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William Canine
William Canine

New York Times, Wednesday, August 18, 1982

39-Down : Gullah, for one

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,971
Across
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Dowels : PEGS
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Suburban landmark : MALL
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Tappet : CAM
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Eastern nurse : AMAH
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"Pagliacci" role : CANIO
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City founded 753 B.C. : ROME
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Mah-jongg "card" : TILE
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Hole borer : AUGER
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Famous nom de plume : ELIA
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Mark indicating omission : ELLIPSIS
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Opie or Turner : ARTIST
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Gumbo base : OKRA
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Government by three : TRIARCHY
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Kin of a skip : HOP
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Turku, to a Swede : ABO
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"The ___ and Future King": White : ONCE
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Singular : UNEQUALED
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Postern, e.g. : ENTRY
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Spiritual adviser : GURU
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Begat : SIRED
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Early Canadian : CREE
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Specialty of 17 Across : ESSAY
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Evanescent : VANISHING
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Matron : DAME
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Faucet : TAP
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Tooth : COG
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George Lucas film : STARWARS
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Kenny Rogers hit : LADY
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Cruel master : TYRANT
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___ Cup, in yachting : AMERICAS
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Wedge, for one : IRON
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Sassafras tea, e.g. : TONIC
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Type of skirt : SLIT
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Garrison : POST
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Court queen after King : EVERT
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Mackerellike fish : CERO
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Adjectival suffix : ESE
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Presume : DARE
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Greek peak : OSSA
Down
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U.S. Open winner: 1976 : PATE
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Biographer Ludwig : EMIL
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Steeds at Belmont : GALLOPERS
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Valentino role : SHEIK
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Site of Haleakala : MAUI
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Feeling of depression : ANGST
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Recline : LIE
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Ohio city on Lake Erie : LORAIN
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Baby's problem : COLIC
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Certain Mennonites : AMISH
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Thought-provoking : MEATY
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Muskmelons : CASABAS
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Economize : RETRENCH
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Indonesian boat : PRAU
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Daytona attraction : RACE
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Beaver, for one : RODENT
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Titanic : HUGE
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Responsibility : ONUS
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___ Hazard Perry, naval hero : OLIVER
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Navigator's aid : QUADRANT
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Mesozoic, e.g. : ERA
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Transport for tots : TRICYCLES
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Where Johnson beat Jeffries : RENO
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Safecracker : YEGG
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Gullah, for one : DIALECT
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Show fatigue : YAWN
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Wrangle : SPAR
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In a tangle : MATTED
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Mushroom stalk : STIPE
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Beginners : TYROS
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Got up : AROSE
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Less impractical : SANER
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Fad of the 70's : DISCO
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Bog : MIRE
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Pretensions : AIRS
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Portico : STOA
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Gametes : OVA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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