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New York Times, Monday, September 21, 1981

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,640

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Across
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Thick piece : SLAB
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Reading, e.g. : GAOL
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Diminish : ABATE
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Chanel : COCO
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Bullets, etc., for short : AMMO
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Panamanian city : COLON
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Publisher Adolph : OCHS
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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Hollywood employee : EXTRA
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Emlyn Williams play : THECORNISGREEN
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Word with flower or water : BED
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Entry in a teacher's roll bk. : ABS
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Young member of a pride : LIONET
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Dutch disease victim : ELM
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Dir. from Zurich to Lucerne : SSW
34
Port in Caesar's day : OSTIA
35
Ratite bird : EMEU
36
Companion of tear : WEAR
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Salinger opus : CATCHERINTHERYE
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"Just ___ doch-an'-dorris": Lauder : AWEE
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Electrical unit : VOLT
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Choreographer Ailey : ALVIN
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Small ape : LAR
44
Pompous one : ASS
45
Bits of land in water : ISLETS
46
Edict of a sort : BAN
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Holder of an LL.B. : ATT
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"Oats, peas, ___ grow," start of a nursery jingle : BEANSANDBARLEY
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Yellowstone Park denizens : BEARS
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Musical ending : CODA
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Bog : OOZE
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Grand : LARGE
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Imposing work : EPIC
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Rail : SORA
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A Ford : EDSEL
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Secretary, e.g. : DESK
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Oriental maid : AMAH
Down
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Dundee native : SCOT
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Ness or Lomond : LOCH
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Word with head or tooth : ACHE
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Brown pear : BOSC
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Attic : GARRET
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Improve : AMEND
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Prefix with potent or present : OMNI
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She wrote "A Girl Like I" : LOOS
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Bitter : ACERB
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Emulates Larry Holmes : BOXES
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Rent : TORN
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Spanish queen before Sophia : ENA
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West Indian sorcery : OBEAH
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Range : GAMUT
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Kind of train or government : LOCAL
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"___ ship a-sailing . . . " : ISAWA
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Aquatic mammal : OTTER
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Riviera resort : NICE
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Jannings and Ludwig : EMILS
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Imparted : LENT
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Tennis play : SERVE
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Berlin's "___ with Music": 1921 : SAYIT
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British naval women : WRENS
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Antithesis of Eris or Ares : EROS
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In good health : WELL
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Mary Ann ___ (George Eliot) : EVANS
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"___ la vista!" : HASTA
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"Give ___ to the Indians," 1939 song : ITBACK
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Lighter : BARGE
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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___ Ababa : ADDIS
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Gun sight : BEAD
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Pitcher parts : EARS
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Made a hole-in-one : ACED
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Slangy negative : NOPE
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Ponselle or Bonheur : ROSA
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Weaver's gear : LOOM
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Actor Stone : EZRA
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Opposite of 52 Down : YEAH
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Breton grain : BLE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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