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New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 1983

Author:
Brett A. Blaylock
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J K P }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Brett A. Blaylock has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,457
Across
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Bent or shaped metal : SWAGED
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Old-man ___, Mexican plant : CACTUS
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Man of La Mancha : QUIXOTE
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Laymen in monasteries : OBLATES
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Usurps : UNSEATS
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One-time epoch of the Tertiary : NEOCENE
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Land measure : ARE
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Its child is "full of grace" : TUESDAY
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Fishwife's cousin : NAG
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Winter coat : RIME
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Atrium, e.g. : ROOM
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This, to Torcuato : ESTA
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Glinka's "A Life for the ___" : TSAR
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Petrify : STUN
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More guileful : SLIER
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Babbitt's home town : ZENITH
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Chaste women : VESTALS
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Mixes : COALESCES
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Ring bearers of a sort : BESTMEN
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Sound : INTACT
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The common people : DEMOS
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Competes : VIES
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Spirit : ELAN
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Actor Bruce : DERN
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Offshoot : CION
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Interdict : BAN
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Count Leo : TOLSTOY
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Country singer Bandy : MOE
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Source of mother-of-pearl : ABALONE
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Recherché : ELEGANT
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Top, e.g. : ROTATOR
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Associates : RELATES
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Plants anew : RESETS
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Fuse : SOLDER
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Cockcrow : SUNRISE
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Magus : WISEMAN
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Feller's tool : AXE
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Lecherous old man : GOAT
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And you: Lat. : ETTU
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Apostatize : DESERT
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Overlooks an offense : CONDONES
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Nautical direction : ABEAM
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Surfeit : CLOY
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Part of U.S.A.F. : TAC
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Spoon, e.g. : UTENSIL
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Thesmothetes' milieus : SENATES
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Sand's main ingredient : QUARTZ
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Popeye's creator : SEGAR
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Mementos : SOUVENIRS
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Vinland discoverer : ERICSON
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Band often employed in offices : ELASTIC
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Imposture : SHAM
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Sheppard and Turpin's gun : STEN
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Small fry : TOTS
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Biol., etc. : SCIS
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Suffragettes, e.g. : LEVELERS
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Scold : BELABOR
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Issue : EMANATE
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Vigorous : ANIMATE
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Columbo was one : CROONER
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Dogmas : TENETS
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Proscribe : DEBAR
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Inscribes : ENTERS
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"Eat to live, but ___ live to eat" : DONOT
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A load or haul : TOTE
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Londoner's marge : OLEO
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Bellow : YELL
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Seventh son of Jacob : GAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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