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New York Times, Tuesday, July 27, 1982

Author:
Audrey Koch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,949

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Across
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Mineral springs : SPAS
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___ casino (seafood dish) : CLAMS
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L.A. eleven : RAMS
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Scottish garb : KILT
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Utmost extent : LIMIT
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Sector : AREA
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Division word : INTO
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Convex molding : OVOLO
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Watch face : DIAL
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Motel : STOPOVER
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Flexible : PLIANT
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Capital of Calvados : CAEN
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Inspires with wonder : AWES
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Serf : HELOT
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Pests in the pool : SPLASHERS
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Parisian thug : APACHE
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Dobbin's dinner : OATS
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___-jongg : MAH
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Require : LACK
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Hammerstein product : LYRIC
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Without: Lat. : SINE
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Homestead ___ : ACT
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Political group : BLOC
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Odium : HATRED
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Traffic signal : STOPLIGHT
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"Poirot ___ a Client": Christie : LOSES
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Pueblo Indian : HOPI
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Upon : ATOP
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Certain weasels : STOATS
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Corks : STOPPERS
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Flaps : TABS
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At the ready : ONTAP
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Anne Nichols hero : ABIE
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Lily's relative : ALOE
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Harden : INURE
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"After You've ___," 1918 song : GONE
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Honey producers : BEES
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Compact : DENSE
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Some are split : ENDS
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Slalom equipment : SKIS
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Liquid measure : PINT
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Female voice : ALTO
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Valve on a pipe : STOPCOCK
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Garlic unit : CLOVE
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Animates : LIVENS
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Ovidian topic : AMOR
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Wire measure : MIL
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Timer : STOPWATCH
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Garden vegetable : RADISH
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"Habanera," for example : ARIA
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Average : MEAN
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Sodium chloride : SALT
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Vow : OATH
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Not so much : LESS
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Chicago's Papa Bear : HALAS
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Solar-year excess : EPACT
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Milk: Comb. form : LACTO
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Veranda : PORCH
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Arabian rulers : EMIRS
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Rajah's consort : RANEE
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Outbuildings : SHEDS
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Geometrical figure : ELLIPSOID
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Mr. Berra : YOGI
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Obstruction : STOPPAGE
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Stain : BLOT
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Skewed : ALOP
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Transitory states : PHASES
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Medieval invaders of Europe : TATARS
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Pith helmet : TOPEE
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Pierce : STAB
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Raconteur's specialty : TALE
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Double-reed instrument : OBOE
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Render senseless : STUN
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Deep black : EBON
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Cocktail garnish : RIND
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"Monkey ___ ... " : SEES
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Compass pt. : NNE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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