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Bert Rosenfield
Bert Rosenfield

New York Times, Saturday, March 27, 1982

22-Across : Second half of 16 Across

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert Rosenfield has 60 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,827
Across
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Distributed, as seeds : SOWN
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Like hoopster Gilmore : TALL
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Hokum : BLAH
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Number for Nilsson : ARIA
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Pottage trader : ESAU
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Brontë's Jane : EYRE
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Theatrical duo : COMDENANDGREEN
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Most mature : RIPEST
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Farewell appearance : SWANSONG
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Second half of 16 Across : ADOLPH
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Mineral and vegetable : OILS
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Grassland, to Gray : LEA
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Neighbor of Md. : DEL
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___ Lit. (H.S. subject) : ENG
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Golfers, now and then : TEERS
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Turkish dynasty : SELJUK
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First half of 16 Across : BETTY
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York's river : OUSE
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Loretta of "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
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___ à manger (French dining room) : SALLE
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Kind of equation : LINEAR
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Prom queen : BELLE
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Arafat's group: Abbr. : PLO
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Sheriff's asst. : DEP
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Proposed 27th Amendment : ERA
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Greek promenade : STOA
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"Just ___" (lyrics by 16 Across) : INTIME
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Lowering, of a sort : DEMOTION
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Lethargy : TORPOR
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"On the Town" hit (lyrics by 16 Across) : NEWYORKNEWYORK
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Gulf of the Arabian Sea : ADEN
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Kind of sch. : ELEM
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Bone: Prefix : OSSE
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Safe companion : SANE
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Bread and whisky : RYES
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Exigency : NEED
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Toward the lower back : SACRAD
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Gold-colored alloys : OROIDES
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Street of the Barretts : WIMPOLE
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Needle, in Nürnberg : NADEL
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Chayefsky's "The ___ Man" : TENTH
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___ last resort : ASA
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Snooky of TV's "Your Hit Parade" : LANSON
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Mezzo-soprano Christa of the Met : LUDWIG
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Composer of "On the Town" : BERNSTEIN
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Lixiviums : LYES
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Small interstice : AREOLET
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Leghorn lodging : HENNERY
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Telepathic initials : ESP
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Eight pts. : GAL
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Leaded or unleaded item : GAS
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Piece out : EKE
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Ending for wagon or kitchen : ETTE
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Dangle : LOLL
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Composer associated with 16 Across : JULESTYNE
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Employ : USE
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Montserrat, Nevis, etc.: Abbr. : BWI
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Highway warning : SLO
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Evening love songs : SERENAS
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Tree-lined walkway : ALAMEDA
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Fatty : ADIPOSE
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Contrition : REMORSE
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River bottom : BED
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Wiser's correlative : POORER
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In limp or awkward fashion : LANKLY
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___ up (revived) : PERKED
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Uncle Juan : TIO
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List contents : ITEMS
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"___ hear this!" : NOW
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Don at the tailor shop : TRYON
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Author Wister : OWEN
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Born, in Bayeux : NEE

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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