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New York Times, Saturday, October 2, 1982

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 29-Across has "Marrayat," which should be "Marryat"; left as in the original.

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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,016
Across
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Londoner's meat-and-potatoes stew : HOTPOT
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Complacent : SMUG
11
Motor speed: Abbr. : RPM
14
Cook too long : OVERDO
15
Sap : TIRE
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Mouths, to Marcellus : ORA
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Le Roi ___ (Louis XIV) : SOLEIL
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Rates : ASSESSES
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Men of the cloth : ECCLESIASTICS
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Comedian Jimmy: 1896–1960 : SAVO
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Author Yutang : LIN
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A Ford : ERNIE
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___ arms (aroused) : UPIN
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"Twelfth Night" clown : FESTE
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Marrayat's midshipman : EASY
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Orchestrate again : RESCORE
32
Tied : EVEN
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Notable train of yesterday : FREEDOM
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Herring seine : RINGNET
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Tableland : PLATEAU
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Despots : TSARS
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Matador's undoing : HORN
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Medea's servant in a Cherubini opera : NERIS
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Chemical ending : YNE
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Italian province : ENNA
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Bills or church groups : DENOMINATIONS
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Mason or compositor : STONEMAN
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Noted German jurist: 1816–95 : GNEIST
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Annex of a sort : ELL
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Bugs Baer's writing daughter : ATRA
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More capacious : LARGER
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Amherst poet's monogram : EED
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Acuff and Campanella : ROYS
64
Open or detach : UNSNAP
Down
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Cries of surprise : HOS
2
Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
3
Broadcast, in a way : TELEVISE
4
Bias : PRECONCEPTION
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Of lyrical poetry : ODIC
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What campanologists do : TOLL
7
Quiescence : STASIS
8
Understand incorrectly : MISINTERPRET
9
___ Major : URSA
10
Quinks, e.g. : GEESE
11
Rossini heroine : ROSINA
12
Epitome : PRECIS
13
Stage Lincoln : MASSEY
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Energizing agents : STRENGTHENERS
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Charitable : ELEEMOSYNARY
22
Shore sight : SURF
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Mimic : APER
27
Inaugural poet: Jan. 1961 : FROST
28
Sins : EVILS
31
Harem part : ODA
33
Queen before Sophia : ENA
36
Part of the Main St. glitter : NEONSIGN
37
Make one's salt : EARN
38
Anagram for aunt : TUNA
41
Politician's wait-___ policy : ANDSEE
42
Coleopteroid : BEETLE
43
"Merope" poet : ARNOLD
45
The pineapple : ANANAS
48
Throw mud at : SMEAR
52
"For ___ be Queen o' the May" : IMTO
53
Arctic pad : IGLU
54
Judah's second son : ONAN
57
Liner's milieu : SEA
58
Boy Scout's div. : TRP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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