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GENDER BENDER

New York Times, Sunday, August 30, 1981

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,618
Across
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Fanatical : RABID
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Year in the reign of Louis VII : MCLI
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Rubberneck : STARE
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Item counted by a dieter : CALORIE
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Very intelligent person : BRAIN
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Devices for cold feet : WARMERS
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Queen's group of musicians : ALEXANDRASRAGTIMEBAND
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Lacoste of tennis fame : RENE
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Noted Alaskan politician : EGAN
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Cities in Ala., N.Y., etc. : TROYS
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Previn's platforms : PODIA
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German donkey : ESEL
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Sinister : EVIL
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Town on Lago Maggiore : STRESA
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Meek's partner in comics : EEK
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"Tote ___ barge!" : DAT
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That, in Valencia : ESO
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Auguries : OMENS
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Ladylike flowers : SWEETWILHELMINAS
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Latin I word : AMAT
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Darwin, for one : CHARLES
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N.M.U. members : SEAMEN
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Hammer parts : CLAWS
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Gas: Comb. form : AER
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Character in "Charley's Aunt" : ELA
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Allgood and Teasdale : SARAS
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Quint name : DIONNE
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These might be light : BEERS
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Nandu's look-alike : EMU
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Droop : SAG
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Footwear for dancers : CLOGS
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She wants more proof : DOUBTINGTHOMASINA
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Position in yoga : ASANA
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Musical instrument : SAW
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Sort of sack : SAD
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Grant's portrayer on TV : ASNER
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Cold, in Calabria : FREDDO
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Become prevalent : SETIN
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Stocky horse : COB
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Tokyo, formerly : EDO
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Code name for a French beach : OMAHA
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Much-photographed word : CHEESE
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Releases by deed : REMISES
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___ Fiord : OSLO
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Feminine upstart : JOANIECOMELATELY
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Thugs : GOONS
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Meadow barley : RIE
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Earl Grey, for one : TEA
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___ Anthony Wayne : MAD
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Worsted : BESTED
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Automobile pioneer : OLDS
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Cobbler's need : LAST
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Heeling at sea : ALIST
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Archangel in an epic : URIEL
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But, in Brest : MAIS
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Division word : INTO
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Handy woman : JACQUELINEOFALLTRADES
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Cassatt and O'Keeffe : ARTISTS
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Rommel : ERWIN
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Some pitches in horseshoes : LEANERS
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Roman shades : MANES
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Nostradamus was one : SEER
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They hustle after those who rustle : POSSE
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Harsh breathing sounds : RALES
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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N. American maple : BOXELDER
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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Eat in style : DINE
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Miniver's status : MRS
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Golf conveyance : CART
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Emulators of Ananias : LIARS
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Bar at Fort Knox : INGOT
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Levene or Levenson : SAM
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Surgeon's tool : TREPAN
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Pulpit of a sort : AMBO
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Author of "The Cloister and the Hearth" : READE
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One of the Fords : ERNIE
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Humane org. : CARE
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Razor's feature : EDGE
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Exile : BANISH
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Melchior, e.g. : WISEMAN
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Pierre is its cap. : SDAK
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Tangle or untangle : RAVEL
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Family in an O'Neill play : TYRONES
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Wind-borne deposit : LOESS
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His: Fr. : SES
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Body east of N.A. : ATL
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Bird cry : TWEE
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Nation's targets : SALOONS
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British blackleg : SCAB
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Exclamation of elation : WHEE
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Otary : EAREDSEAL
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River feature : ISLET
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Anyway : LEASTWISE
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Halting place in Exodus : MARAH
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Insects in final stages : IMAGOS
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Element used in many alloys : MANGANESE
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Barley features : AWNS
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Eyelashes : CILIA
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"___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
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Certain aircraft : DCS
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Highway menace : ROADHOG
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___ Islands, in the Malay Archipelago : SUNDA
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Sight ___ : UNSEEN
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___ Dai of Vietnam : BAO
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Stadium sign : GATEI
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Put on a pedestal : ADORE
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Coat of ___ : ARMS
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Biographer of Henry James : EDEL
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Eggs ___ yong : FOO
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Prime Minister of India: 1964–66 : SHASTRI
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Prefix for mancy : NECRO
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Bible ___ : BELT
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Representatives abroad : CONSULS
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Daisy ___ of Dogpatch : MAE
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Dante, Gabrielli and Rossetti : ITALIANS
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Namath : JOE
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Wildcatter, e.g. : OILMAN
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Purple Heart, for one : MEDAL
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Dull : OBTUSE
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Goya subject : MAJA
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Cry wolf : ALARM
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Ukases : DICTA
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___ Tages (one day): Ger. : EINES
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Farm implement inventor : DEERE
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Threshold : SILL
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Where Aconcagua rises : ANDES
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Flip : TOSS
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Meas. of area : SQIN
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Actor Edmund : LOWE
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Short distance : STEP
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French connectives : ETS
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Larch or sapin : FIR
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Noted Indian novelist : RAO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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