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New York Times, Saturday, February 27, 1982

Author:
Albert L. Misenko
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,799

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Across
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Near each other, as the eyes : CLOSESET
9
Reservoir in New York : CROTON
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Spring blossom : HEPATICA
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Land area personified by a princess : EUROPE
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Protection for certain painters : OVERALLS
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Rubble : DEBRIS
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Monogram of a record-breaking Phillie : PER
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Felt antipathy toward : LOATHED
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Opportune : PAT
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Master-tailor : CRAB
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Hordeola : STIES
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Kin of pigeon holes : COTE
27
Orthodox Moslem : HANIF
29
To be, in Bolivia : SER
30
Threw down the gauntlet : DARED
31
Group of eight : OGDOAD
33
Actor Williams : ROBIN
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Pulverizes : PESTLES
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Vamooses : DECAMPS
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Bavarian river : ILLER
43
Behave (oneself) : DEPORT
44
Political birds of a feather : BLOCS
47
Blue-book gal : DEB
49
Networks conveying impulses : RETIA
50
What Dumbo employed to fly : EARS
51
Table fowl : CAPON
53
In England, he's a gubbins : SIMP
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What "we got" : FUN
55
No way to go : BANANAS
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Kind of lace : VAL
58
Red Jacket was one : ORATOR
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New member of Sigma Chi : INITIATE
62
Repair mosaics : RETILE
63
Rebel : REVOLTER
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Chooses : ELECTS
65
Describing ramps : STEPLESS
Down
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Quickly, in pidgin English : CHOPCHOP
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Means of using greater force : LEVERAGE
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Dividends in division, e.g. : OPERANDS
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Org. founded in 1889 : SAR
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Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Airtight pits or towers : SILOS
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Dazzling effects : ECLATS
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More appetizing : TASTIER
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Grants : CEDES
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Was wiser and sadder : RUED
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Sun or moon : ORB
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Lethargy : TORPOR
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Drug : OPIATE
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Fitted into one another : NESTED
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Idumean king of Judea : HEROD
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Certain drugs, for short : BIOTICS
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Preprandial spread : CANAPES
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Angel or Victoria : FALLS
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One to be faded : DICER
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Shoffner of football fame : DEL
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Bunk : BED
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Jampan : SEDAN
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What to do before teaching a lesson : MOTIVATE
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Archbishops : PRIMATES
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Office equipment : STAPLERS
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Betakes oneself : REPAIRS
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Caption in a diet-pill ad : BEFORE
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Hardy partner : LAUREL
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Like Chippendale : ORNATE
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Cowl over a fireplace : BONNET
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"For kings have ___ . . . ": R. Greene : CARES
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Childlike : NAIVE
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He wrote "A Man for All Seasons" : BOLT
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Elevator button : STOP
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Fixation : TIC
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Unlucky : ILL

Answer summary: 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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