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New York Times, Monday, October 18, 1982

Author:
Karen Hodge
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Karen Young Bonin has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,032

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Across
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Uninteresting : DRAB
5
Cram for exams : PORE
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Lean eater : SPRAT
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Role for Plummer : IAGO
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Heron's cousin : IBIS
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Relinquish, as rights : WAIVE
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Land-sighter's site : CROWSNEST
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Proofreader's asset : EAGLEEYE
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Prepares dough : KNEADS
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A TD gets six of these : PTS
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Talk back : SASS
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"___ My Lou" : SKIPTO
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Prefix with space : AERO
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Barn occupant, sometimes : CAR
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Leo's pride : MANE
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Categorize : PIGEONHOLE
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Chose : OPTED
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Larry Bird's target : NET
39
Item for 46 Across : GAVEL
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W.W. I dance : TURKEYTROT
43
Horne from Brooklyn : LENA
44
Zeta–theta connection : ETA
45
Caesarean salutations : AVES
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Speaker in F.D.R.'s day : RAINEY
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___-Neisse Line : ODER
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"Le ___" Corneille opus : CID
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Kind of fair : WORLDS
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Fit neatly together : DOVETAIL
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Au revoir's kin : ADIEU
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Little John's pal : ROBINHOOD
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One of Aristotle's fortes : LOGIC
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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___ about . . . : ONOR
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Lure for some gamblers : TRACK
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Type of ticket : MEAL
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Product of R. E. Olds : REOS
Down
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Modern knucklebones : DICE
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___ avis : RARA
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Eager : AGOG
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Emulate Earl Anthony : BOWL
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Relative of moonshine : PINETOP
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Isn't recalcitrant : OBEYS
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___ and shine : RISE
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"C'___ la vie!" : EST
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Last act : SWANSONG
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Peels : PARES
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Moreno : RITA
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Athirst : AVID
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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When sch. starts : SEPT
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N.Z. shrub : KARO
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Look after : SEETO
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Hit, biblical style : SMOTE
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Done for : KAPUT
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Prefix with mural : INTRA
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Cheat at hide-and-seek : PEEK
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Excessive worries, e.g. : AGERS
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Bank of witches : COVEN
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Coeur d'___ : ALENE
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Kind of race : RELAY
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Bury : INTER
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Salt or sea: Comb. form : HALI
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Goner : DEADDUCK
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Singer-actor Montand : YVES
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Unimportant : TRIVIAL
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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___ acid, soap component : OLEIC
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Hooded reptile : COBRA
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Mickey's creator : WALT
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Skunk's protection : ODOR
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Capital of Latvia : RIGA
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Francesco Foscari, e.g. : DOGE
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Fifth-day deity : THOR
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Tops : AONE
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Grand number : IOOO
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Gen., adm.et. al. : LDRS
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Aries animal : RAM

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

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