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New York Times, Sunday, January 9, 1983

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 135, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,115
Across
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Start of many a book title : THE
4
Ankara porter : HAMAL
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Prot. sect : BAPT
13
Appears menacingly : LOOMS
18
Like good books : READ
20
Brier : ERICA
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Ai's cousin : UNAU
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Chief monk : ABBOT
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Smart guy : INTELLIGENTGENT
26
Sad, in music : MESTO
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Refrigerates before shipment : PRECOOLS
28
African foxes : CAAMAS
29
First: Comb. form : PROTO
30
Noncombustible gases : INERTS
31
Bowling-alley worker : PINBOY
32
Combined : POOLED
33
"___ Dot," Maugham play : MRS
34
Down Under predator : DINGO
35
Loafer : DRONE
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"I'll ___ . . . ": 1928 song : GETBY
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Burmese hood : RANGOONGOON
42
Haggard's Ayesha : SHE
45
Gondola fare : LIRE
46
Judicial seat : BANC
47
Debt memos : IOUS
48
Square-ended transport : SCOW
49
Moreno of baseball : OMAR
50
Conventional bull : ORTHODOXOX
54
Ninnies : GEESE
55
Maine symbol : PINETREE
57
Dudeen, e.g. : PIPE
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Diplomat Welles: 1892–1961 : SUMNER
59
Calumniate : SMEAR
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Proved viable : LIVED
61
Small herring : SPRAT
62
Wirer's hook-in unit : TAPBOX
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Singular chap : ONER
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Stated definitely : ENOUNCED
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Van Gogh environs : ARLES
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Snake-house updater : ADDERADDER
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Chapeau's milieu : TETE
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Growl : GNAR
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Comfy : SNUG
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"African Queen" scriptwriter : AGEE
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About : INRE
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Trinity figure : SON
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Vision of pink elephants : BENDERENDER
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Was a histrio : ACTED
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Cape Cod resort : TRURO
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Nigerian group : EBOES
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Lilienthal's org. : TVA
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Have ambitions : ASPIRE
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Cloppy shoes : SABOTS
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Luck : CHANCE
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Composer Robert Emmett ___ : DOLAN
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Desert salt : ALKALI
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Wagnerian roles : TRISTANS
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Penless exams : ORALS
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Physicist's report : PARTICLEARTICLE
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African language group : BANTU
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Classical "Whoopee!" : EVOE
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Receives rightfully : EARNS
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Second man : CAIN
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Bar legally : ESTOP
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Hangouts : DENS
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Resign : DEMIT
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Like Vic or Bailey : OLD
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Alarm activator : TRIP
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Vieuxtemps or Wieniawski : HENRI
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Boccaccio's "The ___ Heart" : EATEN
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Spartan serfs : HELOTS
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Integuments : ARILS
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Soviet aircraft : MIGS
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Top of a suit : ACE
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Uhlan exercise : LANCING
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Bête noire : BUGABOO
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Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
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Mindoro neighbor : PANAY
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Chiding words : TUTS
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Caricature : LAMPOON
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Von Weber opus : OBERON
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Inflation casualty : OBSOLESCENTCENT
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Woody copse : MOTTE
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Lost a lap : STOOD
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Yesterday's Yule log : DECEMBEREMBER
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British truck : LORRY
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Valentino special : TANGO
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Do a cop's job : PINCH
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Watson, Holmes et al. : PROS
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"Il Convivio" author : DANTE
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Billet-___ : DOUX
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Icky eats : GLOP
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Book by E. E. Cummings : EIMI
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Repotted herb : TRANSPLANTPLANT
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In shorter supply : RARER
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Thumbs-downed : NIXED
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Stickum : GOO
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Water carrier : HOSE
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Basin adjunct : EWER
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Cleansing agent : BORAX
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Pun : SEMANTICANTIC
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Offer a view : OPINE
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Cousteau crewman : DIVER
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"Lulu" or "Zaza" : OPERA
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Charismatic leader : GURU
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Anacreon's birthplace : TEOS
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Reproductive body : SPORE
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Hogan : LODGE
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Heavy's look : SNEER
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Makes "it" : TAGS
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Trims rims : EDGES
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Ecole verb : ETRE
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Owner's paper : DEED
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Domini's partner : ANNO
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Fiasco : DUD
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River in Morocco : DADES
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Rainless : SERE
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Angers : BURNSUP
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Kickbacks : REBATES
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Princess in Verdi's "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
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Discerned : NOTICED
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Skipper's order : AVAST
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"What news on the ___?" : RIALTO
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Craving : THIRST
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Clay house : ADOBE
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Marsh waders : SORAS
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Choiceless worker : SLAVE
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Place that causes us to get tired : AKRON
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Skull: Comb. form : CRANI
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Chocolate source : CACAO
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Sumerian storm god : ENLIL
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Did a Little skit : APED
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Duration : TERM
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___ packing (fire) : SEND
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Huon Gulf port : LAE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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