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New York Times, Wednesday, October 5, 1983

Author:
Barbara Lunder Gillis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,384

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Across
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Cut : GASH
5
Fictional sleuth and sons : CHANS
10
Vipers : ASPS
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Grampus : ORCA
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Boundary : LIMIT
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Nobelist German physicist: 1914 : LAUE
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Expunge : ERASE
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Handle for an ancient vase : ANSA
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Finest, noblest humans : SALTOFTHEEARTH
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Book section : INDEX
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Not well : ILL
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Perfect-launching expression : AOK
27
Area below the crus : PES
28
Shine : BEAM
32
Cheer : BRAVO
34
Garment for autumn : TOPCOAT
37
Singles : ONES
38
Wouk work : THEWINDSOFWAR
41
___ Islands, off Ireland : ARAN
42
Puget Sound port : SEATTLE
43
Capital of Western Australia : PERTH
45
Stead : LIEU
46
Residue : ASH
49
Tot or jot : TAD
50
Sin : ERR
53
Talent : FORTE
55
Award-winning 1981 film : CHARIOTSOFFIRE
60
Whaler in a Melville book : AHAB
61
Society : GUILD
62
Mare's toddler : FOAL
63
Network of nerves : RETE
64
Glanced amorously : OGLED
65
Laborer of yore : ESNE
66
Once, once : ERST
67
Donna and Walter : REEDS
68
Comedian Foxx : REDD
Down
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Rumormonger's delight : GOSSIP
2
Secret : ARCANE
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Heats, as milk : SCALDS
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" ... Poker Flat" writer : HARTE
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Musical symbol : CLEF
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Trumpeter from New Orleans : HIRT
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Nurse in the Far East : AMAH
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Japanese-American : NISEI
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"___ and Glass," Lennon song : STEEL
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Winged : ALAR
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City near Long Beach : SANTAANA
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Cinch : PUSHOVER
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Celebes, for one : SEA
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"The ___ Incident," 1943 film : OXBOW
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Church vestment : ALB
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Greek island : KOS
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Finials : EPIS
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Teen-ager's woe : ACNE
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Of form, as opposed to substance : MODAL
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Poet Nicholas: 1674–1718 : ROWE
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Big top : TENT
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Piedmontese city : ASTI
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Kind of bag or board : TOTE
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Actor Arthur: 1894–1975 : TREACHER
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Construction workers : HARDHATS
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Down : FLUFF
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Deft : APT
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"And love but ___ forever": Burns : HER
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Melodious : ARIOSE
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Maroon : STRAND
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Listed : HEELED
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Severity : RIGOR
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___ et noir (gambling game) : ROUGE
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Tender : OFFER
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Support a swindler : ABET
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Baked clay : TILE
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Pung or luge : SLED
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Las Vegas term : ODDS
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Metric unit : ARE

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

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