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New York Times, Thursday, September 23, 1982

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
Jeanne Wilson has 26 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,007
Across
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Bishop's assistant : VICAR
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Egyptian deity : PTAH
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Ferrer and Torme : MELS
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" . . . gift is from ___": James 1:17 : ABOVE
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Italian river : ARNO
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Elliptical : OVAL
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Gracefully draped garments : SARIS
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Like Salome : SEDUCTIVE
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Disquisition : TREATISE
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Needing to be taken to the cleaners : SOILED
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Kind of bag : TOTE
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Ego : SELF
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"Blue book" family : ASTORS
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No, no, no : REFUSALS
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___ Haute : TERRE
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Sphere : REALM
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Party mixture : DIP
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Twists the truth : LIES
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Circumspect : CHARY
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Cornea irritant : MOTE
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Literary oddments : ANA
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Actors Blore and Fleming : ERICS
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"Judith" actress: 1965 : LOREN
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Dregs : SEDIMENT
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Overfond lovers : DOTERS
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Half gainer, e.g. : DIVE
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Clusters of cells on ferns : SORI
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100 centimos : PESETA
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Push a button : ACTIVATE
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Unresponding : IMPASSIVE
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Hides : MASKS
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Pianist Gilels : EMIL
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Explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Societal character : ETHOS
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"Darn!" : RATS
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Jane Rochester, nee ___ : EYRE
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Former vocalist for Erskine Hawkins : REESE
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Boundless : VAST
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Constructional piece : IBAR
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Center : CORE
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Balbo, Mitchell, Post et al. : AVIATORS
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What a spa might do : RESTORE
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Outmoded : PASSE
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What Daphne became : TREE
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Conjunction : AND
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Dipterous insect : HOUSEFLY
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Recurring themes : MOTIFS
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Baseness : EVIL
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Wash : LAVE
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Kane's "Rosebud" : SLED
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Padraic ___, Irish poet : COLUM
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"___ a warm wind . . . ": Masefield : ITS
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___Tower, world's tallest building : SEARS
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Rockefeller Center statue : ATLAS
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Net : SEINE
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Tire pattern : TREAD
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Become innervated : REACT
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Honor piously : ADORE
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Successor to our quart? : LITER
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Sir Patrick of balladry : SPENS
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"Watch on the ___" : RHINE
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Break in a dike : CREVASSE
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Impel : MOTIVATE
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Issues : EMITS
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Harness-hardware maker : LORIMER
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Ultimates : IDEALS
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Period : DOT
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Tantrum : SCENE
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Marina mole : PIER
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Madame Bovary : EMMA
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Rod for a roast : SPIT
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Say it is so : AVER
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Fight endings, for short : TKOS
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Actual existence : ESSE
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___ League : IVY

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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