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New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1982

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 546 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,800
Across
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George C. Scott role : PATTON
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Hannah Van Buren, née ___ : HOES
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City with streets of song : LAREDO
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Gives off : EXHALES
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Plains man : CARTER
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Dumas's Chevalier d'Herblay : ARAMIS
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Grant another term : REELECT
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Building wing : ALETTE
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Places for yachts : BASINS
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Bell, ___ (ritual trio) : BOOKANDFLASHLIGHT
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Words of confidence : ICAN
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A top female marathoner : ROE
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Señora's cupboard : TACA
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Asian holiday : TET
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Soothing agent : BALSAM
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Leroy Anderson composition : SNOWMOBILERIDE
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Kind of wind : ILL
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Symbol of Gov. Brennan's state : PINETREE
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Tarpon Springs product : SPONGE
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Drain off : DEPLETE
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Spoke harshly : RASPED
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Five-time P.G.A. champ : HAGEN
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Spreads rumors : NOISES
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Rack one's ___ (think hard) : CALCULATOR
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No. 1 Norse god : ODIN
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RR depot : STA
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Hazard to paddle-wheelers : SANDBAR
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"___ Hey Kid" : SAY
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Between fly and feather : BANTAM
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Work unit : ERG
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Golf-ball position : LIE
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Nagana carrier : TSETSE
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N.Y.C. subway : IRT
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Patriarchs : NESTORS
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Roman or Greek : ERA
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Hawkeye's milieu : MASH
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Man with a ___ (Father Time) : POWERMOWER
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Western elk : WAPITI
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"Call Me ___" : MADAM
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Gemini star : CASTOR
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North Sea sights : OILRIGS
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Menotti's operatic lady : AMELIA
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Violet dye : ORSEILLE
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"___ Clear Day" : ONA
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Declaration signer : ZIPPERGWINNETT
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I.R.S. prospect : EARNER
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Moray : EEL
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Shadow : TAIL
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Go quickly : HIE
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Outstanding : OWED
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Verdi opera : UNDISCOINMASCHERA
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Bit parts : CAMEOS
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Contribute : KICKIN
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Geometric figure : HEXAGON
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Interstice : AREOLA
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Tubman and Turner : SLAVES
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Musical interval : TRITONE
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Abate : LESSEN
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Auto pioneer : OLDS
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Pool person, for short : STENOG
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___ se : PER
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Fell a fir : AXE
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Item "mightier than the sword" : THEBALLPOINT
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Hawk hooks : TALONS
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Shopping list entry : OLEO
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Violin part : NECK
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N.F.L. rest period : HALF
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U.S.S.R. grain center : OREL
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Kett of comics : ETTA
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Makes a beginning : SETSTO
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Some consonants : LABIALS
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"To ___ and a bone . . . " : ARAG
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Precipitate : RASH
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Sending forth : EMITTING
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Kipling hero : DIN
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Clandestine initials : OSS
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Procyon, e.g. : STAR
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Having a rhythmic fall : CADENT
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Therapy, to a G.I. : REHAB
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Pinocchio feature : NOSE
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Beachhead boat : LCI
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In the same loc. : IBID
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Judicial schedule : CALENDAR
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Betting advantage : EDGE
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Old comics character : TEEN
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Gibbons : APES
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Half a farthing : MITE
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___ man (Scottish farmhand) : ORRA
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Whip marks : WEALS
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Cactus liquor : MESCAL
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Greek officials : EPHORS
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Niagara sound : ROAR
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Promontory : NESS
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Scourge of serge : LINT
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More Lilliputian : PUNIER
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Golfer Lee : ELDER
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Small flounder : DAB
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Rebounds : CAROMS
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Make lace : TAT
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Sash for Suzuki : OBI
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Aquarium denizen : TETRA
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Item swapped for Richard's kingdom : STATIONWAGON
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Legal recipient : ASSIGNEE
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Slangy assent : YEH
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Lawless state : ANOMIE
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Gull sound : MEW
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Town on the Thames : GROTON
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African chief : EMIR
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Like some champagne : SEC
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Kind of enemy : SWORN
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Service-record demerit letters : AWOL
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Insect feeler : PALP
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Part of an ange : AILE
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Cop a ___ : PLEA
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Rodent's pathway in a lab : MAZE
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Pierre's girlfriend : AMIE
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Strips of honors : DEPLUMES
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Red chalcedony : SARD
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Skilled practitioner : ARTISAN
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Allen and Frome : ETHANS
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"How sweet ___!": Gleason : ITIS
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Lewisite, e.g. : GAS
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Chandler's threads : WICKS
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Philippine city : ILOILO
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___ Sunday of Advent : RORATE
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Genuine, in Gotha : ECHT
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The avant-garde : NEOS
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Big name in Hawaii : DOLE
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Suffix with class : ICAL
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Secret-police letters : NKVD
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Architect ___ van der Rohe : MIES
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Word on a towel : HERS
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Thruway sign : EXIT
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"Silent ___" : CAL
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Exist : ARE
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Top golfer from Japan : ONO
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Undev. film : NEG

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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