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New York Times, Friday, October 7, 1983

Author:
W. W. Hayward
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
W. W. Hayward has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,386
Across
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Crazed and dangerous : AMOK
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Relative obscurity : SHADE
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Dogpatch plug : CHAW
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Its capital is Denpasar : BALI
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Southern tree : PECAN
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Sun: Comb. form : HELI
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Modern manifestations : SIGNSOFTHETIMES
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Like an arrow : SAGITTAL
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Postponed : ONICE
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Bohemian : ARTY
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"___ Rode Together," 1961 film : TWO
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Academy Award winner: 1942 : CAGNEY
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Contented : PLEASED
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Kalahari-like : ARID
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" . . . despised and ___ king": Shelley : DYING
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Org. going great guns for firearms : NRA
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"Mum's the word, friend!" : MYLIPSARESEALED
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Trudge : PAD
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Gone, as a dinner : EATEN
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Basilica vestibule : NARTHEX
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N.A.A.C.P. target : RACISM
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Cusk ___ : EEL
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Star of "Broken Blossoms": 1919 : GISH
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Up ___ (feeling well) : TOPAR
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One of Rome's Seven Hills : PALATINE
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Postal Service classification : SPECIALDELIVERY
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"___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
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Was inclined : LEANT
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Peon of yore : ESNE
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Film about John Reed : REDS
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Authority : SAYSO
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Airline employee, for short : STEW
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Good Book org. : ABS
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___ oui (yes, of course) : MAIS
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Nadia's predecessor : OLGA
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Long-running Broadway play, with "The" : KINGANDI
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Inconsistent : SPOTTY
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Like a pro guard : HEFTY
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Proceedings : ACTA
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Actress Arlene : DAHL
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Boston-to-Portland dir. : ENE
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Casual wear : CHINOS
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Prefix with sphere : HEMI
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Guinness : ALEC
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Sagacious : WISE
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Father : SIRE
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Fee covered by the A.A.A. : TOWAGE
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Decimal-system bases : TENS
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Comedic style : CAMP
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Indo-European : ARYAN
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Radner or Gray : GILDA
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Bakeware : PYREX
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Scold, with "down" : DRESS
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Radio's "A ___ wtih Judy" : DATE
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Ruler who founded St. Petersburg : PETERI
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Comic Mort : SAHL
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D.C.'s National ___ : ARCHIVES
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Experiences innervation : REACTS
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Broadway is one : RIALTO
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Wine district in Italy : ASTI
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Areas between peaks : GLENS
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See 36 Down : TSAR
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English painter: 1761–1807 : OPIE
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Remain undecided : PEND
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Accused person's answer : PLEA
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"___ at the Races," 1937 film : ADAY
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Love ___ : NEST
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Raptorial bird : ERNE
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Capp and Kaline : ALS
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Evergreen : YEW

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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