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New York Times, Friday, August 28, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,616
Across
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Sort of a sortie : RAID
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Thurber's "The Owl in the ___" : ATTIC
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Interlocution : CHAT
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Gandhi's garb : DHOTI
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Turkish liqueur : RAKI
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With 52 Across, a critical review : THISHORRORMOVIE
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Swoons : SYNCOPES
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Flick : CINEMA
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Scold : RATE
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Undiluted : PURE
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Men carrying symbols of authority : MACERS
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Willie Loman, e.g. : SALESMAN
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Adjective for ants and aphids : ALATE
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Cremona creation, for short : STRAD
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Basil ___, noted painter of birds : EDE
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An early invader of Britain : DANE
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Filmy : SHEER
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Target of Mariner IV : MARS
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Opposite of odi : AMO
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Ring : PHONE
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"What ___ how fair she be?": G. Wither : CAREI
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Winds that mean "seasons" in Arabic : MONSOONS
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Kind of "Game" that hit N.Y.C. in 1954 : PAJAMA
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Spot for a certain queen : HIVE
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Gleason's "And away ___!" : WEGO
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Cash-register recording : NOSALE
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Former capital of the Mountain State : WHEELING
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See 17 Across : ISTRULYHORRIBLE
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Bread; dough; moola : KALE
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Rousseau classic : EMILE
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Sonny in "The Godfather" : CAAN
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Conductor of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra : EROS
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Acted like Hotspur : RAGED
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Trivium and quadrivium : ARTS
Down
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Exclamation in a Schulz comic : RATS
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Pale as a ghost : ASHY
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Take ___ stride : ITIN
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Unrelated : DISCRETE
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Takes as one's own : ADOPTS
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Rubens's "___ Graces" : THREE
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Rocky formations : TORS
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Robert of "Quincy" : ITO
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Like Arthur's Table : CIRCULAR
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Grimalkins : CRONES
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"We ___ met the enemy . . . " : HAVE
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Actor Tamiroff: 1899–1972 : AKIM
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"___ Yellow Ribbon . . . " : TIEA
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Viscount Templewood : HOARE
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Snagged in a bog : MIRED
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Porter's "You Don't Know ___": 1929 : PAREE
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"___, I'm Adam" : MADAM
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Cottonwood : ALAMO
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Criterion : CANON
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Sheppard-Turpin guns : STENS
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O'Connor's cook on TV : MEARA
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Pertinent, to a prosecutor : ADREM
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Ending with Poly and Indo : NESIA
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Glowed : SHONE
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Freshwater duck : SHOVELER
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Variety of Italian pottery : MAJOLICA
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Doughboy's French ally : POILU
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Athlete like "Magic" : CAGER
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Brokers' concerns : SHARES
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Became a sidewalk superintendent : PEERED
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Totality : WHOLE
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Winged statue in the Louvre : NIKE
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Historic town in Normandy : STLO
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Zachary Taylor was one : WHIG
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Cousin of an H beam : IBAR
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Cartographer's abbr. : NLAT
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Roman family group : GENS
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Singer Sumac : YMA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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