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Betty Jane Cometa
Betty Jane Cometa

New York Times, Tuesday, September 21, 1982

Author:
Cometa
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q W }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 7, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,005
Across
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A French cousin of 4 Down : CREPE
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"Oh, What ___ Was Mary" : APAL
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Snare : TRAP
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Ben of golfing fame : HOGAN
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Six: Comb. form : HEXA
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Split : RIVE
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Happening : EVENT
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Kind of cover : SLIP
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Arch type : OGEE
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René's grateful responses : MERCIS
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A version of 4 Down : FLAPJACK
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LL.B.'s : ATTS
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O.T. book : EZRA
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Odin's "chooser of the slain" : VALKYRIE
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" ___ Hay," Huxley novel : ANTIC
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Strangeness : ODDITY
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"Rose ___ rose . . . " : ISA
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Bugs' banned banes : DDTS
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Russian cousins of 4 Down : BLINI
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___ tale : TALL
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Reaction to a mouse : EEK
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Stripped : PEELED
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Opposite of written : ORAL
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"And ___ grow on" : ONETO
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Terse, witty sayings : EPIGRAMS
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
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Omar creation : TENT
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Chinese cousins of 4 Down : EGGROLLS
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Disturbed : ROILED
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Out of kilter : ALOP
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Table game : POOL
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Feet-first action, often : SLIDE
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Bolognese painter : RENI
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Wahine's dance : HULA
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___ Diable : ILEDU
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Oyster or pearl : SEED
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Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
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Nasser's successor : SADAT
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Lab subj. : CHEM
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Ramble : ROVE
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Elbe feeder : EGER
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Ubiquitous comestibles : PANCAKES
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Essence : ENTITY
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Cries of surprise : AHS
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Booty : PELF
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In the main stem of a plant : AXILE
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Bolivian city : LAPAZ
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Hector was one : TROJAN
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Baltic seaport : RIGA
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With, in Paris : AVEC
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Sly glance : PEEK
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Light flasher : STROBE
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Entreat : PRAY
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Edge along : SIDLE
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TV : VIDEO
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Elizabeth or Eve : ARDEN
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A Jewish cousin of 4 Down : LATKE
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Roman official : EDILE
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Pope's triple crown : TIARA
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Imam's world : ISLAM
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Phones : CALLS
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Clumsy : INEPT
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Neater : TIDIER
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A Mexican cousin of 4 Down : TORTILLA
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Princely pastime : POLO
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Slow and dull : TORPID
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The act of cognition : GNOSIS
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Omega's opposite : ALPHA
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Ingredient for 4 Down : FLOUR
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Places for ringlets : EARS
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Merriment : GLEE
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Start of a Mitchell title : GONE
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"O ___ mio" : SOLE
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Was not veracious : LIED
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Icelandic work : EDDA
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Pentateuch bk. : DEUT
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Dad, once : LAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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