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New York Times, Friday, August 14, 1981

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,602

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Students & seniors
Across
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Gather : REAP
5
Humble : ABASE
10
Boxer's quick, straight punch : JAB
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Joshua or Ella : LOGAN
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Hurricane's little cousin : GALE
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Omen : SIGN
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A style of wrestling : GRECOROMAN
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Trifled or quibbled : PALTERED
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Stirred up : ROUSED
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Propelled a wherry : OARED
23
Self-righteous : SMUG
24
Toy weapon : CAPGUN
26
One definitely not on the run : LOITERER
30
___ committee : ADHOC
31
Tritons : NEWTS
32
Treat badly : USE
33
Check : REIN
34
Flock of partridges : COVEY
35
N.A.A.C.P., e.g. : ASSN
36
Tennis term for "tied" : ALL
37
Small candle : TAPER
38
___ du Louvre : MUSEE
39
Be on the wagon : TEETOTAL
41
Elaborate hoaxes : PUTONS
42
Upon which legions marched : ITER
43
Richard ___, one of the Hartford wits : ALSOP
44
Pollen producer : STAMEN
47
Took, as would a crook : SNATCHED
50
Group encouraging free trade : EUROMARKET
52
Part : ROLE
53
Kind of sapphire : STAR
54
Mock : TAUNT
55
French ecclesiastic : ABBE
56
Prefix with let or lease : SUB
57
Related on the mother's side : ENATE
58
Rend : TEAR
Down
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Harsh sound : RASP
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Term for a worm : ERIA
3
He's all for Great Britain : ANGLOPHILE
4
Brass base : PENTAGON
5
Author of "The Man with the Golden Arm" : ALGREN
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Drilled : BORED
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Adjective for Enos : AGED
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N.A. Indian : SAC
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Outrageous act : ENORMITY
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Spreads for breads : JAMS
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Amor's adjuncts : ALAE
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Give in; yield : BEND
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Chisel for cutting grooves in wood : GOUGE
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Disorderly retreats : ROUTS
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Cordage fiber : ERUC
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Plantation employee : SOWER
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Gem weight : CARAT
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Fred Astaire's sister : ADELE
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On the ___ (honest) : LEVEL
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He's afraid of the big, bad Bear : RUSSOPHOBE
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Where Krupp put up his works : ESSEN
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Coty and Clair : RENES
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Without face value, as stocks : NOPAR
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Form into a chain : CATENATE
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"The ___ of the Breakfast Table": O. W. Holmes : AUTOCRAT
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Type of pole : TOTEM
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Compulsion : MUST
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___ Sea, arm of the Indian Ocean : TIMOR
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River flowing to the Missouri : PLATTE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
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Ballet skirt : TUTU
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Waif : ARAB
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Predatory sea gull : SKUA
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Island in a palindrome : ELBA
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Kind of crossing : DEER
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Sought office : RAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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