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New York Times, Friday, December 2, 1983

39-Down : White table wine

Author:
Reichert
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J W }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,442
Across
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Talent : GIFT
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Savage : BRUTE
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Ichabod's tormentor : BROM
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Deep rumble : ROAR
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Moves gradually : EASES
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Unaspirated consonant : LENE
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Previous : ANTECEDENT
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Orejón, e.g. : INCA
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Volcanic rock : BASALT
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Left high and dry : STRANDED
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
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Festination : HASTE
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Ink, mustard, lipstick, etc. : STAINERS
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Business end of a hose : NOZZLE
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Roderick Usher's place : HOUSE
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Be supreme : REIGN
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Nettle : VEX
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Celtic : ERSE
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Batu Khan's Golden ___ : HORDE
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TV sitcom : SOAP
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A method of self-realization : EST
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Antony's worries : CURAE
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Lilac's cousin : MAUVE
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Pentateuch scrolls : TORAHS
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Rodgers-Hammerstein musical : CAROUSEL
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Uniform : ALIKE
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Dolt : LOUT
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Grammatical blunder : SOLECISM
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Jumpy : ONEDGE
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Neglect : OMIT
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Manège man : EQUESTRIAN
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Stunt : FEAT
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Wool grease : SUINT
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Fed who pulls in pushers : NARC
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Mother of Elizabeth I : ANNE
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Major or minor arm muscle : TERES
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Sight : ESPY
Down
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Snag : GRAB
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___ National Park, Angola : IONA
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Lipoids : FATS
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Dissertation : TREATISE
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Coleopteroid : BEETLE
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Atomic energy unit : RAD
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Exploits : USES
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Chayefsky's "The ___ Man" : TENTH
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Keep away : ESTRANGE
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Cheesy or fruity pancake : BLINTZ
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Tryst : RENDEZVOUS
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Formerly : ONCE
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Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
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Genetic look-alike : CLONE
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" ... unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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Misstep : ERROR
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Cookie pan : SHEET
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Trunk : TORSO
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An outbacker : AUSTRALIAN
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Glacial pinnacle : SERAC
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Ensign's vacation : LEAVE
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Deport : EXPEL
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Utopian : IDEAL
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Most robust : HUSKIEST
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White table wine : SAUTERNE
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Modish : CHIC
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McKinley or Washington : MOUNT
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Building wing : ALETTE
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Perches : ROOSTS
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Ending for Roman or Arab : ESQUE
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Chesterfield, e.g. : SOFA
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Token : OMEN
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Noted naturalist: 1838-1914 : MUIR
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"Buenos ___" : DIAS
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Role for Robin Williams : GARP
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Ref. work : ENCY
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Compass point : ENE

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

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