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Warren W. Reich
Warren W. Reich

DIRTY TRICKS

New York Times, Sunday, November 28, 1982

Author:
Warren W. Reich
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 642 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Warren W. Reich has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,073
Across
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Function : OFFICE
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Eastern bishops : ABBAS
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___ spumante : ASTI
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O'Casey : SEAN
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Corner sitter : HORNER
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Tutti-___ : FRUTTI
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Image : ICON
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Spot for gyring and gimbling : WABE
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Sordid abnormality? : MEANDEVIATION
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Raunchy music? : RAWSCORES
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City on the Somme : AMIENS
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Hebrew letter : LAMED
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Giants or dwarfs : TROLLS
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Media control agcy. : FCC
36
Rivulets : RILLS
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Begot : SIRED
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Cenozoic and Mesozoic, e.g. : ERAS
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Byron work : LARA
41
Spread to dry : TED
42
___ Manutius, printer-scholar: 1450–1515 : ALDUS
43
Exercises : PUSHUPS
47
Split : ASUNDER
49
Mud-covered impersonator? : FILTHYRICH
52
Pile : NAP
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"JR" author : GADDIS
54
Lee or Spencer : TRACY
56
Faction : SECT
57
Woody's boy : ARLO
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Adipose : OBESE
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Jacques of song : FRERE
60
Spot for swinging : PLATE
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Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
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Ecuadorean river : NAPO
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Term at sea : ALEE
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Martha from Butte : RAYE
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"Gentlemen ___ Blondes" : PREFER
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Vane reading : SSE
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Profits from porno? : GROSSINCOME
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Rouse : BESTIR
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Henley's waterway : THAMES
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Part of a springe : NOOSE
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Desert, as in a desert : MAROON
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Obliterates : ERASES
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Uncouth Pancho? : VULGARLATIN
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Nav. officer : ENS
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Retarded : SLOWED
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Adriatic wind : BORA
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Love god : EROS
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
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Grippers on horseshoes : CALKS
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Metallic disk : PATEN
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Welty's "Music from ___" : SPAIN
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Copal or elemi : RESIN
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Pongo and wou-wou : APES
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Hit the books : PORE
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Dodge : ELUDE
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Burgage : TENURE
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Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
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Ignoble athlete? : BASERUNNER
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Saddle straps : LATIGOS
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"Ten Commandments" producer : DEMILLE
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Foamy drink : LAGER
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Lake in Kashmir : DAL
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Tropical tree : MABI
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Parson birds : TUIS
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Receive eagerly : EATUP
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Escritoires : DESKS
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___ de veau (sweetbread) : RIS
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Places for frontals : ALTARS
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Carman's "___ Airs" : APRIL
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Part of Berlin : PANKOW
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Indecent dances? : FOULBALLS
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Obnoxious approach? : OFFENSIVELINE
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Hindu peeress : RANI
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Antic : DIDO
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Oder feeder : NEISSE
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Redactor : EDITOR
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Greek music halls : ODEA
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A Dutch treat : EDAM
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Inhibit : DETER
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Alarm sounder : REVERE
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Electrical unit : OHM
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Opponent : FOE
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Angelico, for one : FRA
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Imaret : INN
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Closet material : CEDAR
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Holy recluses : EREMITES
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Off the right path : AFIELD
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Husks of certain grains : BRANS
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"No ifs, ands or ___" : BUTS
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Panay tribe : ATI
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With impassivity : STOLIDLY
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Large amount : SCAD
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Kind of head : TOW
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Coach : INSTRUCT
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Gush out : SWOOSH
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Title between viscount and marquess : EARL
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Arne oratorio : ABEL
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Bogged down : INARUT
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More contemptible : VILER
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Event of '29 : CRASH
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Coordinate : MESH
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Vessels for liquids : FLAGONS
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Melons : CASABAS
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Crass OPEC offering? : CRUDEPETROLEUM
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Golf flub : SLICE
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French chef's need : EPICE
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"___ to bed" : ANDSO
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From a distance : AFAR
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Coarse sweetheart? : UNREFINEDSUGAR
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Pilgrim : PALMER
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Trace : SPOOR
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"___ Walküre" : DIE
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Belgian composer-virtuoso: 1858–1931 : YSAYE
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Plexus : RETE
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Lock : TRESS
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Pawnees' cousins : REES
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Pico de ___, in the Pyrenees : ANETO
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Ice sheets : FLOES
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Partner of poesia : PROSA
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Weaker : LAMER
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Kind of squad : ARSON
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___ forces : ARMED
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Elfin beings : PERIS
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Xenon and krypton : GASES
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Harden : INURE
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E. E. Hale antihero : NOLAN
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Tooth : COG
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Mehta's need : BATON
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Atlanta five : HAWKS
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Madame Curie : MARIE
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Pass : ELAPSE
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U.S. woman since 1920 : VOTER
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Plumbum : LEAD
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Kenya's capital : NAIROBI
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Sense over syntax : SYNESIS
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Blanch : SCALD
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Reveal : BARE
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Blue ___ (dungaree) : DENIM
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Propounds : POSES
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Coleridge's "gentle thing" : SLEEP
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Motor sound : PURR
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Soak flax : RET
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Pointed stake : PALISADE
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Overwhelmed : ENGULFED
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Discuss : TALKOVER
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Rave notice : BLURB
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Relating to: Suffix : ULAR
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Hatchet woman : NATION
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"Communism" author: 1927 : LASKI
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Where Firenze is : ITALIA
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More obtuse : DENSER
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___ salts : EPSOM
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___ macabre : DANSE
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Nobel, for one : SWEDE
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Hair style : AFRO
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Backpack : LOAD
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Harry Warren product : TUNE
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Robert or Alan : ALDA
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Varmint : PEST
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Repressive force : LID
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Faugh! : FIE
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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Follower: Suffix : ITE
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Eur. land : NOR
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Palindromic word : ERE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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