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New York Times, Saturday, August 22, 1981

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,610

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Across
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Male raccoons : BOARS
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Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Glassmaking material : FRIT
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Circuit : AMBIT
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Author of "Battle Cry" : URIS
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Reckless : RASH
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Senseless talk : BALDERDASH
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Nonworking : IDLE
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Indefinite amount : ANY
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Some floral creations : LEIS
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Not so challenging : EASIER
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Empty talk : BLATHERSKITE
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Helices : SPIRALS
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Pourboire : TIP
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Coccagee : CIDER
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Twaddle : NONSENSE
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De novo : ANEW
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Adhered : CLUNG
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Wampus : LOUT
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Silverware item : TEASPOON
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Goof : BONER
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Actress Sothern : ANN
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Fat : ADIPOSE
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Foul, vulgar, abusive talk : BILLINGSGATE
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Hangnest : ORIOLE
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Segment : PART
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Backward or upward: Prefix : ANA
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Command to go : SEND
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Nonstop talker : CHATTERBOX
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Joint : KNEE
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Large convex molding : TORE
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Overseer of a manor : REEVE
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Urges : YENS
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Bishoprics : SEES
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South African province : NATAL
Down
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Rum cake : BABA
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Sultanate in the Mideast : OMAN
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In a competent manner : ABLY
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Disencumber : RID
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Excellent : STELLAR
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C.P.A.'s products : AUDITS
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Rubbish : TRASH
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"___ folly to be wise": Gray : TIS
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Early activity of Gregory Peck : USHERING
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Gambol : FRISK
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Spokes : RADII
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Key or cay : ISLET
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Soothing word : THERE
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"Camino ___," Williams play : REAL
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Vipers : ASPS
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Begins to form : BREWS
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District on the Thames : ETON
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Begone! : SCAT
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Loblolly : PINE
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Fancy : IDEA
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A deaness is one : NUN
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Run away à la Jessica : ELOPE
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Double negative : NONO
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Takes to court : SUES
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Hits the pitch : CONNECTS
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Word with bow or hand : LONG
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Dinner ___ : PAIL
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Bird sometimes called a stake driver : BITTERN
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Certain marbles : AGATES
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Dress detail : DART
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Sylvan : BOSKY
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Goddess of peace : IRENE
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Flax product : LINEN
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Ore veins : LODES
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Show mercy : SPARE
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Assist a yegg : ABET
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Loser to Joe Louis: 1941 : NOVA
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Figure skater's spinning leap : AXEL
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Garden tool : HOE
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T.V.A. relative : REA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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