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New York Times, Saturday, August 29, 1981

Author:
John Finch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,617

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Students & seniors
Across
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"___ is that music . . . ": Keats : FLED
5
Arrangement : SETUP
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One of the Oceanides : ASIA
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Like Emerson's bridge : RUDE
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Red snapper : PARGO
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All by herself on stage : SOLA
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Othello's words as he stabs himself : ANDSMOTEHIMTHUS
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Kind of double for Goren : TAKEOUT
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Got up : AROSE
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Sight from Bern : ALP
23
First word of "The Aeneid" : ARMA
25
Transfer pictures : DECALS
29
Basis of all, to Lucretius : ATOM
30
O'Neill one-act play : ILE
33
Slithering : EELY
34
Plate dialogue : CRITO
35
"O! swear ___ by the moon": Juliet : NOT
36
Macbeth's last words : CRIESHOLDENOUGH
40
Actor Torn : RIP
41
Sioux dwelling : TEPEE
42
Iroquoian group : ERIE
43
Last word of "Ulysses" : YES
44
"___, Lice and History," Zinsser book : RATS
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Something unpaid but due : ARREAR
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Certain ephemera : FADS
48
Botanist Gray: 1810–88 : ASA
49
Broadcast : STREW
52
Gutenberg was one : PRINTER
56
Cleopatra's last words : WHATSHOULDISTAY
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First-rate : AONE
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Path, in Paris : ALLEE
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"God's Little ___" : ACRE
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Play by Topor : NUTS
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Our salad days : TEENS
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
Down
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Lippo Lippi : FRA
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Milwaukee's gift to the theater : LUNT
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Icelandic collection : EDDA
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Kind of job or set : DESK
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Thread holders : SPOOLS
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Consume avidly : EATUP
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Sound of disgust : UGH
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Dish at a luau : POI
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Stars seen by Servius : ASTRA
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Where Dryden lived : SOHO
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Founder of Troy : ILUS
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Old Gynt's widow : AASE
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Fast breaker : MEAL
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Milton's "least erected spirit" : MAMMON
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" . . . ___ in the affairs of men" : ATIDE
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Sound of surf : ROTE
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Speak out against strongly : DECRY
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Eldritch : EERIE
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Samples of films : CLIPS
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Nautical affirmative : AYE
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Medieval kingdom : ARLES
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Habituate : INURE
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Religious maxims : LOGIA
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Upper regions of space : ETHER
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Egypt's native Christians : COPTS
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Grasping at ___ : STRAWS
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The obverse of a coin : HEAD
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"___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
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Remarks to the audience : ASIDES
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Hindu princess : RANI
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Honors with a party : FETES
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Author of "The Green Hat" : ARLEN
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Role for Pavlova : SWAN
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"___ Swell," Rodgers-Hart song : THOU
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Bombast : RANT
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Whimper : PULE
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Absolute ruler : TSAR
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Do aquatints : ETCH
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"O ___ Ben Jonson!" : RARE
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Bowler or sailor : HAT
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Biblical affirmative : YEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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