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BIO-SYNTHESIS

New York Times, Sunday, August 15, 1982

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 563 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,968
Across
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Llama's milieu : ANDES
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N.D. Indian : ARIKARA
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Card game : CANASTA
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Zangwill's bio of Bessemer? : THEMELTINGPOT
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Unrepeated venture : ONESHOT
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Audie Murphy's bio of Orpheus? : TOHELLANDBACK
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Flying object : MACHINE
25
"___ Time," 1921 song : ANY
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Become one : MERGE
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Irish: Abbr. : HIB
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Short stalks : STIPES
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Ustinov's bio of Zsa Zsa? : DEARME
32
Property seizer : LIENOR
35
Goddess of early risers : EOS
36
Gossip : DIRT
38
Rabbi in "Winterset" : ESDRAS
40
Rabat suburb : SLA
41
What a d.a. needs : PRF
42
Provo native : UTAHAN
44
"Abdul Abulbul ___" : AMIR
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Cheka's successor : OGPU
48
Abbot's subordinate : FRA
51
Natural film : PATINA
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Chekhov's bio of Jonathan? : THESEAGULL
54
Feat of Klee : OIL
55
Vote in : ELECT
56
Isn't out of : HAS
57
Beach bonus : TAN
58
Phantoms : EIDOLA
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VI : SEX
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Muppets' bio by Runyon? : GUYSANDDOLLS
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Defrosting device : THAWER
68
"___ diem" : CARPE
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Silly as ___ : AGOOSE
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Dodo's bio by Michael Stewart? : BYEBYEBIRDIE
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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"I had ___ in Yucatan": Belloc : ANAUNT
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Collector's clock : NEF
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Command : BID
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Caesar's last word : BRUTE
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Ballerina's handrail : BAR
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Poe's bio of Midas? : THEGOLDBUG
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Oklahoman : SOONER
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Saarinen : EERO
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Assents : YEAS
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Cipher clerk's job : CODING
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Cagliari's isl. : SAR
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Eve's "roots" : RIB
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Glue : ATTACH
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Tritons : EFTS
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Not neg. : POS
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Sly ones : SNEAKS
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Obeah's kin : VOODOO
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Determinants : CAUSES
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Pump gold : GAS
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None: Comb. form : NULLI
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P.O. decision : RTE
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Fairness : HONESTY
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Thurber-Nugent bio of Kong? : THEMALEANIMAL
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Methusaleh : OLDSTER
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Papillon's bio by Hugo? : LESMISERABLES
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Have and hold : POSSESS
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Calif. Indian : ESSELEN
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Poker expert : HOYLE
Down
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Qui ___, Vietnamese port : NHON
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Dry out : DEHYDRATE
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Highlander's uncle : EME
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Writer Lagerlof : SELMA
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Sergeant-___ : ATARMS
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Annular : RINGED
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Gandhi's land, to Zola : INDE
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A successor to 46 Across : KGB
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Paraguay-Brazil river : APA
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Author Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
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British "Tommy" : ATKINS
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With: Prefix : COM
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Mot collections : ANAS
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Swimming: Comb. form : NECT
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More pallid : ASHIER
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Bligh's bio by K. Porter? : SHIPOFFOOLS
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Colors : TONES
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R-Roscoe of f-films : ATES
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City in western Spain : LLERENA
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Deli purchase : BOLOGNA
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The Protestant ___ : ETHIC
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Kind of brain : LAME
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Egyptian goddess : ISIS
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Italian stew : RAGU
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Patsy : DUPE
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Emph. in print : ITAL
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Encouraging yells : RAHS
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Polished, to Pedro : PULIDO
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Picnic schnorrer : ANT
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Order to a steno : RETYPE
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Assurance : PLEDGE
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Lunar valley : RILLE
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Sad word : ALAS
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Strain : TAX
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Mrs. Gynt : AASE
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Bouncing Bess, e.g. : HERB
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"Zip-A-Dee-___-Dah" : DOO
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Churn : SEETHE
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Provocative pest : GADFLY
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Psychic Geller : URI
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Ointment : NARD
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Critic-author Kenneth : TYNAN
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Dr. DeBakey's bio by Martha Lear? : HEARTSOUNDS
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"___ Hassan," von Weber opera : ABU
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Actress Dana : WYNTER
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Flesh: Comb. form : CREO
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Ruth or Herman : BABE
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Like some tides : INGOING
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Metal casting : PIG
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Washout : BUST
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"Didn't say ___" : BOO
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Site for lots of bucks : RODEO
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Without variation : UNIFORMLY
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Scenite's shelter : TENT
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Desert regions : ERGS
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Slips : ERRS
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Hungarian statesman: 1803–76 : DEAK
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Kalongs : BATS
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Erasmus was one : SCHOLAR
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Size up : ASSESS
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McCartney, e.g. : BEATLE
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Tear away : AVULSE
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Actress Gray from Neb. : COLEEN
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Veronese or Uccello : PAOLO
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Pompeii's undoing : ASHES
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Alice's cat : DINAH
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Karate ploy : CHOP
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Renaissance family : ESTE
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Hagiography abbr. : STES
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Collar : NAIL
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Chinese weight : TAEL
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Other : ELSE
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Lots of mos. : YRS
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Suffix for count : ESS
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Metz Mrs. : MME
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Lower Nigeria native : IBO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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