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New York Times, Saturday, December 10, 1983

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,450
Across
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Home of more than 43 million : EGYPT
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Ancient ruler of 1 Across : CHEOPS
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Shoulder blade : SCAPULA
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Sent ahead, as news : RELAYED
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Loser : ALSORAN
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Ethiopian province : ERITREA
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Hockey "trick" : HAT
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Kind of ear or horn : TIN
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Bishopric : SEE
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I.R.S. mo. : APR
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Brother of Hebe : ARES
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Frisbees, e.g. : DISCS
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Dewy : RORIC
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Cairo-to-Beirut dir. : NNE
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Verona's river : ADIGE
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Lou Grant's real-life family : ASNERS
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Unevenly contested : ONESIDED
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Trans-Siberian railway stop : IRKUTSK
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Kern-Hammerstein musical : SHOWBOAT
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Harsh : SEVERE
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The fortunate : HAVES
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Legal thing : RES
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Uses a dish towel : WIPES
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Portent : OMEN
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Joe Miller joke : OLDIE
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Coconut juice : MILK
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Sapin : FIR
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Hand holder : ARM
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Potent compound : TNT
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Dogfall, in wrestling : TIE
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Omni site : ATLANTA
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One more : ANOTHER
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Nuclear-plant component : REACTOR
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Set right : REDRESS
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Landmark in 1 Across : SPHINX
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Memorable leader of 1 Across : SADAT
Down
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Oriental : EASTERN
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D.C. building : GPO
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Mongol tent : YURT
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Tartan design : PLAID
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Substance used by dyers : TANNIN
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Symbol on the Turkish flag : CRESCENT
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"___ Johnny!" : HERES
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Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
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Mare's morsel : OAT
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Landmark in 1 Across : PYRAMID
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A basement problem : SEEPAGE
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Desert partly in 1 Across : SAHARA
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Mild cigars : CLAROS
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Mended socks : DARNED
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That Fräulein : SIE
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Like a tapir or anteater : SNOUTED
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Dec. 13 in Roma : IDI
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Plagiarizes : CRIBS
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Out of line : ASKEW
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Hit sign : SRO
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Sigmoid shape : ESS
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"Das Kapital" author : KARLMARX
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Ceremonial ram's horn : SHOFAR
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Some natives of 1 Across : HAMITES
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Extend beyond and cover part of : OVERLAP
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Rune equivalent to "w" : WEN
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Vigor's partner : VIM
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Descriptive name : EPITHET
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Depends (on) : RELIES
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Glacial ridges : ESKERS
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Hindu instruments : SITARS
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He wrote "What the Butler Saw" : ORTON
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
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Not pro : ANTI
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Jet QB : TODD
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Cry in Bonn : ACH
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Refrain syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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