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New York Times, Wednesday, July 28, 1982

5-Down : Strait off Australia

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,950
Across
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Penny ___ : ANTE
5
Purposeful : TELIC
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Craft : SHIP
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Hammy comic's output : CORN
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Japanese seaport : OSAKA
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Rent : TORE
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Gibson hit play: 1958 : TWOFORTHESEESAW
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Swizzle stick : STIRRER
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Drinking bouts : SPREES
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Two-legged wolf's look : LEER
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Mexican laborer : PEON
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Union branches : LOCALS
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Kitchen utensils : POTS
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Tasseled Turkish topper : FEZ
31
Boric and prussic ___ : ACIDS
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Nut's partner : BOLT
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Scottish hillside : BRAE
34
Dumas swashbucklers : THREEMUSKETEERS
37
Fouls up : ERRS
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Olive, for Ovid : OLEA
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Fragrant : OLENT
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Friend of David : REI
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Like some flowers : WILD
42
Affectedly nice : PRISSY
43
Maiden : LASS
44
Whale : CETE
45
Like a martinet : STRICT
48
"Green ___," old ballad : SLEEVES
51
Apocalypse group : THEFOURHORSEMEN
54
GHQ figure : AIDE
55
Waken : ROUSE
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A practice that can't be wrong? : RITE
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French-Belgian river : YSER
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Trapped morays : EELED
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Use a poniard : STAB
Down
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Behave : ACT
2
"___ the Time to Fall in Love" : NOWS
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Fox or turkey follower : TROT
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Rakes with fire : ENFILADES
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Strait off Australia : TORRES
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Liquor component : ESTER
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He played in "Waiting for Godot" : LAHR
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Mamie's man : IKE
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Tape-recorder adjunct : CASSETTE
10
Perlman contemporary : STERN
11
Water conveyor : HOSE
12
Dies ___ : IRAE
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Church benches : PEWS
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Threatening words : ORELSE
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Collection of verses : EPOS
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Dance in 2/4 time : POLKA
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Afterward : LATER
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Earth pigment, British style : OCHRE
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Fleecy clouds : CIRRI
27
Modeled : POSED
28
Liberates : FREES
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Is gainfully employed : EARNS
30
Piquant : ZESTY
32
Chicago N.B.A. team : BULLS
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The faithful : BELIEVERS
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What the Gobi needs : MOISTURE
36
Pastry : TORTES
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City on the Brazos : WACO
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Gazed : PEERED
43
Long-term convict : LIFER
44
Unventilated : CLOSE
45
Sojourn : STAY
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"___ is it!" : THIS
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" ... reck the ___": Burns : REDE
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Synagogue : SHUL
49
Issue forth : EMIT
50
Bristle : SETA
52
Fish eggs : ROE
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Bird's beak : NEB

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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