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New York Times, Monday, October 4, 1982

Author:
Edward J. Buckler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Adult insect : IMAGO
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Storage place for a missile : SILO
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"Money ___ object" : ISNO
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Appointed : NAMED
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Strategic gulf : ADEN
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I.o.u. : CHIT
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Amendment I topic : FREEDOMOFSPEECH
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German article : EIN
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Crude zinc : SPELTER
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___ volente : DEO
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Gats : RODS
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One below lt. j.g. : ENS
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Window section : PANE
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Prefix with sphere : HEMI
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Policy of being involved : ACTIVISM
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Rose of ___ : SHARON
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It starts: "We, the people . . . " : THECONSTITUTION
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"The ___ Season," 1927 play : MATING
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Violent storms : SNORTERS
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Novelist Wister : OWEN
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Dove's home : COTE
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W.W. II soldiers : GIS
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Throw : PEG
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Engrossed : RAPT
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Globe : ORB
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Blemished : STAINED
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Durocher : LEO
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Amendment XIV topic : DUEPROCESSOFLAW
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Not working : IDLE
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Red color : PUCE
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Discontinue : CEASE
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Welshman : CELT
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Facilitated : SPED
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Attuned : KEYED
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Surmise : INFER
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Singer Lanza : MARIO
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Improve : AMEND
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"My goodness!" : GEE
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At ___ (in dispute) : ODDS
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Monotony : SAMENESS
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False gods : IDOLS
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Political position : LEFT
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Beginning : ONSET
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Eliza crossed it : ICE
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Cast off : SHED
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Pleasant : NICE
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Galba's friend and foe : OTHO
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Opportunity : OPENING
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Opposite of post : PRE
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Condiment's function : SPICING
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Gab : CHATTER
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English river : AVON
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Site of Mercyhurst College : ERIE
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Anchor : MOOR
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Posadas : INNS
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Vapor: Comb. form : ATMO
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Rube's quid of tobacco : CHAW
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French head : TETE
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Geog. features : MTS
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Comedians' foils : STOOGES
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Distress : HURT
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Maddened : INCENSED
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A member of the U.N. : ISR
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Checks : STOPS
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Fragment : PIECE
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Mitigate : ALLAY
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"___-porridge hot . . . " : PEASE
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Pulled along : TOWED
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Of a type of poem : ODIC
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Brusque : RUDE
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Liberty symbol : BELL
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"We'll tak ___ o' kindness yet" : ACUP
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Wharf : DOCK
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Peevish mood : PET
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Charge : FEE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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