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New York Times, Thursday, January 27, 1983

36-Down : Careless mistake

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,133
Across
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Dolomites : ALPS
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Emulate Ricky Henderson : STEAL
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Kind of dye : AZO
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Consecrated : HOLY
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Vampire : LAMIA
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Smudge : BLUR
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Black : EBON
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Ludwig and Jannings : EMILS
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Part for Jannings : ROLE
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More like paste : DOUGHIER
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Ancient ruler of the universe : CRONUS
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School subj. : GEOG
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Creations of Phidias : STATUES
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Cry of disgust : PAH
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Bud Abbott's first baseman : WHO
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Neighbor of Nev. : OREG
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Dry : ARID
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Pitfall : TRAP
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Jostle : SHOVE
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Actress Louise : TINA
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Suspires : SIGHS
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Grasping : AVID
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___ Tribunal : HAGUE
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Score for Orr, once : GOAL
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___ Verde National Park : MESA
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Style : TON
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Butt : RAM
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Port on the Ohio : ASHLAND
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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Hearst and Duke : PATTYS
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Conservative doctrine : RIGHTISM
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His name means "long tail" : ERIE
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Tennis shot : SMASH
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U.S. author: 1909-55 : AGEE
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Active one : DOER
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Birdie beater : EAGLE
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Druggist's place: Abbr. : PHAR
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The electees : INS
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Flushed : ROSED
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Voiced surprise : AHED
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Spring task in Iowa : PLOUGHING
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Irish playwright-poet : SYNGE
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Deceptions : SLEIGHTS
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Dull : TAME
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Titles in Islam : EMIRS
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Need a G.P. : AIL
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East Indian sailor : LASCAR
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"Grief weeps ___": Knowles : ALONE
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Natal group : ZULUS
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Blende and prill : ORES
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Closed carriage : BROUGHAM
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"___ High the Moon" : HOW
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A.A.A. concerns : RTES
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Astaire accouterment : TOPHAT
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Word with cow or war : PATH
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Cherubini air : ARIA
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Wild marjoram : ORIGAN
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Goneril, to Lear : DAUGHTER
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"Long ___ and Far Away" : AGO
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Careless mistake : OVERSIGHT
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Passport endorsement : VISA
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Dutch town : EDAM
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Shed : SLOUGHED
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Slippery : EELY
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Sadat's predecessor : NASSER
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Older brother of Moses : AARON
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Eyelid afflictions : STIES
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Puffs on a pipe : DRAGS
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Camping place : ETAPE
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Foot: Comb. form : PEDI
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___ of Wight : ISLE
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Garment part : SEAT
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A ___ nothing : MERE
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Hua's predecessor : MAO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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