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New York Times, Tuesday, October 4, 1983

39-Down : Loincloth

Author:
Dorothy Davis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 3, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Dorothy N. Davis has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,383

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Across
1
Level : RAZE
5
Ancient temple interior : CELLA
10
Vamoose! : SCAT
14
"When the age ___, the wit is out": Shak. : ISIN
15
Assumed name : ALIAS
16
Celtic Christianity center : IONA
17
Gene Kelly movie: 1952 : SINGININTHERAIN
20
Enter by letters : ESCALADE
21
Tophet and Gehenna : HELLS
22
Ready for harvesting : RIPE
23
Leg part : SHIN
25
Frozen dessert : SUNDAE
28
Truck driver : TEAMSTER
32
Indian of Okla. : OTOE
33
Raptor's home : AERIE
34
Presidential sobriquet : ABE
35
Capra's prof. : DIR
36
"___ in Paris," 1932 song : APRIL
37
"___ Skylark": Shelley : TOA
38
Muhammad ___ : ALI
39
Rumpelstiltskin, e.g. : DWARF
40
Succulent fruit : PEAR
41
Littoral area : SEASHORE
43
Twists : WRESTS
45
Actor Tim : HOLY
46
Dyad : PAIR
47
Scarf : ASCOT
50
"___ are in His hand": Browning : OURTIMES
54
Dylan song: 1962 : BLOWININTHEWIND
57
Ruin : BANE
58
Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
59
Quechuan : INCA
60
Observer : EYER
61
Flower : BLOOM
62
Carnival "wild man" : GEEK
Down
1
Shine's partner : RISE
2
Sale condition : ASIS
3
Essential mineral : ZINC
4
Epeeist's phrase : ENGARDE
5
Cheese on a cracker : CANAPE
6
Leave out : ELIDE
7
Queue : LINE
8
Opposite of long. : LAT
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Tree of the olive family : ASH
10
Seductive women : SIRENS
11
Ember : COAL
12
Indigo : ANIL
13
Ultraviolet effects : TANS
18
Pelvic bones : ILIA
19
Japanese prefecture : EHIME
23
Fine crossline on a letter : SERIF
24
Sleet's kin : HAIL
25
Sweet drinks : SODAS
26
Useful : UTILE
27
Water wheel : NORIA
28
___ Haute : TERRE
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"Soap" family : TATES
30
German torpedo vessel : EBOAT
31
Raises : REARS
33
Divided : APARY
36
Boot-camp decamper : AWOL
39
Loincloth : DHOTI
40
Washington's hairpiece : PERIWIG
42
Sprinkle or party : SHOWER
43
Archbishop who crowned Henry VIII : WARHAM
44
"The ___ of Spring," 1913 ballet : RITE
46
___ shame (mortify) : PUTTO
47
Secular clergyman in France : ABBE
48
Overwhelm, in slanguage : SLAY
49
Strobilus : CONE
50
___-cat (sandlot game) : ONEO
51
Ore deposit : MINE
52
Suffix with refer : ENCE
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Loc. of Mt. Rushmore : SDAK
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Apprehend : NAB
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Out of sorts : ILL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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