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New York Times, Thursday, January 6, 1983

54-Across : Goddess of wisdom

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,112
Across
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Prank : LARK
5
Open : AGAPE
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Friendly : WARM
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Russian czar : IVAN
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Wand for Mehta : BATON
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Chess opening : FEGATELLOATTACK
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Heath : ERICA
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Toxophilite's delight : ARCHERY
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Highlanders' skirts : KILTS
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Gob : TAR
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Landon, to friends : ALF
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Boudreau of baseball : LOU
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Inhales, in a way : SNIFFS
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"Star Wars" hero : SOLO
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Cry of sorrow : ALAS
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Prepare to be dubbed : KNEEL
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Chess opening : FOURKNIGHTSGAME
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___ from (excluding) : ASIDE
44
Fruit or tree : PEAR
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Boss : STUD
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Fortifications : REDANS
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Buddy : PAL
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T.C.U. group : SRS
51
"Airways, ___" Dos Passos : INC
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Pumpkins, melons, etc. : PEPOS
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Goddess of wisdom : MINERVA
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Stranger : ALIEN
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Chess opening : SICILIANDEFENSE
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Prolific auth. : ANON
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Fold : PLEAT
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Comic-strip lass : ETTA
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Unwanted engine sound : PING
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Alabama city : SELMA
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Rodolfo in "La Bohème" : POET
Down
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Kind of buoy or line : LIFE
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Affirm : AVER
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Cereal grass : RAGI
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Aptitude : KNACK
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Honest one : ABE
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Liquid meas. : GAL
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Rand's shrugger : ATLAS
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Impoverished : POOR
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Decrees : ENACTS
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Drainage ditches : WATERINGS
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Pteroid : ALAR
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Spirited : RACY
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"Ferd'nand" cartoonist : MIK
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Follow : TAIL
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Ingrate's nonword : THANKS
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This may create interest : LOAN
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Spring flower : TULIP
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___ as (to the extent that) : ASFAR
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Free : LOOSE
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Liquid : FLUID
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Deeds : FEATS
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Limb bone : FEMUR
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Luges : SLEDS
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Bishop's happy task : ORDAINING
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Maturity : AGE
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Form : SHAPE
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Dog shelter : KENNEL
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Snare : TRAP
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Certificates : SCRIPS
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Bread unit : LOAF
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Type of discussion : PANEL
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Repose : SLEEP
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Short skirt : MINI
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Image : ICON
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___ of tears : VALE
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Division word : INTO
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This: Sp. : ESTE
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Orderly : NEAT
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Jughead : SAP
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Weir : DAM
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Schedule abbr. : ETA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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