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Bette Sue Cohen
Bette Sue Cohen

New York Times, Friday, March 5, 1982

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,805
Across
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Hurt badly : MAIM
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Lady Macbeth's problem : SPOT
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Obscures : MISTS
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Worthless: Scot. : ORRA
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Aqua ___ : PURA
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Rubinstein or Bruckner : ANTON
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Spiteful tosses from the mound : BEANBALLS
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One heck of a mess : SNAFU
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Busybody, Yiddish style : YENTA
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Pesty little beetle : POTATOBUG
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Property claims : LIENS
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Israeli desert : NEGEV
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Israel's Weizman : EZER
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P.L.O.'s Yasir : ARAFAT
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Calming sound : SSH
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Come to pass : ARISE
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Hamlet's vacillating infinitive : TOBE
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Boxer's ring souvenirs : CAULIFLOWEREARS
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___ fruit (Jamaican product) : UGLI
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Faithful : LIEGE
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Plastered : LIT
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Las ___, Canary Islands : PALMAS
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"Sticks and Bones" author : RABE
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Early Puccini opera : EDGAR
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Duke or Day : DORIS
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Relative of a towhead : CARROTTOP
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Goes into hysterics : RANTS
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Film director Resnais : ALAIN
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Translucent paper : ONIONSKIN
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Violinist Ruggiero : RICCI
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Year before Raleigh's birth : MDLI
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Ending with citron : ELLA
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Cheats at hide-and-seek : PEEKS
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Hawk : SELL
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Abysmal : DEEP
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Famous Dick : MOBY
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Spinning : AREEL
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Mossadegh was one : IRANI
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Bogart stage and screen role : MANTEE
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Health resort : SPA
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Vegetable matter : PULP
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Synthetic fabric : ORLON
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Function of certain buds : TASTE
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Highly skilled worker : MASTER
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Offer a new twist : INNOVATE
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Pierce : STAB
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Health faddist's fare : TOFU
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Ensconced : SNUG
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Greeting meaning "May you live 10,000 years!" : BANZAI
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Turkish title : AGA
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Feudal toiler : SERF
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Brooklet : RILL
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Colt, e.g. : FOAL
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Dugout : ABRI
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Classroom event : TEST
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Porgy : SCUP
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Icelandic tale : SAGA
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Pea pod : HULL
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___-disant (self-styled) : SOI
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Jug : EWER
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Verse form named after a county : LIMERICK
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Minced oath : EGAD
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Existing afresh : REBORN
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Male beauty : ADONIS
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N.C.O. : SGT
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Liquidated, as a hood : ERASED
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Molecular components : ATOMS
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"La ___" (Max Ophuls film) : RONDE
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Braided linen yarn : INKLE
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Upright panel piece : STILE
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Kin of a bream : CARP
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Proverbially, this begets another of its ilk : ALIE
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Biological variety : RACE
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Bore : PILL
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Device on many a purse : SNAP
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Derain offering : OIL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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