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ILLEGAL TENDER

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 1982

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 522 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,031
Across
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Fragment : SCRAP
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Buss : KISS
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City in Syria : HAMA
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Paradisiacal nymph : HOURI
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Ray : MANTA
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Type of type : ITALICS
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Sorbonne site : LATINQUARTER
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Place for strays : DOGPOUND
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Candid : OPEN
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Somewhat ordinary : UNRARE
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Indigenous Japanese : AINUS
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Kind of hold : TOE
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Midway attraction : RIDE
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Brief words from Greeley : EDITORSNOTE
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Sage : HERB
31
Subject to ablation : ERODE
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Singleton : ONE
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Late Yugoslav leader : TITO
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North Sea feeder : WESER
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Conjunction : NOR
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Strobile : CONE
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Stickers : FOILS
41
Ritualistic formula : MANTRA
42
Cabbage : KALE
43
Duck : TEAL
44
Dwarf: Comb. form : NANN
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Inclination : ESCARP
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Nobelist in Literature: 1938 : PEARLBUCK
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Strong desires : YENS
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Pixie : SPRITE
56
Tennis divisions : SETS
57
Kind of hemp : ALOE
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Ballet action : PLIE
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Pickle : SOUSE
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Demonstrative : THIS
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Cries of distaste : FIES
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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Old tongue : ERSE
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Kubla of Xanadu : KHAN
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Molander's "Dollar": 1937 : FILM
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Like the rich : MONIED
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___-do-well : NEER
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Second-largest island : NEWGUINEA
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Cussed : ORNERY
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Benefit : BOON
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She sallied forth with fans : RAND
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Looking good : ROSY
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Certain nun : MARIST
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Glass materials : FRITS
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Phonetically smooth : LENE
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Stern : AFT
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Align : TRUE
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Call for help : SOS
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Word with alligator : LATER
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Brötchen or kipfel : ROLL
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Salad ingredient : HEADLETTUCE
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Relief in England : DOLE
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Divers information : ANA
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Coat with an alloy : TERNE
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Shrimp : PEANUT
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Porter's "I ___ Love" : AMIN
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High-water point, usually : TIDEMARK
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Woman's proverbial prerogative : CHANGEOFMIND
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Dopes : SEDATES
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Nez ___ War: 1877 : PERCE
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Clamor : NOISE
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Retreats : DENS
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"The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
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Conventicle groups : SECTS
Down
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Poet Karl : SHAPIRO
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Dijon is its capital : COTEDOR
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Spoiled : RUINED
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Prince Valiant's son : ARN
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Inlaid : PIQUE
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Self-defense system : KARATE
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Musical vamp : INTRO
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T-bone source : STEER
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Patriotic org. : SAR
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The ___, Netherlands : HAGUE
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Sight at Innsbruck : ALPS
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"O Sole ___" : MIO
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Most discerning : ACUTEST
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Gyrene : MARINE
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Sherwood's "___ Delight" : IDIOTS
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John Todd's radio role : TONTO
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Stertorous one : SNORER
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Famed prisoner: May 1982 : LOREN
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Defeated : UNDONE
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Actress Paget : DEBRA
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Indigo : ANIL
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Mountain-dew maker : STILL
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Juvenile poultry character : HENNYPENNY
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Card game : ECARTE
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Like Suckling's lover : WAN
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Oenochoe's cousin : OLPE
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Exploits : FEATS
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Rows : OARS
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Manufacture : MAKE
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W.W. I leader's nickname : KAISERBILL
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Action at Pebble Beach : TEEING
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Sgt. and cpl. : NCOS
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Krupp works center : ESSEN
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Seed : SPORE
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Jug for honey : CRUSE
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Doggone it! : PSHAW
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Dipped water out of a boat : BAILED
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Moslem brain trust : ULEMA
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Venner of fiction : ELSIE
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Down at the heels : SEEDY
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At that time : THEN
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Lapps' neighbors : FINNS
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Tidbit : MORSEL
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Sandpiper : KNOT
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Sanction : FIAT
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Mr. Mullins : MOON
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Archangel : URIEL
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Glucide : OSE
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Save : RESCUE
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Corday's quarry : MARAT
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Male dreamboat : ADONIS
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Put on cargo again : RELADED
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Hot dogs : FRANKS
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Unwrought : RUDE
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Use a chaise : LOUNGE
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Democritus was one : ATOMIST
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Lynx and puma : FELINES
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Leaning : TREND
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Pomme de ___ : TERRE
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Golfer's concern : STANCE
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Like a biblical man : ADAMIC
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Inflames : HEATS
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A son of Ezra : EPHER
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"Like Niobe, all ___" : TEARS
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Collars : ETONS
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Govt. agent : TMAN
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Nigerian city : EDE
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Navy off. : CPO
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Adversary : FOE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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