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New York Times, Tuesday, November 22, 1983

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,432

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Across
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Spins like ___ : ATOP
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"Call Me ___" : MADAM
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Imposture : SHAM
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Young salmon : PARR
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Bullring : ARENA
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Artifice : WILE
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Thoughtless insect? : INCOGITANT
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Incomprehensible age : AEON
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Glided over ice : SKATED
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Prevented : DETERRED
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Compass pt. : ENE
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Make over : REDO
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Spring or fall : SEASON
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English statesman: 1788–1850 : PEEL
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Seaver or Sneva : PRO
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City in Egypt : TANTA
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Traffic tie-ups : JAMS
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Star in the Big Dipper : PHAD
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Kitchen adherent : ETTE
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Helen's abductor : PARIS
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Foray : RAID
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Couple : PAIR
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State : AVER
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Import : SENSE
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Monogram of the "Christabel" poet : STC
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Alumnus, for short : GRAD
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Opposite of worse : BETTER
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"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
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Dutch commune : EDE
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Rude : IMPOLITE
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Scopes : RANGES
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Precious : DEAR
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Military insect? : COMMANDANT
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Director Fritz : LANG
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Solstice : LIMIT
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Being, in Granada : ENTE
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Make jubilant : ELATE
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Judge : DEEM
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Sacred bull : APIS
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War vehicle : TANK
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Sit-in participant : PROTESTER
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Race horse that has never won : MAIDEN
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Dexterity : ART
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___-letter office : DEAD
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Boleyn or Baxter : ANNE
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Bed part : MATTRESS
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Turf : SWARD
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Insect interpreting sacred mysteries? : HIEROPHANT
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Darn : MEND
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Kind of salami : GENOA
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Lamprey's cousin : EEL
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Architectural feature : STEPS
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Erode : EATAT
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Forward-looking insect? : ANTICIPANT
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Skinned : PARED
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Arabian ruler : EMIR
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Elevate : RAISE
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Stranger : ODDER
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Borneo neighbor : JAVA
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Made believe : PRETENDED
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Atom or molecule : PARTICLE
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Type of car : SEDAN
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Set : GEL
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Censure : BERATE
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Chasm : GORGE
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Unemployed : IDLE
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Intend : MEAN
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Drudge : TOIL
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Actress Storm : GALE
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Start of Mass. motto : ENSE
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Check : STEM
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Cambridge tech. center : MIT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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