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New York Times, Sunday, November 13, 1983

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 726 (avg 1.95)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,423
Across
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Fortunes : ESTATES
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Words on Alice's cake : EATME
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Squirrel or magpie : STORER
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Platonism subject : REALITY
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Visionary project : SCHEME
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Dorotea's dollar : PESETA
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Upper limit : MAXIMUM
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Frank Morgan role : THEWIZARDOFOZ
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Bon ___ : AMI
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Nursery item : BIB
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Brazilian money until 1942 : REIS
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A son of Cronus and Rhea : ZEUS
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Taylor nickname : LIZ
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Vibrant : RESONANT
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Pottery, e.g. : WARE
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Soccer's Edson Arantes do Nascimento : PELE
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Kitchen tool : DICER
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Dip : LADE
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Cicero's shorthand man : TIRO
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Under a strain : TAXED
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Eager : AGOG
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"___-Dee-Doo-Dah" : ZIPA
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True grit : SAND
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Albanian king: 1928–46 : ZOGI
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Appoint as an assistant : DEPUTIZE
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Color : TINT
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Change of residence : REMOVAL
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Treat nonnaturally : STYLIZE
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Adroitness : DEXTERITY
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Father of Phinehas : ELI
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Cutting tool : ADZ
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Cartago is here : COSTARICA
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Mum's distant cousin : GLAD
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Nimble : SPRY
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Setup for eavesdroppers : PARTYLINE
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Bribes : BUYS
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Fabric's diagonal : BIAS
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Adopt Teutonic customs : GERMANIZE
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"Sketches by ___": 1836 : BOZ
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Samovar : URN
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Dupe : VICTIMIZE
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Gagged : MUZZLED
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N.J. resort : REDBANK
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La ___, site of Iron Age remains : TENE
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Unwavering : RESOLUTE
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Historic Italian commune : ORIA
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Kind of defense : ZONE
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Snazzy : POSH
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Mind: Comb. form : PHREN
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"Bird thou never ___": Shelley : WERT
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Croaker's kin : DRUM
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Eurasian range : URALS
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Plumbum : LEAD
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The number called : MANY
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Nutritional necessities : PROTEINS
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Pacino and Hirt : ALS
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Partial: Comb. form : MERI
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Social group at a un. : FRAT
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Hosp. workers : RNS
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Gretzky's milieu : ICE
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Small Liberian animal : ZEBRAANTELOPE
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Think-tank specialist : IDEAMAN
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Consecrate : ANOINT
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Porky Pig's trotters : HOOVES
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Denmark's largest island : ZEALAND
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Fine wool fabric : SAXONY
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Bowling or trolling : SPORT
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Scopes : EXTENTS
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Wrinkle or ridge : SEAM
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Type of dancer : TAXI
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"Open Sesame" lad : ALI
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Logger's call : TIMBER
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Ornamental cases : ETUIS
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Typify : SYMBOLIZE
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Erik of TV : ESTRADA
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Part of a strawberry : ACHENE
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"___ Girl" (Clara Bow) : THEIT
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British royal stables : MEWS
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___ Watanabe, Olympics figure skater : EMI
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Dross : SPRUE
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Knight and Turner : TEDS
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Bear: Sp. : OSO
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In an introspective way : REFLEXIVELY
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Markova was one : ETOILE
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Gave the bird to : RAZZED
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Champ between two Joes : EZZARD
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Baltic island : AERO
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Career soldiers : REGULARS
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Nucha : NAPE
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Prepare for Jack Frost : WINTERIZE
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Double this for a Samoan port : PAGO
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Pops : DADS
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"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
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Reproduce : COPY
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Torment : TANTALIZE
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Poe's "___ Mother" : TOMY
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Umph; vim; wallop : ZIZZ
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Mets' miraculous year : SIXTYNINE
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Sixth Greek letter : ZETA
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Antimacassar : TIDY
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Will : TESTAMENT
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Jambalaya ingredient : RICE
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Cry of woe : ALAS
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Official curb : LID
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Certain quarters for dollars : DORMITORY
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Russian hemp : RINE
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Sulky : CART
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Cars with low m.p.g. : GUZZLERS
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Dam's mate : SIRE
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Source of troubles : PANDORASBOX
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Large quantity : PECK
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Guy : BOZO
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Clinging weed : BUR
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Lollobrigida : GINA
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George of Washington : BUSH
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Fruitless : VAIN
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Spellbind : MESMERIZE
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Large moth : LUNA
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And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
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Reps.' rivals : DEMS
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Reared : BRED
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Beat badly : ROUT
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Babbitt's home town : ZENITH
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Sit-in, e.g. : PROTEST
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Marketplaces : PLAZAS
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Western capital : HELENA
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Put on guard : WARN
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British dry-goods dealer : DRAPER
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Remove from office : UNSEAT
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Thought-provoking : MEATY
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City in Utah : PROVO
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Catalogue : INDEX
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Tonio Kröger's creator : MANN
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Turkey : FLOP
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Argot : CANT
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Some are tight : ENDS
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___ Bravo : RIO
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Orion's beloved : EOS
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Stout : ALE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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