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Tap Osborn
Tap Osborn

A MOTHER'S DAY

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 1982

34-Across : Fortune maker for Thomas Watson

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 706 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Tap Osborn has 111 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,870
Across
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Robin's companion : BATMAN
7
Flimsy fare for Fido : SCRAPS
13
Honshu ship : MARU
17
Myerson : BESS
21
One-seeded fruit : ACHENE
22
" ... arm us 'gainst ___": Shak. : THEFOE
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Verily : AMEN
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Uproar : RIOT
25
6 A.M. : THEDAWNPATROL
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Sea hazard : REEF
28
Of soil: Prefix : AGRO
29
Leander's lover : HERO
30
Sacred Egyptian ape : AANI
31
6:30-7:30 A.M. : HELLSKITCHEN
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Fortune maker for Thomas Watson : COMPUTER
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Dovecote music : COOS
39
Undersized : LITTLE
40
Within: Prefix : ESO
43
Old English coins : RYALS
44
Singer John : ELTON
46
German article : EIN
47
A Chaplin : SYD
48
Socialist of a sort : FABIAN
50
River duck : SMEE
51
___ even keel : ONAN
52
7:30-8:30 A.M. : THEBLACKBOARDJUNGLE
58
Soupçon : DAB
61
Pedro's "Positively!" : SISI
62
Young beauty : HOURI
63
Major follower : ETTE
64
Boxer Tunney : GENE
65
9 A.M.-2 P.M. : BEDKNOBSANDBROOMSTICKS
72
Ephron et al. : NORAS
73
Penance seeker : RUER
74
Interstice : AREOLE
75
Tennis stroke : LOB
78
Take ___ the chin : ITON
79
Liszt : FRANZ
81
Valuable tree of India : AMLI
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Up to now : YET
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Words of relief : ATLAST
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Imperfection : FLAW
87
British India founder : CLIVE
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Amass : HEAP
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Winglike : ALAR
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"Do I ___ Waltz?" : HEARA
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Electric force : ELOD
101
Miscalculate : ERR
102
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Dutch painter Frans : HALS
110
Fraud : RIPOFF
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Bedazzle : AWE
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1 or 101, for short : RTE
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Subject of an essay : THEME
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Grain thresher : FLAIL
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___ blanket : WET
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Body with two whips : SENATE
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Fabric maker : LOOM
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Incapacitated : STRICKEN
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8-10 P.M. : HELLZAPOPPIN
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Huck's transport : RAFT
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Saarinen : EERO
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Grandfatherly : AVAL
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Hatch cover : TARP
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11 P.M. : SEVENTHHEAVEN
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Petrocelli or Carty : RICO
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Fish-eating bird : ERNE
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Stupor : TRANCE
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Conforming : INLINE
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Beaver skin : PLEW
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Hindmost : REAR
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Surfacing machine : SANDER
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Kitchen tool : PEELER
Down
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Ablution : BATH
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Pang : ACHE
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Wallace's "___ Documents" : THER
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Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Fresh : NEW
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Midwest capital : STPAUL
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Intones : CHANTS
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Make a new knot : RETIE
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A cont. : AFR
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Milne creation : POOH
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Handpicked : SELECTED
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Brando : MARLON
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In ___ (tousled) : AMESS
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Emit fumes : REEK
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Like a thankless child : UNFILIAL
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Modified leaf : BRACT
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Regatta crews : EIGHTS
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In the extreme : SORELY
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Plastered : STONED
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___ Valley, Calif. : NAPA
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Looby-___ (singing game) : LOO
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Athapaskan group : TINNE
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Buccal : ORAL
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Starling's kin : MYNA
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Stay : REMAIN
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Newts : EFTS
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Master, in Madras : SAHIB
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Pinguid : OBESE
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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Bejewel : ENGEM
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Rail : SORA
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Brazilian dance band : CHORO
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Old Japanese gold coin : KOBAN
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Smack : BUSS
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Sherry city in Spain : JEREZ
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I use: Lat. : UTOR
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Kind of blind : DECOY
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Tarsus : ANKLE
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Harass : BESET
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" ... the giftie ___ us" : GIE
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Kind of cake : KNISH
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"Theirs ___ reason why" : NOTTO
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Haggard : DRAWN
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Coiffure style : BUN
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Burst of cheers : SALVO
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Judge's role : TRIER
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Potter's wheel : LATHE
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Different : OTHER
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Misty : BLEAR
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Botanist's concern : FLORA
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Indian novelist : RAU
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On the ball : ALERT
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Minor prophet : MICAH
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Queen killer : ASP
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Monks' titles : FRAS
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Lamb, for short : CHAS
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Ball-gown fabric : PANNE
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Alan or Robert : ALDA
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Wild dogs of India : DHOLES
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Polanski film : TESS
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A tide : NEAP
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Kind of grease : ELBOW
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Pocahontas's mate : ROLFE
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Skillful : DEFT
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Nobel physicist: 1925 : HERTZ
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Tamandua : ANTEATER
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They handle retorts : CHEMISTS
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Beaked warship : RAM
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Satie : ERIK
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Favus : TILE
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Musical tone : ASHARP
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Beetle : WEEVIL
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Weave togetheer : ENLACE
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Silk hat : TOPPER
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Dance : HOP
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Capet's domain : FRANCE
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Thief : LIFTER
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Wonder drug : ACTH
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Permit : ALLOW
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Doone : LORNA
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Draft : TREND
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Fraser of tennis : NEALE
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Reduce : PARE
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Tiber tributary : NERA
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Malevolent : EVIL
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Descartes : RENE
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Kayo blow : ONER
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Chattels mover : VAN
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Start of a cheer : HIP
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Chemical suffix : ENE

Answer summary:
9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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