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MADISON AVE. LEFTOVERS

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1983

Author:
Barry L. Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 682 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,409
Across
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___ de Boulogne, Paris : BOIS
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Prefix with medic : PARA
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Flaccid : LIMP
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Grant : ADMIT
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Sports news : UPSET
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Nile bird : IBIS
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“ . . . a bone and a hank ___”: Kipling : OFHAIR
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Lorna of fiction : DOONE
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Philippine island : SAMAR
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Sandy’s utterances : ARFS
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Bobby Thomson’s victim : BRANCA
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Prefix with state : INTRA
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Sales slogan of certain spice vendors : THYMEISOFTHEESSENCE
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“Leave ___ to Heaven” : HER
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Yiddish gossips : YENTAS
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___ Major : URSA
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“Irma la ___" : DOUCE
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Priest’s robe : ALB
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T-man, e.g. : FED
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Opponent of Muhammad: 1978 : LEON
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Reputed to be : SAID
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Broadway’s Ellis : RABB
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Wheedle : PALAVER
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Slogan of a rosary vendor? : BUYNOWPRAYLATER
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Adman’s come-on : TEASER
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Cockboats : COGS
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Monticle : HILL
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___ barrel (at one’s mercy) : OVERA
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Basketball pos. : CTR
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Yawn : GAPE
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Circus Maximus official : EDILE
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Like street talk : SLANGY
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Fedora-industry slogan? : MAKEYOURPRESENTSFELT
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Sharp : FINE
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Infinitive in Finistère : ETRE
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Charleston forerunner : ONESTEP
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Deighton’s Needle, e.g. : SPY
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Fitted with a glass sheet : PANED
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Island garland : LEI
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Fine fiddle : STRAD
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Actor Vigoda : ABE
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___ of Baltimore (H. L. Mencken) : THESAGE
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Put on a Little act : APED
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The Great Commoner : PITT
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Ruy or Gil : BLAS
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U.S.M.A.’s polite invitation? : PLEASECOMETOTHEPOINT
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Products of a certain boom : BABIES
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Diamond wear : MITTS
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Disraeli, to Arliss : ROLE
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___ Gatos : LOS
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Type of U.S. radar plane : AWACS
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Kelly character : POGO
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Whimper : PULE
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Nemesis of The Joker : BATMAN
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Baking firm’s gift-wrap slogan? : SAYITWITHFLOURS
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Not cerebral : SENSATE
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Gridiron’s Rote : KYLE
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Vinegar: Prefix : ACET
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Therefore : ERGO
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Helios : SOL
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Find fault often : NAG
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Put up : ERECT
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Zoological suffix : INAE
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Braid, in a way : SPLICE
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Drs.’ group : AMA
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Hotel contractor’s lure? : YOUVEGOTTOHAVEANINN
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Presidential reception : LEVEE
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Longfellow hero : REVERE
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Intertwine : LACE
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Courtyard : PATIO
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Nigh : ANEAR
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Emended a manuscript : EDITED
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Tied : EVEN
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Attends Choate, e.g. : PREPS
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Powders : DUSTS
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Casa part : SALA
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Actor Frobe : GERT
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Sybarite’s delight : EASE
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Turkey : BUST
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Silvery fish : OPAH
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Doctrinaire : ISMY
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Sordid : SEAMY
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Turkish coin : PIASTER
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Twain’s “A Tramp ___” : ABROAD
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Jazz figures : RIFFS
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Kind of dir. : ASST
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Holy city : LHASA
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Fleming and McKellen : IANS
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Timid souls : MICE
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Of dinner : PRANDIAL
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Ta-ta, in Tours : ADIEU
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Put on : DON
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Passé : MOTHEATEN
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As to : INRE
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Lachrymose drop : TEAR
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Kind of surgeon : TREE
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Fairy king : OBERON
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California city : FRESNO
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Deduce : INFER
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Long namesakes : HUEYS
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Famous scout : CODY
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Ties : CRAVATS
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Fitting : APT
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Town north of Port Moresby : LAE
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Shiner : BLACKEYE
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German pistol : LUGER
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Overturned a milk can : SPILT
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Titanic sinker : BERG
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Asinine sound : BRAY
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Composite flower : ASTER
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Exceedingly : VERY
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Rumbled, as a gang : BOPPED
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Complain childishly : WHINE
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Drooped : LOLLED
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Chili’s partner : CARNE
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Kind of hen or pig : GUINEA
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Regards highly : ESTEEMS
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Ridicule : DERIDE
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Where whips keep watch : SENATE
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Part of M.V.P. : MOST
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Abbr. for a frog or newt : AMPH
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“Rock ___” : OFAGES
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Moray trap : EELPOT
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“Two ___ Seesaw” : FORTHE
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Charm : TALISMAN
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Israel’s Abba : EBAN
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Gadfly or aphid : PEST
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Most wan : PALEST
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Winds thread : SPOOLS
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Kind of search, in realty : TITLE
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More piquant : SPICIER
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Words before war or God : ACTOF
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Kipling opus : BOOTS
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Hit : SMOTE
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Shell crew, at times : EIGHT
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Cape Cod town : TRURO
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Draft : PLAN
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Enjoy a beach : BASK
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Off : AWAY
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Popular seasonings : BAYLEAVES
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Imagines : PICTURES
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Sound of the West : PUGET
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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One ___ time : ATA
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Darkroom prod. : NEG
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Jane Russell film: 1966 : WACO
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Poe maiden : LENORE
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Waxed eloquent : ORATED
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In the black : SOLVENT
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Printer’s device : SPACER
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Witnesses : EYERS
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“___ Kick Out of You” : IGETA
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Figaro’s specialty : SHAVE
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Creator of Marryin’ Sam : CAPP
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Finnish lake, to Swedes : ENARE
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“When I Was ___”: G. & S. : ALAD
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Waiter’s presentation : MENU
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Hindu scripture : VEDA
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Malefic : EVIL
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Cassini : OLEG
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Willow : ITEA
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Pinches : NIPS
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Cyrano’s outstanding feature : NOSE
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Erode : EAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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