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New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1981

Author:
Norman S. Wizer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Norman S. Wizer has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,739
Across
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Phone : CALL
5
Goodbye to Pedro : ADIOS
10
Culinary V.I.P. : CHEF
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Signs : NEONS
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Corridor : HALL
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Origin : PROVENANCE
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Menorca is one : ISLA
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Consume : EAT
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Role of the dog in "Peter Pan" : NURSE
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Spud : TATER
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Afghan coin : PUL
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Actress Worth : IRENE
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Smoldering remains : EMBERS
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Former Asian alliance : SEATO
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Kind of tactic : SCARE
32
Protective finishes : VARNISHES
36
Sesames : TILS
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Exhibition place : SALON
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Hockey structure : CAGE
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Materials for Cézanne, Gaugin et al. : OILPAINTS
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Billow : SURGE
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Emphasize : STRESS
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Type of break : LUNCH
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Spanish gold : ORO
48
Growing out : ENATE
49
Proportion : RATIO
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Duct : VAS
55
Part of a play : ACTI
56
Center of interest : FOCALPOINT
58
Central European : SLAV
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Wicker's "___ to Die" : ATIME
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Repute : NOTE
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Prefix for photo or scope : TELE
62
Consumer advocate : NADER
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Type of sch. : ELEM
Down
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Contend successfully : COPE
2
Girl in "East of Eden" : ABRA
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Pillage : LOOT
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Potok's "My Name Is Asher ___" : LEV
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Does away with : ANNULS
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Cherished : DEAR
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Electrified particles : IONS
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Start of a Grimm story : ONCE
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Compass pt. : SSE
10
Contrast of light and dark : CHIAROSCURO
11
Dispatch : HASTE
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Actress Vera-___ : ELLEN
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Spread outward : FLARE
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Harden : ENURE
22
S.A. monkey : TITI
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What Picasso deliberately distorted : PERSPECTIVE
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This, to Pablo : ESTO
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Year in Paschal II's papacy : MCII
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Gala event : BALL
28
Flavors : SALTS
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Cupid : EROS
30
Massachusetts cape : ANN
32
Weathercock : VANE
33
Tortoise's rival : HARE
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Three-minute ___ : EGGS
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Witnesses : SEES
37
Pose for an artist : SIT
40
Retired tennis star : ASHE
41
Hone : STROP
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Free-___ (opponent of slavery) : SOILER
44
Smallest amount : LEAST
45
Sam or Remus : UNCLE
46
Brazilian seaport : NATAL
49
List : ROTA
50
Sour : ACID
51
Gentle : TAME
52
Stringed instrument : VIOL
53
Feed the pot : ANTE
54
Arise : STEM
56
Aficionado : FAN
57
"Studio ___" of TV fame : ONE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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