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New York Times, Thursday, May 13, 1982

55-Across : Boring

Author:
Norman S. Wizer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Norman S. Wizer has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,874
Across
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Panatela : CIGAR
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Columbo portrayer : FALK
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Scores recorded by Amy Alcott : PARS
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Worship : ADORE
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Sufficient, to FitzGerald : ENOW
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Plodding : PEDESTRIAN
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Pedestal base : DADO
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Graze : PASTURE
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Car adjunct : TRAILER
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Ancient Greek city : ELIS
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Idyllic : HALCYON
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Err in a report : MISSTATE
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O.T. book : DEUT
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Statute : ACT
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Bridge scores : SLAMS
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Beef : GRIPE
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Fields of "Ripping Rhythm" fame : SHEP
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Lullaby word : SLEEP
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Col. course : ECON
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Decalogue verb : COVET
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Nocturnal mammal : LEMUR
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Baba : ALI
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Germany's largest dam : EDER
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Closed an opened envelope : RESEALED
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Rode a tricycle : PEDALED
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Roe source : SHAD
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European period starting circa 1000 B.C. : IRONAGE
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Boring : TEDIOUS
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Baker's offering : TART
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Hindrance : IMPEDIMENT
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To remove, in Rouen : OTER
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Tie a boat securely : MOOR
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Snow in Sedan : NEIGE
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Like many a gossip : NOSY
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Remnants : ENDS
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Lively dance : GALOP
Down
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Li'l Abner's creator : CAPP
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Concept : IDEA
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Jupiter and Mars : GODS
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Mountain spurs : ARETES
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Conclusions : RESULTS
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Hinder : FORESTALL
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André's friend : AMI
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Averse : LOATH
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Adenauer : KONRAD
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Treat for the feet : PEDICURE
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Type of geometry : ANALYTICAL
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Broncobusting show : RODEO
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Pledge : SWORN
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Partner of tribulations : TRIALS
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Give ___ up (boost) : ALEG
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Not fem. or neut. : MASC
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The ginkgo tree : ICHO
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I.L.A. group : STEVEDORES
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Arab chief : EMEER
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Half years : SEMESTERS
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Propel a raft : POLE
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Camelot lady : ENID
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Ostentatious show of knowledge : PEDANTRY
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___ on (continued advancing) : PUSHED
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Seaport in Honduras : TELA
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"___ maketh a full man": Bacon : READING
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Political system : REGIME
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___ dozen : ADIMEA
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Mountain climber's spike : PITON
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A sister of Thalia : ERATO
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Intense go-getter : DEMON
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Trompe l'___ (illusory painting) : OEIL
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Jackal in the Tarzan books : UNGO
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Short distance : STEP
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Pea's jacket : POD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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