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New York Times, Wednesday, October 6, 1982

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,020
Across
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Sour tasting : ACERB
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Nightingale's burden : LAMP
10
Hardy hero : JUDE
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Debussy classic : LAMER
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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Caspian feeder : URAL
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Protein-related acid : AMINO
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Author Rostov : MARA
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Chinese pottery : MING
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Assault unexpectedly : SPRINGUPON
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Cavy's cousin : PACA
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The mark of sorrow : ZERO
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O.T. book : ESTHER
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TV anchorman : RATHER
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Comprehend, with "on" : LATCH
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Exchange premium : AGIO
33
Thank-you-___ (bump in a road) : MAAM
35
La Fontaine predecessor : AESOP
39
Teapot event : TEMPEST
41
Turkish rug : BERGAMA
43
Proficient : ADEPT
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A ___ Able : ASIN
46
___ Bator, Far East city : ULAN
47
Opposite of 43 Across : INEPT
49
Dyers' relatives : TONERS
51
Brandy center : COGNAC
54
Colliery access : ADIT
56
Kind of jury : HUNG
57
" . . . ___ in the dark" (Hobbes's last words) : AGREATLEAP
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___ smasher : ATOM
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Molders : ROTS
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Blood conveyor : AORTA
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"Arrivederci" city : ROMA
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Tare's partner : TRET
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Conestoga : WAGON
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United : ONED
70
Brontë heroine : EYRE
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" . . . fell ___ thieves": Luke 10:30 : AMONG
Down
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"Oh, my!" : ALAS
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David, e.g. : CAMP
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Potentate : EMIR
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"Myth of Hercules" painter : RENI
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Third-place medal : BRONZE
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Tree-dwelling primate : LEMUR
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"Pretty Little Poppy" of 1924 : AMAPOLA
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Spanish surrealist : MIRO
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Palomar sighting : PLANET
10
Start too soon : JUMPTHEGUN
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Bathsheba's husband : URIAH
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Twist, for one : DANCE
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Sir Edward, the composer : ELGAR
21
Some bacteria : GERMS
25
Identifying feature : SCAR
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Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
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Venerable : AGED
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Proverbial flier : TIME
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All riled up : HOPPINGMAD
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Prefix with dextrous : AMBI
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Nipa palm : ATAP
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Vendition : SALE
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He made quatrains and tents : OMAR
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Shivaree implements : PANS
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Sicilian menace : ETNA
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Conceptual beings : ENTIA
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His shot causes many to run : STARTER
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Card game for two : ECARTE
50
Trudeau's capital : OTTAWA
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Hispanic bombshell : CHARO
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___ a limb : OUTON
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Dwarf : GNOME
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Villa ___, at Tivoli : DESTE
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Sanguinary : GORY
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Topsoil : LOAM
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Therefore : ERGO
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Solar disk : ATON
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Twinge : PANG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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