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New York Times, Friday, October 21, 1983

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,400

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Across
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Foundation : BASIS
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Kobe robe items : OBIS
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Portnoy's creator : ROTH
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Spokesman : AGENT
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Hayseed : RUBE
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Sounds of surprise : AHHA
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He wrote "Lazybones" : HOAGYCARMICHAEL
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Kind of suit for Goren : LONG
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Site for a kite : AERIE
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Mrs. Chaplin, once : PAULETTEGODDARD
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Parcels out : ALLOTS
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Emulated Tatiana Troyanos : SANG
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Measure out : METE
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Wild plum : SLOE
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Spot for a petri dish : LAB
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Big name in country music : BARBARAMANDRELL
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Voiced approval : YEA
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"Piccolo ___" : PETE
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"Picnic" man : INGE
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Humdinger : ONER
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Site of pro football's Hall of Fame : CANTON
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She played in "Gigi" : HERMIONEGINGOLD
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Arrow's tiny cousin : DART
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Suspense master : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
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Supermarket dept. : DELI
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Getaway device : AUTO
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Banks or Pyle : ERNIE
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Snick's partner : SNEE
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Old-time comic Lou : LEHR
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Dreamer Walter : MITTY
Down
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Phooey! : BAH
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Before now : AGO
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Ross or Red : SEA
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Participial ending : ING
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Surgical probe : STYLET
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Praying figure : ORANT
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He was Rocky's manager : BURGESSMEREDITH
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Big Board monogram : IBM
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Rorqual : SEI
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Gave a cheer : RAHED
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She created Flicka : OHARA
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His and her : THEIR
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Summoned to court : HALED
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Beds sans heads : COTS
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Sponged : CADGED
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Namby-___ : PAMBY
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Dice games for Gaius : ALEAE
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Darrow client : LOEB
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Festive : GALA
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"___, you noblest English": Shak. : ONON
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Slowly, to Solti : LENTO
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Fixed star in Perseus : ALGOL
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Mixture : BLEND
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Balanced : APOISE
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Palindrome of 43 Across : RENO
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Crime network : RING
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Geom. figure : CIRC
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Patriot's song : ANTHEM
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Flip call : HEADS
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Glasgow or Drew : ELLEN
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M-1, for one : RIFLE
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A Dorsey theme song : MARIE
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Croc's cousin : GATOR
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Pigeon pea : DAL
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Shade : HUE
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___ de coeur (passionate protest) : CRI
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Can. province : ONT
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Town inhabitant : CIT
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Car starter : KEY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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