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New York Times, Friday, May 21, 1982

24-Across : Red and Munchausen

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,882
Across
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Regarding : ASTO
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Reduced to residue via fire : ASHED
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Kind of room, for short : REC
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Rake's expression : LEER
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"Over ___" : THERE
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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Pulpit product : PREACHIFICATION
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Feeling : SENTIENT
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Chicken ___ : LITTLE
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___ of Chancery : INNS
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Problem : CASE
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Red and Munchausen : BARONS
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Gymnast's activity : CHINNING
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Hockey site, e.g. : ARENA
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Type of grass : BROME
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"Hail!" : LOO
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Shore-dinner gear : BIBS
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Decelerates : SLOWS
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Roper or Zumwalt : ELMO
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Ending for journal or Japan : ESE
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Apes Mount St. Helens : SPEWS
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Speak in court : PLEAD
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Rebuked : LECTURED
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Scandinavian sights : FIORDS
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In the sack : ABED
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Judge's place : BANC
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Sea or States : BALTIC
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Attitudinizer : POSTURER
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Soapbox exercise : SPEECHIFICATION
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Lyre's ancient cousin : ASOR
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Plume fluid : ENCRE
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Heater : ETNA
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Compositors' measures : ENS
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Sniffs : NOSES
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Unseemly utterance : SASS
Down
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Ski center : ALPS
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Withered : SERE
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Suffix with six : TEEN
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Graduation indulgences : ORATIONS
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Ohio University city : ATHENS
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Leg parts : SHINS
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Raise : HEFT
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Silkworm : ERI
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Harangues : DECLAIMS
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London's ___ Row : ROTTEN
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Give off : EMIT
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Unrattled : COOL
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"___ for the money" : ONE
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Corneille drama: 1640 : CINNA
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Oise tributary : AISNE
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Pets with blue-black tongues : CHOWS
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Bewildering speech center : BABEL
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Come up : ARISE
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Violin progenitor : REBEC
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What a "hot dog" plays to : CROWD
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River through Bavaria : ILLER
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Footloose fellow : NOMAD
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Merchandise : GOODS
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What blackmailers do : BLEED
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"___ Sie Deutsch?" : SPRECHEN
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Holds forth : ELOCUTES
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Philippine bay : SUBIC
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Historic caravel : PINTA
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Spuds : TATERS
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Authority symbol : FASCES
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To sip, in Soissons : BOIRE
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Tenderfoot's org. : BSA
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Church section : APSE
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Uris or Jaworski : LEON
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One-chevron G.I.'s : PFCS
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Girl in a 1927 musical : RITA
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A considerable spell : EONS
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Genetic acids: Abbr. : RNAS
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Wife of Athamas : INO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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