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Elio Desiderio
Elio Desiderio

New York Times, Tuesday, January 5, 1982

Author:
Elio Desiderio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Elio Desiderio has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,746
Across
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Kind of dream : PIPE
5
Sassy child : BRAT
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Nita Naldi film: 1925 : COBRA
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Scent : ODOR
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Shimmery fabric : LAME
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Typical role for Theda Bara : SIREN
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Dairy-farm equipment : SEPARATOR
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Companion of kicking : ALIVE
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Fraternity letter : TAU
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Garb : ATTIRE
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Weirdo : NUT
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Those not of the clergy : LAITY
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State without proof : ALLEGE
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" . . . search the ___ knolls": Carroll : GRASSY
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What a French baker produces : PAIN
32
Lenya or Lehmann : LOTTE
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Part of a busby : CHINSTRAP
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State : AVER
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Enclosure for strays : POUND
40
Swiss river : AARE
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Sets apart for a special purpose : DEDICATES
43
Hollywood King : VIDOR
44
Source of some allergies : DUST
45
Illinois city : MOLINE
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Sleeping-sickness carrier : TSETSE
48
Modelmaker's wood : BALSA
49
Abraham, to Terah : SON
50
Knight-___ : ERRANT
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"___ the season . . . " : TIS
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Certain Slav : CROAT
58
Whitsunday or Shavuot : PENTECOST
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Make amends : ATONE
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S.A. Indian : INCA
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Phone-company code : AREA
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Singer Helen : REDDY
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Colorless, gaseous element : NEON
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River to the North Sea : YSER
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Soldier's station : POST
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Thought : IDEA
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Having inhabitants : POPULATED
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NOW's concern : ERA
5
Author of "The Exorcist" : BLATTY
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Unkempt : RATTY
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Mine, to Marceau : AMOI
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Freshwater turtles : TERRAPINS
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Jefferson Davis's govt. : CSA
10
Tanker cargo : OIL
11
Fetch : BRING
12
"George White's Scandals," e.g. : REVUE
13
Dill herb of the Bible : ANET
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Lift : RAISE
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Wildebeest's cousin : ELAND
25
Not sidesaddle : ASTRIDE
27
Fleur-de-___ : LIS
28
Makes necessary : ENTAILS
29
Delighted : GLAD
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Wander : ROVE
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Metal fastener : COTTERPIN
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___ and cry : HUE
35
They can let off steam : RADIATORS
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Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
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The elder Dumas : PERE
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Like the twist : PASSE
42
Dilute liquor : CUT
43
___-face (reversal of opinion) : VOLTE
45
Actor Moreland : MANTAN
46
Rich cake : TORTE
47
Fillet for the hair : SNOOD
48
Bench for Benito : BANCO
49
Duelist's memento : SCAR
51
French director Clair : RENE
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Words of comprehension : ISEE
54
Play the lead : STAR
56
"Tea ___ Sympathy" : AND
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Mystery writer Josephine : TEY
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Small island : CAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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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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