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CITY FATHERS

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 1983

38-Down : Type of battery: Abbr.

Author:
Elaine D. Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 24, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,430
Across
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Denpasar is its capital : BALI
5
Cinch : SNAP
9
Commandment word : SHALT
14
Shetland land-tenure system : UDAL
18
One of Hollywood's Jacks : ELAM
19
"You ___ mouthful!" : SAIDA
20
Bernstein hit song : MARIA
21
Fuselage part : NOSE
22
Old Norse poetry collection : EDDA
23
Actor Patrick : ONEAL
24
___ ease (uncomfortable) : ILLAT
25
Perdition : RUIN
26
___, Washington; ___, Arizona : RAYMONDCHANDLER
29
Stamping ground of 42 Across : VEGAS
30
Dirty trick : RUSE
31
One-time Genoa magistrates : DOGES
32
Ding-dong : PEAL
33
Drains : SEWERS
37
Feast : DINE
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Farm fodder : SOILAGE
41
George Eliot's real surname : EVANS
42
___, Nebraska; ___, Kansas : WAYNENEWTON
46
Part of A.S.P.C.A. : SOC
47
Fine spray : MIST
48
Province of modern Greece : NOME
49
Mind-boggling period : AEON
50
Kind of American : AFRO
51
Fish ailment : ICH
52
___, Kansas; ___, Montana : HOWARDBAKER
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Madame de ___ : STAEL
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Leaf adjuncts : STIPULES
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Decked out : ROBED
60
Trigonometric function : COSINE
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Transient traveler : NOMAD
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Less furnished : BARER
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Not so deceptive : TRUER
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Puts up to : EGGSON
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Shaitan : DEMON
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Like some typing paper : ERASABLE
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Load lugger : TOTER
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___, Mississippi; ___, Vermont : LELANDSTOWE
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Rhone feeder : AIN
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Marksman of myth : AMOR
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Christie's Miss Marple : JANE
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Grow dull : PALL
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Part of V.M.I. : INST
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Type of strike : TEN
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___, Indiana; ___, Wisconsin : GARYMERRILL
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A joint : ANKLE
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Fluffs : SLIPUPS
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Disposition : MIEN
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Tedious talker : PROSER
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Occult character : RUNE
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Coconut-oil source : COPRA
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Levantine ketch : SAIC
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Sorcery session : COVEN
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___, Maine; ___, Texas : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
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Mohammed descendant's title : AMIR
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Iraklion's locale : CRETE
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Vacancy sign : TOLET
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One-___ (superior to) : UPON
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___ Blanc : MONT
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Nixies or pixies : ELVES
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___ Canyon, on Idaho's border : HELLS
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Constance or Louise : LAKE
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Walt Kelly character : POGO
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Some horses : ROANS
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It, in Italy : ESSO
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Expression of relief : PHEW
Down
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Skittles sidekick : BEER
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Italian cinematographer : ALDA
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Windermere, e.g. : LADY
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Mosque bigwig : IMAM
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Kingsley's "The ___ of Dee" : SANDS
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Electra, to Menelaus : NIECE
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A wife of Esau : ADAH
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Peer of Charlemagne's court : PALADIN
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Iota : SMIDGEN
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City on the Saale : HALLE
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French site of Roman ruins : ARLES
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Pseudologist : LIAR
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Chimerical : UNREAL
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___, Georgia; ___, Alaska : DOUGLASFAIRBANKS
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Tigers' milieu : ASIA
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See-through item : LENS
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Noise, to Nero : SONUS
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Hockey great and family : ORRS
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Zilch : NONE
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Glasgow's "___ of Iron" : VEIN
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Wood for masts : POON
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Trailer types : SEMIS
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Dislodge : EVICT
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___, Missouri; ___, Texas : WASHINGTONIRVING
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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The vat man : DYER
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Type of battery: Abbr. : STOR
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Charles of the cards : GOREN
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Gallic school : ECOLE
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Knocked 'em dead : WOWED
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Candlenuts : AMAS
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W.W. II Air Force general : EAKER
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Henbit or knawel : WEED
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O'Flaherty's Gypo in "The Informer" : NOLAN
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Frame of mind : HUMOR
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Peele product : DRAMA
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An element : BORON
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Herr's evening : ABEND
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Pickling brine : SOUSE
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Hard nut to crack : POSER
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Swimming stroke : CRAWL
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Pará state capital, in Brazil : BELEM
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Folklore figure : TROLL
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___-Unis : ETATS
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City N of Kiev : GOMEL
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Contravene : DENY
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Inclusive abbr. : ETAL
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Kind of thread : LISLE
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Make a note : ENTER
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Malayan gibbons : LARS
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Gyre : SPIN
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Make sport of : JAPE
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Stepmother of Helle : INO
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Moses of the movies : GUNN
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China's ___ tree : EMPRESS
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To laugh, in Le Havre : RIRE
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___ riot act (reprimand severely) : READTHE
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Given to deviltry : ARCH
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___ Vallarta, Mexico : PUERTO
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Ancient people of Britain : PICTS
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Conductor Fausto ___ : CLEVA
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Customarily : OFTEN
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"Bubbles" of opera : SILLS
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Defective: Comb. form : ATELO
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___ David : CAMP
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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Woody's boy : ARLO
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Hannah Van Buren, née ___ : HOES
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Robert of the reels : CULP
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Moonfish : OPAH
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Fuel variety : COKE
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" ... I ___ him, Horatio" : KNEW
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Wax: Comb. form : CER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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