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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

HANKY-PANKY

New York Times, Sunday, July 25, 1982

Author:
Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,947
Across
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Prestige : STATUS
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Minuscule : ATOMIC
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Look : APPEAR
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Bearlike : URSINE
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Sardou play : FEDORA
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___ Beach, S.C. : MYRTLE
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Bilbao bottles : BASQUESFLASKS
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Melancholy merino : BLUEEWE
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Stead : LIEU
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Most precious : RAREST
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Lowest Laconian : HELOT
30
Séance sound : RAP
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Author Hammond : INNES
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Peat source : BOG
34
Chased woman : SIREN
35
Ooze : MIRE
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Showcase for a Pavarotti : MET
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Oriental ship : CHINALINER
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Electronic device : DIODE
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McMahon and Asner : EDS
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Unpaid sitter : AUNT
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Gas-company customers : USERS
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Marriage notice : BANNS
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Dreary in Dundee : DREE
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Pilaster : ANTA
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Pop : SODA
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Box : SPAR
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Jack/Giant dialogue : STALKTALK
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One of Jubal's inventions : HARP
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Pointer : ARROW
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Pâtisserie item : TARTE
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Grande or Bravo : RIO
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Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
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Pitcher at Monmouth : MOLLY
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Border lake : ERIE
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"___ is the spur . . . " : FAME
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Adriatic feeder : PIAVE
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White poplar : ABELE
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Old Caen coin : ECU
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Turns : SLUES
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Flips in a chip : ANTES
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Let : RENT
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Reading for 46 Down : GNOMETOME
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Fish dish : EELS
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Regrets : RUES
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Zhivago's mistress : LARA
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Fellow like Othello : MOOR
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Teatime treat : SCONE
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Like London in 1666 : AFIRE
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Belts : BOPS
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Little, to Burns : SMA
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Abzug or Spewack : BELLA
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Cuts family ties : BOOTSROOTS
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Chum : PAL
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"Life is ___!" : REAL
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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Neighbor of Que. : ONT
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Bitter : ACERB
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Trainee: Abbr. : APP
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Rage onstage : EMOTE
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Starr player : PACKER
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Elihu's U. : YALE
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Headgear attachment : CAPFLAP
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Rainwear buyer : SLICKERPICKER
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Cio-Cio-San, e.g. : GEISHA
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Restricting rope : TETHER
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Special gift : TALENT
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Bevin or Seton : ERNEST
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Wimsey's creator : SAYERS
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Nocturnal noises : SNORES
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"We can make our lives ___" : SUBLIME
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Worked out for a bout : TRAINED
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Says yes : ASSENTS
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Tiny pest: Fr. : TIQUE
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Burmese statesman : UNU
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Divination is his vocation : SEER
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Offend : AFFRONT
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Caucasian wagon : TELEGA
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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Part of M.V.P. : MOST
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Vex : IRK
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Drum out : CASHIER
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Padnag : AMBLE
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Faulkner novel : PYLON
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Balkan boundary river : PRUT
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Eagle depicted in heraldry : ALERION
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Bounties : REWARDS
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Port Arthur's lake : SABINE
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Rapier's cousin : EPEE
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Makes mistakes : ERRS
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Hilum : SCAR
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Sly guy : SNEAK
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Bird feeder : MINAHDINER
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Vietnamese city : HUE
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Crescent-shaped : LUNATE
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Cordage fiber : ISTLE
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Palindrome for pater : DAD
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Dutch-born U.S. author : BOK
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Funny Scandinavian creature : DROLLTROLL
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Family room, Roman style : ATRIUM
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Kin of bullaces : SLOES
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Visayan island : SAMAR
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Investigate : PROBE
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"Stormy Weather" composer : ARLEN
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Flesh: Comb. form : SARCO
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Shock : TRAUMA
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Evangelist McPherson : AIMEE
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Type type : AGATE
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Fray, in a way : RAVEL
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Basketball tactic : PRESS
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Forked shape : WYE
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Youthful years : TEENS
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Waste watchers: Abbr. : EPA
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City in Brazil : FLORES
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Square one : START
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Order to Dobbin : GEE
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"Felix Holt" author : ELIOT
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"Faerie Queene" heroine : UNA
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More debatable : MOOTER
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Pick : OPT
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Cause of losing by oozing : SEEPAGE
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Bell part : CLAPPER
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Give a leg up to a yegg : ABET
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Smokey's preserves : FORESTS
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Daft : BONKERS
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Tris or Tip : SPEAKER
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"Lilli ___" : MARLENE
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Camus and Finney : ALBERTS
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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J.F.K.'s favorite chair : ROCKER
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Nanchang nannies : AMAHS
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Steady Eddie of baseball : LOPAT
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Circle: Comb. form : CYCLO
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Different : ELSE
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Compassion : PITY
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Molar malady : ACHE
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Accts. : RPTS
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Alewife's appendage : FIN
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Where cows browse : LEA
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John, to Jock : IAN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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