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New York Times, Monday, November 21, 1983

Author:
Marie West
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Marie West has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,431
Across
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Bruges product : LACE
5
Packing case : CRATE
10
Schism : RENT
14
Aroma : ODOR
15
Lofty nest : AERIE
16
Spiny plant : ALOE
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Titled British actor : LAURENCEOLIVIER
20
Fuse-rating unit, for short : AMP
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Domain : REALM
23
Ladder rundle : STEP
24
Korean coin : CHON
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Jeeves, for one : BUTLER
29
Song : CHANSON
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U.S.T.A. champ in 1968 : ASHE
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Layered rock : SHALE
34
Fracas : ROW
36
Film starring 17 Across: 1969 : THEDANCEOFDEATH
40
Fashion's bottom line : HEM
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Cauterizes : SEARS
42
To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Put back into shape : RESTORE
45
Apprehend : ARREST
47
Timbre : TONE
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D.C. agents : TMEN
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Divest : SHEAR
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Bridle strap : REIN
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Cached : HID
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Play starring 17 Across: 1939 : NOTIMEFORCOMEDY
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Actor Arkin : ALAN
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Charter : LEASE
62
Sector : AREA
63
Sets : GELS
64
Persians' ancient neighbors : MEDES
65
Interpret : READ
Down
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Mascagni flirt : LOLA
2
Sixth-day creation : ADAM
3
Brilliant stroke : COUP
4
Slip up : ERR
5
Move along like Chaucer's pilgrims : CANTER
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Summary : RECAP
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A son of Zeus : ARES
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Madre's brother : TIO
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Conger : EEL
10
Black birds : RAVENS
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Literary pseudonym : ELIA
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Carol : NOEL
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Six years in the Senate : TERM
18
Noble Italian family : ESTE
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Pressed : IRONED
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Luge or pung : SLED
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Utter confusion : CHAOS
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Moiety : HALF
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English spa : BATH
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Poe's fallen house : USHER
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Motif : THEME
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Bonne ___ (good living): Fr. : CHERE
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Speechify : ORATE
31
Memoranda : NOTES
33
Terrify : SCARE
35
Sharpen : WHET
37
Any port in ___ : ASTORM
38
Inert gas : NEON
39
Gain, as profit : EARN
44
Dyes for microscopic study : STAINS
45
Liturgical vestments : AMICES
46
Lake's Crossing, today : RENO
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Succinct : TERSE
49
Obstacle : SNAG
50
Excavation : HOLE
51
Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
52
Thoroughfare : ROAD
53
Roll-call reply : HERE
54
Conception : IDEA
55
Pair : DYAD
57
Deciduous tree : ELM
58
Service charge : FEE
59
Deface : MAR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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