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New York Times, Tuesday, September 15, 1981

Author:
Hugh McElroy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Hugh McElroy has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,634
Across
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Gen. Arnold : HAP
4
Nap : PILE
8
"Blood Wedding" dramatist : LORCA
13
Ailing girl in opera : MIMI
14
State as fact : AVER
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French soup favorite : ONION
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Eager : AGOG
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Boxing's square : RING
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Math word : RATIO
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"___ the Wind," film classic of '61 : WHISTLEDOWN
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Landers or Miller : ANN
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Grant or Peggy : WOOD
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Uncooked : RAW
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Companion of yon : HITHER
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Uninvited ones : CRASHERS
34
Component in perfume or medicine : ORRIS
35
Fox or turkey follower : TROT
36
"___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
37
Clarke and West : MAES
38
Edwin or J. Wilkes : BOOTH
39
Location : SITE
40
Coup d'___ : ETAT
41
Lhasa ___ (dog breed) : APSO
42
Bodega or boutique : STORE
43
Marks off as a poor risk : REDLINES
45
___ Sea (saline lake of Calif.) : SALTON
46
Suffix with persist : ENT
47
Certain weed : TARE
48
Partner of fi : SCI
51
Bacall-to-Bogart phrase : JUSTWHISTLE
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Ionian isle : CORFU
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Locality : AREA
60
Little ___, fictional tugboat : TOOT
61
Couty in Ky. : ADAIR
62
Salacious expression : LEER
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Monster : OGRE
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Like many curs : MANGY
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"¿Cómo ___ Vd.?" : ESTA
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Home for two peas : POD
Down
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"___ Sierra," Bogart film : HIGH
2
Belonging to me: Fr. : AMOI
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Part of a slangy retort : PIGSWHISTLE
4
Living room : PARLOR
5
Like campus halls : IVIED
6
Word before lease : LEND
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Therefore : ERGO
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Doone and Luft : LORNAS
9
"Two ___ raft" (poached eggs with toast) : ONA
10
"Rio" girl : RITA
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Offering to a mendicant : COIN
12
Poet's soon : ANON
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Paw's mate : MAW
20
"On Your ___," Rodgers-Hart 1936 musical : TOES
21
Anger : WRATH
25
One-horse town : WHISTLESTOP
26
"Northeaster" painter : HOMER
27
Heated : IRATE
28
Tire feature : TREAD
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Kind of cut or beam : CROSS
30
Newspaper pic style : ROTO
31
Thomas Stearns ___ : ELIOT
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Prefix with grade or rocket : RETRO
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Dutch painter or British novelist : STEEN
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Constantly fail to pass the bar : TOPE
38
African language : BANTU
42
Garment of India : SARI
44
Harm : INJURY
45
Tuaregs' region : SAHARA
47
Canary's statement : TWEET
48
Con man's scheme : SCAM
49
Musical ending : CODA
50
Bani-Sadr's homeland : IRAN
52
Shopper stopper : SALE
53
"___ bien!" (Pierre's approval) : TRES
54
Takeout phrase at a diner : TOGO
55
Killanin's title : LORD
56
Parisan season : ETE
58
Garden of Eden fruit : FIG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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