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TALE TAILS

New York Times, Sunday, September 26, 1982

Author:
William H. Ford
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,010
Across
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Rattigan's "'Separate ___" : TABLES
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"Mr. Moto" star : LORRE
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And : ALSO
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Fragments: Abbr. : PCS
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Fit like ___ : AGLOVE
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Running berserk : ARIOT
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Noon is one : NOUN
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This, to Virgil : HOC
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Paton's "Cry" ender : THEBELOVEDCOUNTRY
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Marne land : ILE
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Demolish, in Sussex : RASE
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Fear intensely : DREAD
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Rubber source : LATEX
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Hang limply : LOP
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Nova Scotia time : AST
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SE Asia : EIND
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Evita's successor : ISABEL
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Whisper : HINT
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Confessed, with "up" : OWNED
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Nonpareil in a "South Pacific" song : ADAME
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Squawker : YAUPER
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___ au lait : CAFE
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Of a newborn child : NEONATAL
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Coquette's standby : SMILE
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Antony and Chagall : MARCS
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Name for an old dog : TRAY
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Sennacherib's domain : ASSYRIA
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Just about : ALMOST
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Warm Alpine wind : FOHN
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Made : EARNED
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Daydreamer, in a way : MOONER
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Like Cabernet : WINY
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Offbeat guy : CUSS
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Legislative combine : BLOC
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Wells's "Mr." adherent : BRITLINGSEESITTHROUGH
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Leeds's river : AIRE
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Partner of kin : KITH
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Kind of Nellie : NICE
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" . . . alas, so ___ far": Donne : LONGSO
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Perfumed the air : CENSED
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Antinuke org. : SANE
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Sings, Tyrolean style : YODELS
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Most shipshape : TIDIEST
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Grind, as teeth : GRIT
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Belgian princess : MARIE
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Aromatic plant : BASIL
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Bitterness of manner : ACRIMONY
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Pulitzer winner: 1958 : AGEE
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Eye-pupil border : AREOLA
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Lorelei's abode : RHINE
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Not original : TRITE
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Getz or Kenton : STAN
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Old dances in 2/4 time : GALOPS
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Honolulu tec : CHAN
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Wee hour : IAM
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Twitch : TIC
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Large book : FOLIO
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Vogue : TREND
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
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Equal: Prefix : ISO
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Forster's "Where" trailer : ANGELSFEARTOTREAD
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Nebraskan Amerind : OTO
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Shaping tools : DIES
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Topsy's partner : TURVY
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Name for Elizabeth I : ORIANA
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Lepidopterist's trap : NET
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Spanish painter : SERT
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Napoleon's Grande ___ : ARMEE
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Smollett's Roderick : RANDOM
Down
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___ Mountains, Czechoslovakia : TATRA
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Turkish chiefs : AGHAS
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Consecrated : BLEST
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It's below the tragus : LOBE
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Second person : EVE
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Oxonian "Table Talk" author: 1689 : SELDEN
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Sachet filler : LAVENDER
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Hellenic haunter of hills : OREAD
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Fictional Lorna's John : RIDD
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Bird for a peri : ROC
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Poe's Lee et al. : ANNABELS
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Singer-actress Lenya : LOTTE
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Of course! : SURELY
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Chalcedony : ONYX
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Spanish king called "the Handsome" : PHILIPI
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Silver-eagle wearer : COLONEL
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Wand for Victoria : SCEPTRE
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Whence Polo returned : ORIENT
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Moslem theologians : ULAMAS
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Author Tarbell : IDA
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Milton's antihero : SATAN
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Maugham's aftermath of "Of" : HUMANBONDAGE
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How Sayers finished "The Bone" : OFCONTENTION
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___ Islands off N Australia : WESSEL
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"Tennis, ___?" : ANYONE
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Province in SW Saudi Arabia : ASIR
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Of heat : CALORIC
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Wardrobe : ARMOIRE
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Lamebrained : OAFISH
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African snake : MAMBA
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Mon., on Tues. : YEST
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On sudden impulse : RASHLY
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Rode, kiddy style : TRIKED
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Bestial laugher : HYENA
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To mourn for: Lat. : ELUGERE
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"Let sleeping ___" : DOGSLIE
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Kg., e.g. : WGT
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Chicago suburb : CICERO
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Pass or Peak in Colo. : UTE
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Singled out : CHOSE
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Spider nests : NIDI
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"___ your song, O!": W. S. Gilbert : SINGME
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"___ the Top," 1958 film : ROOMAT
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Window part : SILL
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Las Vegas feature : STRIP
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First : EARLIEST
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Kind of bus or year : SCHOOL
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Salinger's backer of "The Catcher" : INTHERYE
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Legree type : TYRANT
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Bulwark : BASTION
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Prima ballerina, for one : ARTISTE
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Scoter : SEACOOT
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They got the votes : INS
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Anguish, for Pierre : AGONIE
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Kind of games : INDOOR
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He wrote more than 100 books for boys : ALGER
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Thirst for : CRAVE
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" . . . just what ___ in the papers": Rogers : IREAD
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Major Joppolo's post : ADANO
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Palindromic title : MADAM
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Rages : FADS
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Duration : TERM
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Banshee's bailiwick : ERIN
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Dep. : STA
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Baum marten, e.g. : FUR
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Sound in a round : TRA

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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