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New York Times, Thursday, December 30, 1982

Author:
Raymond F. Eisner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Raymond F. Eisner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,105
Across
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Lads from Limerick : PATS
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Subsides : EBBS
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Odes, in Oviedo : ODAS
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Oil: Comb. form : OLEO
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Pepper plant : BETEL
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Fabled mountain of India : MERU
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Norwegian's neighbor : FINN
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Irish patriot: 1778–1803 : EMMET
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Duck an issue : PUSSYFOOTAROUND
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Badger : TEASE
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Theban deity : AMON
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Baba and Pasha : ALIS
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Queued up : INLINE
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Impudent : SASSY
36
Changes color : DYES
38
Munich's river : ISAR
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Popular piano piece : KITTENONTHEKEYS
42
Vague impression : IDEA
43
Kafka character : OLGA
44
Della from Detroit : REESE
45
Trumpeter's stage signal : SENNET
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
49
Stowe novel : DRED
51
Poetic stress : ICTUS
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Speculative securities : CATANDDOGSTOCKS
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Love, in Livorno : AMORE
62
Saroyan character : ARAM
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Space between wharves : SLIP
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Cocktail garnishes : RINDS
65
Shade of blue : YALE
66
"I Should ___," 1944 song : CARE
67
Vespiary, e.g. : NEST
68
Flap, as sails : SLAT
69
Prefix with chamber : ANTE
Down
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Circumstance's leader : POMP
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Citizen of Unalaska : ALEUT
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Epigrammatic : TERSE
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Composer of "The Liberty Bell" : SOUSA
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French engineer: 1832–1923 : EIFFEL
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Vivacity, to Vivaldi : BRIO
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Bath, in Barcelona : BANO
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"Flying Dutchman" heroine : SENTA
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Husband of Titania : OBERON
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Satanic : DEMONLIKE
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Egyptian sun god : ATMU
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Homophone for scene : SEEN
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British business abbr. : LTD
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Belgian violinist : YSAYE
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Mennonite group : AMISH
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Admired one : IDOL
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He wrote "Deirdre of the Sorrows" : SYNGE
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Conversational cliché : ISEE
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Capitol Hill refusals : NAYS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Snow runners : SKIS
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Candy striper : AIDE
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This Anna was Nana : STEN
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Flags : STANDARDS
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Distinguished : NOTED
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Straight up : ERECT
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Oscar winner Borgnine : ERNEST
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Appointed lot : KISMET
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Operation-launching times : DDAYS
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Mario Cavaradossi's lover : TOSCA
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Bruins member : UCLAN
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Edge around : SKIRT
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Nash or Studebaker : CAR
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Writer Saikal : AMIN
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Elegance : TONE
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Parol : ORAL
59
Festival : GALA
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Germany's Count von ___ : SPEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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