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SOME TWO-STEPS

New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 1982

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 635 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,905
Across
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Mess : BOTCH
6
Ark landfall : ARARAT
12
Appoint : NAME
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Golf club : SPOON
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Different : OTHER
22
Singer Vic : DAMONE
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Arabian head cord : AGAL
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Mexican Indian : HUAVE
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New York City : THEDELICIOUS
27
North African kingdom : TOPLEATHER
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Kind of plate : HOME
30
Begins : OPENS
31
Fyodor and Alexis : TSARS
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Toscanini : ARTURO
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Broke a Commandment : SWORE
35
House plant : CALLA
36
Sioux : OTOE
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Plural ending : IES
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Struck : SMOTE
43
Part of 70 Across : SCENEVI
46
Deduced : INFERRED
49
U.S. Nobelist in Literature: 1938 : ONEDOLLAR
52
D.C. tax collectors : IRS
54
Lofty : NOBLE
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Vacation : REST
57
Breaks a Commandment : STEALS
58
Fitzgerald forte : SCAT
59
Kind of jaw : GLASS
60
Bassanio's beloved : PORTIA
62
Miss Kett : ETTA
63
Rossetti's "___ Beatrix" : BEATA
64
The old sod : EIRE
65
Demi follower : TASSE
66
Actor Jack : LARUE
68
Safari figure : BEARER
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Soviet rep. : SSR
70
Shakespearean tragedy : WHISTLESTOP
72
An Argonaut : CASTOR
73
Headliner: Aug. 6, 1926 : EDERLE
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Faith: Fr. : FOI
76
Emerson, ___ Concord : SAGEOF
77
Genetic offshoots : CLONES
78
Ravel masterpiece : SHORTJACKET
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Surpass : CAP
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Out-of-date : DEMODE
86
" . . . ___ passion to tatters" : TEARA
87
Noted Swiss poet: 1821–81 : AMIEL
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Resort east of Altdorf : CHUR
89
Island group off Ireland : ARANS
90
Beat pounders : COPS
91
Caught : NABBED
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___ code : MORSE
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Hogarth subject : RAKE
95
Mount sacred to the Muses : ELATEA
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Thug : GOON
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Originate : ARISE
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Hot time in Paree : ETE
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Hit song of 1912, with "My" : SADINFANT
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F. L. Wright's home in Wis. : TALIESIN
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"The Praise of Folly" author : ERASMUS
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Occupied : INUSE
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Spareable item : ROD
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French possessive : TES
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Those born July 23–August 22 : LEOS
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Hair style : BANGS
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Canyon mouths : ABRAS
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Drenched : SODDEN
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Playwright Tad : MOSEL
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Erstwhile source of plumes : EGRET
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Anent : ASTO
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U.S. anthropologist: 1901–78 : HONEYDRINK
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Vodka drink : ENGLISHQUEEN
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Cold period in Spain : ENERO
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Light a fire under : URGE
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University board member : REGENT
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Sam or Toby : UNCLE
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Island in Taiwan Strait : MATSU
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Imperative, e.g. : MOOD
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Talks back : SASSES
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Paravane : OTTER
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Anderson's "___ Your Houses" : BOTH
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Roman emperor : OTHO
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Oates book : THEM
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Give up : CEDE
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Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
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Fatty : ADIPOSE
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Blacksnake : RACER
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Chemical compounds : AMINES
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Wallabies, for short : ROOS
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Tropical herb : ANU
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Having left a will : TESTATE
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Brazilian port : NATAL
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Money in Israel : AGORA
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Atlas material : MAPS
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Building part : ELL
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Rose of ___ : SHARON
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Doughboy's leg covering : PUTTEE
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Koolau Range site : OAHU
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Done : OVER
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Notorious uxoricide : NERO
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Scowl : LOWER
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The Sprats, e.g. : EATERS
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Luges : SLEDS
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Paddock papas : SIRES
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Italian philosopher: 1822–1905 : CONTI
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Florida city : OCALA
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Dyes : TINGES
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Chameleons : ANOLIS
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Bumppo's creator : JFBARRELMAKER
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Zero : MOSTEL
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Ticket : SLATE
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"Essay on Man" author : VICAROFCHRIST
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More incensed : IRATER
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Besides : ELSE
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Matelot's wheel-rope : DROSSE
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County in Colo. : OTERO
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Cessation : LETUP
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Excel : STAR
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Previously, previously : ERST
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NATO's late cousin : SEATO
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Containers for liquids : PAILS
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Tilden in 1876 : ALSORAN
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Plague : BESET
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Trio : THREE
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Keep ___ (persevere) : ATIT
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Bialy's relative : BAGEL
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Goes one's way : WENDS
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___ effort : EFOR
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Encrusted : CAKED
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Lorna of fiction : DOONE
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Knowing : SCIENT
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Pharmacist's waxy preparation : CERATE
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Seven: Comb. form : SEPTI
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"Dondi" cartoonist : HASEN
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Shirt ruffles : JABOTS
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Large pulpit-desk : AMBO
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Antipodean : AUSSIE
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Grooms : PREENS
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Frogs' kin : TOADS
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Essence : CORE
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Bag man : CLAUS
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"___ Dei" : AGNUS
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"Mikado" trio : MAIDS
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Thackeray's "Henry ___" : ESMOND
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"___ Romance," 1936 song : AFINE
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Piscators : ANGLERS
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Halts : ARRESTS
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Unwilling : LOATH
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Kin of birches : ALDERS
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So long : SEEYOU
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Holes-in-one, often : EAGLES
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W. African antelope : BONGO
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Inquired : ASKED
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Pickle : BRINE
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Noah's first-born : SHEM
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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Plankton collector : DNET
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Spanish Superrealist : MIRO
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Roe : EGGS
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Pittypat in "G.W.T.W." : AUNT
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Conventicle group : SECT
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Prefix for prompter : TELE
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Humdinger : ONER
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Kind of runner : RUM
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Quid pro ___ : QUO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 17 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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