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New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 1983

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,125
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High-spirited : PERT
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Indian state : ASSAM
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Swindler's ruse : SCAM
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Cinnabar and pyrite : ORES
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Task : CHORE
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Singer Tennille : TONI
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Surreptitious : UNDERCOVER
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"Touch of ___," Welles film : EVIL
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Fixes a damaged gouache : RESTORES
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"___ Song Comin' On" : IFEELA
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Petitions a court : SUES
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Belle of the Wild West : STARR
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Most outlandish : ODDEST
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Did a health-club job : MASSAGED
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XIII x IV : LII
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Hebrew month : TEVET
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Rib of a Gothic vault : OGIVE
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Anagram for sate : EAST
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"The butler ___" : DIDIT
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360-mile watercourse, with 42 Across : ERIE
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Cuzco Indian : INCAN
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See 39 Across : CANAL
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Inc. in the U.K. : LTD
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Newborn : NEONATAL
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Sunflower State : KANSAS
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Suspended mist : VAPOR
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Toxin counteragents : SERA
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Famed folk singer : SEEGER
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Balls of steel wool, e.g. : SCOURERS
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Lose interest : TIRE
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Apollo flight finales : RECOVERIES
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Ripsnorter : ONER
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Lacking substance : INANE
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Novelist Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Iranian lang. : PERS
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Prevent : DETER
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Ties the knot : WEDS
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Rain cats and dogs : POUR
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Marine bird : ERNE
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N.L. nine : REDS
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Housefly's cousin : TSETSE
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Grew together : ACCRETED
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Pumps : SHOES
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Eng. coins : SOVS
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Live : ARE
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Superior qualities : MERITS
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Steamship section : STEERAGE
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Some models : COVERGIRLS
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Relative of cyanine : ANIL
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"___ 18," Uris book : MILA
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Drive out of bed : ROUST
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Mi–la link : FASO
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Gown fabric : SATIN
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Olive-oil constituent : OLEIN
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Woody co-star : DIANE
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Talent scout, perhaps : DISCOVERER
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Navy Cross, e.g. : MEDAL
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Harold Prince hit : EVITA
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Samples of derring-do : DEEDS
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Cleric : VICAR
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If male, these are scarlet : TANAGERS
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Assume control : TAKEOVER
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Scruff : NAPE
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Jack of old films : LARUE
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Scorching : TORRID
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Restrict : NARROW
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Biscuit's cousin : SCONE
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End : STOP
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Hamburger's article : EINE
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"Scram, tabby!" : SCAT
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Emerald Isle, earlier : EIRE
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Tear apart : REND
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Compass pts. : SSES
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Ending for ethyl : ENE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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