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New York Times, Monday, August 3, 1981

Author:
Audrey Koch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Audrey Koch has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,591

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Across
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David is one : CAMP
5
Legumes : PEAS
9
Chicago nine : CUBS
13
Blue dye : ANIL
14
Emulate Goose Gossage : PITCH
15
Premed subject : ANAT
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Nick and Nora's pooch : ASTA
17
Muse of lyric poetry : ERATO
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In ___ (in its original position) : SITU
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Major baseball league : NATIONAL
21
Soaked flax : RETTED
23
American cartoonist : NAST
24
Player like George Brett : STAR
25
Their ancient land is now NW Iran : MEDES
28
Pertaining to bishops : EPISCOPAL
33
Sacred books of the ancient Zoroastrian religion : AVESTA
35
Coll. of selected poems : ANTH
36
Alfonso XIII's queen : ENA
37
Donation : GIFT
38
Form of lotto : BINGO
40
New York nine : METS
41
Ending for Bronx or Brooklyn : ITE
42
Female horse : MARE
43
Historic island in the Nile : PHILAE
45
St. Louis nine : CARDINALS
48
Goose genus : ANSER
49
Wavy, in heraldry : UNDE
50
Punctilious person : PRIG
52
Symphony section : ADAGIO
55
World Series champs: 1980 : PHILLIES
59
Office note : MEMO
60
McKinley's birthplace, in Ohio : NILES
62
Player on Montreal's team : EXPO
63
Name of three baseball brothers : ALOU
64
Accustom : ENURE
65
Memorable Danish-American writer : RIIS
66
Tryout : TEST
67
Knight's wife : DAME
68
City or river in Maine : SACO
Down
1
Actor James from N.Y.C. : CAAN
2
Handle, to Hadrian : ANSA
3
Glove for Rick Cerone : MITT
4
Least adorned : PLAINEST
5
Player on Pittsburgh's team : PIRATE
6
Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Perform : ACT
8
Bowa, Burleson or Dent : SHORTSTOP
9
Cuba's leading baseball fan : CASTRO
10
Inning, for one : UNIT
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Lessen or lower : BATE
12
Ornamental nail : STUD
14
Sows' homes : PENS
20
Hops kiln : OAST
22
Apiece : EACH
24
What carolers do : SING
25
Legerdemain : MAGIC
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Broadway hit musical : EVITA
27
Postpone : DEFER
29
Jury : PANEL
30
Pares : PEELS
31
Pilasters : ANTAE
32
Beam used by engineers : LASER
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Deserted : ABANDONED
39
Dies ___ : IRAE
40
Loners' opposites : MINGLERS
42
Kind of skirt : MINI
44
Greet : HAIL
46
Spot for a bench warmer : DUGOUT
47
Baseball, e.g. : SPHERE
51
What some fast balls do : RISE
52
Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
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Strike out : DELE
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Otis of the Kansas City Royals : AMOS
55
Succulent fruit : PLUM
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Corn lily : IXIA
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De Mille film : EPIC
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Adjective for a .250 hitter : SOSO
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One ___ million : INA

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

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