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New York Times, Friday, January 21, 1983

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,127
Across
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Paris cop : FLIC
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Filmland statuette : OSCAR
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Sail corner : CLEW
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Saarinen : EERO
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Having many: Comb. form : MULTI
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Type of notice : RAVE
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___ the Man (Musial) : STAN
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"___ in the hand ... " : ABIRD
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Final word : AMEN
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"Jaws" director : STEVENSPIELBERG
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Man the city desk : EDIT
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Mun. post : ALD
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Short match : VESTA
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Eye part : IRIS
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Sternutation : SNEEZE
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Sesame : TIL
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"8½" director : FEDERICOFELLINI
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Inventor's monogram : TAE
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Reading problem : ALEXIA
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Savoie seraph : ANGE
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Rooster's gait : STRUT
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Attack word : SIC
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"You used to come ___ ... " : ATTEN
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Society-page word : NEE
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Rumanian city : IASI
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"Darling" director : JOHNSCHLESINGER
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Fencing piece : EPEE
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Simpletons : LOONS
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Letter famed for its size : IOTA
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Radiation measures : REMS
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She wore a blue gown : ALICE
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Cinch : SNAP
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Purl's partner : KNIT
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Curtis and Bennett : TONYS
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Thaw : MELT
Down
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Actor Parker : FESS
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Latvian : LETT
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Chitchat : CONVERSE
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Gulf Arab : OMANI
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Elements, e.g. : SUBSTANCES
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Gridiron foul : CLIP
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Passenger : RIDER
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A Tarzan : CRABBE
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Kind of duck : LAME
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Always : EVER
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Crossword puzzledom's Will : WENG
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Dutch town : EDE
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On the ___ (honest) : LEVEL
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Pans : SIFTS
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Halloween option : TREAT
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Soft down : EIDER
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Pope Clement VIII's successor : LEOXI
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Shortage : DEFICIENCY
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Tour of duty : STINT
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Hue : TINGE
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Foreign : ALIEN
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Part of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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___ mays (Indian corn) : ZEA
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Is acceptable : RATES
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59 Down is one : LATINISM
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Evict a starling : UNNEST
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"___ was saying ... " : ASI
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Display of pomp : ECLAT
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Fools : ASSES
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Steve Martin film, with "The" : JERK
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Kind of house or sandwich : OPEN
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Prefix for sphere or cycle : HEMI
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Total: Comb. form : HOLO
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Butcher-shop offering : LOIN
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Part of "G.W.T.W." : GONE
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Etc.'s kin : ETAL
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Transported : RAPT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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