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New York Times, Saturday, July 31, 1982

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,953
Across
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Hunter or Kelly follower : GREEN
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Imperial : PURPLE
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Fine cotton fabric : PERCALE
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Whatnot : ETAGERE
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Where to see tetras : AQUARIA
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Wife of Oberon : TITANIA
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Cask of great weight : TUN
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Father of Gawain : LOT
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O'Neill play : ILE
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"___ Magic," 1948 song : ITS
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Sort of sortie : RAID
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French pastry : TARTE
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QB Jones : BERT
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Kin of the Missouri : OTOES
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Variety of whale : SEI
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"Gifted" one : DONEE
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Memorable Liverpudlian : LENNON
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Guiding principle : POLESTAR
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Title created by James I : BARONET
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Bryant and Whittier : COLLEGES
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"___ remember'd kisses . . . ": Tennyson : DEARAS
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Like an angry lion : AROAR
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Kind of rally : PEP
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Butler in a 1936 book : RHETT
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Fragrant ointment : NARD
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Doyen : ELDER
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Piedmontese city : ASTI
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Mischievous child of Eris : ATE
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Historian Marshall : SLA
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Savanna : LEA
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Groan producer : PUN
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Prudent or crafty : POLITIC
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George Brett's forte : HITTING
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His creed is all he needs : EREMITE
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Star in Scorpio : ANTARES
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Used a straw : SIPPED
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The ___ Decade : MAUVE
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Sardine-shaped fish : GRUNION
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NBC parent : RCA
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Anthony of the alleys : EARL
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Leader of the "praying Indians" : ELIOT
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___ a pin : NEATAS
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Formal request : PETITION
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Practical : UTILE
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Value : RATE
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Trevino's org. : PGA
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Permissive : LENIENT
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Ethiopian province : ERITREA
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Walk a beat : PATROL
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Treat as identical : EQUATE
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Island discovered on a certain Sunday : EASTER
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Bear's lair : DEN
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Rested : REPOSED
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Derek's namesakes : BOS
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Temperate : SOBER
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Prevent : DETER
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Henpeck : NAG
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Emulated Ozawa : LED
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Supplanted : REPLACED
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Appetizer : CANAPE
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Speechifiers : ORATORS
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Loos heroine : LORELEI
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Midshipmite : LAD
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Triumphal cry : AHA
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Breathe : RESPIRE
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Bring into harmony : ATTUNE
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Apiarists' risks : STINGS
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Horse's bit : PELHAM
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Bon ton : ELITE
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Sophia is one : REINA
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Yugoslav tobacco-shipping town : STIP
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Battle scene in May–June 1943 : ATTU
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Little devil : IMP
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Hebrew letter : TAV

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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