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New York Times, Friday, September 25, 1981

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,644

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Across
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Border on : ABUT
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Port city of Iraq : BASRA
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Accepted standards : PARS
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Stalagmite milieu : CAVE
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Modern Greek name for Greece : ELLAS
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Trans-___, U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
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Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" : THERITEOFSPRING
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Word in a film ad : STARRING
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Kind of kitchen : EATIN
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Stassen, to Eisenhower in 1953 : AIDE
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Large crucifix : ROOD
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Pass : ELAPSE
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Moderated : TEMPERED
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Ear: Comb. form : AURI
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Item for John Sloan : EASEL
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Deity who became Tahiti's national god : ORO
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Behave in a formal manner : STANDONCEREMONY
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Chariot chaser : EER
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Gossip : ONDIT
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Date for Duclos : AMIE
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Too long, as a speech : DRAWNOUT
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Danish chess master : LARSEN
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Regarding : INRE
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Insincere statements : CANT
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Plant fiber : ISTLE
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"And the ___ stars set their watch": T. Campbell : SENTINEL
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S. Y. Agnon novel : THEBRIDALCANOPY
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In ___ (in position) : SITU
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Singer Haggard : MERLE
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Churchill's foreign minister : EDEN
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Declare positively : AVER
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Abbot's subordinate : PRIOR
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Lillums Lovewell's beau : TEEN
Down
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New Testament book : ACTS
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Thai money : BAHT
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Eye part : UVEA
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Diamondback inhabiting a salt marsh : TERRAPIN
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Happen (to) : BETIDE
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Plod in paludous places : SLOG
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Brit. air arm : RAF
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" . . . egregiously an ___": Iago : ASS
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Ostentation : PARADE
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Came down to terra firma : ALIT
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Romany wife : RANI
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Index : SIGN
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Georgia O'Keeffe's "Black ___" : IRIS
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Streisand hit song : PEOPLE
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Adjust an alarm clock : RESET
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Henri Philippe Benoni ___ Joseph Pétain : OMER
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Let up : EASED
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Minstrel : LUTER
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Palm cockatoo of Australia : ARARA
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Unexpressed but implied : TACIT
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Studies : ROOMS
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The Cubs banked on him for years : ERNIE
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Ranking member of a group : DOYEN
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Provide, as with talents : ENDUE
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California mountain pass : DONNER
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Strict French general: 17th century : MARTINET
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He straightened up and flew right : WILBUR
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Fierce piercer on a steed : LANCER
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B'way org. : ANTA
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Instrument for Yo-Yo Ma : CELLO
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Words before boy or girl : ITSA
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Weapon for Mack the Knife : SHIV
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Place for a chapeau : TETE
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Kálmán operetta : SARI
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Knot : NODE
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Fleuret's kin : EPEE
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Redgrave or Fontanne : LYNN
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Deviling : IMP
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Lehár's "___ Rastelbinder" : DER

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

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