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New York Times, Thursday, August 20, 1981

Author:
Arthur M. Whelan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,608
Across
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Iridescent gem : OPAL
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Frat-party garments : TOGAS
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Orlando rarity : SNOW
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Local food store, for short : DELI
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Fundy phenomenon : TIDE
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Flap, as a sail : SLAT
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Bogged down : MIRED
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Mucho : ALOT
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Terpsichorean twosome : FREDANDGINGER
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Irks : RILES
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Jerry Pate's turf piercer : TEE
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Getaway : ESCAPE
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Noxious vapors : MIASMAS
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Pillage : LOOT
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O'Neill's "___ for the Misbegotten" : AMOON
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Carney or Buchwald : ART
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Hit film of 1933 : FLYINGDOWNTORIO
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"There! ___ Said It Again": Mann-Evans song : IVE
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He spoke for Standish : ALDEN
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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Chilean poet's family : NERUDAS
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Abominate : DETEST
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Nest : NID
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Centers : CORES
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Sometime co-star with 20 Across : EDWARDEHORTON
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Becloud : BLUR
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___-visual equipment : AUDIO
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Fracas : RIOT
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On the Caspian : ASEA
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Tree lump : GNARL
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Caribbean sight : ISLE
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Servants : HELP
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Teasdale and a Roosevelt : SARAS
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Lowly laborer : PEON
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"___ bodkins!" : ODS
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Riches : PELF
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Winglike : ALAR
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Educated class : LITERATI
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Mexican dish : TAMALE
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Cat-___-tails : ONINE
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Strengthens : GIRDS
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Give ___ up (assist) : ALEG
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Political agitation : SEDITION
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Western vehicles : STAGES
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Egyptian delta : NILE
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Aroma : ODOR
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Moist : WET
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Brief swim : DIP
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Sartre's "Nothingness" : NEANT
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Puckish : ELFIN
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Find the answers : SOLVE
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More bashful : COYER
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Cut, as a lawn : MOWN
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W.W. I battle site : MARNE
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Diva's numbers : ARIAS
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Chubby : STOUT
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Appends : ADDS
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One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Comaneci or Boulanger : NADIA
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Sunday best : GLADRAGS
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Surpass : OUTSTRIP
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Disclose : UNWRAP
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Prattles foolishly : DROOLS
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Fragrant wood : CEDAR
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Prime Minister before Suzuki : OHIRA
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Otherwise : ELSE
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One-on-one encounter : DUEL
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The Danube, in Hungary : DUNA
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Seine tributary : OISE
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Scrooge's expression : BAH
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Decimal base : TEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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