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New York Times, Monday, August 2, 1982

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,955

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1
N.T. book : ACTS
5
Brief spell of energy : SPASM
10
Pro : FOR
13
Dash : DART
14
Nonpaying activity : CRIME
15
River in India and Pakistan : RAVI
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Navigational device : RADAR
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Shoshoneans : UTES
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Crazy : MADASAMARCHHARE
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Accelerate : STEPUP
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Rips : TEARS
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___ judicata : RES
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Miniver or Robinson : MRS
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Honest one : ABE
30
Church part : APSE
34
Prank : DIDO
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S.A. ungulate : TAPIR
38
Corn and Bible : BELTS
40
Against : CON
41
Blue-pencils : EDITS
42
River outlet : BAYOU
43
Retain : KEEP
45
Cyma : OGEE
46
Period : ERA
47
Resort : SPA
49
Hither's partner : YON
51
Secret agents : SPIES
53
Mountain nymphs : OREADS
58
Frightened : SCAREDASARABBIT
62
Chaucer's ___ of Bath : WIFE
63
Allan-___ of Sherwood Forest : ADALE
64
Fibula, e.g. : BONE
65
Surmounting : ATOP
66
Commotions : TODOS
67
Always : EVER
68
Ritter : TEX
69
Bittern's cousin : EGRET
70
Actor Bruce : DERN
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President from Braintree, Mass. : ADAMS
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Gem weight : CARAT
3
Barter : TRADE
4
Looped band : STRAP
5
Rubbed harshly : SCRAPED
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Perambulator, in Soho : PRAM
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Bettors with inside info : SMARTMONEY
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British textile merchant : MERCER
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Corpulent to an extreme : FATASAPIG
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Once ___ lightly : OVER
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Diva Stevens : RISE
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German industrial region : RUHR
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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Cause of many an error : HASTE
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Under the weather : SICKASADOG
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Chomp : BITE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Singer Lane : ABBE
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Fruit-basket item : PEAR
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Crafty : SLYASAFOX
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W.W. II command : ETO
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Female deer : DOE
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___ Annie in "Oklahoma!" : ADO
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Girl that Cantor "knew" : SUSIE
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Most impoverished : POOREST
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Having feet : PEDATE
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Gun org. : NRA
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Type of school : PREP
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Declined : EBBED
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In Heaven : ABOVE
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Railroad car : DINER
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Firm : STERN
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Whack : SWAT
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Quote : CITE
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Bani-___ of Iran : SADR
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Liliaceous plant : ALOE

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

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