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New York Times, Friday, April 23, 1982

Author:
David Crosatto
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q W }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,854

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Across
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Hero of a John Irving book : GARP
5
Confuse : ADDLE
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Humorously trite : CAMP
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N. Caucasian language : AVAR
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St. ___, V.I. : CROIX
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Spicy stew : OLIO
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Ultimatum : LOVEMEORLEAVEME
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Kind of film artist : ANIMATOR
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On the up and up : LEGIT
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Burt Reynolds, to many : IDOL
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Abrupt setback : JOLT
25
Bony : OSTEAL
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Papal name : PIUS
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Spring running : SAP
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Rage : STORM
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English composer of "The Planets" : HOLST
34
Crane, in Rio : EMA
35
Ultimatum : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
38
Controversial amendment : ERA
39
Law-school exercises : MOOTS
40
Antelopes' playground : RANGE
41
Napoleon's "bravest of the brave" : NEY
42
Julian, e.g. : ALPS
43
Koestler's "Darkness ___" : ATNOON
44
Caesar's fatal day : IDES
45
Victory signs : VEES
46
Nancy Reagan's newsmaking buy in 1981 : CHINA
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Wrap up : FINALIZE
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Ultimatum : LOVEMELOVEMYDOG
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Con Edison customer : USER
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Nerve networks : RETIA
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President Ford's original surname : KING
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Co-discoverer of insulin : BEST
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Fabric : GOODS
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Squeals in comics : EEKS
Down
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Like the Mardi Gras : GALA
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Eden's earldom : AVON
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Adjective for a prima ballerina : PREMIERE
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Type of motor fuel : ACETOL
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Go bananas over : DROOL
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R.I. rebel of 1842 : DORR
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Small, in Dogpatch : LIL
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River of Devon : EXE
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Decalogue word : COVET
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Give ___ up : ALEG
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Rodolfo's love : MIMI
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Burns or Frost : POET
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Classic palindrome : MADAMIMADAM
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Pick of the crop, in sports : ALLSTARTEAM
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St. John et al. : JILLS
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York's stream : OUSE
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East in Essen : OSTEN
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A look at Loren, usually : STARE
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Sweet grape : TOKAY
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Wines of the Douro : PORTS
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"___ evil ... " : SEENO
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Friendly hombre : AMIGO
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Mass plate : PATEN
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Bands rolled by children : HOOPS
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Lacquered tin : TOLE
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She wrote "The Heart Listens" : VANSLYKE
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Trojan hero : AENEAS
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Very sluggish : INERT
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Strongly colored : VIVID
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Iron or wood : CLUB
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Flexible pipe : HOSE
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U.S. composer of "Concord" : IVES
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Pic : FOTO
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"Thus with a kiss ___": Romeo : IDIE
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Zap : ZONK
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___ Benedict : EGGS
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Minute part of a joule : ERG
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Constellation : LEO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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