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New York Times, Thursday, September 10, 1981

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,629
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These make flights : STAIRS
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Cheekiness : BRASS
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Goes rapidly : HASTENS
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Flayed : ROASTED
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Nero's first wife : OCTAVIA
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Name on a silver dollar : ANTHONY
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Ebro, for one : RIO
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Joins : SPLICES
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Spread : RAN
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Water bird : EIDER
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Info : DATA
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"Plaza ___," Simon play : SUITE
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"___ M," Christie novel : NOR
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Zoo equipment : CAGES
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Symbol of aridity : SAHARA
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"Least said, ___ mended" : SOONEST
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Prefix with bar or bath : ISO
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Grimalkin : HAG
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Fanciful notion : CONCEIT
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Mussulman : MOSLEM
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Flawless : IDEAL
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"Te ___," Ovidian valentine : AMO
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Of tissue : TELAR
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What brevity is to wit : SOUL
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Frugal : SPARE
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This comes before tat : RATA
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Sleeper, e.g. : CAR
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Canton residents : OHIOANS
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Year in Leif Ericson's era : MIV
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He wrote "The Last Hurrah" : OCONNOR
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Item served with soup : SALTINE
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Five Nations group : SENECAS
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Moppet's vehicle : SCOOTER
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Be displeasing to : REPEL
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Arikara abodes : TEPEES
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Props : SHORES
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Roman historian : TACITUS
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W. Irving work : ASTORIA
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Give ___ try : ITA
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Intensifies, with "up" : REVS
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Bog bird : SNIPE
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Goof : BONER
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Pshaw! : RATS
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Hardwood : ASH
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Cold ___ : STORAGE
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Roman councils : SENATES
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City in central Kansas : SALINA
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Foyt, Unser et al. : RACERS
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Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
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Pledge to the preacher : IDO
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Morally right : ETHICAL
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Misused participle : DANGLER
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Canvas support : EASEL
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Take it easy : COAST
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Louis Philippe, for one : ROI
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Exclamation : OHO
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Lake herrings : CISCOS
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Roman Empire conqueror : ODOACER
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Nerve cell : NEURONE
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Tropical American animals : TAPIRS
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Fen : MORASS
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Babylonian's neighbor : ELAMITE
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Broadway event : MATINEE
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His wife was in the Gang of Four : MAO
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Their words are absurd : RAVERS
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Mass of bass : SHOAL
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What legislatures do : ENACT
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Formerly : ONCE
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Plumlike fruit : SLOE
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Little knot : NEP
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Plaything : TOP

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