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New York Times, Monday, November 14, 1983

9-Down : Place for a quill

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 38-Across clue, supers maintain buildings—they don't just clean them.

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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,424
Across
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Vestments : ALBS
5
Caravansary : SERAI
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Cry of distress : HELP
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Stranger : ALIEN
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Hebrew month : ADAR
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Schoolroom necessity : BLACKBOARD
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Spore-producing bacteria : BACILLI
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Rated King, Austin et al. : SEEDED
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Genua : KNEES
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Wield a poniard : STAB
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Declined : SAGGED
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Like a calligrapher's product : READABLE
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Aligns : TRUES
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Evening wear : GOWNS
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Scotch waterfall : LIN
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Old English coin : ORA
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Rescued : SAVED
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An A.B.A. member : ATT
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Duffer's goal : PAR
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Live-in janitor, for short : SUPER
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Papier-___ : MACHE
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Imperil : ENDANGER
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Gymnasium closet : LOCKER
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Tatters : RAGS
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Tribal symbol : TOTEM
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For each : APIECE
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Damon, for one : HOSTAGE
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Ne'er-do-well : BLACKSHEEP
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Maturing agent : AGER
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Last Supper representation : CENA
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___ Haute : TERRE
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Ringing sound : TING
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Back talk : SASS
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Descried : SPIED
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Outside: Prefix : ECTO
Down
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Moby Dick's pursuer : AHAB
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Castor and Pollux's mother : LEDA
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Scoundrel : BLACKGUARD
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Snare : SPRINGE
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Regally arrayed : SABLED
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Immigrants' island : ELLIS
7
Inlet : RIA
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Org. succeeded by the N.R.C. : AEC
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Place for a quill : INKSTAND
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One-celled animal : AMOEBA
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Way : ROAD
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As to : INRE
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Alan or Cheryl : LADD
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Necklace : BEADS
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Dregs : LEES
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Drain : SEWER
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Mine excavation : STOPE
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Firth of Clyde island : ARRAN
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Name for a hound : ROVER
28
Witchcraft : BLACKMAGIC
29
Supple : LITHE
30
Stage direction : ENTER
32
Stares openmouthed : GAPES
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Proposes : SUGGESTS
38
Light meal : SNACK
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Witty remarks : MOTS
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Synthetic fabric : ACETATE
42
Betel palms : ARECAS
43
Aviated acrobatically : LOOPED
45
Yonder : THERE
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Alphabet, informally : ABCS
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Prayer : PLEA
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Hunter and Fleming : IANS
50
Nice guy : GENT
51
Thus : ERGO
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Drill sergeant's word : HEP
54
Silkworm : ERI

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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