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New York Times, Friday, September 3, 1982

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,987

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Across
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Bath is one : SPA
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Galsworthy work : SAGA
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Exam answer : FALSE
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Austin ploy : LOB
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"___ a Parade," 1931 song : ILOVE
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Lie in ambush : AWAIT
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Gallic garlic : AIL
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Political boss : POWERBROKER
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"___ Three Lives": Philbrick : ILED
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Banter : PERSIFLAGE
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Nile Valley region : NUBIA
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Ankara libation : RAKEE
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Augury : OMEN
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Time in some lives : GIRLHOOD
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Infuriated : MAD
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The Maid was executed here : ROUEN
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Part of a Wren plan : APSE
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Fabled creature : UNICORN
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Biblical scholar : EXEGETE
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Carol : NOEL
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Condition: Comb. form : IASIS
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Buntline : NED
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Inaugural figure : INDUCTOR
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Craving : ITCH
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Huey and Russell : LONGS
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Raise : ERECT
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"Upstairs" employee : PARLORMAID
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Asian border river : YALU
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Orchardist, at times : FRUITSELLER
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Butt : RAM
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Sure thing : CINCH
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Oscar winner in 1958 : NIVEN
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Quench : SLAKE
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Blackjacks : SAPS
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Coal scuttle : HOD
Down
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Done in : SLAIN
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Soldier at the Marne : POILU
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Healthy and strong : ABLEBODIED
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Taste : SIP
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Unbalanced : ALOP
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Late Champion : GOWER
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Baseball factor : AVERAGE
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Noodles : FARFEL
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Object of an M.P. search : AWOL
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"Mighty ___ Rose": Nevin : LAKA
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Victory in Nürnberg : SIEG
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To be, to Baudelaire : ETRE
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Caldwell et al. : ERSKINES
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Rathskeller stock : BIER
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Indistinct : DIM
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Sol or space prefix : AERO
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"___ M," Christie novel : NOR
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Slatternly woman : HAG
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Kind of furnace : OPENHEARTH
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Act : DEED
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He played Pasteur : MUNI
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Presently : ANON
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Gompers, Reuther et al. : UNIONMEN
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TV's ___ Gulager : CLU
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VI plus VI : XII
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Historic Italian name : ESTE
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Wild sheep of Asia : ARGALIS
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Attire : CLOTHE
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Craggy hills : TORS
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"___ Havoc," 1942 play : CRY
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Howard da ___, actor-director : SILVA
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Swollen : TUMID
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Group below cpls. : PFCS
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Seed cover : ARIL
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___ temperature (be feverish) : RUNA
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Tan : LICK
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Profound : DEEP
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M.D. associates : RNS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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