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New York Times, Tuesday, January 25, 1983

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,131
Across
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Memorable actor of "Dragnet" fame : WEBB
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Fellow : CHAP
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Surroundings : AREA
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Tip O'Neill's bailiwick : HOUSE
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High land : RISE
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When Luna rides : NIGHTAFTERNIGHT
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Mousse, e.g. : DESSERT
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Travels behind huskies : MUSHES
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Reina's mate : REY
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Bonehead : SIMP
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Reviled : ABUSED
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___ fide (authentic) : BONA
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Librarian's deg. : BLS
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Hangs in there : COPES
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Not even one : NONE
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Group of families : CLAN
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Have expectation sans foundation : HOPEAGAINSTHOPE
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Bacheller hero : EBEN
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Cheerful : ROSY
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Washer cycle : RINSE
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Isr. neighbor : SYR
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Arrive : COME
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Jolly boat : TENDER
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Novelist Viaud's pen name : LOTI
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Epoch : ERA
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Obliquely : ASLANT
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Instructed privately : TUTORED
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Governor's report : STATEOFTHESTATE
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Franchot of film fame : TONE
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Salvages : SAVES
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Shoe : TIRE
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Peak : APEX
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Move suddenly : DART
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Nonpareil person : ONER
Down
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Baton : WAND
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Canal or lake : ERIE
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Panhandles : BEGS
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Sounds from Scrooge : BAHS
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Participated : SHARED
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Like an aerie : LOFTY
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Umpire's call : OUT
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Dir. or suffix : ESE
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Crunchy : CRISP
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Companion of mighty : HIGH
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He rivaled Laver : ASHE
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Fondles : PETS
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Furs : ERMINES
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Brewer from Toledo : TERESA
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___ Pompilius, legendary king of Rome : NUMA
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Al Jolson's "boy" : SONNY
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Groans producers : ACHES
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Kind of trap : BOOBY
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A berth : UPPER
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Discovered : SEEN
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Idaho's capital : BOISE
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Redford is one : BLOND
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Error : LAPSE
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Sign of contempt : SNEER
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Ruth's in-law : NAOMI
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Gab : CHIN
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Caverns : GROTTOS
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Entertains : TREATS
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Squirrel's cache : CONE
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Most loyal : TRUEST
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Rubber base : LATEX
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The wide blue yonder : ETHER
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Type of watch or sign : STOP
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Path : LANE
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Opera patron Kahn : OTTO
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Picnic spoiler : RAIN
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To be, in Paris : ETRE
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Puma's prey : DEER
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A day's craze : FAD
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Tenn. org. : TVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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