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New York Times, Monday, May 31, 1982

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,892

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Across
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Explosion : BLAST
6
Waterlily's leaf : PAD
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In regard to : ASFOR
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Two below par, to Nicklaus : EAGLE
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Bustle : ADO
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Meld : MERGE
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Corpulent : STOUT
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Soft drinks : ROOTBEERS
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Poker variety : THREECARDMONTE
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Seven ___ : SEAS
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Writer St. Johns : ADELA
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Slalom, e.g. : SKI
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Fence in : ENCLOSE
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Esthetic affectation : ARTINESS
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Alpine "music" : YODEL
37
Board game : CHINESECHECKERS
40
Touch : TINGE
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Ancient missile hurler : BALLISTA
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Exasperated : ANGERED
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Grande or Bravo : RIO
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Criticize unmercifully : ROAST
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Stadium near LaGuardia Airport : SHEA
52
Poker variety : SPITINTHEOCEAN
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"___ created equal" : ALLMENARE
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Kind of eel : CONGO
59
Nitwits : BOOBS
60
"___ mightiest in the mightiest": Shak. : TIS
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Gave an edge to : HONED
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Name venerated in Dublin, familiarly : STPAT
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Corrode : EAT
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Mark for Mark Roth : SPARE
Down
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Outwits : BESTS
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Potter's wheel : LATHE
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Israeli coin : AGORA
4
Twists sideways : SLUES
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Henri's head : TETE
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State of delight : PARADISE
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Love rapturously : ADORE
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Scribble : DOODLE
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Early church pulpit : AMBO
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Perceived : SEEN
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Guitar part : FRET
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Dreadful person : OGRE
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Lawyer's "thing" : RES
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Fed : TMAN
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Ale's partner : CAKES
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Jeer or fleer : SNEER
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Wheel: Prefix : CYCLO
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Norse god of discord : LOKI
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Lyric literature : ODES
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Turkish province : SERT
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Actress Lanchester : ELSA
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Ecclesiastical proceedings : ACTA
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Nose: Prefix : RHIN
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Bell sound : TING
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"A Loss of Roses" playwright : INGE
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Univ. degree : SCB
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Most grating : HARSHEST
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Superior group : ELITE
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Innisfail : ERIN
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Contribute : DONATE
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Roman halls : ATRIA
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Ice-cream measure : SCOOP
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Reddish brown : HENNA
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Fervid : EAGER
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Battery terminal : ANODE
52
Deer's track : SLOT
53
Drop heavily : PLOP
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Lake near Tokyo : IMBA
55
Criterion : TEST
56
Noted N.Y. newspaper publisher : OCHS
57
Missing: Abbr. : ABS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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