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FORTH AND BACK

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1982

Author:
Barry L. Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 619 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,101
Across
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Start of the 13th century : MCCI
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Puckerel : IMP
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Plebiscite : VOTE
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Networks : WEBS
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Tennyson poem : DORA
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Part of C.A.A. : ALAN
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Bishop : DIOCESAN
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Anagram for Roma : AMOR
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CB word : OVER
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Rover Boy saw mothers as goddesses : SAMDEIFIEDMAS
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Place for an ICBM : SILO
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Egypt's lifeline : NILE
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Jesse Stuart's "___ Heaven" : TREESOF
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Patricia from Ky. : NEAL
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Median strip : MALL
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Keynote : TONIC
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Choice : SELECT
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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Rattling noise : RALE
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Nero's tutor : SENECA
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French Lick is one : SPA
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R.I.P. notice : OBIT
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"Do I dare to ___ peach?": T.S.E. : EATA
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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Peppy N.Y. nine beat bad guys : LIVEMETSDIDSTEMEVIL
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Hope : BOB
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On the market : ASALE
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Medical suffix : ITIS
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Dupin's creator : POE
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Riley's life : EASE
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Número ___ : UNO
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Dinesen offering : TALE
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Weigh down : PRESS
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Blind alleys : IMPASSES
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Landlord : LESSOR
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Jets' home : SHEA
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House of Lords cry : HEAR
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Like argon : INERT
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Bars : BISTROS
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Wave in la mer : ONDE
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Adolf's ally : BENITO
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U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
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Musial eliminated Wash. Senators : STANDELEDNATS
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It's below the occiput : NAPE
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Heckle : NEEDLE
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" ... leaven of ___": Byron : ALIE
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Kind of guest : HONORED
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Elicit : EVOKE
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Davis Cup figure : ASHE
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Small village : DORP
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Paradigms : MODELS
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Warden of a sort : FORESTER
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Diarize : ENTER
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Bakery employee : ICER
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Symbol of precision : TEE
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Snarl : GNAR
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Deposed ring king : ALI
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Jewish month : ADAR
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You gotta have miles of it : HEART
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Underwater shocker : EEL
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That guy sketches City Hall grass. Right? : HEDRAWSCIVICSWARDEH
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Flèche weapon : EPEE
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Child, in Puebla : NINO
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Take on : HIRE
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Part of an orch. : STR
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Plantation employee : PICKER
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London's "White ___" : FANG
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Feme ___ (spinster) : SOLE
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English essayist : STEELE
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Globular : ROUND
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Told all to the cops : SANG
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Pond, in poesy : MERE
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Sub : STANDIN
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Con : ANTI
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First name in raga : RAVI
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Pilfer device for maintaining copter blade : LOOTROTORTOOL
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Scarsdale, e.g. : DIET
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Film coating : EMULSION
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City in Sicily : ENNA
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Trireme features : OARS
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Hart or Player : GARY
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Strong wind : GALE
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Minstrel tune : LAY
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Arnaz : DESI
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Parts of cranes : MASTS
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Farrell's "Bernard ___" : CLARE
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Llamas' cousins : CAMELS
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Up to one's ears : INDEEP
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Dostoyevsky subject : IDIOT
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Make peevish : MIFF
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Taro product : POI
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Any well-known entertainer : VEDETTE
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Ottoman Empire founder : OSMAN
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Cape Dutch : TAAL
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Nav. rank : ENS
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"When I ___": W.S.G. : WASALAD
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Anatole's contemporary : EMILE
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Flax pod : BOLL
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Hit initials : SRO
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Knotts performing; notices lack of approval : DONONSEESNONOD
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Akin to capric : OVINE
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Token : RELIC
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Gallic penny : CENTIME
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Kind of clause : ESCALATOR
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Mondrian contemporary : MATISSE
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Five, nine or eleven : TEAM
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White poplars : ABELES
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Salad root : RADISH
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Realm of Somnus : SLEEP
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Ellipsoid : OVAL
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Town near Padua : ESTE
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Bohr subject : ATOM
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Part of a Stein line : ISAROSE
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Harangue : TIRADE
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Easter shrub : SPIREA
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Still-life prop : VASE
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Elbe feeder : ISER
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For fear that : LEST
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Gogol's "Taras ___" : BULBA
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Peggy of songdom : ONEIL
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___ nova (Brazilian dance) : BOSSA
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Hang : PEND
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Islet : AIT
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Little brat uses needles and wool again : STINKERREKNITS
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Whets : HONES
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Cousin of Saul : ABNER
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Mil. banner : STD
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Guidonian note : ELA
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Kind of degree : NTH
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Corresponding part : ISOMERE
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He sacked Rome in A.D. 410 : ALARIC
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Ancestors : ELDERS
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Name in fashion : DIOR
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Sharp ridge : ARETE
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Martinique site : PELEE
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Car named for a tycoon : EDSEL
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Shoe widths : EES
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Polaris : NORTHSTAR
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Forerunners of I : EFGH
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W.W. II rocket : VONE
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Mouthward : ORAD
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Lifting with effort : HEAVING
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Finis : ENDING
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Novelist Boulle : PIERRE
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Leathermaker : TAWER
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Taxco treat : TACO
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European juniper : CADE
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Cab callers : HAILERS
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Put on a Little act : APED
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Anserine quality : INANITY
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Huckleberry : WHORTLE
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Bivouacked : TENTED
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Decorated anew : REDONE
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Where to find Goyas : PRADO
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
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Cleverer : CUTER
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Advocate : FAVOR
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Pyongyang's rival : SEOUL
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Unfeeling : STONY
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They have their pride : LIONS
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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"Roots" or "Hawaii" : SAGA
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N.Y.C. art center : MOMA
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Portico : STOA
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Gear : RIG
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Part of a journey : LEG
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Naphtha, e.g. : OIL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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