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New York Times, Thursday, July 15, 1982

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,937
Across
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Its spring gives zing : SPA
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Skedaddles : SKIPS
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Author Ludwig : EMIL
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Bamako is its capital : MALI
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Prank : ANTIC
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PBS program : NOVA
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Vigor : ELAN
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Kind of land or paw : SOUTH
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Aquatic reptile, for short : CROC
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He advocates the regime of the cream : ELITIST
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Duke ___ Island, Antarctica : OFYORK
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"___ Diary": Twain : EVES
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A Waugh : ALEC
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Ibsen's "Hedda ___" : GABLER
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Speaking like Scarlett : DRAWLING
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Blue dyes : ANILS
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Stadium section : TIER
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Scent for a señorita : OLOR
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___ operandi (ways of operating) : MODI
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Baltic group : LETTS
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Silents name : POLA
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Give ___ up (help) : ALEG
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Ending for Jean or Nan : ETTE
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French writer: 1823–92 : RENAN
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Like many sages : LITERARY
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Pompous parader of knowledge : PEDANT
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Hammett heroine : NORA
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Trailer-truck : SEMI
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H*y*m*a*n K*a*p*l*a*n's creator : ROSTEN
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Commonplace : PROSAIC
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Choppers : AXES
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Airman Balbo : ITALO
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Boob ___ : TUBE
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He painted "Aurora" : RENI
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"___ can serve two masters . . . " : NOMAN
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Laurel : STAN
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Portico part : ANTA
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Dixie specialty : GRITS
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Food scrap : ORT
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Pochard : SMEE
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Bore : PALL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Senator from Tenn. : SASSER
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Boy Scout's creations : KNOTS
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Printer's org. : ITU
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Stone : PIT
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Astute students : SCHOLARS
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Lexicographers' cousins : ENCYCLOPEDISTS
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Memorable Italian statesman : MORO
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Composer Novello : IVOR
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Require : LACK
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Brain trusters : INTELLIGENTSIA
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Currier's colleague : IVES
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The chosen ___ : FEW
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Ridge : ARETE
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___ Abdel Nasser : GAMAL
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Lizard : ANOLI
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Courier's horse : BIDET
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Kind of bag : DITTY
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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E.E. Hale's protagonist : NOLAN
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Wilderness campaigner : GRANT
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Savant's acquisition : LEARNING
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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Hind : ROE
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S.A. rulers, once : PERONS
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Chair part : SPLAT
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___ avis : RARA
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Early settlers' beef : OXEN
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Thrilled: Slang : SENT
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Graham, e.g. : AUTO
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Copper : CENT
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"High ___" : TOR
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"Why, what an ass ___!": Hamlet : AMI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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