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New York Times, Thursday, September 16, 1982

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,000

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Across
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Betsy of flag-making fame : ROSS
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Lug along : DRAG
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Orchestra instrument : OBOE
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To the back : AREAR
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Unctuous : OILY
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With 35 and 55 Across, comic's cure for insomnia : IALWAYSCURLUPON
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Lands of SW Asia, etc. : NEAREAST
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Small map in an atlas : INSET
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Wild rage : FURY
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High, in music : ALT
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Early motels : CABINS
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Aids for sunburn : LOTIONS
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Bet first, in poker : OPEN
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Boy Scout's ___ badge : MERIT
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"Three Men ___ Horse" : ONA
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See 17 Across : THEEDGEOFTHEBED
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Break a Commandment : SIN
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To pray, to Plautus : ORARE
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Eskimo's vehicle : SLED
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Type of poem : SESTINA
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Van Gogh's "The Potato ___" : EATERS
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Venturi or Rosewall : KEN
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Concerning : INRE
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Debussy work : LAMER
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Señora's scarf : MANTILLA
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See 17 Across : ANDISOONFALLOFF
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The depth of beauty : SKIN
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Father: Comb. form : PATRI
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Sinister : EVIL
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"Riddle me ___" : THIS
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Pick pockets : STEAL
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Like X-rated films : SEXY
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
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Scottish seaside resort : OBAN
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Dover ___ : SOLE
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"And ___ seam" : SEWAFINE
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Gale of football fame : SAYERS
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Quai d'___, French Foreign Office : ORSAY
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Gumshoes : TECS
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Stretched tightly : TAUT
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No. 4 of Bruin fame : ORR
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Golden-rule starters : DOUNTO
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Tears : RIPS
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Tub plant : ALOE
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Ibsen's "Peer ___" : GYNT
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___ for one's money : ARUN
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Adam's first wife, in Jewish folklore : LILITH
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Keep ___ (persevere) : ATIT
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Campers' items : COTS
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Orchard pest : APHIS
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U.S. designer : BEENE
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Arrowsmith's first wife : LEORA
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Golden fish : ORFE
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Baron or earl : NOBLE
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Curl the lip : SNEER
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Average : MEAN
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Does some arithmetic : ADDS
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Fond grandparents : DOTERS
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Cheshire Cat's expression : GRIN
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Actresses Parsons and Winwood : ESTELLES
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Coils of yarn : SKEINS
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Involve necessarily : ENTAIL
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Word with red or dig : INFRA
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Final : LAST
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Egyptian cross : ANKH
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Caesar's 1502 : MDII
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Ditch around a castle : MOAT
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Prefix with chamber : ANTE
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Tin Pan Alley subject : LOVE
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In ___ (on the spot) : AFIX
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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Swatter victim : FLY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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