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New York Times, Thursday, November 10, 1983

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { G Q X }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,420
Across
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Chess piece : PAWN
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Kind of driver : SCREW
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Westernmost Alaskan island : ATTU
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Medley : OLIO
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Crown : TIARA
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Greek letters : RHOS
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Taylor's successor : MILLARDFILLMORE
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Sidekick : PAL
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Red-flannel-hash ingredient : BEET
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Rose up suddenly : LOOMED
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Vagrant : IDLER
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Shearer of ballet : MOIRA
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Purplish red : CLARET
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Iago's boss : MOOR
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Ross,e.g. : SEA
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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River into the Seine : MARNE
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___ session : JAM
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Gazelle of N Africa : ADMI
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Urticaria : HIVES
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Manuel's dollar : PESO
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Part of R & R, for short : REC
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Rabbit fur : CONEY
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Put off : DEFER
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"Two by Two" setting : ARK
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Frank : OPEN
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Saloon habitué : BARFLY
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Gem of the Mountains : IDAHO
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Flat finish : MATTE
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Kennedy's milieu : SENATE
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Membrane of a bird's beak : CERE
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Seoul soldier : ROK
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He bested Van Buren : WILLIAMHARRISON
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Ending for sting : AREE
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Farm-machinery name : DEERE
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Slumber : DOZE
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Items on a ring : KEYS
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Pandemonium panjandrum : SATAN
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Arrow poison : INEE
Down
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Pageantry : POMP
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Jordanian queen in the 70's : ALIA
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"The Stockingfoot Orator" : WILLIAMMCKINLEY
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___-pros (abandon a suit) : NOL
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Main or easy : STREET
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Autumnal quaff : CIDER
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Swimmer's oasis : RAFT
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Assam silkworm : ERI
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Belgian-French group : WALLOONS
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Mail : ARMOR
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Architect of the Louisiana Purchase : THOMASJEFFERSON
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Sped : TORE
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Took advantage of : USED
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Better qualified : ABLER
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River into the Bay of Biscay : LOIRE
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Zwei follower : DREI
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Amsterdam : MOREY
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Schumann's wife : CLARA
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Dock man : LADER
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Expert : MAVEN
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Chart holder : EASEL
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Cleveland of literature : AMORY
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"Giant" actor : MINEO
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Pushers' victims : HOPHEADS
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Chic and jaunty : PERT
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Raccoon's cousin : COATI
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Mail-room apparatus : DATER
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Like a tundra : BARREN
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Hollows among the hills : DALES
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Worker in O'Connor's kitchen : MEARA
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Love letter sign-off : SWAK
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Celt's birthplace : EIRE
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Pres. Arthur's nickname : CHET
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Mire : OOZE
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Tibia topper : KNEE
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"Give ___ kiss . . . ": Herrick : MEA
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Nov. 13 in Napoli : IDI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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