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New York Times, Saturday, March 6, 1982

Author:
Edward Marchese
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Edward J. Marchese has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,806
Across
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Ghost : SPOOK
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Waist scarf : SASH
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Moslem leader : IMAM
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___ deux, ballet figure : PASDE
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Olive for Octavia : OLEA
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Lounging slipper : MULE
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Former Mediterranean coin : ASPER
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Look ahead with care : PLAN
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Patch of ground : PLOT
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Forts : STRONGHOLDS
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Quoits stake : TEE
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Appearance : MIEN
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Part of a football team : LINE
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Greek letter : PSI
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Artful : SLY
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Burglar : YEGG
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Fencing tactic : APPEL
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Backslides : LAPSES
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Street, in Sevilla : CALLE
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Clumsy : OAFISH
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Deprived : BEREFT
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Fresh and firm : CRISP
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Body in outer space : SPHERE
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Feminine name meaning "noble" : ADELE
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Meager : POOR
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Dom. of former Lion of Judah : ETH
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Football Hall-of-Famer Ford : LEN
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North Sea feeder : ELBE
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Indian city : AGRA
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Londoner's last letter : ZED
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What ads strive for : SALESAPPEAL
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Metals : ORES
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Mariners' patron saint : ELMO
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" . . . long-drawn ___ and fretted vault": Gray : AISLE
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Dragon, for one : OGRE
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Hold back : REIN
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Appraises : RATES
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Part of M.V.P. : MOST
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Killer whales : ORCS
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Photo within a photo : INSET
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Fits of activity : SPASMS
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Lozenge : PASTIL
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Fish-eating bird : OSPREY
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Ancient theater : ODEON
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Composer of "Music in the Air" : KERN
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Styron's "___ Choice" : SOPHIES
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Rider of a sort : ALLONGE
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Sailor's need : SEALEGS
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Learned ___, famed jurist : HAND
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"The ___ of the Perverse," Poe story : IMP
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Manifold or complex : MULTIPLE
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Plant of the lily family : ALOE
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Allot : METE
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Relief carving : GLYPH
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Typewriter part : SPACER
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Consolation for Randy Lightfoot : SPARE
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Ethereal being : ELF
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Interference, in tennis : LET
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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Poplars : ASPENS
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Ending for drunk or dull : ARD
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___ choice, in baseball : FIELDERS
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Site of Baldwin-Wallace College : BEREA
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Exercise book of a sort : SPELLER
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Controversial : POLEMIC
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___ choice (lack of an alternative) : HOBSONS
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Casts out via pores : EGESTS
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Seat of County Kerry : TRALEE
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Most vigorous : HALEST
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Beelike : APIAN
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Kind of lens : ZOOM
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Hence : ERGO
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AERO
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___ passu (with equal pace) : PARI
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Gel : SET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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