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New York Times, Friday, September 18, 1981

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,637
Across
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Kind of hopper : CLOD
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Actress Verdon : GWEN
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First word in a Dostoyevsky title : CRIME
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Whole: Comb. form : HOLO
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A cardinal's is red : ROBE
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Ishmael's mother : HAGAR
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Times of decision : ELECTIONS
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"___ by any other name . . . ": Juliet : AROSE
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Novel by 39 Down : RAGTIME
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Domestication is their vocation : TAMERS
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Unusual individuals : ONERS
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Apr. and Aug. : MOS
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Bags : SNARES
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Madison and Montgomery, e.g. : CAPITALS
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Like apples ready to bake : CORED
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Some go a long distance : CALLS
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Shipment from India : LAC
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Dry as dust : ARID
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Arroyo : GULLY
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Shirley Verrett, for one : DIVA
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Marseille Mrs. : MME
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Reclines indolently : LOLLS
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Wandering one : ROVER
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Historic site in Texas (first battle of Mexican War) : PALOALTO
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Meshy pattern : LACERY
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Mailman's tour: Abbr. : RTE
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Intertwine : PLAIT
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Bluebeard's curious wife : FATIMA
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Speaks sonorously : INTONES
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Part of a pasha's palace : HAREM
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Atomic particles : ELECTRONS
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Maxim's cousin : ADAGE
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Hold a horse back until the homestretch : RATE
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Be remiss about : OMIT
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Of somatic tissue : TELAR
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Attar asset : ODOR
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Puts togetheer : WEDS
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Mother of Chastity : CHER
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She gets what she wants : LOLA
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Couturier Cassini : OLEG
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Altered, as evidence : DOCTORED
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Actress Tammy : GRIMES
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Ardent one : WOOER
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Helmsman's abbr. : EBN
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Abode in a roble : NEST
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Goatlike antelope : CHAMOIS
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Most exceptional : RAREST
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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What a priest says : MASS
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE
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Like a runcible spoon : TINED
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Antonym of meagerly : AMPLY
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Shore-dinner tidbit : SCALLOP
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Impish one : SCAMP
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Bellini opera : NORMA
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Rebel angel in "Paradise Lost" : ARIEL
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Start of a Shakespearean title : ALLS
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Kicking's sidekick : ALIVE
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Rod often seen on a court : LAVER
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Causing goose flesh : SCARY
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James Dean fans, e.g. : CULT
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Robot in Hebrew folklore : GOLEM
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Author of "Loon Lake" : DOCTOROW
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Martyred opponent of Mary I : LATIMER
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John of "Carousel" fame : RAITT
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Spanish philosopher ___ y Gasset : ORTEGA
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Cavalryman of a sort : LANCER
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Stop the engines at sea : LIETO
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Meet the bet at Reno : FADE
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Body fueled by the Amu Darya : ARAL
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Baltic island : AERO
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One place where you seldom bake in Alaska : NOME
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City in Oklahoma : ENID
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Stratosphere streakers, for short : SSTS
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Something to fling into a ring : HAT
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Aladdin, e.g. : LAD

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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