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Bette Sue Cohen
Bette Sue Cohen

New York Times, Wednesday, January 27, 1982

37-Across : Disconcerts

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,768
Across
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Chic : SMART
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Kind of cure : REST
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Native of Ayr : SCOT
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Spectrum item : COLOR
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Islamic title : EMIR
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One of the Guthries : ARLO
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Waft from the kitchen : AROMA
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It goes with vision : TELE
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Kopeck, e.g. : COIN
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In a sorry state : TOPSYTURVY
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___ Gauche (Left Bank) : RIVE
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Clothing fabric : SERGE
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Genders : SEXES
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"There ought to be ___!" : ALAW
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Kind of barometer : ANEROID
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Bailiwick : DOMAIN
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Survivor of Dunkirk: 1940 : EVACUEE
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Disconcerts : ABASHES
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Acetone, to paint : REMOVER
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Dangerfield's lack : RESPECT
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Scott heroine : ROWENA
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Alert : WAKEFUL
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"Simon ___" : SAYS
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Sheet-metal cutter : SHEAR
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Greek actress : PAPAS
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Kind of dancer : TAXI
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Fretful sorts : WORRYWARTS
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Protection : EGIS
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Crucifix letters : INRI
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Keyboard material : IVORY
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Cartoonist who invented Santa's colorful costume : NAST
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Inlets : RIAS
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He wrote "Too Late the Phalarope" : PATON
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Crumbs : ORTS
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French anagram for tree : ETRE
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Run off together : ELOPE
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"Get lost!" : SCAT
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Philippine Moslem : MORO
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Asymmetrical : ALOP
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Group famed as fiddlers : ROMS
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Salvers : TRAYS
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Word in a sequel title : RETURN
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Become known : EMERGE
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Painter of mirrors : SILVERER
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Deuce topper : TREY
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They're above criticism : SACREDCOWS
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___ de guerre (French medal) : CROIX
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Word with green or branch : OLIVE
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Works on a photo : TONES
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Bogota's neighbor : TEANECK
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"Pari ___," Rigoletto aria : SIAMO
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Organ division : LOBE
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It follows amo : AMAS
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Requisites for Gibson girls : WASPWAISTS
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Use tracing paper : OVERLAY
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"Do ___ a Waltz?" : IHEAR
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Optical layer : UVEA
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Start of a child's rhyme : EENY
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Alexandrian and Napoleonic : ERAS
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"Give her the gas!" : STEPONIT
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Noted soprano of the past : FARRAR
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Revolt : UPRISE
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Crater explored by Apollo 17 : STENO
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Abraham's bondwoman : HAGAR
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Occur : EXIST
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Filch : SWIPE
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Word with live or high : WIRE
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Newspaper section, for short : ROTO
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De ___ (unwanted) : TROP
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New Year's word : SYNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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