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New York Times, Friday, October 29, 1982

63-Across : Town NW of Yenan

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 7, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1982, The New York TimesNo. 12,043
Across
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Relative of the rumba : SAMBA
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Cpl.'s aide : PFC
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Shadowbox : SPAR
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Iroquoians : ERIES
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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Remark : NOTE
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___ and penates : LARES
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Metropolitan sector : ZONE
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Largest of seven : ASIA
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Show-biz luminary: 1869-1932 : FLORENZZIEGFELD
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"A ___ Life" (Bette Davis film of 1946) : STOLEN
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Robust : LUSTY
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Like a deluxe suite : POSH
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City bisected by the Rhone : GENEVA
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Romans' rages : IRAE
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Milksops : SISSIES
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Kind of copy : CARBON
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One of Jolie's girls : ZSAZSA
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Plant yielding a red dye : ALKANET
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Sharp taste : TANG
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Kilt fabric : TARTAN
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Noun suffixes : URES
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Blood vessel: Comb. form : ANGIO
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" ... ___ itself": F.D.R. : ISFEAR
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Zealous journalist: 1697-1746 : JOHNPETERZENGER
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Satellite : MOON
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Tribunal of prelates : ROTA
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Vocalist Shore : DINAH
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Anagram for sees : ESSE
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Town NW of Yenan : ANSI
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Growing outward : ENATE
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Dampens flax : RETS
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Latin conjunction : SED
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Opera by Handel : SERSE
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Ego : SELF
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Soviet inland sea : ARAL
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He painted "Dog Barking at the Moon" : MIRO
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Main city of the Negev : BEERSHEBA
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A plus : ASSET
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Rebus, e.g. : PUZZLE
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Like sherbets : FROZEN
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Wolves and foxes : CANINES
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Chaos, G.I. style : SNAFU
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What Cheryl Tiegs does : POSES
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Skewed : ATILT
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Rough partner : READY
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Majors or Marvin : LEE
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Milk-and-egg drink : NOG
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Tumbler : GLASS
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Size of type : PICA
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Viva-voce : ORAL
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One of the Channel Islands : SARK
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Dict.'s "namely" : VIZ
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Gloomy : SATURNINE
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Islamic woman's garment : IZAR
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Anglo-Saxon serf : ESNE
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Flags : SAGS
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Above Old Smokey : ONTOP
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A.F.T. rival : NEA
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Sea snails : TRITONS
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African fly : TSETSE
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Shaking in one's boots : AFRAID
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Pince-___ : NEZ
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Neighbor of Jaipur : AJMER
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Loop in a rope : NOOSE
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Marley, e.g. : GHOST
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George Moore's "Evelyn ___" : INNES
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Mosquito : AEDES
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Time period : ERA
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Snarl : GNAR
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Beanery sign : EATS
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Syngman ___ : RHEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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