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New York Times, Wednesday, April 28, 1982

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,859
Across
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Winged predator : EAGLE
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Solemn, nocturnal group : OWLS
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Spartan queen : LEDA
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Closet item : BROOM
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Tootsies : FEET
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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Sitting pretty : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
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Served poorly, in tennis : NETTED
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Resort near Bradenton : SARASOTA
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Murals of a Mexican master : RIVERAS
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Early American landlords : PATROONS
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MCMI to MM, e.g. : CEN
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Actress Merkel : UNA
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"In a sort of ___ rhyme": Poe : RUNIC
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Kind of race : RELAY
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U. of Md. athlete : TERP
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Bristlelike : SETAL
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Twice penta : DECA
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Turf : SWARD
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Spanish sherry : XERES
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Haw's partner : HEM
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L.B.J.'s antipoverty agcy. : OEO
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Estate managers : STEWARDS
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Merle and a fairy king : OBERONS
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Clean the orlop : SWAB
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Islamic sights : MINARETS
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Items in one's favor : ASSETS
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From the ___ (without reservation) : BOTTOMOFMYHEART
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Infinitive in Finistère : ETRE
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Wings, in botany : ALAE
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Come after : ENSUE
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Alpha and beta : RAYS
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Sequent : NEXT
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Soak in hot water : STEEP
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Quite dark : EBON
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Composer of "Rosamond" : ARNE
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Deity, in Düsseldorf : GOTT
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Post-riot criminal : LOOTER
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Quartet by Haydn : EMPEROR
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On a holiday : OFF
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Antiprohibitionists : WETS
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"Alone at Last" composer : LEHAR
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Of the spacing of atoms in a molecule : STERIC
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Relaxed a bit : LOOSENED
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Faux pas : ERROR
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Triangular letter : DELTA
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Robert and Alan : ALDAS
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Disgusting : ODIOUS
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Vacillate : WAVER
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Subjoin : ANNEX
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Tosses the shot : PUTS
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Freshly : ANEW
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Mitchell ménage : TARA
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Loci : SITES
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Tumbrels : CARTS
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Noted comic: 1896–1950 : LEHR
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Opposite of 20 Across : ACED
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Vitamin A sources : YAMS
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Applies percentages to : PRORATES
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Elbow room : LEEWAY
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Rio ___, Spanish Sahara : DEORO
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Splashing sounds : SWASHES
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Kind of band : ONEMAN
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Keep (oneself) away : ABSENT
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Game played with 40 cards : OMBER
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Natural life of a region : BIOTA
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Bookkeeper's item : ENTRY
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Wrap : STOLE
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Tunisian city : SFAX
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Ameliorate; allay : EASE
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Accurately formed : TRUE
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Kind of ladder : STEP
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Foster or Kingman : MET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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