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New York Times, Thursday, April 1, 1982

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { D J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,832
Across
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Pant : GASP
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Charity : ALMS
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Plentiful : AMPLE
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Samoan seaport : APIA
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Appropriated : TOOK
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Salt-encrusted depression : SALAR
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Wield an ax on an ash : FELL
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French pantomimist : TATI
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Framework : TRUSS
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How this runs : FROMLEFTTORIGHT
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Choir voice : BASSO
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"___ Oncle" (vehicle for 18 Across) : MON
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Finally : ATLAST
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Neckpiece : BOA
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Enzymes : ASES
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Hammer and tongs : TOOLS
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Persian rug : SENNA
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Part of TNT : TRI
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How this runs : FROMRIGHTTOLEFT
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Suppositions : IFS
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Former alliance acronym : SEATO
43
Playing card for a fortuneteller : TAROT
44
Body pouch : CYST
46
Limb : ARM
47
Straightedges : RULERS
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Spotlight : ARC
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Midwest airport : OHARE
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How this runs : ONTHEHORIZONTAL
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Slayer of Achilles : PARIS
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Type of hairdo : AFRO
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About 2.2 lbs. : KILO
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Violin maker : AMATI
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Mast : SPAR
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Spread : OLEO
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Circumscribe : HEMIN
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Cards wool : TUMS
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Part of a three-piece suit : VEST
Down
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Fishhook : GAFF
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Mimic : APER
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Farm structure : SILO
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Type of pitch : PALMBALL
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Certify : ATTEST
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Idles : LOAFS
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How this runs : UPFROMTHEBOTTOM
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Feature in "Sugar Babies" : SKIT
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Yacht basin : MARINA
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Stopper : PLUG
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Whip : LASH
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Reatas : LASSOS
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Man of Muscat : OMANI
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Garret : ATTIC
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Chewy candy : TOFFY
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Loam deposit : LOESS
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Progress : ONGO
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Mart : STORE
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Mistake : ERROR
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Winnows : SIFTS
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Altair or Rigel : STAR
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Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
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Instruct : TEACH
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Predecessor of Khrushchev : MALENKOV
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Gauguin milieu : TAHITI
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Shavers : RAZORS
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Mastic : RESIN
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King of Tyre : HIRAM
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Silvery fish : OPAH
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Title : NAME
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Mine wagon : TRAM
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Brewer's kiln : OAST
56
Finish a bathroom : TILE
57
Pub orders : ALES
58
Spoils : LOOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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