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New York Times, Monday, January 3, 1983

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,109
Across
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Jack of TV fame : PAAR
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Very short pencil : STUB
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Lingerie item : SLIP
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She, in Cannes : ELLE
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Hole-___ (golfer's ace) : INONE
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Italian university town : PISA
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Hungry hostess, hapless guest, with "The" : SPIDERANDTHEFLY
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Name meaning "gift of the gods" : THEODORE
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Puts up stakes : ANTES
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Follower of Paul : INE
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Jejune : ARID
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Locales : SITES
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Exclude : DEBAR
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Soak flax : RET
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Mission to recall : ALAMO
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Metallic element : TIN
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Far: Comb. form : TELE
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This ends on a sour note, with "The" : FOXANDTHEGRAPES
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At any time : EVER
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Constellation : ARA
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Build : ERECT
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Buttons : RED
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Solitary : ALONE
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Coarse or caustic : SALTY
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Incursion : RAID
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Rumanian coin : LEU
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Trout or whitefish : SALMONID
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Porcine constructors, with "The" : THREELITTLEPIGS
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___ off (irate) : TEED
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Foe of the Senecas : ERIES
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A Waugh : ALEC
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Employs : USES
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Corsican's neighbor : SARD
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Leases : LETS
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Nuisance : PEST
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River in "Kubla Khan" : ALPH
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"It's a Sin to Tell ___," 1936 song : ALIE
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Make over : REDO
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Entangled : SNARED
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Accent : TONE
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"Hänsel ___ Gretel" : UND
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Gamble : BET
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Exhaust : SPEND
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Elevate : LIFT
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___ of Man : ISLE
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"It ___ to advertise" : PAYS
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Press : IRON
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Menlo Park name : EDISON
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Filament : HAIR
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Anne Nichols hero : ABIE
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Sounded : RANG
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Morley of "60 Minutes" : SAFER
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"___ Lucy" : ILOVE
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Levied : TAXED
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Ponchielli's "Cielo ___!" : EMAR
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Patriot Allen : ETHAN
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Drive back : REPEL
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Choose : ELECT
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Peevish : TESTY
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Famed hill near Dublin : TARA
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Salvador ___ : DALI
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Walked heavily : TROD
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Applicant's submission : RESUME
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Rhine feeder : AARE
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Exultant : ELATED
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Donna and Rex : REEDS
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Pipe or conduit elbows : ELLS
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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"___ more to be pitied . . . " : SHES
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Honey locust, e.g. : TREE
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Agitate : STIR
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Gem for October : OPAL
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Africa's longest river : NILE
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"___ Ideas," 1951 song : IGET
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Awards for G.I.'s : DSCS
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Novelist Levin : IRA

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

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