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New York Times, Monday, September 7, 1981

Author:
David Galef
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,626
Across
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Playwright Connelly: 1890–1981 : MARC
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Passport stamp : VISA
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Cupid : AMOR
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Enrages : IRES
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Fine coffee : MOCHA
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Type of pasta : CAPELLINI
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Mistake : ERROR
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Foes : ENEMIES
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Gloomy planet : SATURN
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Printing measures : ENS
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Petty tyrant : SATRAP
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Van Druten's "___ a Camera" : IAM
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Maternity-ward announcement : ITSABOY
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Dos Passos trilogy : USA
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Reject : SPURN
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High-school dance : PROM
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Winged : ALAR
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Type of pasta : LASAGNA
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Type of pasta : RAVIOLI
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"___ homo!" : ECCE
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Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
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Divert : AMUSE
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British collation : TEA
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Keep going despite difficulties : PRESSON
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___ volatile : SAL
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Brave ones : DARERS
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Sibling's nickname : SIS
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Playground adjuncts : SLIDES
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Mussolini was one : FASCIST
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Strops : HONES
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Type of pasta : SPAGHETTI
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Useless : INEPT
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Quaggy ground : MIRE
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Dickens girl : NELL
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Sauce for pasta : PESTO
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Bronze and Stone : AGES
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Gait : TROT
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Nutmeg : MACE
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"I met ___ . . . " : AMAN
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Lariat or riata : ROPE
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Word with de menthe : CREME
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Most hideous : VILEST
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Eye part : IRIS
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Japanese coin : SEN
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Faulkner's "___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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Bedaubed : SMEARY
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Heart connection : AORTA
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Honest or careful : SCRUPULOUS
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Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
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Tale : YARN
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Coat or cloud interior : LINING
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Plant opening : STOMA
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Patriotic org. : SAR
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Scraps, NASA style : ABORTS
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Ait : ISLET
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Rapidly : APACE
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Large, musky grapes : MUSCADINES
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Less obese : SPARER
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Tomato sauce for pasta : SALSA
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Shakespearean sprite : ARIEL
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"Norma ___," 1979 film : RAE
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Goal : AIM
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Nostrils : NARES
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Disappear : VANISH
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Fool : ASS
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Magician's word : PRESTO
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Oranges or Indians : OSAGES
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Odor : SCENT
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The Andrea Doria was one : SHIP
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Solitary : LONE
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High cost of leaving : FARE
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Roman road : ITER
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French town on the Vire : STLO
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Pinball term : TILT
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Like many a bairn : SMA
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Greedy one : PIG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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