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A FATHER'S DAY

New York Times, Sunday, June 20, 1982

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 579 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,912
Across
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Flintlock musket : FUSIL
6
Gaff : SPAR
10
Check : STAY
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Bar at the bar : ESTOP
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Centaurus star : AGENA
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Alleviate : EASE
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___ Sound, Fla. : HOBE
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Like Behan's "Fellow" : QUARE
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6:15 A.M. : THESUNALSORISES
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Loosen the bonds : UNTIE
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Glass part : RIM
28
River into the Caspian : URAL
29
Forwarded : SENTON
30
7:30 A.M. : CLOSELYOBSERVEDTRAINS
38
Rich : LITTLE
39
Ribald : COARSE
40
Shell adjunct : OAR
41
Nobelist Hahn: 1944 : OTTO
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Lockup unit : CELL
43
Too smooth : OILY
44
Network : WEB
47
8:45 A.M. : THEASPHALTJUNGLE
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Antic : DIDO
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Part of H.H. : HER
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Rain-forest vine : LIANA
56
Cantankerous : ONERY
57
Curt dismissal : CONGE
58
Profound : DEEP
59
" . . . had ___ and couldn't . . . " : AWIFE
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Cross or Ross : SINGER
61
9 A.M. : SWEETSMELLOFSUCCESS
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Resemblance : PARITY
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Delon of films : ALAIN
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Sapota or encina : TREE
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Concord : AMITY
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Setting : SCENE
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Nitrite is one : ESTER
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In the style of : ALA
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Swank : TONY
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9 A.M. to 5 P.M. : THEMIRACLEWORKER
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Grimalkin : HAG
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Epicist : BARD
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Activist : DOER
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Wahhabi, e.g. : ARAB
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Maa-saying ma : EWE
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Occultism : CABALA
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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7:15 P.M. : THEMANWHOCAMETODINNER
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Gypsy tongue : ROMANY
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Male swine : BOAR
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Ungentlemanly one : CAD
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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11 P.M. to 6 A.M. : HOLDBACKTHEDAWN
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Take a reading : METER
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"The ___ Love . . . " : ONEI
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Spree or glee sound : WHEE
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Medium for some jockeys : RADIO
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Suckling's forte : POESY
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King of Sodom : BERA
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Scourge of serge : LINT
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Bullet sound : SPANG
Down
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Kind of cat : FAT
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Word of disgust : UGH
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Interview : SEE
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Victors at the polls : INS
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Honor : LAUREL
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Sordid : SEAMY
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Mary, in an old song : PAL
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Bumbler : ASS
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Car created by Olds : REO
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Prepares an egg dish : SHIRRS
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" . . . squander what he lived ___": Bierce : TOSAVE
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Poplar : ABELE
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Agree with : YES
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Buckingham officer : EQUERRY
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Moslem law : SUNNA
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Architect Jacopo: 1486–1570 : TATTI
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Sky hunter : ORION
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Hammer parts : PEENS
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Luxor's river : NILE
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Repentant one : RUER
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Vapid : STALE
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The clergy : CLOTH
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Pliant : LITHE
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Aquatic mammal : OTTER
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Sheltered promenade : STOA
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Great quantity : OCEAN
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Bubble, to Luigi : BOLLA
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Snow melter : SALT
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Place mat : DOILY
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Leather pants : CHAPS
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Mates for harridans : OGRES
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First Oscar film : WINGS
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Does a lawn job : EDGES
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A Capetown citizen : BOER
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Like some hiemal days : SLEETY
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Devoutness : PIETY
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Fuller in the face : JOWLIER
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Schenectady college : UNION
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Actress Hildegarde : NEFF
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Recipient : DONEE
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Eloquent Roman : CICERO
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Godhead : DEITY
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Hawaiian tree : ALANI
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Kind of driver : SCREW
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Apia's locale : SAMOA
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Squeeze out : WRING
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Clubbed : MACED
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Neon or gold: Abbr. : ELEM
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Total : UTTER
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Course : PATH
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Virago : SHREW
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Kin of a lycée : ECOLE
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Scotland's Sound of ___ : SLEAT
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City that tires Detroit : AKRON
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Realty contract : LEASE
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___ Day : ARBOR
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Somewhat sorrel : TAWNY
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Powell : ADAM
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Acid ___ : RAIN
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Hash house : BEANERY
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Refrigerant : COOLER
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Nova Scotian university : ACADIA
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Cutting remark : BARB
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A wife of Esau : ADAH
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Synge's "___ to the Sea" : RIDERS
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Homeless one : TRAMP
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Similar: Comb. form : HOMEO
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Overact : EMOTE
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Almost half the people : MALES
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Hip part of cattle : HBONE
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Glee-club unit : OCTET
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Mischief : HOB
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Hole maker : AWL
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Its symbol is X : CHI
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Knowledge : KEN
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Dip bait lightly : DAP
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Be A-1 at the Big A : WIN
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Nailing block : NOG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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