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"BAH! HUMBUG!"

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 1983

Author:
Martha J. De Witt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 575 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,458
Across
1
Stack : HEAP
5
S.F.B., the inventor : MORSE
10
Impofo : ELAND
15
Octagonal sign : STOP
19
Maumee Bay feeder : ERIE
20
He wrote "The Hollow Men" : ELIOT
21
Of the cheek : MALAR
22
Buzzy place : HIVE
23
Nonsense : BALDERDASH
25
Nonsense : BILGEWATER
27
Piths : ESSENCES
28
Complete : EVERY
30
Recoil : SHRINK
31
Suffix with hip or tip : STER
32
Foxx : REDD
33
Placebo : SOP
34
Walking on air : ELATED
37
Gibes : JEERS
39
Pug's vulnerability : GLASSJAW
44
Having rounded projections : LOBAR
45
Its capital is Khartoum : SUDAN
46
Wearying time : SIEGE
47
Opposite of dep. : ARR
48
Jeune fille : GIRL
49
Nonsense : FIDDLEDEDEE
51
Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
52
Southern constellation : ARA
53
Not bright or clean : DINGY
54
Tots : ADDS
55
Euphoniums, e.g. : TUBAS
56
What a weak battery needs : RECHARGE
58
Wine variety : TOKAY
60
Enthusiastic : ARDENT
61
___ Semple McPherson : AIMEE
62
Apollyon : SATAN
63
___ obscure (chiaroscuro) : CLAIR
64
Dipped out : LADLED
66
Metric measure of capacity : LITER
67
Put a tail on : SHADOWED
70
Menilites, e.g. : OPALS
71
Andrews from Miss. : DANA
72
Goggle : STARE
73
Wood sorrel : OCA
74
Spiny-finned fish : GOBY
75
Nonsense : GIMCRACKERY
78
Acidity : ACOR
79
Drop a fly : ERR
80
Simile or metaphor : TROPE
81
Kind of cow : DAIRY
82
Tarsus : ANKLE
83
Sci-fi movie : STARWARS
85
Sudra, for one : CASTE
86
Entreated : PRAYED
87
German article : EIN
88
Hoover and Roosevelt : DAMS
89
One means of travel : FEET
90
Post again : RESEND
93
Compendious : TERSE
94
Possible victim of xenophobia : NEWCOMER
98
Nonsense : APPLESAUCE
100
Nonsense : TRIVIALITY
102
Players, in the cat's absence : MICE
103
"Like it ___!" : ORNOT
104
Dogma : TENET
105
Toward the center : INTO
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Part of U.S.N.A. : ACAD
107
Comes close : NEARS
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Tinker's target : EVERS
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Medical subj. : ANAT
Down
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Ganymede's predecessor : HEBE
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Time periods : ERAS
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Is not in the pink : AILS
4
Hero's spot : PEDESTAL
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Yosemite river : MERCED
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Senior : OLDER
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U.S. radio station in Berlin : RIAS
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Mayday's cousin : SOS
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Delicate : ETHEREAL
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Fixes firmly : EMBEDS
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Scotch landowner : LAIRD
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Confederate : ALLY
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Carp : NAG
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Horse-training art : DRESSAGE
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Sings above true pitch : SHARPS
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Monkey, marmoset or tree : TITI
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Pizzeria's sine qua non : OVEN
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Freshen, with "up" : PERK
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Put in a ledger : ENTER
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Sayers's "___ Body?" : WHOSE
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Early sci-fi author : VERNE
34
"Pomp and Circumstance" composer : ELGAR
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Nantes's river : LOIRE
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Nonsense : ABRACADABRA
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Deem : JUDGE
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Nelson, the singer : EDDY
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Lightheaded : GIDDY
40
Cobb and Marvin : LEES
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Nonsense : JABBERWOCKY
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Island off Scotland : ARRAN
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Carpus : WRIST
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Char : SINGE
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Kind of chair : SEDAN
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Lit : FIRED
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Senegal's capital : DAKAR
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Complement of video : AUDIO
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"South Pacific" group : DAMES
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Kind of mark or wind : TRADE
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Having grades : HILLY
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Medieval invader of eastern Europe : TATAR
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Wing-shaped : ALARY
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Subsequently : SINCE
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Cautious : CHARY
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Theater sections : LOGES
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Opposite of "to starboard" : APORT
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Illuminators : LAMPS
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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College, in Calais : ECOLE
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Belled the cat : DARED
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Part of a revue : SKIT
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Enos, to Adam : GRANDSON
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Smith and Bede : ADAMS
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Tape holder : CASSETTE
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Asiatic Turkey : ANATOLIA
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Package security : TWINE
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Betel palm : ARECA
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Staggered : REELED
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Proofreaders' marks : CARETS
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Phoebes : PEWITS
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Ornamental scheme : DECOR
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Temperature over 98.6 degrees : FEVER
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Hindu hero : RAMA
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Monumental : EPIC
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Humane org. : SPCA
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Kind of sandwich : TUNA
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Number of inches in a span : NINE
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Where H.H.H. lived : MINN
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Cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
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Indian peasant : RYOT
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"Chances ___," Mathis hit : ARE
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Preacher, familiarly : REV

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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