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New York Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1982

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,082

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Across
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Gossip : DIRT
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Ruins, as of a civilization : ASHES
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Londoner's abode : FLAT
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Caesar's road : ITER
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"Dum spiro, ___" (S.C. motto) : SPERO
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Do some bailing : LADE
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Bill of fare : MENU
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Inclination : TREND
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De Mille film : EPIC
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Dunaway movie: 1981 : MOMMIEDEAREST
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Parisian parent : PERE
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Sherbets : ICES
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Kind of post : NEWEL
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Antithesis of ecstasy : AGONY
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Kind of quartet : STRING
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Ill. city : CHI
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Famed American painting : WHISTLERSMOTHER
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Kennedy sight : SST
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Connect : RELATE
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Board or side follower : WALK
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Not well : BADLY
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Bindings : CORDS
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Me ___ (You love me): Lat. : AMAS
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Tiff : SPAT
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Lewis Carroll elder : FATHERWILLIAM
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Corporation : FIRM
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French river : LOIRE
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Memorable U.S. anthropologist : MEAD
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Song for Scotto : ARIA
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"M*A*S*H" locale : KOREA
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Bombeck : ERMA
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Broadway light : NEON
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British carbines : STENS
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Burma ___ : ROAD
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Poorly lit : DIM
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Columnist's entry : ITEM
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Place to play blackjack : RENO
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Brass : TRUMPETS
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Town-painting activity : SPREE
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Take notice : HEED
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Feathered piscator : ERNE
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Kind of cracker : SODA
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Soft : FLEECY
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Slip of the tongue : LAPSE
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Approaches : ADITS
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Private eye : TEC
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Brooks : MEL
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Richard Starkey : RINGO
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Tidings : NEWS
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Biblical verb endings : ETHS
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Show patience : WAIT
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Impressive display : ARRAY
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Pith : GIST
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"This one's ___" : ONME
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Rosebud, e.g. : SLED
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Swiss archer : TELL
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Scorch : CHAR
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Retained : HELD
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Vexes : IRKS
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Debris : TRASH
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Double-crosser : TWOTIMER
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Adam West role : BATMAN
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___ Tech : CAL
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Andretti of auto racing : MARIO
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Lorelei : SIREN
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Entreaties : PLEAS
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B.P.O.E. : ELKS
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Kind of beer : ROOT
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Follower of chicken and hay : WIRE
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Prefix with nautical : AERO
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Peggy Wood role : MAMA
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Devotee : FAN
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Pop : DAD

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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