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New York Times, Tuesday, July 6, 1982

39-Down : Twig

Author:
Dorothy Elliott
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Dorothy Elliott has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,928
Across
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Lab vial : AMPULE
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Stems : ARRESTS
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Lengthy downpour : SOAKER
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Old term for a pirate : SEATHIEF
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One on the square : STRAIGHTSHOOTER
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Gumshoes : TECS
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Vein's glory : ORE
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Butterfingers' exclamation : OOPS
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John Wayne's last film : THESHOOTIST
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Author Bellow : SAUL
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Planes : SMOOTHS
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___ rule (normally) : ASA
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Dandelion or cat's-ear : WEED
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More than one : PLURAL
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Murrow's "See ___" : ITNOW
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One of the Carolines : YAP
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"___ far, far better thing ... " : ITISA
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Norway spruce : REDFIR
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"Gil ___" : BLAS
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Lacking : SHY
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More rapid : SWIFTER
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Dog star : ASTA
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Perform a navigator's function : SHOOTTHESUN
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SST word : MACH
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Film fragment : CLIP
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Has a bull session : SHOOTSTHEBREEZE
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This devil loves to revel : CAROUSER
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Hood on a Londoner's car : BONNET
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Pounds : BATTERS
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___ de cachet : LETTRE
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ADC : ASST
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Polyphonic composition : MOTET
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Torrefy : PARCH
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Fiats : UKASES
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Oahu garland : LEI
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Unit of work : ERG
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Don Sutton is one : ASTRO
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Adjusts for D.S.T. : RESETS
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Collegian's "Bravo!" : RAH
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Ike's W.W. II command : ETO
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Showdown in the Old West : SHOOTOUT
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Opera director Capobianco : TITO
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Exude : SEEP
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Revs. : FRS
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Festive Irish party : HOOLEY
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"I ___ open eyes ... ": Hodgson : SAWWITH
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"River of Perfumes" in Vietnam : HUE
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Bottle occupant in a Stevenson tale : IMP
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Minor ballet dancer : SOLISTE
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Speaker of the A.L. : TRIS
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Diner specialty : HASH
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Do in : SLAY
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Haughtiness : AIRS
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Predicament : STEW
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Small portion : DAB
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Twig : OFFSHOOT
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Nebraska stream : PLATTE
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Early Olds transport : REO
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Leftover of a sort : ASH
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Cad : ROTTER
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"The ___ of Man": Bronowski : ASCENT
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Himalayan wild goats : TAHRS
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Abounding in: Suffix : ULENT
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Author of "My Life in Court" : NIZER
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M.I.T. bestowal : MSC
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Jezebel's spouse : AHAB
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Cain temptress : CORA
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Fountain or Rose : PETE
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Royal Egyptian nickname : TUT
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Memphis-to-Mobile dir. : SSE
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About 87 qts. of cranberries : BBL
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Hind : ROE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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