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New York Times, Friday, August 7, 1981

Author:
Carlyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,595
Across
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False god : BAAL
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City in Lebanon or Algeria : SAIDA
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Interpret : READ
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Large-mouthed jar : OLLA
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Helped : AIDED
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All: Comb. form : OMNI
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Hot, humid time in July and August : DOGDAYSOFSUMMER
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Affirmative vote : YEA
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Not flat : HILLY
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Rent : LEASE
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These are often bald : PATES
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Siouan Indian : OTO
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Hindu term of respect : SAHIB
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"___ as good as a mile" : AMISSIS
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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New York, N.Y. : GOTHAM
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Biographical collection : ANA
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Chase Reynard : RIDETOTHEHOUNDS
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Stretch (out) : EKE
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Innermost part of an artery : INTIMA
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Garlands : LEIS
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East Indian herbs : SESAMES
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Lenity : MERCY
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Mal de ___ (seasickness) : MER
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Respiratory sounds : RALES
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Cleanse thoroughly : SCOUR
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Word with over or under : SIZED
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Fingerstall : COT
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Ends a certain kind of hunt : CALLSOFFTHEDOGS
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To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
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Fainter : PALER
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___ avis : RARA
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Marine recruit : BOOT
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Administrators, for short : EXECS
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Suffix with mob or old : STER
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Kind of check or guard : BODY
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Kelp : ALGA
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Youth : LAD
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"___ Isn't So," Berlin tune : SAYIT
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Usher's milieu : AISLE
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Adored ones : IDOLS
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Resist : DEFY
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Classified items : ADS
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Men's slippers : ROMEOS
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Opera star Eames : EMMA
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Gallic dunces : ANES
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Potentially ruinous : DIRE
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Fictional whaler : AHAB
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In the preceding month : ULTIMO
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Kind of needle : PINE
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Nebraskan Indian : OMAHA
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Lesions : SORES
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Similar : ALIKE
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Nether world : HADES
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Attention-getting word : AHEM
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More rational : SANER
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Sanskrit, Pali, etc. : INDIC
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Fresh : SASSY
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Hopeless case : GONER
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Baseball's Mel and Ed : OTTS
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Meteorologist's abbr. : THI
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Track-meet officials : TIMERS
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Rubber trees : ULES
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Charm : AMULET
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Ancient Persian's associate : MEDE
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Ransack : RIFLE
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A victim of Cortés : AZTEC
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Ovens for glassmakers : LEHRS
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Blackleg : SCAB
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Roman statesman : CATO
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Tunisian seaport : SFAX
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Paint layer : COAT
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Monster : OGRE
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Ruler : TSAR
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Unclose, poetically : OPE
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Holders of M.D. degrees : DRS

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

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