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New York Times, Friday, October 28, 1983

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,407
Across
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Wild try : STAB
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Put two on the nose : BET
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
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Roman household gods : LARES
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Bean types : LIMAS
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Music’s Shaw : ARTIE
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Gypsy man : ROM
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Like neon : INERT
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Stage of life : POSTADOLESCENCE
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Bested : WON
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Took to court : SUED
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Nab a crook : COLLAR
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L.A. eleven : RAMS
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Prefix for center or gram : EPI
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To no ___ (in vain) : AVAIL
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Etna product : LAVA
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Part of K.K.K. : KLAN
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One of life’s turning points : MIDDLEAGECRISIS
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Objectives : ENDS
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Belgian river : YSER
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Roman official : EDILE
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Author Whitten : LES
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Hollywood facades : SETS
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Most singular : ODDEST
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FitzGerald’s rhyme for “thou” : ENOW
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Be human : ERR
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Saying in deference to an oldster : AGEBEFOREBEAUTY
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Pacific island group : SAMOA
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Bro., e.g. : REL
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Move with stealth : SLINK
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Mendelssohn’s “___ Lorelei” : DIE
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Wise man : SOLON
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Dilatory : TARDY
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Body of water: Abbr. : SND
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“No ___ allowed” : PETS
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Response to a kissing bandit : SLAP
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Elephant’s-ear : TARO
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Some are liberal : ARTS
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___ Jala, town near Bethlehem : BEIT
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Cut of beef : BARON
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Shortcut : TIMESAVER
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“___ Restaurant” : ALICES
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Wrinkled : LINED
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Straw in the wind : OMEN
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Undercover agt. : NARC
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A Borgia in-law : ESTE
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Port embankment : SEAWALL
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Buzzing bug : DOR
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Tanning material : SUMAC
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Deloul, for one : CAMEL
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Like Romneys : OVINE
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Alan and Cheryl : LADDS
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Opercula : LIDS
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Tantrums : RAGES
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___ Venner, O. W. Holmes heroine : ELSIE
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Pipkin’s cousins : PAILS
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Map feature : INSET
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“Then fall, Caesar!” e.g. : LASTWORDS
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Pirate hanged in 1701 : KIDD
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“The ___ the Needle”: Follett : EYEOF
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Satisfaction of a sort : REDRESS
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Like a cat burglar : SNEAKY
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Planet : ORB
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Treasury certificate : EBOND
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Fished for grown-up grigs : EELED
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Shindig : GALA
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Editor Rodriguez Monegal : EMIR
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Curb : REIN
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At the summit : ATOP
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African river : UELE
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Student’s helper : TROT
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Desires : YENS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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