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New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 1982

52-Down : Zoological suffix

Author:
Norman S. Wizer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Norman S. Wizer has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 11,993
Across
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Nags : HARPS
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Hermit or fiddler : CRAB
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Hawaiian cloth : TAPA
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Vigilant : ALERT
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Famed Jesuit lexicographer : RALE
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Japanese gelatin : AGAR
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Bottom : NADIR
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"Christians ___," Broun-Britt work : ONLY
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Prink : PERK
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Collection of maxims : GNOMOLOGY
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Awaits : BIDES
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Actress MacMahon : ALINE
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Prate : TATTLE
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Typewriter parts : SPACERS
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One of Hodges' stars in 1969 : AGEE
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Kind of drill or tire : PNEUMATIC
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Ginza legal tender : SEN
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Geometry problems : AREAS
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Eastern title : AGA
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Take apart for shipping : KNOCKDOWN
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Informed about : UPON
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Runs aground : STRANDS
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Certain chair persons : CANERS
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Morse resource : SOS
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Move quickly : SPANK
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Cabbage dish : KRAUT
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Memory aids : MNEMONICS
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Unless, to Brutus : NISI
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Lope or trot : GAIT
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Site for lots of bucks : RODEO
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Wapitis : ELKS
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Scruff : NAPE
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Emmy or Tony : AWARD
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Jerry of court fame : WEST
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Consumer : USER
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Bloke's knappers : KNEES
Down
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Suspend : HANG
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Hale or King : ALAN
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Make over : REDO
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Archbishop : PRIMATE
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Amble : STROLL
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Sing in a low, gentle tone : CROON
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Word with gas or electric : RANGE
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Associate : ALLY
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Turkish title of respect : BEY
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Soup thickener : TAPIOCA
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Like fine brandy : AGED
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Whittle away : PARE
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Places of refuge : ARKS
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Golf position : LIE
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___ Stoker, "Dracula" author : BRAM
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Work : OPUS
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Chores : TASKS
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Representative : AGENT
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Course : TENOR
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Playwright O'Casey : SEAN
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Stockade : ETAPE
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Severity : RIGOR
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Examines by radar : SCANS
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Companions of cons : PROS
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Unused : NEW
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Does sum work : ADDS
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His reasons are false and misleading : CASUIST
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Diamond hitch : KNOT
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Like the planet Pluto before 1930 : UNKNOWN
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Machine part : CAM
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Arctic garb : ANORAK
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Dowitcher : SNIPE
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Arno or Nero : PETER
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Homophone for 34 Down : KNEW
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Anger: Colloq. : RILE
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Inquires : ASKS
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Venlo's river : MAAS
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Zoological suffix : IDAE
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Part of a bird's beak : CERE
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Installs "outdoor carpeting" : SODS
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Homophone for 34 Down : GNU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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