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New York Times, Monday, March 29, 1982

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,829
Across
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Ermine : STOAT
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Tarot, e.g. : CARD
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___ and branch : ROOT
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Uhlan's weapon : LANCE
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Source of a bitter drug : ALOE
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With 58 Across, a Dryden quotation : NONEBUTTHEBRAVE
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Small heavenly body : STARLET
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Alexander and Darius : ENEMIES
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Protuberance : NODE
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Fruity drink : ADE
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Impassive : STOIC
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Acres for grazing : RANGELAND
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"___ all, folks" : THATS
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Bottom of the barrel : LEES
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U.S. cousin of the BBC : VOA
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Weird : EERY
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Direct attention to : REFER
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Mecca for shoppers : MART
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Compass pt. : ESE
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Arnaz : DESI
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Outmoded : PASSE
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Sets right : REDRESSES
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Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
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Consumed : ATE
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Examination : TEST
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Laundry workers : IRONERS
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Dressed : ATTIRED
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See 17 Across : DESERVESTHEFAIR
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Diminutive ending : ETTE
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Come afterward : ENSUE
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Dismiss : FIRE
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Observes : SEES
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Crucible product : STEEL
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Scads : SLEW
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Sea eagles : ERNS
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Spree : TOOT
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Writer Jaffe : RONA
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Infinite time : ETERNITY
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Turned around : SLUED
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Torn piece : TATTER
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Can. province : ONT
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Discomfort : ACHE
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Holden Caulfield, e.g. : TEENAGER
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Mount in NW Israel : CARMEL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Divagate : ROVE
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Sandra and Ruby : DEES
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Coalitions : BLOCS
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Family in an Eliot novel : BEDES
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Guide : STEER
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"On ___ I Stand," book by Countee Cullen : THESE
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Rowed : OARED
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Michael Caine movie: 1966 : ALFIE
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French homophone for nay : NEE
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Salt's "Halt!" : AVAST
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West Scandinavians : NORSE
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Librarian's device : DATER
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National Guard of the U.S. : RESERVES
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Tee predecessor : ESS
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Large dogs : MASTIFFS
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Discourage : DETER
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Strass : PASTE
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Wives of rajahs : RANEES
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Phidian creation : STATUE
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Cohan's first wife : ETHEL
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April 13, e.g. : IDES
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Plexus : RETE
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Boniface, in Bologna : OSTE
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Dispatched : SENT
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Wading bird : RAIL
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Name of a republic: 1937–49 : EIRE
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Nancy ___, fictional sleuth : DREW
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Dir. from Paris to Vichy : SSE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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