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New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 1983

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,455
Across
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Dog in an Inge play : SHEBA
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Roguish : SLY
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Wrote postscripts : ADDED
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Favorite U.S. soft drinks : COLAS
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Zadora of films : PIA
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Apartment : SUITE
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Bongo and Moreno : OMARS
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Springfield is its cap. : ILL
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Highway from Dawson Creek, B.C. : ALCAN
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Inarticulate : TONGUETIED
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Voucher : CHIT
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First name in crime fiction : ERLE
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Lilies' kin : ONIONS
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"Serse" composer : HANDEL
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Persian water wheel : NORIA
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" . . . mon ___ Pierrot" : AMI
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Rookie : BEGINNER
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Pledge of confidentiality : MYLIPSARESEALED
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Tranquilizer : SEDATIVE
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Offshore reef : KEY
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Actress-singer Cara : IRENE
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Argument : HASSLE
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Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
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Crankcase : SUMP
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Composer Wilder : ALEC
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Surrogate speaker : MOUTHPIECE
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Changed a room's décor : REDID
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Número ___ : UNO
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Take down sails : UNRIG
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Lyon leave-taking : ADIEU
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Baronet's title : SIR
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Slowly, in music : LENTO
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Ruffle hair, in a way : TEASE
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Golfer Watson : TOM
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Van Dine initials : ESSES
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Monarch Mary was one : SCOT
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___ sapiens : HOMO
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Dash : ELAN
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Intruded, with "in" : BARGED
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Convince : ASSURE
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Thwart maliciously : SPITE
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Caron role : LILI
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Brown rival : YALE
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___ rule (generally) : ASA
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Sweet-toned organ stop : DULCIANA
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Apart: Prefix : DICHO
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___ blue (pale hue) : ETAIN
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Hollows : DENTS
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Wing : ELL
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Author Lessing : DORIS
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Broadway musical : NINE
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Overact : HAM
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Vanderbilt and Lowell : AMYS
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Milieu of the sacred ibis : NILE
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Temerity : NERVE
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Cyma : OGEE
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___-marie (cooking device) : BAIN
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Cousins of Lions : ELKS
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Lurch : REEL
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Foolish deeds : IDIOCIES
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Links standards : PARS
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Sauna emission : STEAM
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Anil, e.g. : DYE
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"What?" : HUH
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Nurse's vial : AMPULE
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Backs of books : SPINES
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Revolutionary Jean Paul ___ : MARAT
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___ France : ILEDE
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Ancient kingdom, now NW Iran : MEDIA
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Kind of window : STORM
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Expel : OUST
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Freshwater mussel : UNIO
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Coastal birds : ERNS
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Summon to court : CITE
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Selves : EGOS
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Expected : DUE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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