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New York Times, Saturday, November 27, 1982

Author:
George P. Sphicas
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 91, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,072
Across
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Like a wee bairn : SMA
4
Capital of Azerbaijan : BAKU
8
Mosquito's "foot" : CLAW
12
Polynesian tree : HEVI
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Dogma : TENET
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Land-dividing ditch : HAHA
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Commotions : ADOS
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Gland: Prefix : ADENO
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Thine, in Tours : ATOI
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Popular publications : DAILYNEWSPAPERS
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Classic songs or films : OLDIES
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Least active : IDLEST
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See 19 Across : WEEKLYMAGAZINES
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___ throat : STREP
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Gone skyward : ARISEN
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U.S.S.R. gold-medal gymnast : KIM
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Numb, as a foot : ASLEEP
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Chagall et al. : MARCS
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Accountant's concern : QUARTERLYREPORT
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Eradicate : UNROOT
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Lack of vivacity : ANEMIA
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See 39 Across : ANNUALSTATEMENT
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N.M. town : TAOS
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Likeness : IMAGE
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Humorous suffix : AROO
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Item on Columbia : TILE
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Cast a ballot : VOTED
54
Roulette bet in Monte Carlo : NOIR
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Auto pioneer : OLDS
56
Anagram for 48 Down : EGAD
57
Relatives of Ph.D.'s : SDS
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Darkens : SHADOWS
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Lapel decoration : MEDALET
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Successful escapee : AVOIDER
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The Venerable ___, English theologian : BEDE
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Over : ANEW
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Athletes Norton and Anderson : KENS
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Places of perfection : UTOPIAS
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Memorable comedian : CHAPLIN
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Triangular sail : LATEEN
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"My kingdom for ___!": Shak. : AHORSE
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Places at which people get belted : WAISTS
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"A Pretty Girl ___ a Melody" : ISLIKE
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Strong-scented herb : TANSY
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Sharp cry : YELP
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Cutting tool : ADZE
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Creator : MAKER
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Afro-Asian gazelle : ARIEL
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Having a limp : GIMPY
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Excites : AROUSES
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Origin of "stoical" : STOA
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End of a well-known adage : LETLIVE
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Start of the writing on the wall : MENE
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Pithecanthropus : APEMAN
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Actor Cesar and family : ROMEROS
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Lily-shaped : CRINOID
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Turbine parts : STATORS
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Crouched, in Calabria : QUATTO
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Remove brads : UNNAIL
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"The Scholar-Gipsy" poet : ARNOLD
42
Word after R or X : RATED
46
Portmanteau word : SMOG
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Bye-bye : TATA
48
Like Enos : AGED

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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