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New York Times, Tuesday, May 18, 1982

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,879
Across
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Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
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Dine : SUP
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Share : SPLIT
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Stockholder's bonanza : MELON
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Siouan language : OTO
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Gunwale pin : THOLE
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Saroyan play, with "The" : BEAUTIFULPEOPLE
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N.Y.S.E. listing : ITT
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Preppie's word of address : SIR
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River or dynasty : HAN
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Saroyan novel : THEHUMANCOMEDY
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Monosaccharide : OSE
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Alfonso's title : REY
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First-rate : AOK
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In ___ (beset by troubles) : ASPOT
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Unkempt one : SLOB
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Sewing kit : ETUI
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Saroyan drama : THECAVEDWELLERS
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Gypsy ___ : MOTH
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Produce income : EARN
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Pentagon workers : AIDES
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Possessive : OUR
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L followers : MNO
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Steel tool : DIE
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Saroyan play, with "The" : TIMEOFYOURLIFE
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Kind of curve : ESS
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Pique : IRE
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P. Hearst's captors : SLA
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Saroyan short story : LOVEHEREISMYHAT
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Official order : UKASE
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Culbertson : ELY
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Like a sluiceway : GATED
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Seraglio room : ODA
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Circus headliner : TAMER
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Bounds or limits : AMBIT
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What effective law has : TEETH
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Winged : ALATE
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Asner role : LOU
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Suffix with differ : ENT
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European capital : SOFIA
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Often illegal car maneuver : UTURN
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Ward heeler : POL
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Vaporous : STEAMY
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Sound: Comb. form : PHONE
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Be pendent : LOP
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A neighbor of Ind. : ILL
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Ball raiser : TEE
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Flycatcher : PHOEBE
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Booze : HOOCH
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Amer. sports group : USTA
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Cap's cousin : CROWN
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Outmoded : DATED
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"___ the Top" : YOURE
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Gentle contact : KISS
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Air: Comb. form : ATMO
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Yell : SHOUT
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Bacteriologist's ___ dish : PETRI
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___ Galilee : SEAOF
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One in charge: Abbr. : LDR
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Eero Saarinen's father : ELIEL
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Highly veined, as flies' wings : VENOSE
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Cougar's bed : LAIR
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Dovetailed : MESHED
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Club fees : DUES
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Reagan's Ed : MEESE
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Ramp sign : YIELD
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Sanskrit tongue : ORIYA
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Bandleader Jones : ISHAM
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Distress signal : FLARE
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Fork wielder : EATER
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Kind of wrench : LUG
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River to the Volga : OKA
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Cistern : VAT
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One of Old's cars : REO
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Not extreme: Abbr. : MDT
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Truly : YEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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