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New York Times, Wednesday, December 22, 1982

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,097
Across
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State of India : ASSAM
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Earns : MERITS
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Oscar winner for Maggio role : SINATRA
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Ballerina Markova : ALICIA
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Continual : ENDLESS
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Joins firmly : CEMENTS
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Trouble : ADO
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Business expense : POSTAGE
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Kennel sound : YIP
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Hamilton's foe : BURR
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In want : NEEDY
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Hollywood notable : STAR
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Possessing lands : ACRED
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Affirmative : YEA
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Friendliness : AMITY
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Pieces of crockery : TEAPOTS
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Title for Bovary : MADAME
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Conflict : WAR
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Campus notable : SENIOR
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Slide along : SLITHER
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Ships' havens : COVES
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"Cap'n ___," Lincoln novel : ERI
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Bailiff : REEVE
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Aussie tennis great : HOAD
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Belle or Bart : STARR
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Play based on a Maugham tale : RAIN
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Actress Harding : ANN
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Flap on a bridle : BLINDER
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Strong stuff : TNT
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Arranged like tiles : TEGULAR
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Cupidity : AVARICE
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Dwell : RESIDE
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Treated, as with mastic : RESINED
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Winter Olympics sights : SLOPES
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Some neologisms : SLANG
Down
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Pyrenees republic : ANDORRA
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Pharmacy item : SAL
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Short distance : STEP
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Major crime : ARSON
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Family of actors : MASSEYS
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Road material : MACADAM
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Mournful poem : ELEGY
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Dessert : ICE
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Singer who "tiptoed through the tulips" : TINYTIM
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Fill full : SATIATE
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Devilfish : SEABAT
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Bring about : INDUCE
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Active : SPRY
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Small mound : TEE
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Was fretful : REPINED
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More stylish : SMARTER
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One fine Day : DORIS
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Robin ___ of balladry : ADAIR
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The way, to Lao-tse : TAO
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Small tool : AWL
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Okla. athletes : SOONERS
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Good news : EVANGEL
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Calls it a day : RETIRES
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Bombay bigwigs : SIRDARS
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Kind of pad : HEATING
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Show : EVINCE
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Let : RENTED
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Converse with chums : CHAT
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Spread : RAN
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"Tribute" playwright : SLADE
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Merrymaking : REVEL
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Image in a radar set : BLIP
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Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
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Morale-building group for G.I.'s : USO
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Kobe coin : RIN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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