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New York Times, Wednesday, January 26, 1983

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,132

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Across
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Woodwind : OBOE
5
Headline word in July 1973 : TAPES
10
Cutting tool : ADZ
13
Prefinals, for short : SEMIS
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Century plant : AGAVE
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Grand ___, Nova Scotia : PRE
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Janet or Vivien : LEIGH
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"Boléro" composer : RAVEL
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Ethiopian prince : RAS
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Saint's film debut: 1954 : ONTHEWATERFRONT
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Less verbose : TERSER
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Black : INKY
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Resilient : ELASTIC
28
Grape : UVA
30
Jug part : LUG
31
Spinner : TOP
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"___ for Comedy": Behrman : NOTIME
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Polanski film: 1962 : KNIFEINTHEWATER
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Purloined : STOLEN
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Affirmative vote : YEA
43
Half a French dance : CAN
44
Part of a participle : ING
45
She became a spider : ARACHNE
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A ___ Able : ASIN
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In a saucy way : PERTLY
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Gene Kelly film: 1952 : SINGININTHERAIN
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Beer container : KEG
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"The Cloister and the Hearth" author : READE
61
Part of TNT : NITRO
62
Second person : EVE
63
"___ Lescaut" : MANON
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Greece : ELLAS
65
___ Moines : DES
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In that case, to Henri : ALORS
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Hindu having gurus : SIKH
Down
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Christiania today : OSLO
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"We've ___ had!" : BEEN
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Neglect : OMIT
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Octets : EIGHTS
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Town on the Rhone : TARASCON
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Chalcedony : AGATE
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Road worker : PAVER
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Perpetually : EVER
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Ego : SELF
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Stage part : APRON
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Imbibed : DRANK
12
Piquant : ZESTY
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Halloween garb : SHEET
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Activity for Bellow : WRITING
22
Lariat : RIATA
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Part of B.P.O.E. : ELKS
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Actor Alfred : LUNT
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Discover : UNEARTH
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Pledge : VOW
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Dem. or Rep. : PTY
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"The Seven Year ___" : ITCH
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Intend : MEAN
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Irish lake : ERNE
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Scottish dance : FLING
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Twilight time, to Tennyson : EEN
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Encourages : HEARTENS
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Actor Ritchard et al. : CYRILS
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Invited : ASKED
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Colander : SIEVE
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U.S. playwright's family : INGES
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Spinet : PIANO
52
Biblical witch's abode : ENDOR
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Actress Patricia : NEAL
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Gudrun's husband : ATLI
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Neighbor of Syria: Var. : IRAK
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Snack : NOSH

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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