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COINING PHRASES

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1983

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 552 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,388
Across
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Short of : SHY
4
Popular promise : IDO
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Color: Comb. form : CHROMO
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City that once tired the U.S. : AKRON
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Old lyric poem : LAI
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Lopez theme song : NOLA
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Titubated : REELED
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Sheer linen : TOILE
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Cleo ender : ASP
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Schizoid biblical economist? : DRSHEKELANDMRHYDE
27
Wellsian telephone? : THEDIMEMACHINE
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Port of Israel : EILAT
30
Poet ___ Maria Rilke : RAINER
31
Connective word : AND
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Miguel's aunt : TIA
33
Pitcher part : LIP
35
" . . . rare as a day ___?" : INJUNE
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Use credit cards : OWE
39
Sonny's sibling : SIS
40
Dracula's pet comb. form : HEMO
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Othello's people : MOORS
42
Loses ardor : COOLS
45
London borough : BATTERSEA
47
Rubicund's opposite : ASHY
48
Remembered ship : MAINE
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Where Emily Dickinson lived and died : AMHERST
50
Mil. bigwig : GEN
51
Complicated Russian contraption? : RUBLEGOLDBERG
54
Exclamation in Aachen : ACH
57
Flu shot, e.g. : INJ
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Zoological suffix : INI
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Assamese hill dweller : NAGA
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Refrain opener : TRA
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Taboo-free, in Hawaii : NOA
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Phrase from an OPEC butler? : DINARISSERVED
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Keatsian contraction : EER
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Port. coin : ESC
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French director Clair : RENE
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Palindromic Amerind : OTO
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Polynesian beverage : AVA
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___ gratias : DEO
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Exchequer business? : FLORINAFFAIRS
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Rap; chin : GAS
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"___ the Night," 1941 song hit : BLUESIN
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Uhlan's gear : LANCE
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P.O.W. in England : HESS
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Unreflecting : IMPULSIVE
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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All nerves : TENSE
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Sailing vessel : SAIC
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Pipe joint : TEE
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Beach top : BRA
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Rasped : GRATED
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Ottoman title : AGA
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N.T. book : COR
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Consult with : SEE
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Cop's arrest : COLLAR
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Thrusting sword : ESTOC
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Peon's partnership dream? : APESOTHEACTION
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Where to find Washington? : ONTHEQUARTERFRONT
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She-bear: Sp. : OSA
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Sleipnir or Bucephalus : STEED
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Area above a bumper : GRILLE
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Inner: Comb. form : ENDO
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Author Beigel : ULI
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Has coming : EARNS
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Family of a German philosopher : HEGELS
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Sov. state : SSR
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Peruvian coin : SOL
Down
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Blind feature : SLAT
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Hodgepodge : HASH
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Complain shrilly : YIPE
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Wickiup occupants : INDIANS
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Ahead, in golf : DORMIE
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"Hellzapoppin" star : OLSEN
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Housing in a Model-T eng. : CRKC
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Brays : HEEHAWS
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Mend a coat : RELINE
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Chan before Toler : OLAND
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Word on an O.T. wall : MENE
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Poe's "The Angel of the ___" : ODD
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Open courts : ATRIA
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Eastern cosmetic : KOHL
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Propertied Saudi? : RIYALESTATEAGENT
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Of yore : OLDTIME
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Formerly called : NEE
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Disyllabic sigh : AHME
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Lobed organ : EAR
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Goethe's "Wilhelm ___" : MEISTER
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"Advise and Consent" author : DRURY
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Institutional levy : TITHE
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Kentucky bluegrass : POA
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Fantasized : IMAGINED
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"___, jolly red . . . ": Ravenscroft : NOSENOSE
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Turkish fur merchant? : JOHNJACOBPIASTER
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Kiev was his capital : OLEG
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Large Asiatic deer : SAMBAR
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Many mins. : HRS
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Room on a steamship : CABIN
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Canvas : OIL
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___ and the same : ONE
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Shield : BADGE
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Cgs unit : ERG
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"Scarface" portrayer : MUNI
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Get ___ of (discard) : RID
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"Being ___, sail": Herbert : ONSEA
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Some notes : LAS
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Glacier hazard : CREVASSE
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Heckled : HARASSED
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Show up : ARRIVE
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Gallic royal personage : REINE
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Lodging : INN
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Domingo asset : VOICE
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Ecole verb : ETRE
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Allowables : DOS
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Ending for cheer or tear : FUL
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Auber opera: 1834 : LESTOCQ
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Willow for baskets : OSIER
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Fido's "uninvitee" : FLEA
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A long way off : FAR
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Pt. of a test : ANS
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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Courage : HEART
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"Life ___ jest . . . ": Gay : ISA
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Purplish red : MAGENTA
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Warm up customers via ads : PRESELL
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Farm machine : TRACTOR
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Uang or elater : BEETLE
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Endocrinologist's concern : GLANDS
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Some Yalies : COEDS
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Bit of mistletoe : SPRIG
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Off. document : CTF
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River to the Elbe : OHRE
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Blum and Trotsky : LEONS
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Now's partner : THEN
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Interlaken's river : AARE
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Smeltery piles : ORES
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Chits : IOUS
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Kon-Tiki Museum's city : OSLO
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Spike's relative : NAIL
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Simple sugar : OSE
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Cry of disgust : UGH

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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