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New York Times, Monday, October 24, 1983

Author:
Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Johnson has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,403
Across
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Like a new bill : CRISP
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Unpleasant reminder : SCAR
10
Like the Pacific : VAST
14
___ Arenas, city in Chile : PUNTA
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Start of a Hamlet speech : TOBE
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Name in an old comedy : ABIE
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Lyric poems : ODES
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Image former : LENS
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Areas near 30° N or 30° S : HORSELATITUDES
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Person : ONE
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John or Jane : DOE
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Accompany : ATTEND
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Kind of spree : SPENDING
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Gab : CHIN
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Shut : CLOSE
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“___ the ramparts . . . ” : OER
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Good thinking, with 40 Across : HORSE
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Astronaut’s “Perfect!” : AOK
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See 37 Across : SENSE
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Opposite of WNW : ESE
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Like a hovel : DINGY
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Place : SITE
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Postponements : RESPITES
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Meal : REPAST
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Noshed : ATE
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Thing to lend : EAR
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Impeccable authority : THEHORSESMOUTH
60
Church court : ROTA
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Oh, dear! : ALAS
62
Talk foolishly : DROOL
64
Word with hand or horse : IRON
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Fuselage part : NOSE
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Kind of bird : EARLY
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Throe : PANG
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One of the ages : TEEN
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Blue shade : SLATE
Down
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Acct. : CPA
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Hit the line : RUSH
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“___ each life . . . ” : INTO
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Suffix for young or old : STER
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Cleric : PARSON
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Fur piece : STOLE
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Concluding passage : CODA
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Support a swindler : ABET
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Lives : RESIDES
10
Esteemed : VALUED
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Not up : ABED
12
Math word : SINE
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Last part : END
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Inflections : TONES
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One who yearns : ACHER
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“___ were the days . . . ” : THOSE
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Wears out : TIRES
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Printers’ measures : ENS
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Plods through mud : SLOGS
30
Slow : POKY
31
Where Ephesus was : IONIA
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Cozy places : NESTS
33
Salute : GREET
35
Chaplin prop : CANE
38
Published, in Pisa : EDITO
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Thought transfer, for short : ESP
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Repeating : ITERANT
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Malaysian river : PAHANG
48
Aries : RAM
49
Wears away : ERODES
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W. German city : ESSEN
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Fall : TRIP
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Collar or jacket : ETON
55
Wild plum : SLOE
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Relieve : EASE
57
River to the Caspian : URAL
58
African antelope : TORA
59
Jack or Tim of films : HOLT
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Soap ingredient : LYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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