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COMPOTE

New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 1983

Author:
Barbara Gillis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 516 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Barbara Lunder Gillis has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,108
Across
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White cliffs feature : SCAR
5
Sitology subject : DIET
9
Defiles : COLS
13
"Nabucco" is one : OPERA
18
Floral emblem of Hawaii : LEHUA
19
Foot section : INCH
20
Medley : OLIO
21
Intrepidity : VALOR
22
Bakers' aides : ICERS
23
Persian sprite : PERI
24
A "Hud" star : NEAL
25
Nobelist in Literature: 1948 : ELIOT
26
Morsel : SCRAP
27
Primly precise speech or behavior : PRUNESANDPRISMS
30
Pinnacle : TOR
31
Mangel-wurzel : BEET
33
Varnish ingredient : TUNGOIL
34
Submit : YIELD
36
Fetal membrane : CAUL
38
___ linguae : LAPSUS
43
Frangipani, e.g. : PASTRY
45
Sinecures for ward heelers : POLITICALPLUMS
49
Peripheral : OUTER
50
Lava : SLAG
51
Stowe stuff : SNOW
52
Expression of disgust : UMPH
53
Tedious : PROSY
54
Writer Joyce : OATES
56
___ and yet so far : SONEAR
59
Sloth, e.g. : SIN
60
Elevate : ENNOBLE
62
___ Flow : SCAPA
65
Attempt the impossible : GETFIGSFROMTHISTLES
71
Dam on 110 Down : ASWAN
72
Pacify : APPEASE
73
Expressions of inquiry : EHS
75
Gores : INSETS
79
Actress Berger : SENTA
80
English dramatist: 18th century : LILLO
82
Paraphernalia : GEAR
85
"Granada" composer : LARA
87
Who's sorry now? : RUER
88
He wrote "Philosopher's Quest" : EDMAN
89
Contention causer : APPLEOFDISCORD
93
Moslem lords : AMEERS
94
Nap, in Navarra : SIESTA
95
"Utopia" author : MORE
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Redolence : AROMA
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Adler's ___ Culture : ETHICAL
101
Bearing : MIEN
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Swabbie : GOB
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Singers' goals : PEARSHAPEDTONES
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Supported : BORNE
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Veranda : LANAI
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Juan's chamber : SALA
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Sutter's place : MILL
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Demote : ABASE
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Heath : ERICA
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Tupolevs, e.g. : SSTS
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Davey of baseball : LOPES
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Woody, for one : ALLEN
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Mountain in Thessaly : OSSA
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Perceptions : KENS
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Join : MEET
Down
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Plaster painting (from "dry": It.) : SECCO
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Small quahogs : CHERRYSTONES
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Atmosphere : AURA
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Bronx cheer : RASPBERRY
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Immersed : DIPPED
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Static : INERT
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Beige : ECRU
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Spare : THIN
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Refers to for information : CONSULTS
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New York city : OLEAN
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Old Chinese weight unit : LIANG
12
Former Italian coin : SOLDO
13
Imbricate : OVERLAP
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Language of Buddhism : PALI
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Early Olympic site : ELIS
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Space : ROOM
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Some are fine : ARTS
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Roll : LIST
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Ornamental case : ETUI
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Bore : PILL
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English cathedral town : ELY
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Natives: Suffix : ITES
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___ arms : COATOF
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Boolean ___ : ALGEBRA
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We or us, e.g. : PLURAL
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"Cogito, ergo ___" : SUM
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Grid official : UMP
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"Quiet!" : SSH
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John Williams's group : POPS
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Charioteer constellation : AURIGA
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Designs : PLANS
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Electees : INS
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Murmur, in a way : COO
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Arista : AWN
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Air : SONG
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Spills over : SLOPS
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Being, to Cato : ESSE
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Law : ACT
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Before zwei : EINS
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Kind of butterfly : EMPEROR
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Mae West line : PEELMEAGRAPE
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Building stone : ASHLAR
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Spins : TWIRLS
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Strike out : FAN
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Possession right : TENURE
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Execrated : HATED
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Danube feeder : ISAR
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Buck book : SONS
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Imp : ELF
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Jot : TAD
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Indian title : SRI
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Fragrant perennial : LEMONBALM
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Footnote word : IDEM
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Energy source : GAS
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Finial : EPI
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Mimic : APE
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___ wet hen : ASMADASA
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Annual, as some winds : ETESIAN
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Pledge : OATH
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Young zebra : COLT
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Metric unit : ARE
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June passages : AISLES
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Actress Signe : HASSO
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Bridge declaration : IPASS
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Gaels : CELTS
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Extra dividend : MELON
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Assault : ONSET
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Bonnet denizens : BEES
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Warren or Holliman : EARL
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Indigo : ANIL
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Contest : RACE
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City in Siberia : OMSK
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African river : NILE
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Hautboy : OBOE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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