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Herb L. Risteen
Herb L. Risteen

New York Times, Tuesday, October 20, 1981

57-Across : Ocean swell

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0 Grid has super-symmetry.
Herb L. Risteen has 244 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,669
Across
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Quarrels : SCRAPS
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Pertain : RELATE
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Dixie river : ALABAMA
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Soviet republic : KARELIA
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Changed into gaseous form : VAPORED
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Horseshoe throws : RINGERS
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"Cap'n ___," Lincoln novel : ERI
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Polliwog : TADPOLE
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___ Tyler, English rebel : WAT
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Rivals of the Dodgers : REDS
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Tourist attraction in Pompeii : RUINS
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Wait : BIDE
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Condition : STATE
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One of three in "cyclic" : CEE
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Musician of '76 : FIFER
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Sign of coryza : SNEEZE
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Type of scholar : RHODES
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Exist : ARE
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Experienced : OLD
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Thatcher et al. : TORIES
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Pusher's customer : ADDICT
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Tommy Dorsey favorite : MARIE
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Lew Wallace hero : HUR
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Show disdain : SNORT
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Where Sligo is : ERIN
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Dark brown : SEPIA
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Thrive : GROW
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___ Jacinto : SAN
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Periods : SEASONS
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Pious person, in Paris: Abbr. : STE
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Paul Pry : SNOOPER
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Ocean swell : SEAGATE
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Dürer and Whistler, e.g. : ETCHERS
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Altar-bound : ENGAGED
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Places to stay : ROOSTS
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Winebibbers : TOPERS
Down
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Frugal ones : SAVERS
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Dry red beverages : CLARETS
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Virginia river : RAPIDAN
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Finnish port : ABO
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Parcel's partner : PART
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Slander : SMEAR
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Blows one's top : RAILS
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Water bird : ERNE
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Triangle side : LEG
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Fish of the herring family : ALEWIFE
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Scolding speeches : TIRADES
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___ Island in the Pacific : EASTER
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Cite as proof : ADDUCE
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Copenhagen coins : KRONER
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Slapstick staple : PIE
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Soap ingredient : STEARIN
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Auction action : BIDDING
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Strange : EERIE
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Certain pens : FOLDS
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Zuider ___ : ZEE
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Trough : HOD
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Italian gulf : TARANTO
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S.A. river : ORINOCO
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Tailor's tool : SHEARS
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Melodic : ARIOSE
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Bouquet for a belle : CORSAGE
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Meadowlands performer : TROTTER
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___ Marco Polo : MESSER
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High points : UPS
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Fall apparel : TWEEDS
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Foresighted fellows : SEERS
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Concerning : ANENT
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Pudding starch : SAGO
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Exclamations : OHS
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Interstice : GAP

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