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New York Times, Wednesday, May 12, 1982

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 15-Across clue, "Charlie" should be "Charley"; left as in the original.

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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,873
Across
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State : AVER
5
Witch-hunt town : SALEM
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"Bird ___ never wert": Shelley : THOU
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Not taped : LIVE
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Charlie ___, country singer : PRIDE
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Turnpike component : RAMP
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Flops, as a play : DIES
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Confine : LIMIT
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Writers Levin and Wolfert : IRAS
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Waller hit : AINTMISBEHAVIN
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Primary, e.g. : RACE
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Ending for Manhattan : ITE
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Descendant of Shem : SEMITE
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Like the speed of light : CONSTANT
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With, to Pierre : AVEC
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"___ a leg!" : SHAKE
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"The ___ Sanctions": Trevanian : LOO
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Gershwin's "It ___ So" : AINTNECESSARILY
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Co.'s cousin : LTD
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Ovid was one : ODIST
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Zaire river : UELE
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Latitudinal line : EASTWEST
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Swindled : CONNED
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Nancy's man : RON
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Director Vittorio De ___ : SETA
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Song of 1916 : IAINTGOTNOBODY
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Complain : CARP
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Opera highlights : ARIAS
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Olive, to Caesar : OLEA
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" . . . ___ in Kalamazoo" : AGAL
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This takes two to do : TANGO
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Wojtyla or Walesa : POLE
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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"Pillow ___," 1959 film : TALK
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"Four Seasons" director : ALDA
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Number for a Henry : VIII
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Tied : EVEN
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Synonym for 18 Across : RESTRICT
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Do a cutting-room job : SPLICE
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Stand : ARISE
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Out on a ___ : LIMB
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Ernie's widow : EDIE
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"___ I scent the morning air": Shak. : METHINKS
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Plate for holding hot dishes : TRIVET
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Mata of interest in spy lore : HARI
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Land sounding like a hipster's cry : OMAN
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Downs' partner : UPS
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Door or welcome follower : MAT
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Flummoxed : ATSEA
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Elbe feeder : SAALE
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Broadway hit : EVITA
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Darns : MENDS
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This may have a pair of drawers : CHEST
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Kind of kiln : OAST
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Foreign : ALIEN
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Fiddled around : TOYED
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Bio., chem., etc. : SCIS
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From ___ (henceforth) : NOWON
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Toothless : EDENTATE
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Vagabond : RUNABOUT
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Three-bagger : TRIPLE
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Bowdlerize : CENSOR
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Siouan people : OTO
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Where Tandy is dandy : STAGE
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Role played by Jose Ferrer: 1943–45 : IAGO
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Mardi ___ : GRAS
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Sty sound : OINK
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Earthenware jar : OLLA
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Salesman's goal : DEAL
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Hero of "The Hairy Ape" : YANK
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Size of paper : CAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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