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New York Times, Thursday, September 17, 1981

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,636
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Kind of can or tray : ASH
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X-___ : RATED
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Slammer occupant : CON
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Cambodian coin : RIEL
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Slip away surreptitiously : ELOPE
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" . . . and behold a ___ horse": Rev. 6:8 : PALE
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Fronton term : ALAI
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Logomachy : WAROFWORDS
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Island east of Sumatra : BORNEO
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Like oxygen : ODORLESS
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___ incognita : TERRA
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Estrada of "CHiPs" : ERIK
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Dempsey or Louis specialty : HAYMAKER
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Stockades in Russia : ETAPES
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Gluck et al. : ALMAS
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Past or present : TENSE
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Kind of sch. : LAT
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Anna or a gun : STEN
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Gold casting : INGOT
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Gaucho's gait : PASO
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Kind of lion or cow : SEA
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"For want of ___ the shoe . . . " : ANAIL
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Senior : DOYEN
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More ___ (approximately) : ORLESS
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Hygienic : SANITARY
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Suffix with comment : ATOR
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Farrell's "A World I ___ Made" : NEVER
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Helical : SPIRALED
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Málaga lady : SENORA
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Final chance : LASTRESORT
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Leather, in Lyon : CUIR
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River in Tuscany : ARNO
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Del ___, county in Calif. : NORTE
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Within: Comb. form : ENDO
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Sodden : WET
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Fall fabric : TWEED
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Morning mist : DEW
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Sadat is one : ARAB
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Storage place for missiles : SILO
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Substantial repast : HEARTYMEAL
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Change, as a novel : REWORK
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Between Miss. and Ga. : ALA
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Bullring target : TORO
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Poetic form used by Horace : EPODE
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Inventor Lee ___ : DEFOREST
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Aid acronym : CARE
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Automotive pioneer : OLDS
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Monster's loch : NESS
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Telephone installer : LINEMAN
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Welk rendition : POLKA
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___-in vote : WRITE
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Alexandrian and Babylonian : ERAS
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Mount St. Helens's counterpart in Sicily : AETNA
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Signe of Sweden : HASSO
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Modify : ALTER
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Toomey of movies : REGIS
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Philander : PLAYAROUND
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Loom bar : EASER
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Unemotional : STONY
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E. E. Hale antihero : NOLAN
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Overbearing : INSOLENT
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Power : POTENCE
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"When You Wish Upon ___": 1940 song : ASTAR
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Swan follower : DIVE
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Keep an ___ the ground : EARTO
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Hunted for hornbills' homes : NESTED
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Plant anew : RESOW
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Side dish : SLAW
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Father of modern surgery : PARE
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"___ It Romantic?": 1932 song : ISNT
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Containing gold : DORE
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Costain's "___ with Me" : RIDE
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In a line : AROW
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Map abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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