : MERGED
47
Espouse : WED
48
Originated : BEGAN
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Highland hill : BRAE
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Wrinkle, to an M.D. : RUGA
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Coins for a fountain : LIRE
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Estrada : ERIK
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Retreats : DENS
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Cask: Abbr. : BRL
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Ending for cock or block : ADE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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