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New York Times, Wednesday, October 27, 1982

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { D J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Humane org. : SPCA
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Luggage piece : GRIP
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Grain disease : ERGOT
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This may be out in left field : TIER
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On this planet : HERE
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Leave off : CEASE
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Highway man? : INNKEEPER
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Plants that are full of beans : LIMAS
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Uses henna again : RETINTS
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The Hub's Celtics : CAGERS
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"The Confessions of ___ Turner" : NAT
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Contract : SHRINK
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Tavern : PUB
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Outline : CONTOUR
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Newt : EFT
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Circa : ABOUT
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"Clown of the orchestra" : OBOE
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Prefix with plane : AERO
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Becomes mild after being riled : COOLSIT
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Part of a seal : FLIPPER
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Gate receipts : TAKE
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Fork part : TINE
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Salad garnish : CRESS
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Wall St. item : STK
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Penitent's emotion : REMORSE
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Greek letter : RHO
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Paint : ENAMEL
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Circuit : LAP
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Composer Oley : SPEAKS
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Catchword; slogan : TAGLINE
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Indiscretion : LAPSE
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One with a honey bunch? : BEEKEEPER
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In the back : AREAR
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Sale sign : ASIS
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Frat topic : GIRLS
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Makes lace : TATS
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Concern of musicians and physicians : TONE
Down
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Cooking direction : STIR
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Maine's main tree : PINE
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Coin : CENT
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One of the Alans : ARKIN
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Certain city quarter : GHETTO
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Ribbed fabrics : REPS
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Anger : IRE
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___ annum : PER
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Dessert : ECLAIR
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Own the throne : REIGN
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Lucky poacher? : GAMEKEEPER
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Hardy lass : TESS
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Decrees : ENACTS
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Merciless : CRUEL
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Religious deg. : STB
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Chorine : HOOFER
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Agreements : PACTS
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Lusitania's undoer : UBOAT
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Library menace? : BOOKKEEPER
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"___ for Sergeants" : NOTIME
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New : FRESH
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Trunk : TORSO
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Mo. in spring : APR
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Articles : ITEMS
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Frigid epoch : ICEAGE
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Lon of Cambodia : NOL
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Autumnal cleanup group : RAKERS
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Assuages : SLAKES
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Kind of drip : NASAL
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Dress feature : PLEAT
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Dross of metal : SLAG
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Prefix with mutuel : PARI
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Nomad's home : TENT
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___ facto : IPSO
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Opposite of "Ja!" : NEIN
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Old language : ERSE
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Wager : BET
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Stat for Fingers : ERA

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