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ORNITHOLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1982

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,087
Across
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Rodgers and Hart’s “___ in Arms” : BABES
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Knout : LASH
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LARK : FROLIC
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It serves the telly : BBC
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Animate : ALIVE
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Fairy-tale opener : ONCE
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Branched : RAMOSE
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One-time Mideast initials : UAR
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Tournament of Roses entry : FLOAT
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French window : DOOR
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Consecrate : ANOINT
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“Dio ___!” : MIO
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CARDINAL : FUNDAMENTAL
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Uncivil courtroom acts : CONTEMPTS
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Seneca’s foe : ERIE
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Whatever : ANY
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
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Libertines : RAKES
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Act as sommelier : DECANT
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SWIFT : MASTEROFSATIRE
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Put the ___ on (solicit) : BITE
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Nobel Prize physicist: 1922 : BOHR
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Power : VIS
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November winners : INS
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Lamb-chop decoration : FRILL
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Liberty or Victory : SHIP
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Ineffective : USELESS
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Vehicles at J.F.K. : LIMOS
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Driver’s need : TEE
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Scowl : GLARE
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Body muscle : PSOAS
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“Rubáiyát” word : ENOW
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L.B.J. beagle : HER
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Made a wager : LAID
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Put out : QUENCH
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Bad or good : EGG
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SNIPE : FIREFROMCOVER
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U.S. ancestral org. : SAR
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Ponchielli’s “___ mar!” : CIELOE
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Precinct : AREA
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Type of sack : SAD
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Caesar’s second announcement : VIDI
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Combiner meaning “nine” : ENNEA
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Behind at sea : ABAFT
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Blue : BEN
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Participate : SITIN
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Bewitching charm : GLAMOUR
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Fem.’s opposite : MASC
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Rare treat, sometimes : STEAK
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Not dbl. : SGL
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Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
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Byzantine image : IKON
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“Brute” antecedents : ETTU
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CRANE : STRETCHTHENECK
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Lively wit : ESPRIT
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In ___ (hurried) : ARUSH
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___ Annie of “Oklahoma!” : ADO
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Fled : RAN
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Apiece : EACH
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Triple Cy Young Award winner : TOMSEAVER
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EAGLE : TWOUNDERPAR
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Police dept. alert : APB
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Not subject to a rule : EXEMPT
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Milnes role in “Otello” : IAGO
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Secant, for one : RATIO
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Stanley Cup org. : NHL
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Flights by oiseaux : VOLEES
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Tanglewood area : SHED
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Make up for : ATONE
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Match the bet : SEE
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SWALLOW : ENDURE
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Flawless : PURE
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Certain murals : SERTS
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Lofted a golf ball : BAFFED
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Entice : ALLURE
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TV’s “___ Woman” : BIONIC
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DUCK : EVADEABLOW
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Caterpillar hair : SETA
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Tyrolean fabric : LODEN
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Elia, e.g. : ANONYM
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Glaswegian : SCOT
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Statue by Polyclitus : HERA
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Auber’s “___ Diavolo” : FRA
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Animus : RANCOR
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Melville work : OMOO
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Pork cut : LOIN
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Berlin’s “___ This a Lovely Day . . . ” : ISNT
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Et ___ : CETERA
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JAY : BUMPKIN
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Fishermen, at times : BAITERS
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Baggataway stick : CROSSE
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Dillon : MATT
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Averse : LOTH
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Painter of “Odalisque” : MATISSE
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Baron ___ (Francis Bacon) : VERULAM
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Asther of films : NILS
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Nichols protagonist : ABIE
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Petty bribe : SOP
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Medicates to excess : OVERDOSES
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Rattail, e.g. : FILE
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Tampa-to-Fort Myers dir. : SSE
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Aromatic compound : ESTER
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GULL : FLEECE
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“___ the new!” : RINGIN
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Daughter of Cymbeline : IMOGEN
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In this vicinity : HEREABOUT
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Levantine craft : SAIC
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San Antonio cager : SPUR
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CROW : GLOAT
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Type of inspection : ONSITE
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Maine national park : ACADIA
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QUAIL : SHRINK
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Step on it : HIE
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Geometry letters : QED
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Secretariat, once : FOAL
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Mann’s partner : FRAU
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___ beans (Mexican dish) : REFRIED
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Cyrus or Philo : VANCE
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Ophidianlike : LEGLESS
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RAIL : VITUPERATE
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Shanghai nurse : AMAH
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Judicial bench : BANC
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Concordes, e.g. : SSTS
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Part of a trefoil : ARC
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Country singer Bandy : MOE
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Stanza : STROPHE
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GROUSE : GRUMBLE
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Granny is one : KNOT
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Watch over : TEND
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Wicked people : SATANS
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“___ of St. Agnes”: Keats : THEEVE
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Novelist Lee : HARPER
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“Oom Paul” : KRUGER
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Predacious flier : RAPTOR
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“___ Say No” (sung by 104 Across) : ICAINT
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Anguish : THROES
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Negative terminal : ANODE
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Neurite : AXON
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South African grassland : VELD
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Rhea’s relative : EMEU
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Tenuous strip : WISP
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Where Waialua is : OAHU
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Victorian and Edwardian : ERAS
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Monogram of Prufrock’s creator : TSE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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