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New York Times, Wednesday, April 14, 1982

4-Down : Follower of Lao-tse

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { G J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
John Greenman has 52 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 12 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,845
Across
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H.S.T.'s successor : DDE
4
Pentateuch : TORAH
9
Rembrandt's "Lady with ___" : AFAN
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Scintilla : IOTA
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Battery part : ANODE
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Grimace : MOUE
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Bedstead : FOURPOSTER
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Batter's ploy : BUNT
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Horseshoeing shops : SMITHIES
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Utter suddenly : BLURT
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It is, to Seneca : EST
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Dog walker's gear : LEASH
25
Crib occupant : INFANT
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Start of a nursery rhyme : MARYHADA
32
Romberg's "The New ___" : MOON
33
Wears well : LASTS
34
Felt tip's forerunner : NIB
35
Like many champagnes : BRUT
36
Conductor's arithmetic : FARES
37
"An apple ___ ... " : ADAY
38
Egypt's erstwhile initials : UAR
39
Western : OATER
40
Zoom, e.g. : LENS
41
Extracts : ESSENCES
43
Early Minnesotans : SWEDES
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Odd : QUEER
46
Health resort : SPA
47
Pack animal : BURRO
48
More exuberant or quarrelsome : FEISTIER
53
Ear lobes, e.g. : ALAE
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Glove segment : FOURCHETTE
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Ottoman's descendant : TURK
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Progeny : ISSUE
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Computer fodder : DATA
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Sun Belt, e.g. : AREA
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Pours : TEEMS
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Emulated Ozawa : LED
Down
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Disparities, for short : DIFS
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Ruin : DOOM
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Embroiderer's case : ETUI
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Follower of Lao-tse : TAOIST
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Commencement : ONSET
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Plant diseases : ROTS
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Uncarbonated soft drink : ADE
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Poet George and composer Victor : HERBERTS
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Trap : AMBUSH
10
Like euchre and bridge : FOURHANDED
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Sawyer's Polly : AUNT
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Trampoline : NET
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Buchwald : ART
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Like benzene: Comb. form : PHEN
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___ in (stores) : LAYS
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Kind of beam : LASER
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Pervade : IMBUE
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Ibsen and Hammett heroines : NORAS
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Candid : FOURSQUARE
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Picnic crasher : ANT
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___-nest (delusion) : MARES
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Photographer Arbus : DIANE
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Unfathomable chasm : ABYSS
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Procrastinator's word : LATER
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On the ___ (apparently) : FACEOFIT
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Maugham's "Cakes and ___" : ALE
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Humdinger : ONER
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NW Calif. city : EUREKA
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Ginger and mace : SPICES
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Light tint : WASH
46
Immunizing fluid : SERUM
47
Becloud : BLUR
48
Electric-circuit protector : FUSE
49
Knight or Turner : TED
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Type style, for short : ITAL
51
Ending for wagon or leather : ETTE
52
Comprehend, in a way : READ
53
___ loss (perplexed) : ATA
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Carbohydrate suffix : OSE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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