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New York Times, Friday, November 25, 1983

Author:
Joan Whitman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 4.86, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joan Whitman has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,435
Across
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Flexible : PLIANT
7
Pointed end : CUSP
11
Vulgar upstart, in London : BOUNDER
12
Negatively charged atom : ANION
14
Talkative egoist or fop : POPINJAY
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Steam-engine valve : POPPET
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At ___ (perplexed) : ALOSS
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Bors, e.g. : SIR
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"___ Love You," 1934 song : PSI
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Subject of a "Manon" aria : REVE
22
Catch : ENTRAP
25
Exiled Olympian : ATE
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Where Dub. is : IRE
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Light refractor : PRISM
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Famed Parisian theater : ODEON
30
What Dolores means literally : SORROWS
32
Emerges : APPEARS
34
Rooftop fixture : EPI
35
Labor org. : AFL
36
Delay; withhold : SUSPEND
40
Moslem leaders : CALIPHS
44
State of turning: Comb. form : TROPY
45
An Atlanta university : EMORY
47
Johnson poverty org. : OEO
48
5½ yards : ROD
49
Mystery writers' awards : EDGARS
51
Kind of nail : SPAD
52
Wartime agcy. : OPA
53
Telepathy, for short : ESP
54
Glossy proof : REPRO
55
Child's toy : POPGUN
58
U.S. political movement: 1891–1904 : POPULISM
61
Spanish ladies : DONAS
62
Unmistakable : EVIDENT
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Virtuous : PURE
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Eateries : DINERS
Down
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Hollow muffin : POPOVER
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Actress Rainer : LUISE
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Country stopovers : INNS
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Staff off. : ADJ
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Assignations : TRYSTS
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"Lost Horizon" director : CAPRA
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Italian article : UNO
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Taste : SIP
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Wife of Otho and Nero : POPPAEA
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Short jacket : BOLERO
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Wise Greek : NESTOR
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Trojan warrior : PARIS
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Pierre's "Think of that!" : TIENS
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Actor Stu : ERWIN
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Former capital of Serbia : NIS
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Fielder's delight : POPFLY
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Comic strongman : POPEYE
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Pastrami parlor : DELI
31
Tie fabric : REPP
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TV host Jack and family : PAARS
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Sharpener : STROP
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Lobster's limb : UROPOD
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Soft drink : SODAPOP
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B.A. and M.A. : DEGS
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Heart, to Hadrian : COR
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Umbrella woman : POPPINS
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News magnate : HEARST
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One of the Cities of the Plain : SODOM
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Charted : MAPPED
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Thick : DENSE
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Authority on Mayan culture: 1849–1922 : SELER
54
Brassy : RUDE
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Wildebeest : GNU
57
Egypt, once : UAR
59
Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Kind of oak : PIN

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

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