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New York Times, Monday, May 24, 1982

Author:
Barbara J. Weakley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { B F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Barbara J. Weakley has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Tale twister : LIAR
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Upper hand : EDGE
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Turn's partner : TOSS
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Bully or jerky : MEAT
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Paid for a poker hand : ANTED
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Streak : VEIN
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Comb. form indicating an eye defect : OPIA
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Full of cheer : MERRY
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Urgent : IMPORTANT
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Verify : PROVE
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Swerves : VEERS
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Evening prayer : VESPER
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Trample : TREAD
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An ungulate : TAPIR
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Varnish ingredient : MASTIC
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Affirmative : YES
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Melon or squash : PEPO
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Armory : ARSENAL
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Race official : STARTER
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Lack : NEED
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Aries : RAM
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Quantity : AMOUNT
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Glacial ridge : SERAC
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Improper : AMISS
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Edit : REDACT
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Raccoon's cousin : COATI
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Knowing : AWARE
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What Americans are entitled to pursue : HAPPINESS
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Number of wonders : SEVEN
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Wicked : EVIL
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Soprano Leontyne : PRICE
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Sayers's "The ___ Tailors" : NINE
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Memo : NOTE
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Stopping places: Abbr. : STAS
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Kind of novel : SAGA
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___ off (in a snit) : TEED
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V.P. Morton: 1889–93 : LEVI
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Article : ITEM
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On cat's feet : ATIP
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Made over : RENOVATED
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Take to the air at O'Hare : DEPART
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Dispute : GAINSAY
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French state : ETAT
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Monkey (with) : TAMPER
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Blows that cause kayos : ONERS
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Barber's purchase : STROP
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Answer a purpose : SERVE
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His stint is making tints : DYER
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"Nature, ___ tooth and claw": Tennyson : REDIN
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Outlook : VISTA
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Special agent at D.C. : TMAN
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Unusual : RARE
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"___ Quam Videri," N.C. motto : ESSE
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Locale of the talus : PES
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Printer's mark : CARET
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Noticeable : PROMINENT
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Ornamental case : ETUI
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Writes : PENS
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Scraps : ORTS
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Household god : LAR
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Cremona creation : AMATI
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Daughter of Heracles : MACARIA
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Stage settings : SCENES
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Kind of saw : COPING
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Grate : RASP
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Pitchers : EWERS
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Device for hoisting liners' boats : DAVIT
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Asphyxia : APNEA
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Layers : HENS
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Bacchanal's cry : EVOE
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Developer's concern : SITE
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Coaster : SLED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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