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New York Times, Friday, December 17, 1982

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,092

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Across
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Dieter Jack : SPRAT
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Gilead's lack : BALM
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Karate blow : CHOP
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Opossum's cousin : KOALA
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Sector : AREA
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Author Jaffe : RONA
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Dawson Creek-to-Fairbanks highway : ALCAN
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Prohibitions : BANS
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Exploiter : USER
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Playing second fiddle : TAKINGABACKSEAT
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Otologist's purview : EAR
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Boot-shaped nation : ITALY
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Biennial plant : CELERY
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Canter, e.g. : GAIT
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Bradley and Moreno : OMARS
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Near, but not in, the limelight : BACKSTAGE
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Future date : MMII
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Free-for-all : MELEE
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Pompano's relative : SCAD
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Players behind the line of scrimmage : BACKFIELD
43
Page or LuPone : PATTI
44
Between tenor and soprano : ALTO
45
Piney acres : FOREST
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Helmsman's command : AVAST
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Be in the grip of la grippe : AIL
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Uneasy riders : BACKSEATDRIVERS
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His, to Henri : ALUI
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Distinctive air : AURA
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Portage craft : CANOE
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Credit a source : CITE
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Fixed payt. : STIP
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Hardly the hoi polloi : ELITE
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Alternatives to iced tea : ADES
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Bugler's blast : TOOT
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Spring feast : SEDER
Down
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Game using 32 cards : SKAT
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Negri of the silents : POLA
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Torment : RACK
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Half of pelota's other name : ALAI
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Leather-workers : TANNERS
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De Brunhoff's pachyderm : BABAR
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Native of Bahrain : ARAB
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Musically, a Horne of plenty : LENA
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One of the gens. : MASC
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Patisserie layer : CRUST
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Hebrew prophet : HOSEA
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Ryan, for one : ONEAL
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Part of G.O.P. : PARTY
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Kind of blade : GAY
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Manx's young : KITS
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Rapunzel's need, after the climb : COMB
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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Like vestrymen : LAIC
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Estrada of "CHiPs" : ERIK
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France: Comb. form : GALLO
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Earned an A : ACED
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Tina Turner's partner : IKE
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Bulbous root : BEET
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Emperor : TSAR
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French play segment : ACTE
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Rods or heaters : GATS
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Tighten prose : EDIT
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Wire measure : MIL
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Taboos, to 1 Across : FATS
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Regulates : POLICES
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Douglas or Oregon : FIR
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Bananalike plant : ABACA
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Incontestable : VALID
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Shrewd; discerning : ACUTE
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Berlin's "Blue ___": 1927 : SKIES
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Alter for a new use : ADAPT
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One of Gotham's rivers : EAST
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Brougham, e.g. : AUTO
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Minuet part : TRIO
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Glen : VALE
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City near Tulsa : ENID
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Unthinking repetition : ROTE
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Tea-leaves reader : SEER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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