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New York Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1982

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,886
Across
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Python relatives : BOAS
5
Plus factor : ASSET
10
Kind of carriage : BABY
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Isometric : ALLO
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Jittery : TENSE
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Matty or Felipe : ALOU
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Vinland's Ericson : LEIF
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More aloof : ICIER
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Wagner theme : RING
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Flattery : SOFTSOAP
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Place of berths : MARINA
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Direct a helmsman : CONN
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Ignoble : BASE
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Pythias' substitute as hostage : DAMON
29
Consoling words to a loser : TOUGHLUCK
34
Certain ester : OLEATE
36
Skirmish : FRAY
37
Nautical chain or rope : TYE
38
___ and void : NULL
39
Contemn : SCORN
41
Take on : HIRE
42
Old times, to Poe : ELD
43
Like ___ of bricks : ATON
44
Bone-china item : TEACUP
46
Peter Fonda film: 1969 : EASYRIDER
49
Obtuse : CRASS
50
Arrived : CAME
51
Old oath : EGAD
53
Radio's Dallas : STELLA
56
Computer components : HARDWARE
60
Far: Prefix : TELE
61
Gallant : BLADE
63
Tentmaker-verse maker : OMAR
64
At the summit : ATOP
65
U.K. tar : LIMEY
66
Hawk's home : OMNI
67
Propensity : BENT
68
Tinker's target : EVERS
69
Love to excess : DOTE
Down
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Palais social events : BALS
2
Corn product, at times : OLEO
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Arabic letter : ALIF
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W. Va. product : SOFTCOAL
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Ending for form or reform : ATION
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A ratio in geometry : SECANT
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Pert miss : SNIP
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Helm dir. : ESE
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Shrew : TERMAGANT
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Rifle part : BARREL
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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Birthplace of Beethoven : BONN
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Krita ___ (Hindu golden age) : YUGA
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Ils ___ (they are): Fr. : SONT
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Pale : ASHY
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Vidal title : BURR
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Recipient : DONEE
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False wing : ALULA
28
Makes a pinochle score : MELDS
30
"Six ___ and ... " : OFONE
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Oneida Co. city : UTICA
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Persian king : CYRUS
33
Donjons : KEEPS
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Worthy of respect : ESTIMABLE
40
Set of rules : CODE
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Oak or beech : HARDWOOD
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Shallow Asian body of water : ARAL
45
Modified organism : ECAD
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Named, to Milton or Spenser : YCLEPT
48
Primer : READER
52
Jane and Zane : GREYS
53
Emulate Brutus or Casca : STAB
54
Place for Pierre's beret : TETE
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N.C. college : ELON
56
Harness part : HAME
57
Caisson load : AMMO
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Inveigh : RANT
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Lake near Chautauqua : ERIE
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Ullmann of films : LIV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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