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New York Times, Saturday, February 13, 1982

49-Across : Dutch seaport

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { C F K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,785
Across
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Sweep of a scythe : SWATH
6
Jupiter and Saturn, e.g. : ORBS
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Insect in the post-larval stage : PUPA
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Johnny Mercer's dream girl : LAURA
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Niggardly : NEAR
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Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
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Annunciation figure : ANGEL
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Clubs, e.g. : MINORSUIT
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" ... should ___ not heard" : BESEENAND
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Oklahoma Amerind : OSAGE
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What all planners must have : AIMS
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Crossed swords, perhaps : DUELED
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Veiled, elderly woman, in art : STANNE
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Molded clay : PUG
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Bob, for one : HAIRDO
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Prepares an oven before baking : PREHEATS
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Deity for Meccans : ALLAH
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Rob Peter to ___ Paul : PAY
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Dismay : APPAL
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Wearing a pith hat : HELMETED
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Scornful; cynical : SNEERY
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A tense for Homer: Abbr. : AOR
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Not extreme : MODEST
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Recall : MEMORY
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What to show an unwanted visitor : DOOR
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Watchful : ALERT
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Dutch seaport : ROTTERDAM
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Bakery offering : JELLYROLL
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Where the eagle has landed : AERIE
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Cyma reversa : OGEE
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Mignon follower : ETTE
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Scoria : DROSS
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Male gypsies : RYES
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Nosegay : POSY
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Cries out sharply : YIPES
Down
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Dwindle : WANE
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Summer mos. : AUGS
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Horseradish of E. Indies : TREE
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Vigorous : HALEANDHEARTY
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"Put the Blame ___" : ONMAME
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Saddlers' products : REINS
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Goodman group : BAND
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Sign for which playwrights pine : SRO
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Like spats : PASSE
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Customary : USUAL
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Hall of Fame pitcher : PAIGE
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Chipped in one's chip : ANTED
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Crude but effective : ROUGHANDREADY
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Tenor Martini : NINO
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Fair share : DUE
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Objective of many a plug : SALE
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Box for bucks : TILL
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Saroyan hero : ARAM
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Detach by leverage : PRY
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In one word, "I told you so!" : HAH
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Layer on a football player : PAD
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Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
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What an epigone does : APES
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Cutting : TART
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Shakespearean tinker : SLY
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___ capita : PER
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Kazoo, for one : TOY
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Lampblack : SOOT
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Heterogeneous : MOTLEY
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Shaw's Barbara : MAJOR
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Gray's brought him praise : ELEGY
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Homophone for Malay : MELEE
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Heraldic fillets : ORLES
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Numbskulls : DOLTS
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Prefix with beater : ROTO
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Soprano Grist : RERI
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Stage curtain : DROP
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Comfortable, in Cannes : AISE
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G.I. refectory : MESS
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What a KO artist earns : REP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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