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Tap Osborn
Tap Osborn

New York Times, Friday, April 2, 1982

50-Across : Work hard: Scot.

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Tap Osborn has 111 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,833
Across
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Ozark angler's catch : STUDFISH
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Not quite : ALMOST
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Agua ___ : CALIENTE
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Fathom : DEDUCE
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Highway stopping-place : RESTAREA
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"Peer Gynt" temptress : ANITRA
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Exterminator's victim : ANT
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Stamp facsimile : REPRINT
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Airport closer : FOG
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Debarkation site : PIER
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U.S. Open winner: 1934 : DUTRA
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Smudge : BLUR
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Kind of seal : EARED
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Chi follower : PSI
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Hoist : CRANE
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Reached : GOTTO
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Money of sorts : CHANGE
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A lot : OODLES
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Frankie of songdom : LAINE
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Tattered Tom's creator : ALGER
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Monogram of a famous Phillie : PER
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Shady place : ARBOR
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Winter hauler : SLED
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Anatomical meshes : RETIA
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Biblical country : SEBA
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Work hard: Scot. : TEW
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Cincinnati Kid, for one : HUSTLER
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Track ticket : WIN
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Readied for the printer : EDITED
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Maximum : ULTIMATE
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Blitzed, in football : RUSHED
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Vestibule item : COATTREE
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Quick : SPEEDY
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Contest participants : ENTERERS
Down
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Difficulty or scuffle : SCRAPE
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Ancient headband or fillet : TAENIA
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Heavy overcoat : ULSTER
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Morse-code word : DIT
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Trepidation : FEAR
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"The Lady ___," 1935 song : INRED
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Approach or confront : STEPUPTO
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Salad choice : HEARTSOFLETTUCE
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City on the Seyhan : ADANA
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Easter precursor : LENT
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Year in Pope Alexander VI's reign : MDI
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Thwart in battle : OUTFLANK
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Cadge; mooch : SCROUNGE
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Color close to palmetto : TEAGREEN
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Bela's son : IRI
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Gave joy to : REGALED
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Tonics : BRACERS
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Pill dispenser : DOSER
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New set in the White House: 1981 : CHINA
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Nondrinkers: Abbr. : TTS
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The Windy City, for short : CHI
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They gasconade : BOASTERS
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Wrapped, as a rug : ROLLEDUP
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Barely : EDGEWISE
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Set of bells : CARILLON
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Place for Pompey's calceus : PES
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Word of warning : BEWARE
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___ dictum : OBITER
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Asiatic princesses : RANEES
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Rosy-cheeked : RUDDY
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Aged: Abbr. : AETAT
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Mark : HEED
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Confirmation, e.g. : RITE
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Start of many a title : THE
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Engine: Abbr. : MTR

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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