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New York Times, Saturday, November 5, 1983

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,415

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Across
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A symbol of distinction : SASH
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Summer drinks : ADES
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Movie or TV program : FAME
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New Zealander : KIWI
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"Man ___ dog!" : BITES
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King of Norway : OLAF
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Legendary Greek hero : IDAS
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Sidestep : AVERT
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Rodomontade : RANT
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Riviera relative? : ANTIBESAUNTIE
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Ham's word : OVER
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"___ Meistersinger" : DIE
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___ decisis (legal principle) : STARE
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Prepared for mil. inspection : GID
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Miles from England : SARAH
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Water buffalo : ARNI
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Deficit : REDINK
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Tokyo of old : EDO
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High-kicker's question on the Riviera? : CANCANNESCANCAN
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XXXIV x III : CII
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Millay's "Aria ___" : DACAPO
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Kind of dollar : EURO
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" . . . ___ face the world with": Browning : ONETO
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Inner: Comb. form : ESO
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Ice melter : SALT
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Another Riviera relative? : NICENICENIECE
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Bossy's milieu : RINK
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Berate : CHIDE
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Score for Trottier : GOAL
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"___ homo!" : ECCE
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A Jackson Sec. of War : EATON
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Caved in : GAVE
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Three-handed card game : SKAT
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Like a prestidigitator : DEFT
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Cancel a dele : STET
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Hit the slopes : SKI
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Amonasro's daughter : AIDA
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Kind of song : SWAN
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Like July 4, 1776 : HISTORIC
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___ in the woods : ABABE
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A branching off : DIVERGENCE
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Riviera summers : ETES
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Evening in Empoli : SERA
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"And is there honey still ___?": Brooke : FORTEA
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Lion's "neckpiece" : MANE
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Triton : EFT
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Secretariat's post-racing role : STUD
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"___ got sixpence" : IVE
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British Columbia group : NISKA
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Prisoner of 1920 : SACCO
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Do roadwork : TRAIN
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"Tomorrow" girl : ANNIE
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Brainstorms : IDEAS
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Threw away : DISPOSEDOF
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Shorten again : RECUT
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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Fete : HONOR
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A nucleic acid: Abbr. : RNA
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Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
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Pueblo brick : ADOBE
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Some bank accounts : NESTEGGS
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Slate : TICKET
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A descendant of Aaron : ELI
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Story opener : ONCE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Name for Santa : NICK
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Peruvian of yore : INCA
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"If ___ a hammer . . . " : IHAD
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Call to court : CITE
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Whitewash : COAT
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Roof part : EAVE
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Thing, in law : RES
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Rent : LET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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