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New York Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1982

17-Across : Name in railroad lore

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B M Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,027
Across
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Piquant : TART
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Speed detector : RADAR
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Cal. home of the Bruins : UCLA
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___ Caliente : AGUA
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Depart : ELOPE
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Ingenuous : NAIF
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Name in railroad lore : CASEYJONES
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"___ It Romantic?": 1932 song : ISNT
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Smidgen for Spot : ORT
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Peerless : AONE
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Counted steps : PACED
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Wiesel : ELIE
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Vigorous strength : SINEW
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Shake a leg : HASTEN
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Book insert : GATEFOLD
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Chorale section : ALTOS
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Kind of subject : SORE
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Scheider of films : ROY
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Reddish brown : ROAN
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Overindulges : GLUTS
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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Yvette's "you" : TOI
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Prefix with dyne or stat : AERO
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General tendency : TREND
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On the roster : ENROLLED
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" ... will ___ a way" : THERES
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Fossil seashell derivative : CHALK
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Fold, in a way : FURL
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Took care of : SAWTO
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Friday, to Crusoe : AIDE
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Protrude : JUT
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Run with the pigskin : RUSH
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Envelope of a sort : PILLOWCASE
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Sun Belt, for one : AREA
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Nadir's opposite : APEX
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Morris or Nathanael : WEST
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Commando maneuvers : RAIDS
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Vivacious : PERT
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Tijuana snack : TACO
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Algae extract : AGAR
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Strong brown : RUST
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Inventor's monogram : TAE
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Answer : REJOIN
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Solo : ALONE
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Completed : DONE
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Gibbon : APE
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Coffee breaks, e.g. : RESPITES
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Agcy. promoting children's well-being : UNICEF
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Employee of a social welfare agency : CASEWORKER
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"The Swedish Nightingale" : LIND
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Rudder's location : AFT
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Elihu's kinfolk : YALES
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Chemical ending : ANE
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School founded in 1440 : ETON
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Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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He wrote "Gabriel Conroy" : HARTE
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Crazy as ___ : ALOON
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Perrons : STAIRCASES
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Calabash : GOURD
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Greene from Ottawa : LORNE
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Pairs : DYADS
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Smooth and lustrous : SLEEK
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Horse with a three-beat gait : GALLOPER
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Cast : THREW
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"___ a Beautiful Mornin'": 1943 song : OHWHAT
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Ancestor of Ital. : LAT
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Henry VII and Elizabeth I : TUDORS
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Catalogued : FILED
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Inevitable : SURE
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High: Comb. form : ALTI
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Quip : JAPE
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Opportunist, in a way : USER
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Scriptural passage : TEXT
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Unrefined : RAW
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Ending for concert and czar : INA
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Mushroom part : CAP

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

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