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New York Times, Thursday, November 3, 1983

10-Down : Pet idea

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J W X }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,413
Across
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Christiania, today : OSLO
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Pretense : BLUFF
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Haw's partner : HEM
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154, to Livy : CLIV
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U.S. inventor Pliny ___ : EARLE
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Lisa's leader : MONA
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Third Reich swastika : HAKENKREUZ
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Follow the leader : OBEY
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Certain hormones : STEROIDS
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Hooded killer : COBRA
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Rialto trophy : TONY
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Rant and rave : CARRYON
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Nearby : ATHAND
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Hot-dog helper : RELISH
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Look for : SEEK
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Ryan's daughter : TATUM
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W.W. II agcy. : OPA
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The Happy Warrior: 1911-78 : HUBERTHHUMPHREY
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Août's saison : ETE
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Like royalty : TITLED
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Film shower : SCREEN
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France of France : ANATOLE
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Game-table item : CHIP
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Lucifer : SATAN
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Slope of a road : GRADIENT
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Plant holder : SOIL
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Musical caprice : HUMORESQUE
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Fukien port : AMOY
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Fictional bell town : ADANO
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Albacore : TUNA
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Yang's partner : YIN
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Napery : LINEN
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Kind of list : SICK
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Noted U.S. publisher : OCHS
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Wood strip : SLAT
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Enjoy : LIKE
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Catch up with : OVERTAKE
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"I must be cruel, only to ___": Hamlet : BEKIND
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Fat : LARDY
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Agents: Suffixes : URES
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Ague's cousin : FLU
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Adana headwear : FEZ
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Pet idea : HOBBYHORSE
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Month in Manuel's year : ENERO
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Yucatán Indian : MAYAN
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Moroccan natives : MOORS
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Midday : NOON
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Crease or fold : CRIMP
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Mira's constellation : CETUS
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Astringent : ALUM
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U.S. Davis Cup captain : ASHE
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Native of Ger. : TEUT
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Increasingly dull state : HEBETATION
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Gave a cheer : RAHED
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Number in a tub : THREE
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Fountain or Rose : PETE
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Hebrew letter : AYIN
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Be a fink : RATON
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Register : TILL
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Symphony players : HARPISTS
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Common Market country : ITALY
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Rose of ___ : SHARON
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Killer: Suffix : CIDE
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Gold test : ASSAY
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Elimelech's wife : NAOMI
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Hag : CRONE
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Dillinger's nemesis : GMAN
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Same: Prefix : EQUI
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Now, to Ovid : NUNC
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Deck wood : TEAK
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Holbrook or Linden : HAL
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Caucasian language : UDI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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