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New York Times, Tuesday, December 14, 1982

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J K Q U W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,089

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Across
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Monastery figures : FRAS
5
American Beauties : ROSES
10
Chirp : PEEP
14
Bathe : LAVE
15
"If ___ Would Leave You," 1960 song : EVERI
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Bedouin's head cord : AGAL
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Portent : OMEN
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Rewording : PARAPHRASE
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Sunshades : PARASOLS
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Follower of red or hot : HEADED
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Throw lazily : TOSS
24
Desire, with "for" : LONG
25
Second-century B.C. ascetic : ESSENE
28
Paving mixture : CONCRETE
32
Sitter's creation : LAP
33
Sound of distress : GROAN
35
With 67 Across, an otarioid : EARED
36
Askew : ALOP
38
Less perilous : SAFER
40
Intellect : MIND
41
Five Books of Moses : TORAH
43
Ancient Chinese : SERES
45
Botanist Gray : ASA
46
Contestants : ENTRANTS
48
Berryman products : VERSES
50
Brother of Eris : ARES
51
Allot : METE
52
Drool : SLAVER
55
Candle material : PARAFFIN
59
They jump from a plane to help those in pain : PARAMEDICS
61
Other : ELSE
62
"The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
63
___ money (rich) : INTHE
64
Frank's wrap : ROLL
65
___-deaf : TONE
66
Went out with : DATED
67
See 35 Across : SEAL
Down
1
Failure : FLOP
2
Vishnu avatar : RAMA
3
State : AVER
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Kassebaum, Hawkins and 98 men : SENATE
5
Sleepers : REPOSERS
6
Race tracks : OVALS
7
Indian weights : SERS
8
Time period : ERA
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Draining device : SIPHON
10
Play on words : PARAGRAM
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Major Hoople's cry : EGAD
12
Relent : EASE
13
Begged : PLED
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From here : HENCE
21
Mercer-Arlen product : SONG
24
Solitary : LONER
25
Happify : ELATE
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Drawing room : SALON
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Big spender : SPORT
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Bistros : CAFES
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Silkworms : ERIAS
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Verb form : TENSE
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Icelandic literary collections : EDDAS
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Malt kilns : OASTS
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Device causing marine mines to surface : PARAVANE
39
Turned end for end : REVERSED
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Seraglio : HAREM
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Bristle : SETA
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Sea nymph : NEREID
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Alludes : REFERS
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Papier-___ : MACHE
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Descry : SPOT
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Composer of "Le Roi d'Ys" : LALO
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Island off Ireland : ARAN
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British statesman: 18th century : PITT
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Piece of ice : FLOE
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Jersey, to Juan : ISLA
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___ Gwyn : NELL
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Genetic letters : DNA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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