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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

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New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1983

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 675 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,381
Across
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Mendacious : FALSE
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Walk through puddles : SLOSH
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Agile : SPRY
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Bogart role : SPADE
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Expect : AWAIT
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Lacedaemon : SPARTA
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Creator of Mrs. Sarah Battle : ELIA
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Calumets : PIPES
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Film-festival dance? : CANNESCANCAN
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Crazy stratagem? : CUCKOOCOUP
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Son-in-law of Elon : ESAU
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Pop singer Clapton : ERIC
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Leave in the lurch : DITCH
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Targets for Ness : HOODS
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The one here : THIS
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Strike location : LANE
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Hooch holder : FLASK
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Dispatched : SENT
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Ginger : PEP
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Hawthorne's birthplace : SALEM
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Die face : ONESPOT
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Calculated : RECKONED
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North African-Scottish accent? : BERBERBURR
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Grand ___ Opry : OLE
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Belong to : INHERE
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Woeful cry : ALAS
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Sudatory : SWEATY
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Kind of jerk : SODA
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Idolize : ADORE
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Just picked : FRESH
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Eastern European : ESTH
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Alternate of a sort : OTHER
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Burg : TOWN
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Mussolini portrayer in a 1940 film : OAKIE
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It was good for Buck : EARTH
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Uses shears : SNIPS
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Parabolic path : ARC
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Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Think up : DEVISE
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Conn man : PILOT
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High-tails it : HASTENS
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Showed the way : LED
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Opposite of de jure : DEFACTO
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Anatomical trunk : AORTA
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Bordeaux product : CLARET
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Trevi throwaways : LIRE
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"___ we but world enough . . . ": Marvell : HAD
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Pounce : SWOOP
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Contaminate : TAINT
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Ho predecessor : HEAVE
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Capital of Western Samoa : APIA
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AMPAS giveaway : OSCAR
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Additional : MORE
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Mountain spur : ARETE
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Crop killer : FROST
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German valley : RUHR
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Diamond measures : CARATS
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Hue : TONE
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One of the Pelican State natives : CREOLE
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Latin I verb : AMO
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German candy? : BONNBONBON
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Covered old ground : REHASHED
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This ends via time or use : NEWNESS
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Ready for battle : ARMED
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Kindled : LIT
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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Ancient astrologer : MAGUS
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Overlook : OMIT
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Church alcove : APSE
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Mideast capital : AMMAN
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Choir division : BASSI
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Art style of the 20's and 30's : DECO
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Declared : SAID
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Farewell to a Hoosier Democrat? : BYEBYEBAYH
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Prison social event? : SINGSINGSING
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Dipper : LADLE
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Century plant : ALOE
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Renan or Seton : ERNEST
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Coppers for Copperfield : PENCE
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Drew back : SHIED
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Sea swallow : TERN
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Long and thin : REEDY
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Mink's cousin : OTTER
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Flooded : AWASH
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Hawaiian porch : LANAI
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Antrum : SINUS
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Tours season : ETE
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Sixteenth-century power : SPAIN
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Lists weapons : LANCES
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Grampus : ORC
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RR stop : STA
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Boxing second : HANDLER
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Denominations : SECTS
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Grit : PLUCK
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In the chips : RICH
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Tibetan ox : YAK
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When he botched words, he watched birds : SPOONER
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Ornamental loops : PICOTS
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Snake, for one : APOD
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___ ex machina : DEUS
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Second sight, for short : ESP
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Difficulty : SCRAPE
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Moon goddess : SELENE
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W. S. Porter : OHENRY
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Metrical feet : IAMBS
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Pound sought by Shylock : FLESH
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Bottom of the map : SOUTH
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Skin opening : PORE
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Cast down : ABASED
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Deride Winnie? : POOHPOOHPOOH
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Firstborn : OLDEST
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Eye drop : TEAR
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Cowboy's rope : RIATA
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Witch of ___ : ENDOR
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Dog food? : CHOWCHOWCHOW
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"Show Boat" composer : KERN
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Shade in : DARKEN
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Washstand appurtenances : EWERS
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Took five : RESTED
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Balneal activity : BATH
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Souvenir of Hilo : LEI
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Marsh bird : STILT
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Lot : FATE
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In the bag : ONICE
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At hand : ONTAP
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Staff member : AIDE
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Ten in two on an alley : SPARE
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First woman to sit in Parliament : ASTOR
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Verve : ELAN
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Bellowing : AROAR
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Deified beetle : SCARAB
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Noisy beetle : ELATER
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Quitting time, for some : FIVE
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Take for granted : ASSUME
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Rest at anchor : LIETO
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Royal roost : THRONE
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Bridal path : AISLE
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Behind the times : DATED
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Riven : TORN
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Dusk, to Donne : EEN
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Father of Hippolyte : ARES
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Molecule constituents : ATOMS
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Sigma Chi, e.g. : FRAT
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Trigonometry word : COSINE
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Catches : SNAGS
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Agora wear : CHITON
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Fastened, nautically : BELAYED
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Bully or boxer : BRUISER
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Draw out : ELICIT
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Mentally quick : NIMBLE
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Sidestepped : DODGED
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Burgomaster : MAYOR
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Cinereous : ASHEN
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Not shipshape : MESSY
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Plus factor : ASSET
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Canvas covering : PAINT
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Inasmuch as : SINCE
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Garden tool : EDGER
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Indian maid : AYAH
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Middle: Prefix : MEDI
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Cotton unit : BALE
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Librarian's deg. : BLS
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Cave dweller : BAT
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High dudgeon : IRE
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Compass point : NNE
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Where ltrs. come and go : GPO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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