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FUNNY BUSINESS

New York Times, Sunday, September 27, 1981

Author:
Hume R. Craft
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 551 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Hume R. Craft has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,646
Across
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Edgar or Obie : AWARD
6
Kennedy visitors : JETS
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Peacock Throne locale : IRAN
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Friend's address : THEE
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Miasma : VAPOR
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Eye part : UVEA
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Cantina fare : TACO
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Regatta sight : SHELL
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Italian pyrotechnics factory? : DANTESFIREWORKS
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Oater role : LAWMAN
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Knobbed : TOROSE
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Biblical clip joint? : DELILAHSBARBERSHOP
34
Makes amends : ATONES
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Lost a lap : STOOD
36
Tackle or guard : LINEMAN
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Also-ran : LOSER
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Credible : LIKELY
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Larrigans' kin : PACS
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Cadmus's daughter : INO
45
Bldgs. for bibliophiles : LIBS
46
Chamberlain of N.B.A. fame : WILT
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Carney and Buchwald : ARTS
48
Capital of Southern Yemen : ADEN
49
Rarebit ingredient : ALE
50
Specialties at Wilhelm's fruit stand? : TELLSAPPLES
54
Upright, e.g. : PIANO
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Briny residue : SEASALTS
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Oscar film: 1955 : MARTY
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Best quality of merchandise : FIRSTS
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Daltons and farads : UNITS
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Shinbone : TIBIA
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Painter's effects : TONES
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Inserts : SETINS
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Actress Thomas : MARLO
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F.B.I. machine : SHREDDER
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Underground vault : CRYPT
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Scout's containers for trappers' gear? : CARSONSKITS
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Compass-card notation : ENE
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"The ___ 'e knows ... ": Kipling : ORSE
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Papilloma : WART
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Like Albee's Alice : TINY
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Honeymoon spoiler : SPAT
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Kind of soil or sail : TOP
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Like Hubbard's cupboard : BARE
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Menu items : CAPONS
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Mouth: Comb. form : STOME
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Spot for an aerialist : TRAPEZE
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More rational : SANER
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Cunning one : WEASEL
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Cotton Belt saloon? : ELIWHITNEYSGINMILL
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Leg covering : GAITER
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Arab warrior and poet : ANTAR
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Best in long bargaining sessions : OUTSIT
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Greek remedies for strained shoulders? : ATLASSLINIMENTS
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Switch words : ONOFF
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Wattle : GILLS
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Skipper's order : ALEE
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Highlander : SCOT
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Kind of show : RAREE
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Tarzan's friends : APES
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Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
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Hurok et al. : SOLS
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More crafty : SLYER
Down
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One of Mickey's exes : AVA
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Sherman's hell : WAR
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Olympic cosmetic resort? : APOLLOSBEAUTYSPA
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Lettuces : ROMAINES
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Extender of vowel sounds : DRAWLER
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Jacob's fourth son : JUDAH
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Dwight of the Red Sox : EVANS
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Sawbuck : TEN
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Glut : SATIATE
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OB's announcement : ITSABOY
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Used a catamaran : RAFTED
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Quaker gray : ACIER
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Fjord land: Abbr. : NOR
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Carlisle's favorite son : THORPE
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Sestos priestess : HERO
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Tooth fanciers : ELKS
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Word with who or what : ELSE
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Syncopes : SWOONS
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Flynn or Fauntleroy : ERROL
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One of Aristotle's fortes : ETHICS
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Kettle and Barker : MAS
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Prouty's Stella : DALLAS
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Prima ballerina : ETOILE
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N.B.A. targets : BSKTS
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Capp character : SLATS
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Legendary Fort Knox? : MIDASSDEPOSITORY
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About : ANENT
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Social taboos : NONOS
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Sings gayly : LILTS
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Troubles : ILLS
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Victim : PREY
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Shoe parts : WELTS
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Claudia ___ Taylor Johnson : ALTA
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Besmirch : TAINT
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Moslem princes : AMIRS
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Picasso : PABLO
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Dovelike petrel : PRION
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Some are knotty : PINES
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Wading bird : SNIPE
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Life's "beginning" : FORTY
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Bakery product : TART
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Waters : THINS
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Antarctic explorer : SCOTT
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Misplay : ERROR
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Lunar sea : MARE
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Bamboozle : SKIN
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Smalto is one : ENAMEL
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Iterate : RETELL
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One of the Cavalier poets : CAREW
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Welty product : STORY
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West Pakistanis : WAZIRS
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Having endurance : STAMINAL
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"If he ___, he's nothing": Shak. : BELESS
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More spiteful : CATTIER
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Region in Indochina : ANNAM
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Noblewoman : PEERESS
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Stimulus-response devices : SENSORS
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Corolla : PETALS
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Transgressor : SINNER
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Comedian : WIT
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Selassie : HAILE
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Mexican liquor : SOTOL
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Winds : GUSTS
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Dippy or dotty : GAGA
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Expectant : ATIP
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Lenard's "Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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Shropshire individual : LAD
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He ranks a Pfc. : NCO
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Payment : FEE
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___-de-lance : FER

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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