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New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 1982

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,795
Across
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Nuisance : PEST
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Hornet : WASP
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Looped band : STRAP
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Wood strip : LATH
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River at Rennes : ILLE
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Greasewood : CHICO
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Maple genus : ACER
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This may be proper : NOUN
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Hoopster Gilmore : ARTIS
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" . . . ___ and four . . . " : THREETOGETREADY
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"Dreamgirls" librettist : EYEN
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Sycamore, e.g. : TREE
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Strongbox : COFFER
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Back : FRO
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Tempo : PACE
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Forward : AHEAD
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Jacket : COAT
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Selves : EGOS
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Dramatist Connelly : MARC
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Certain liquors : MALTS
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Pertaining to seamen: Abbr. : NAUT
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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A Gardner : ERLE
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Long-billed bird : SNIPE
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One with "the delicate air" : LASS
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Attempt : TRY
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British economist : KEYNES
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Margarine : OLEO
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Platter for an audition : DEMO
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" . . . win ___" (exhortation for the Fighting Irish) : ONEFORTHEGIPPER
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Embankments : DIKES
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Payment of a sort : TOLL
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Comfort : EASE
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Pupil, in Paris : ELEVE
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Ceremony : RITE
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Jewish feast : SEDER
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Bosc, e.g. : PEAR
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Russian sea : ARAL
Down
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Map of a municipality : PLAT
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Every's partner : EACH
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Mob follower : STER
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"The ___," Joanne Woodward film : THREEFACESOFEVE
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July–August in Australia : WINTER
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Crazy as ___ : ALOON
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Small mollusk : SLUG
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Pierce : PENETRATE
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Frighten : SCARE
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"The ___," Weill work : THREEPENNYOPERA
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Moreno : RITA
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Astringent : ACID
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Nosegay : POSY
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Viewed : EYED
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Gaits : TROTS
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Hageen : CAMEL
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He wrote "Assembly": 1961 : OHARA
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Pteridophytes : FERNS
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Absurdity : FOLLY
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Once more : AGAIN
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Car style : COUPE
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This is not a park in Colorado : ESTES
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Redhead : CARROTTOP
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This may run while you ride : METER
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Large truck, for short : SEMI
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Bowler : KEGLER
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Ford in 1976 : LOSER
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River-mouth deposit : DELTA
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Words worth a poetry lover's time : ODES
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Africa's longest river : NILE
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___ out (supplemented) : EKED
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These also may run : HOSE
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Duo : PAIR
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Durango demonstrative : ESTA
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Sway : REEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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