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New York Times, Monday, September 14, 1981

Author:
William E. Heinemann
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
William E. Heinemann has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,633
Across
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Eloper with a spoon : DISH
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One of Nero Wolfe's employees : CHEF
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"Dracula," e.g. : DRAMA
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Division term : INTO
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Steak order : RARE
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Soothsayer : AUGUR
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Jelly ingredient : AGAR
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Kingdom : REALM
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Sayers sleuth : LORDPETERWIMSEY
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Prepare to drive : TEEUP
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Chinese: Prefix : SINO
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Bread and whisky : RYES
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The right to go out : EGRESS
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Basis for a whodunit : CRIME
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Biggers hero : CHAN
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Handshake : GRIP
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Variety show : REVUE
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Special police squad : BUNCO
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Hoodwink : GULL
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Adjust again : RESET
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Miracle : WONDER
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Vega's constellation : LYRA
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Gabor and Tanguay : EVAS
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Dolts : ASSES
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Late master of suspense : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
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Evita : PERON
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Where Baghdad is : IRAK
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Aweather's opposite : ALEE
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Charteris creation, with "The" : SAINT
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This might be Erie : LAKE
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Marine fish : LING
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Old English court : LEET
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Parts of "Arsenic and Old Lace" : ACTS
Down
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It's on the watch : DIAL
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Gold bar : INGOT
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Gaze : STARE
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Batu Khan's Golden ___ : HORDE
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Like a ghost story : CREEPY
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Sentry's order : HALT
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A first name in whodunit lore : ERLE
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Dreads : FEARS
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Intrepid : DARING
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Scene of a Poe mystery : RUEMORGUE
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Turkish dignitaries : AGAS
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Lounging slipper : MULE
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Kind of ant or worm : ARMY
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Strained serving : PUREE
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Vienna, to the Viennese : WIEN
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Tan color : ECRU
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Pom-pom ammunition : SHELL
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White-tailed divers for fish : ERNS
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Six, in old dice games : SICE
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What X marks : SPOT
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Crow's crop : CRAW
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Put up new wallpaper : REDO
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___ Skavinsky Skavar : IVAN
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A homicide, in police parlance : MURDERONE
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With skill : ABLY
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Impudent : BRASH
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Alum : GRAD
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Happenings : EVENTS
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Mobster's business : RACKET
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Con man's decoy : SHILL
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Milan's Met, with "La" : SCALA
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Greek dialect : EOLIC
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Hound's trail : SCENT
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Church feature : APSE
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Meadows : LEAS
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Glass ingredient : FRIT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Victimize : TAKE
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Beer barrels : KEGS

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

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