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New York Times, Wednesday, June 2, 1982

Author:
Albert E. Lytle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,894

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Across
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Speech defect : LISP
5
Bag man : SANTA
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Did an impression : APED
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Those in ambush or in bed : LIERS
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Bringing good luck : FORTUITOUS
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What claques do : CLAP
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Brook : ENDURE
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Tyro : NEOPHYTE
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Shoemaker's device : LAST
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Flagged : DROOPED
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Dealer in land : REALTOR
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Petty officers, for short : BOSNS
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Entangle : RAVEL
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Belgian resort : SPA
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___ St. Louis, Ill. : EAST
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Wandered : ROVED
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Before : ERE
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Assents : YESES
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Stings a customer : CLIPS
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Asian holiday : TET
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Plights : STRAITS
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In the dark : UNAWARE
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Antinuke group's acronym : SANE
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Conclude a speech : PERORATE
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Immaturity : NONAGE
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Type of shoe : PUMP
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Liable to be accused : CHARGEABLE
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Daredevil's first name : EVEL
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Sample : TASTE
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Asian weight unit : TAEL
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Gainsay : DENY
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Show contempt : SNEER
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Basking periods in Brest : ETES
Down
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No "empty dream," to H.W.L. : LIFE
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Mashie, e.g. : IRON
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Type of quartz : SARD
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Irritable : PETULANT
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Most wily : SLIEST
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River isle : AIT
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Component of some signs : NEON
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Adjusted exactly : TRUED
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Miscellaneous : ASSORTED
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Item tattooed on Popeye's arm : ANCHOR
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Sea anemone : POLYP
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Make very proud : ELATE
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Drugged : DOPED
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Russian range : URALS
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Table game : POOL
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Corrida beasts : TOROS
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Surf sound : ROAR
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Basic verb for Virgil : ESSE
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Enthusiastic critiques : RAVES
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"Queen ___," J. Crawford film : BEE
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Dresses : VESTS
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Skirt feature : SLIT
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Conductor J. Williams's group, for short : POPS
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Roman bronze : AES
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Pulls back : RETRACTS
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Cause a friend to say, "The end!" : ALIENATE
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Newcomer in January : YEAR
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Light craft : CANOE
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Woven double : TWOPLY
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Forest denizen : RANGER
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Raised : UPPED
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___-Chapelle, historic French town : NEUVE
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"Stop the Music" singer : ARMEN
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One of the Allens : ETHAN
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Assuage : EASE
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Exultation : GLEE
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Lampreys' cousins : EELS
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Way to go: Abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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