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New York Times, Wednesday, April 7, 1982

33-Across : Muscular weakness

Author:
Gerald Brooks
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J V W X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,838
Across
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Toward and within : INTO
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W.W. II soldier : ANZAC
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States further : ADDS
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A tide : NEAP
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Parasite : LEECH
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Kind of act to read : RIOT
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Travesty of a sort : CARICATURE
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___ Royale : ISLE
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Spheres of conflict : ARENAS
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Ominous : SINISTER
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Irritates : IRKS
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Likewise : DITTO
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Ornament : DECORATE
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Discovers : LEARNS
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Muscular weakness : ATONY
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Indigo plants : ANILS
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Overly : TOO
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N.F.L. team : RAMS
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His ___, the duke : GRACE
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Bud : CION
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Prefix for cure or graph : EPI
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Vertical : ERECT
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Originated : AROSE
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Paper edging : DECKLE
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Some engines : TURBINES
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Type of slip : SALES
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Tallow source : SUET
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Contestants : ENTRANTS
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Buoyant : BLITHE
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Naomi's chosen name : MARA
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Travesties of a sort : BURLESQUES
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Of bees : APIAN
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Fixed quantity : UNIT
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Binding material : TAPE
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Sycophant's words : YESES
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These are often bent : EARS
Down
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Peruvian Indian : INCA
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___ Islands : NEAR
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Biblical weed : TARE
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Judges' statements : OPINIONS
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"The Last Frontier" : ALASKA
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Remainder : NET
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Hera's husband : ZEUS
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Pungent : ACRID
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Fabric for bedspreads : CHENILLE
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Awn : ARISTA
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Travesty of a sort : DISTORTION
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Ford's running mate in 1976 : DOLE
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Ending for young or old : STER
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Keep in stock : CARRY
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Sympathizers: Suffix : ITES
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Gaze : STARE
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Challenged : DARED
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A day's march : ETAPE
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"B.C.," for one : COMICSTRIP
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What legislators do : ENACT
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Trap : NOOSE
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Loudness units : SONES
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Rhythmical stress : ICTUS
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Where QB Starr starred : GREENBAY
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Reviewer's article : CRITIQUE
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Walter and Elie : ABELS
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System of self-defense : KARATE
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Painter of "Venus and Adonis" : RUBENS
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Dope : STUPE
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Give off : EMIT
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Zola heroine : NANA
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Hindu titles : SRIS
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Fish or pear : TUNA
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Recipient of a bequest : HEIR
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Approximations: Abbr. : ESTS
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New Guinea port : LAE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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