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New York Times, Monday, January 4, 1982

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,745
Across
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A source of roe : SHAD
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Cup-and-lip intruder : SLIP
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Appealed earnestly : PLED
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Lovely lass : PERI
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Word with hair or spring : TONIC
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Lord's spouse : LADY
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Essayist's pseudonym : ELIA
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Atelier appurtenance : EASEL
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Medicinal herb : ALOE
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Outline for puzzle solvers : DIAGRAM
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Freshwater algae : DIATOMS
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Unctuous : OILY
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Egyptian goddess : MUT
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Leans : SLANTS
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Substandard language form : DIALECT
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Goddesses of the seasons : HORAE
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Jai-alai equipment : CESTA
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Before rod; after battering : RAM
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U.S.S.R. city : OREL
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Poet Rossetti : DANTE
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Name literally meaning "gifts" : DORA
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Manipulate a camera : PAN
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Befogs : MISTS
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Indian game : BISON
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"Restless" ones, at times : NATIVES
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Crows : BOASTS
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Malt beverage : ALE
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Polly, to Tom Sawyer : AUNT
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Channel choosers : DIALERS
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Logs : DIARIES
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Fischer's castle : ROOK
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Dravidian : TAMIL
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Leggy Nilot : IBIS
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Thousand-day queen : ANNE
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Spotted : SPIED
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Stooped : BENT
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Word after tumble or rag : WEED
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French money, once : SOUS
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Zsa Zsa has several : EXES
Down
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Exceeded a certain limit : SPED
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Sun: Comb. form : HELI
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"Arianna" air : ARIA
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Bias : DIAGONAL
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Purloins : STEALS
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Like good soil : LOAMY
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Reagan's group : INS
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Mottled : PIED
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Nebraska river : PLATTE
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French composer : LALO
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Biblical land : EDOM
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Eosin and anilin : DYES
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Weather conditions : CLIMATE
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Solemnity : RITE
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Meeting hall : AULA
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Compare prices : SHOP
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Navigation system : LORAN
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Spanish sand : ARENA
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Fender benders : DENTS
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Exponents : ISTS
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Crotchety : CROSS
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Soothsayer's card : TAROT
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Inspect with larceny in mind : CASE
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Supplies personnel : MANS
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Entertains : DIVERTS
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Violent denunciation : DIATRIBE
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Wanamaker or Millrose run : MILE
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___ fide : BONA
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Spilled the beans : TALKED
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Erects : BUILDS
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So long, in Brest : ADIEU
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Sketch : DRAW
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Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
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Top-notch : AONE
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Weakens : SAPS
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Wild climber of peaks : IBEX
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German article : EINE
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Concordes : SSTS
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"O sole ___" : MIO

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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