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TRUNCATED TITLES

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 1983

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,136
Across
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Kind of gear or jacket : MESS
5
Town freed by the Allies: July 18, 1944 : STLO
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Legendary eagle rider : ETANA
14
Teasdale : SARA
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Where Waikiki is : OAHU
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Olympian blood : ICHOR
20
Undernourished lamb : PINER
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Subatomic particle : PION
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"Metamorphoses" author : OVID
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Countless : THEOFMONTECRISTO
26
Lean : TEND
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Watson flub : HOOK
28
Decided on : OPTED
29
Sicilian city : ENNA
30
"___ newt . . . ": Shak. : EYEOF
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Borg boomer : ACE
33
Novel of 1847 : OMOO
34
Actress Joan: 1909–79 : BLONDELL
37
Lockout : THERAPEOFTHE
43
Weaver and Campbell : EARLS
44
Inkling : IDEA
46
Zest : ELAN
47
Burden, to Bardot : FAIX
48
___-eyed (angry) : OREY
49
Court dance : PAVAN
51
F.D.R.'s medium : RADIO
52
Bandleader Fields : SHEP
53
Substitutes : FILLERSIN
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Far-from-frail male : HEMAN
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Lee ___, former boxer : OMA
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Strange : ALIEN
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Spot for a shot : CAFE
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Big name in cameras : EASTMAN
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Bursts of energy : SPASMS
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Kitchen utensils : GRATERS
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Saw : BEHELD
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Monotonous drumbeats : TOMTOMS
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Eternally : EVER
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Roman public-works head : EDILE
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Wave, in Avila : OLA
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One of a pack at a track : PACER
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Details : SPELLSOUT
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Flask size : PINT
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Clayey : BOLAR
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Chudder : SHAWL
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Singer Tennille : TONI
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"And what ___ rare . . . " : ISSO
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Monitor lizard : URAN
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Facient : DOER
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Arrested : RANIN
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Vanishing point : THEWESTSTORY
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Stand : TOLERATE
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Golfer North or Bean : ANDY
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By way of : VIA
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Pisces follower : ARIES
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Holly of Dixie : ASSI
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Duct : CANAL
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Future execs : MBAS
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Penitence period : LENT
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Forgone : WHOMTHEBELLTOLLS
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Grab-bag contents : OLIO
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Feudal flunky : ESNE
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Goal : IDEAL
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Part of an arrow : STELE
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The Storting meets here : OSLO
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Ship's minor officer : BOSN
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Subordinate : PETTY
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Brief sentiment : POSY
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Carina : KEEL
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Unsettled : MOOT
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Wall overhang : EAVE
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Amida Buddha sect : SHIN
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Summer squash : SUDDENLYLAST
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Grouper's group : SCHOOL
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Kill-joy : THEOFLIVING
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Countenance : LOOK
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Golden ide : ORF
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Heroic poem : EPOPEE
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Hair dye : TINT
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Stake : ANTE
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Exigency : NEED
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Parabola : ARC
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Corporate transfers : SPINOFFS
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Clearinghouse : AISNOTAHOME
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Hurdy-gurdy : ROTA
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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" . . . ring ___ wed" : ITHEE
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Glove leather : MOCHA
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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Jets' gains: Abbr. : YDS
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Egyptian symbol : ATEN
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Wine: Comb. form : OENO
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"___ good cheer": Matthew : BEOF
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Gull grouping : LARI
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Fruit squeezer : REAMER
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Robert or Alan : ALDA
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"The Age of Reason" author : PAINE
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Wintry : HIEMAL
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Develop : EXPAND
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Dapper one : DAN
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Polyhedron : PRISM
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Enzyme : ASE
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Advert : REFER
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
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Misogynist, e.g. : HATER
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Spelunker : CAVER
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"___ of Divorcement" : ABILL
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N.Y.S.E. order : SELL
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Downfallen : THESTARSLOOK
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"Cut that out!" : STOPIT
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Cultivation : POLISH
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Free-for-all : AMANSEASONS
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Confess : RECANT
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Ate out : SEPARTABLES
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Gay blade : SPORT
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Kind of lap : DEW
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Word of distress : ALAS
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"___ Loves You," Beatles hit : SHE
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A Chaplin : OONA
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Fixed amount : UNIT
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Pitchfork part : TINE
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Villagers : TOWNSMEN
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Active : BUSY
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High-protein staple : SOYA
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Practice : DRILL
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Caddoan : REE
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Redact : EDIT
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In an elliptical way : OVALLY
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Through speech : ORALLY
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Glossy, in Nice : LISSE
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Words from Charlie : AHSO
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Give up : CEDE
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Aid an arsonist : ABET
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Straight : NEAT
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Fictional detective : MOTO
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Other : ELSE
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Ludwig subject : NILE
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Auger, for one : TOOL
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Network : WEB
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Start of a cheer : HIP
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Chef's meas. : TSP

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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