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New York Times, Thursday, April 22, 1982

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,853
Across
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Medics : DOCS
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O.T. term of unknown meaning : SELAH
10
Word with way or step : DOOR
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Send out : EMIT
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Martini fruit : OLIVE
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Fairy-tale start : ONCE
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Flappers' drink : BATHTUBGIN
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Actress Anna : STEN
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Kilmer poem : TREES
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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U.S. naval strategist : MAHAN
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Native animal : INDIGENE
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British Columbia neighbor : ALBERTA
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Again : ANEW
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Diving bird : LOON
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Mandarin, e.g. : ORANGE
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Swiss river : AAR
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Nick's pooch : ASTA
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Mend the shirring : RESEW
41
Flirt : OGLE
42
Tennis unit : SET
43
Pub : BISTRO
44
"___ Indigo," 1931 song : MOOD
45
Capital of Aisne, France : LAON
47
Sunday in Cádiz : DOMINGO
49
Found the mean : AVERAGED
53
___ Passos : DOS
54
Cuts into cubes : DICES
55
Undies item : BRA
57
Blue Nile lake : TSANA
61
Tibeto-Burman tongue : LOLO
62
Still man : MOONSHINER
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Hebrew month : ELUL
65
On one's own : ALONE
66
Plains Indian : OTOE
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He wrote "In the Boom Boom Room" : RABE
68
Mature : RIPEN
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The Darlings' dog : NANA
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National ___ : DEBT
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Sharif or Khayyám : OMAR
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Call to court : CITE
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Exile locale: 1815–21 : STHELENA
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Old French coin : SOU
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Exile locale: 1814–15 : ELBA
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Wood: Comb. form : LIGNI
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Pertaining to birds : AVIAN
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"Hickety, pickety, my black ___" : HEN
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Prescription measure : DOSAGE
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Off the sauce : ONTHEWAGON
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Vast amount : OCEAN
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Dancer or Prancer, to Pierre : RENNE
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Nicholas or Alexander : TSAR
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Explosive device : MINE
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Activity in a warehouse : STORING
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Sandwich of a sort : DAGWOOD
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Wellaway! : ALAS
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Mislay : LOSE
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After-hours place for imbibing : BOTTLECLUB
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Protector of Hector : ARES
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Inquired, in Dogpatch : AST
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Lout: Slang : NERD
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As easy as falling off ___ : ALOG
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Decorate anew : REDO
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Something left out : OMISSION
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Anthropologist Franz : BOAS
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Interstice : AREOLE
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Flame seeker : MOTH
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Larry or Polly : ADLER
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Stringed instrument : VIOLA
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"Christ Stopped at ___": Levi : EBOLI
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Sag : DROOP
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Last Stuart monarch : ANNE
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Pier, to an architect : ANTA
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Kind of sign : NEON
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Figure in a title search : AREA
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Spoil : MAR
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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