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New York Times, Wednesday, June 30, 1982

Author:
Wittes
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { B J Q }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,922

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Across
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"The Front ___," 1928 play : PAGE
5
Fissure : SEAM
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Sec. addition to a signed letter : PPS
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Date-setting phrase : ASOF
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Laconian thrall : HELOT
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Plant native to S. Africa : ALOE
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Newspaper feature : WEATHERFORECAST
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Like McCullers's cafe : SAD
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Eleven against the Cantabs : ELIS
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___ Day (environmentalists' event) : EARTH
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Own : HAVE
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Bandwagon policy : METOO
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Away : ASIDE
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Stained by decay, as trees : DOTY
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Utmost : NTH
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U.S. newspaper publisher: 1858–1935 : OCHS
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M : IOOO
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Chit : IOU
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Newspaper feature : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
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Connection : TIE
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"___ Mia," 1954 song : CARA
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Grown-up grigs : EELS
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Newspaper musts : ADS
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Corp. bigwig : EXEC
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London house, for short : LORDS
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N African capital : TUNIS
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Banking game : FARO
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Keepsake : TOKEN
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Intimate : HINT
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Disseminate : SOW
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Newspaper feature : FOREIGNEXCHANGE
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Ans. to a roll call : PRES
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"No, ___!" : SIREE
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Kind of pickle : DILL
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Blockhead : ASS
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A name for a newspaper : POST
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Page of comment and opinion : OPED
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Handles rudely : PAWS
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" . . . ___ of troubles": Hamlet : ASEA
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Spur : GOAD
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Newt : EFT
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Put off indefinitely : SHELVE
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Like a haunted house : EERIE
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Landon et al. : ALFS
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Low : MOO
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Adopted the idea of Aristocles : PLATONIZED
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Luxurious : POSH
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Unit for Borg : SET
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Where a kite might alight : TREETOP
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Type of phobia : ACRO
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Kind of line : HEAD
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"The better to ___ with!" : EATYOU
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Greet the villain : HISS
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Temper : MOOD
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Biting to the taste : ACRID
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Booteries : SHOESTORES
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Nobelist in Physics: 1933 : DIRAC
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Payments for passage : TOLLS
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Raspberry, plum, etc. : HUES
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
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In which Horatio accosts a ghost : SCENEI
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Some floor treatments : WAXINGS
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Lode finds : ORES
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Cipher : ZERO
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Type of arch or window : LANCET
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Of the Gr. Church : ORTH
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Banjos' rels. : UKES
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Mends : FIXES
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Rocky hills : TORS
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Leander's beloved : HERO
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Insignificant person : SNIP
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Eye with a sigh : OGLE
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Fuse : WELD
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Memorable N.Y. columnist : FPA
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Tipple : NIP
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Pother : ADO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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