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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, September 29, 1982

26-Down : What freeloaders do

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,013
Across
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Speedy : FAST
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Finds fault : CARPS
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King Balak's land : MOAB
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Two-toed sloth : UNAU
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Not ___ in the world : ACARE
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Stewpot : OLLA
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Member of the U.S.N. : SUBMARINER
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Actual : REAL
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Gave the cold shoulder to : SNUBBED
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Neil of music : DIAMOND
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Helena's gift to Hollywood : LOY
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Literary work : CENTO
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Potentate of the East : EMEER
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Cry at sea : SOS
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A kin on Mom's side : ENATE
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Form : CONSTITUTE
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Urban problem : SMOG
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"The policeman's ___ ... " : LOT
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Nocturnal "woodcutter's" activity : SNORING
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One ___ time : ATA
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Made a hole-in-one : ACED
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Performed : TRANSACTED
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Heart follower : THROB
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Ethyl follower : ENE
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Bears' homes : LAIRS
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Conservative position : RIGHT
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Kingsley's "___ in White" : MEN
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Duke in "The Tempest" : ANTONIO
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Verve; flamboyance : PANACHE
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Wisecrack : JEST
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Famous people : LUMINARIES
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Eastern nanny : AMAH
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Where Browning sojourned in Italy : ASOLO
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Edwardian epithet : DRAT
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Calhoun of the screen : RORY
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Modiste : SEWER
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Fifth person : SETH
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Bustle : FUSS
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Faulkner's "Requiem for ___" : ANUN
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Elephant Boy of films : SABU
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Emulates Jill : TUMBLES
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"Barney Miller" actor : CAREY
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What alkali neutralizes : ACID
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Sprinted : RAN
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Foreordain : PREDESTINE
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Canary's cousin : SERIN
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Latter-day Saints : MORMONS
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Table spread : OLEO
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Bates or Mowbray : ALAN
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Glabrous : BALD
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Cuts short, as a space trip : ABORTS
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Broke bread : ATE
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Au ___ (up-to-date) : COURANT
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Acclaim : ECLAT
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What freeloaders do : MOOCH
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Join a club : ENTER
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Magazine : STOREHOUSE
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Name of fame in Cremona : AMATI
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One with a burden : TOTER
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___ button, missile-destroying switch : EGADS
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Bank abbr. : INT
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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Chief ore of lead : GALENA
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Frank Baum heroine : DOROTHY
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False reports : CANARDS
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Place for coal : BIN
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Lizards of Mexico : GILAS
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Kind of house : MANOR
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Slightly opened : AJAR
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Fictional captain : NEMO
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Dictatorial person : TSAR
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Large number : PILE
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Glossy fabric : CIRE
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Winter necessity : HEAT
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Lett's neighbor : ESTH
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Cut down : MOW

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

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