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New York Times, Tuesday, September 22, 1981

48-Down : Dred and Walter

Author:
Richard N. Platt, Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Richard N. Platt, Jr. has 5 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,641
Across
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Greek letters : PSIS
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This precedes Baker : ABLE
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Does road work of a sort : SALTS
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"Ma, He's Making Eyes ___" : ATME
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Fire's foe : FOAM
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Corvette's prey : UBOAT
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Teen-ager's infatuation : PUPPYLOVE
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"___ say die" : NEVER
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Mysterious obj. in the skies : UFO
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Decorated the walls : PAPERED
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French pronoun : ILS
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Validate : AFFIRM
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Ache : YEARN
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Gear features : TEETH
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Leading man, now and then : REAGAN
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Rueful exclamation : ALAS
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French cookbook word : ROTI
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Shadow: Comb. form : SCIO
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Matinee ___ : IDOL
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Actress Saint's middle name : MARIE
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Sound from Tabby's "motor" : PURR
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Third son of Jacob : LEVI
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Church part : APSE
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Pinches : NIPS
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Massages : KNEADS
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Crime causing a conflagration : ARSON
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Kind of preview : SNEAK
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Claros or conchas : CIGARS
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"Ulalume" author : POE
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Theater districts : RIALTOS
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Welcome ___ : MAT
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This may end a dream : ALARM
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Court score : FORTYLOVE
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Central Asian mountain system : ALTAI
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Any letter in NATO : INIT
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Clothes or family follower : TREE
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Scratches out : RASES
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Relatives of sens. : REPS
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Tear : REND
Down
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Another name for New Guinea : PAPUA
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Fill : STUFF
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" ... ___ blind desire": Kipling : IMPOF
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Follower of Aug. : SEP
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Greatly excited : AFLAME
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Betty of cartoons : BOOP
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Flow along or against : LAVE
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Kind of board : EMERY
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Fountain fare : SUNDAE
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Ribicoff : ABE
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Trophy : LOVINGCUP
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Asian weight unit : TAEL
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Mus. group : STRS
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Battle site in 1914, 1915 and 1917 : YPRES
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Strange : EERIE
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Native of Leghorn : ITALIAN
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Grating upon : RASPING
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Kind of door : TRAP
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Brother of Hengist : HORSA
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What snobs put on : AIRS
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Conjunction : NOR
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Parlor pieces : LOVESEATS
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Rank : TIER
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Sort : ILK
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Kenyan native : MASAI
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Like blue jays and catbirds : NOISY
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Skin layer : DERMIS
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Dred and Walter : SCOTTS
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Grain sorghum : KAFIR
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Love, to 25 Down : AMORE
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Despoil : RAVEN
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Bucephalus, for one : STEED
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Former talk-show host : PAAR
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Highly seasoned meat dish : OLLA
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"The ___ Eagle" : LONE
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Hockey foul : TRIP
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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P.O. concern : LTR

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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