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New York Times, Tuesday, August 25, 1981

Author:
Richard E. Dempsey
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Richard E. Dempsey has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,613
Across
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LL.B. : ATT
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Items in a Hall of Fame : BUSTS
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W.W. I plane : SPAD
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Stern, to Scotty : DOUR
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Forbidden : TABU
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Stringed instrument : LYRE
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Slow-moving : SNAILPACED
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Jot : IOTA
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Emulate Magellan : NAVIGATE
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Bass viols : BULLFIDDLES
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Corundum : EMERY
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One of Santa's eight : DASHER
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Half a dance : CAN
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Painter of waterlilies : MONET
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Name meaning "sweet or pleasant" : NAOMI
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Ripening agent : AGER
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Approaches : NEARS
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Proper's partner : PRIM
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Santa ___, city in Uruguay : LUCIA
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Dear : STEEP
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Between Sault and Marie : STE
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Asian delta : MEKONG
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Up ___ (stumped) : ATREE
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Deteriorate : GOTOTHEDOGS
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Shocked : APPALLED
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"Once ___ a time . . . " : UPON
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What cold or fear causes : GOOSEFLESH
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Give up : CEDE
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Razorbills : AUKS
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Run away : ELOPE
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Gardner of whodunits : ERLE
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Editor's notation : STET
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Yawps : RANTS
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Scottish seaport : AYR
Down
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Off the cuff : ADLIB
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"Happy birthday ___" : TOYOU
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Sweater type : TURTLENECK
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___-relief : BAS
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J.F.K.'s service : USN
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Tolerate : STAND
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Test : TRIAL
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Filled in a c.w.p. : SOLVED
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Single : STAG
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S.A. rodent : PACA
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Help in heinous activities : ABET
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Fop : DUDE
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Kingdom : REALM
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Tower-city native : PISAN
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Opp. of masculine : FEM
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Press : IRON
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Force units : DYNES
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Fool : SAP
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Western : HORSEOPERA
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Utter : EMIT
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Soothe : CALM
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Chill : AGUE
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End a certain strike : EAT
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Trick's alternative : TREAT
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___ Grande : RIO
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Third son of Adam : SETH
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Acute or obtuse item : ANGLE
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Prefix with mature : PRE
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Johnny Miller is one : GOLFER
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Elicit : EDUCE
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"I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
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Famous French theater : ODEON
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Divine : GODLY
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Scoff : SNEER
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Moslem titles : AGAS
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Unhappy look : POUT
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Sack or bag : POKE
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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N.Y.C. is one : SPT
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Berlin's "___ a Rag Picker" : HES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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