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New York Times, Tuesday, May 11, 1982

Author:
Barbara Lunder Gillis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Barbara Lunder Gillis has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,872

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Across
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Actress Peggy : CASS
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Stratagem : PLOY
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Suffered : AILED
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Spoken : ORAL
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Country on the Mekong : LAOS
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Contort : GNARL
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African republic : MALI
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Cutting tool : ADZE
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Offers a tip that's no pip : GIVESABUMSTEER
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Retreat : DEN
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Parrots : KEAS
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Monster lizard : GILA
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Savor : RELISH
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Sale words : ASIS
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Gelid : ICY
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Home north of Nome : IGLOO
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These buck for bucks : MECHANICALBULLS
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Archangel : URIEL
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Greek letter : ETA
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Gad : ROVE
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Asian holiday : TET
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Creeks : INLETS
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Shoshones : UTES
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Mountain in Kyushu : ASO
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Voight role : MIDNIGHTCOWBOY
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Eager : AGOG
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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Turfs : SODS
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Vetch : TARE
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Adversary : ENEMY
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Hurry, in a way : TROT
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Close : DENSE
Down
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Slump : SAG
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Faction : WING
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Kirgiz mountain range : ALAI
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TV host Griffin : MERV
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Loafed : IDLED
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Nimble Nadia : COMANECI
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Bedouin : ARAB
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Slender hunting dog : SALUKI
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Crushes ore into fine particles : SLIMES
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Maps : PLATS
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Dip : LADE
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Seep : OOZE
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Small finch : SERIN
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Indian title : SAHIB
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Range : GAMUT
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French Alps area : ISERE
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Lawful : LICIT
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Arthur of court fame : ASHE
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Nice school : LYCEE
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Consign : ALLOT
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Finish a puzzle : SOLVE
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Emulates Cheryl Tiegs : POSES
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Hindu teacher : GURU
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Diplomats : ATTACHES
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Rodeo item : LASSO
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Deny : NEGATE
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Governor of N.Y.: 1932–42 : LEHMAN
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Dread : ANGST
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Admitted : OWNED
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Junk part : MAST
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Borodin's "Prince ___" : IGOR
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"Wonderland" character : DODO
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Tropical rootstock : TARO
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Ossicle : BONE
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Augury : OMEN
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Sweet potatoes : YAMS
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Color : DYE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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