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New York Times, Thursday, January 14, 1982

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Trailer truck : SEMI
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Aegean island : SAMOS
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Roosevelt matriarch : SARA
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Chester ___ Arthur : ALAN
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This might be red : ALERT
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Oscar-winning Jannings : EMIL
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When a child born in 1982 will be 22 : MMIV
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Tropical orchid : VANDA
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'Bye now : TATA
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Sooner or later : SOMETIMEOROTHER
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Chick chaser's cry : SHOO
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Pt. of a hebdomad : TUE
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Hercules, to Iole : CAPTOR
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Mary Cassatt, to Degas : PROTEGEE
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Covering for a cordon bleu : APRON
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Arabic A : ALIF
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Word before ball : ODD
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Surrogate ambassador : CHARGEDAFFAIRES
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What a sleeper turns out to be : HIT
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"___ guys finish last" : NICE
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Bar item : CREME
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Appraise : ESTIMATE
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Describing some modern music : ATONAL
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Combat land, to a G.I. : NAM
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Bridge : SPAN
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H.R.E. ruling family : HOUSEOFHAPSBURG
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Different : ELSE
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"The Cloister and the Hearth" author : READE
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Leontyne Price offering : ARIA
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Look from the likes of Sikes : LEER
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Forgo the restaurant : EATIN
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Assume a threatening posture : RAMP
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Word with air or sea : PORT
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Preserved, in a way : DRIED
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Swiss artist : KLEE
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U.S. missiles : SAMS
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Early film Tarzan, ___ Lincoln : ELMO
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Wound : MAIM
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Brokerage customer : INVESTOR
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Rescuer : SAVIOR
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Southwest shrine : ALAMO
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Handwriting-on-the-wall word : MENE
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Guide for a priest : ORDO
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Begin to move : STARTOFF
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Bench with a back : SETTEE
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Oriental servant : AMAH
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Bar mitzvah, e.g. : RITE
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Antithesis of apterous : ALAR
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Strip of leather : THONG
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Cry at a tennis match : OUT
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Hiding place : CACHE
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Plant insect : APHIS
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Institute in Brooklyn : PRATT
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Between win and show : PLACE
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Widespread : RIFE
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Bridge name : GOREN
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Swelling : EDEMA
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___ Ford Ranges, Antarctica : EDSEL
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Passage for U.M.W. men : ADIT
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Captivated : ENAMORED
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Documents, in Durango : ACTAS
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Tree for a hungry koala : IRONBARK
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Interpolate : INSERT
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Marsh or Murray : MAE
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Affix : APPEND
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Jeanne Eagels role : SADIE
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Beatles movie : HELP
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TV backdrop : OLEO
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Addict : USER
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Awe ingredient : FEAR
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The heart in Egyptian religion : HATI
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Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Yawn : GAPE

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

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