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New York Times, Saturday, April 24, 1982

17-Across : Hire

Author:
Albert L. Misenko
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 87, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,855
Across
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Finally : ATLAST
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Suffragette Stanton's colleague : MOTT
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Protein for Pliny : OVA
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George Babbitt's interest : REALTY
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Sewing box : ETUI
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Steeler all-pro linebacker : HAM
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Hire : TAKEON
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Lugubrious expression : LONGFACE
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Went wrong : ERRED
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Of a barren expanse : SAHARAN
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Reared : FOSTERED
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Ropelike length : STRAND
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Sam Shepard's prize: 1979-80 : OBIE
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Varieties of African hemp : IFES
30
Positions at bridge : WESTS
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Spawning area of trout : REDD
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Condiment : VINEGAR
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Woad, e.g. : DYE
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Mended the brakes : RELINED
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Verbum ___ sapienti : SAT
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Global area : FAREAST
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Coll. official : REGR
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Power source : STEAM
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Flap, as a sail : SLAT
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Satellite name : ECHO
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"___ the thought!" : PERISH
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Whip-tailed flat fish : STINGRAY
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___ words (that is to say) : INOTHER
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Habituate : ENURE
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Cramped quarters : RATHOLES
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___ Green : GRETNA
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Here, to Henri : ICI
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Beatles' lovely meter maid : RITA
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Spa in Belgium : OSTEND
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Sleuth : TEC
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Meddlesome : NOSY
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Headlands : NESSES
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Uffizi display : ART
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Congou or sunglo : TEA
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Site for a summer camp : LAKESIDE
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Put on guard : ALERTED
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Mom and pop enterprise : STORE
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Waterway in northern England : TYNERIVER
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Brooks or Ferrer : MEL
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Indian group : OTOS
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A fish and a pear : TUNAS
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Penny pincher : TIGHTWAD
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Writers John and Mary : OHARAS
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Unoccupied : VACANT
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What penitents make : AMENDS
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Journeyer : FARER
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Ravines' kin : DEFILES
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First and last name of an author : FORD
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Mind : OBEY
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Peter made three of these : DENIALS
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Having feeling : SENSATE
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Making progress : GETTINGON
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Shofar : RAMSHORN
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Hides away : SECRETES
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Eastern title : AGHA
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Homer's one-horse town? : TROY
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Something to keep : FAITH
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Rues the day : REGRETS
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Life principle : SPIRIT
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A-Q or K-J holding : TENACE
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Amatory : EROTIC
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Bright; radiant : HELIO
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Nutrice : NURSE
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Makes flax more lax : RETS
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Hear follower : SAY
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Honolulu-Juneau dir. : NNE
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Madison Ave. plugs : ADS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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