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New York Times, Friday, December 16, 1983

61-Across : Zoological suffix

Author:
Margaret Kingman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,456
Across
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Garbo's was Grand : HOTEL
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Poet laureate Lewis : CDAY
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Golf shot : CHIP
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Mitchell name : OHARA
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Woody's son : ARLO
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Gown fabric : LAME
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Lazarus and Calvé : EMMAS
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Fleece : ROOK
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"Don't tread ___" : ONME
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Dietrich film : THEBLUEANGEL
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Shoot the breeze : GAB
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Nice school : ECOLE
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North Sea feeder : MEUSE
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Worthless : BLUESKY
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Prefix for cycle : TRI
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Pres. Wilson was one : PHD
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"Mens ___ in corpore ... " : SANA
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Stall : STAND
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Hit song of 1940 : ITSABLUEWORLD
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Lake Geneva spa : EVIAN
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"___ Lee," 1861 song : AURA
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Patch item : PEA
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Part of S.A.S.E. : ENV
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Hit song of 1929 : AMIBLUE
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Pergola : ARBOR
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Corroded : EATEN
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Sentence interrupters : UMS
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Diamond platter that earned gold: 1972 : SONGSUNGBLUE
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Level : TIER
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Zoological suffix : IDAE
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"The ___ Day," 1847 song : RAINY
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Field measure : ACRE
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Receivers : SETS
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Outward : ECTAD
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Back talk : SASS
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Tare's partner : TRET
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What a farrier does : SHOES
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Ground breaker : HOE
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German physicist : OHM
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Caledonian cap : TAM
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Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
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Mascara locales : LASHES
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Chemist's bottle : CARBOY
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Funny : DROLL
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Children's chanson : ALOUETTE
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Shackle : YOKE
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Duplicate of a sort : CLONE
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How to silence a phone salesman : HANGUP
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Entangle : IMMESH
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Like Mae's grapes : PEELED
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Foe of Luther : ECK
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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A.k.a. Corno di Bassetto : GBS
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Option for Rose : BUNT
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Alleviate : EASE
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Callow : RAW
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Bask : SUN
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Lackluster : DRAB
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Asserts : AVERS
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Cannel holder : BIN
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Pale purple : LAVENDER
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She's back in town : LULU
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Type of roll : DRUM
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Amb. to the U.N.: 1961-65 : AES
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They're best when al dente : PASTAS
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Doubleday and Dean : ABNERS
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Maximally : ATBEST
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Alice's TV boss : MEL
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Habituates : INURES
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Grimm bad guys : OGRES
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Marble : AGATE
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Outer Hebrides island : UIST
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Every single one : EACH
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Dancer Michio ___ : ITO
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Ayr refusal : NAE
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Grid. measures : YDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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