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New York Times, Monday, January 24, 1983

Author:
Herb L. Risteen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Engage, as gears : MESH
5
Realtor's sign : SOLD
9
Incite : SPUR
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___ pura : AQUA
14
Use double talk : EQUIVOCATE
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Has a meal : SUPS
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Stayed in the country : RUSTICATED
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Marchers' word : HEP
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Skinny stick : SLAT
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Part of a chignon : TRESS
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Had a slant : SLOPED
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Hillside in the Highlands : BRAE
25
Set of steps between farms : STILE
26
Molar or submarine : GRINDER
29
Formed a spark stream : ARCED
30
Region, to Poe : CLIME
31
Which was to be proved : QED
33
Inlets : RIAS
34
One of 50 : MAINE
35
Fiji's capital : SUVA
36
Krazy ___ of comics : KAT
37
Dog recently on Broadway : SANDY
38
Pitchman's pitch : SPIEL
39
Poseidon's Roman counterpart : NEPTUNE
41
Westerns star : AUTRY
42
Wriggling : EELY
43
Bearlike mammals : PANDAS
45
Personal goal : MECCA
48
Cheat : BILK
49
Iceberg part : TIP
51
Semiprecious stone : AQUAMARINE
54
Taunt : GIBE
55
Shore birds : TURNSTONES
56
Alley Oop's gal : OOLA
57
Batters' objectives : HITS
58
Vase-shaped jug : EWER
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Folding money : ONES
Down
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Soft mixture for cattle : MASH
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Horseman : EQUESTRIAN
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Pray humbly : SUPPLICATE
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Owns : HAS
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Military unit : SQUAD
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Drive out : OUST
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Kindled : LIT
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Early sixth-century date : DVI
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___ up (gathered quickly) : SCARED
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Noddle : PATE
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Salt Lake City team : UTES
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World Series winners: 1975 and 1976 : REDS
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Writer Gardner : ERLE
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Motor fuel : OCTANE
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Went fast : SPED
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Córdoba cheers : OLES
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Like the sea : BRINY
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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One of the Channel Islands : SARK
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Ballroom step : GLIDE
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Horsemanship : EQUITATION
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Like some raincoats : REVERSIBLE
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Thrifty or crafty : CANNY
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Poet T. A. ___ : DALY
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Heavy tool : MAUL
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Tater : SPUD
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Fumes or reeks : STEAMS
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Submerged : SANK
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Pie ingredient : PECANS
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Undernourished ewe : PINER
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Thirst quenchers : ALES
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Coll. course : MATH
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Cousin of iso : EQUI
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Abrupt : CURT
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Climbing plant : BINE
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Carrots' partners : PEAS
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Was corrosive : ATE
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Fracas : ROW
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Sticky stuff : GOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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