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New York Times, Saturday, November 19, 1983

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 6-Down clue, there should probably be an "at" after "gander"; left as in the original.

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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,429
Across
1
Section of land : ACRE
5
Agatha Christie was one : DAME
9
Word before bog : PEAT
13
Brown-bagger's time : NOON
14
Wang Lung's wife : OLAN
15
Headdress : TIARA
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Walter Lantz creation : WOODYWOODPECKER
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City in Pa. : ALTOONA
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Armor of a sort : PLATING
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Jewish title of respect : RAB
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Skelton or Grange : RED
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Bern's river : AAR
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Glaswegian's turndown : NAE
25
___ Pete (cheap wine) : SNEAKY
27
Rels. of villages : TPS
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Sec. of State's aide : ASST
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Low-caste Hindu : TELI
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Romulus did him in : REMUS
32
Sardi's and Lindy's : RESTAURANTS
36
String of coral isles : ATOLL
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___ of Gilead : BALM
39
Creator of Dogpatch : CAPP
42
___ out (spend) : LAY
43
Callas and Ouspenskaya : MARIAS
45
Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
46
Rep. rival : DEM
47
To be, in Barcelona : SER
48
Prefix with cook or heat : PRE
49
Turbulent ocean phenomenon : RIPTIDE
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Enter stealthily : CREEPIN
53
Arthur Lake role : DAGWOODBUMSTEAD
55
Small cases : ETUIS
56
She sings "O patria mia" : AIDA
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Danish architect Jacobsen : ARNE
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Parking mishap : DENT
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Before long : SOON
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Autocrat : TSAR
Down
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Sadat namesakes : ANWARS
2
Radiator additive : COOLANT
3
A soft drink : ROOTBEER
4
Conductor Akira ___ : ENDO
5
Singer Morton ___ : DOWNEY
6
Get ___ of (take a gander) : ALOAD
7
Double this for a honey eater : MAO
8
Bookbinder's sheet : ENDPAPER
9
Ancient inhabitant of Scotland : PICT
10
U.S. painter: 1844–1916 : EAKINS
11
Punta ___ : ARENAS
12
Toxophilite's prop : TARGET
15
Kind of gas : TEAR
17
Richard III supporter : YORKIST
18
Red Cross supply : PLASMA
26
"With ___ and a bound . . . ": Coleridge : ALEAP
27
Yours ___ : TRULY
28
"Swinging on ___," 1944 song : ASTAR
31
Strips : UNBARES
33
Fine sword : TOLEDO
34
Shaded walks : ALAMEDAS
35
Certain mules : SLIPPERS
38
Tennyson poem : MARIANA
39
Ribbed or twilled : CORDED
40
Fly : AVIATE
41
"Cops and robbers" weapon : POPGUN
43
Mythical denizen of the deep : MERMAN
44
A ham, sometimes : SENDER
46
Creator, in Cuzco : DIOS
47
Old Italian coin : SCUDO
50
Ridicule : TWIT
52
Raison d'___ : ETAT
54
Life story, for short : BIO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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