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New York Times, Wednesday, September 8, 1982

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,992
Across
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“Rub-___ . . . ” : ADUB
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Noted Indian novelist : RAO
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TV sitcom : MASH
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Chromosome constituents : GENES
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Writer Rand : AYN
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High habitat : AERIE
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Controversial power sources : NUCLEARREACTORS
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Overshadow : ECLIPSE
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Cabals : SCHEMES
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Discerned : SEEN
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___ Corps : PEACE
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Level of quality : RATE
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“Agnus ___” : DEI
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Ogden Nash creation : RHYME
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Mankind : HUMANRACE
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Reptile : ADDER
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H, to Homer : ETA
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Title akin to Rev. : VEN
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Dickens’s “Dombey and ___” : SON
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Argentite, e.g. : ORE
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Island of the South China Sea : MACAO
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Repayment in kind : TITFORTAT
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Shingled a house : SIDED
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Angelico, for one : FRA
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Pre-Khomeini monarch : SHAH
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Kind of call : CLOSE
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Ten: Comb. form : DECA
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Meerschaum input : TOBACCO
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Achievement of recognition : ARRIVAL
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Bohr or Fermi : ATOMICPHYSICIST
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“The Beginning of Wisdom” author : BENET
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Tropical forest : MATTO
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Transport with runners : SLED
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Piece of fict. : STO
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Colleen : LASS
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A De Mille : AGNES
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Tennis score : DEUCE
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Wiggily or Remus : UNCLE
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“Johnny ___,” 1948 film : BELINDA
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Peep show : RAREE
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Firth of Clyde port : AYR
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Off (no longer unspoken) : ONESCHEST
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Imprinted with indicia : METERED
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Danube feeder : SIRET
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He wrote “Steppenwolf” : HESSE
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Ninth mo. : SEP
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Alas, to Adenauer : ACH
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Be ambitious : ASPIRE
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___-deucy : ACEY
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New-moon feature : ARC
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Poem’s postscript : ENVOI
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Estate of a sort : MANOR
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Do a tailor’s job : HEM
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One of the Hagens : UTA
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Pronghorns’ cousins : ANTELOPES
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Tittle over an i : DOT
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Mundane or Macedonian : ERA
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Dampen hemp : RET
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Bids : OFFERS
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Guiltily rueful : ASHAMED
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Mergers’ words : IDO
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Political extremist : RADICAL
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L x XVI : DCCC
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Uses a kris : STABS
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Bellhop’s milieu : HOTEL
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Have ___ to pick : ABONE
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Dictum : SAYSO
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Broadway hit : EVITA
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Assigns roles : CASTS
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Glee-club members : ALTOS
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U.S. voter : CIT
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Edge : RIM
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Torrid : HOT

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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