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New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 1983

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,399
Across
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Battery part : GRID
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Badger's African cousin : RATEL
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___ Piper : PIED
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Inadequate : LAME
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Operatic play-within-a-play : IPAGLIACCI
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Exiled despot : AMIN
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Radio favorite of yore : BERGEN
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Third : TERTIARY
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With 47 Across, part of London : EAST
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So, in Bordeaux : DONC
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Twitter : CHIRP
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NBC parent : RCA
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Treatment : USAGE
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Like baby condors : RARE
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Scanty : MEAGER
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___ de mer : MAL
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Tulsa's Rev. Roberts : ORAL
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A Yokum : ABNER
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Ancient Gaul : CELT
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Govt. org.: 1935–43 : WPA
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Be proper : BELONG
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Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Pedestal base : SOCLE
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See 23 Across : END
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Empty : DRAIN
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Down: Prefix : CATA
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___-deucy : ACEY
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Richly dressed : BROCADED
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La. parish : ACADIA
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Debauched fellow : ROUE
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Football alignment : IFORMATION
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"Say It ___ So" : ISNT
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Three-card ___ : MONTE
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Bob Hope's "___ Russia $1200" : IOWE
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Cinderella team of '69 : METS
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Wipe the slate clean : ERASE
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Ring decision : DRAW
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Fast-talking : GLIB
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Glider-towplane link : ROPE
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Structural beam : IBAR
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Comic verse : DOGGEREL
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"Notorious" actor : RAINS
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___ Khan : AGA
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Ending for depend : ENCE
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Scottish landowner : LAIRD
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Home of J.E.C. : PLAINS
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Play by Van Druten: 1951 : IAMACAMERA
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Arab bigwig : EMIR
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Gainsay : DENY
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Curvet : LEAP
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What some actors do : TOUR
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High-pitched : TREBLE
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Exults : CROWS
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Memorable mime : HARPO
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Something to open for future security : IRAACCOUNT
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Church law : CANON
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Program : AGENDA
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Amelita ___-Curci of opera : GALLI
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Rock star John : ELTON
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Murray or West : MAE
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Bit of energy : ERG
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Pulchritudinous pillar : CARYATID
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Letter on a key : BETA
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Tiers of shoes : LACETS
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Ten: Prefix : DECA
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Stop on ___ : ADIME
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Parisienne's carved gem : CAMEE
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Hat feature : BRIM
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"Second Hand ___," 1921 song : ROSE
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___ effort : EFOR
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Lady from Lisbon : DONA
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Fashion V.I.P. in the 50's : DIOR
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Waterloo is here : IOWA
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Over : ANEW
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Certain L.A. Rams : RTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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