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New York Times, Thursday, December 22, 1983

Author:
Janis Heller
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,462

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Ape : MIMIC
6
Publishing name : OCHS
10
Principal : MAIN
14
Rivera role: 1957 : ANITA
15
"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
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Porter musical: 1948 : KISSMEKATE
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Latin I word : AMAT
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Catchall abbr. : ETC
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Paradise : EDEN
22
"___ Hattie": 1940 : PANAMA
24
Home of 40 million : IRAN
25
Striking : BOLD
26
"Get lost!" : SCRAM
28
___ Silver : LONGJOHN
32
Shuts abruptly : SLAMS
33
Quality, in Québec : ALOI
34
Iris layer : UVEA
35
"Nine, ___ big fat hen" : TENA
36
Ginseng or ginger : PLANT
37
Contact ___ : LENS
38
"All men, true and ___": Tennyson : LEAL
39
Cane alcohols : RUMS
40
About : CIRCA
41
Rodgers-Hammerstein show: 1943 : OKLAHOMA
43
Baseballer Boyer : CLETE
44
Quick swims : DIPS
45
Odist : POET
46
Mississippi River discoverer : DESOTO
49
Arizona city : YUMA
50
Loser to H.C.H. : AES
53
Aleutian island : ATTU
54
Bock-Harnick show: 1963 : SHELOVESME
57
Suffix with Ham or Shem : ITIC
58
Ages and ages : EONS
59
Kind of nerve : OPTIC
60
Goof-proof : SURE
61
Medicinal portion : DOSE
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Carpenter's purchase : NAILS
Down
1
Create : MAKE
2
"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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File sect. : MISC
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Possessive pronoun : ITS
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Tiros II adjuncts : CAMERAS
6
Made of a hardwood : OAKEN
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Highlands group : CLAN
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Like ice in the underworld : HOT
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Speed up : STEPONIT
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Rodgers-Hammerstein show: 1953 : MEANDJULIET
11
Mrs. Mahler : ALMA
12
Moslem prayer leader : IMAM
13
___ bene : NOTA
18
Dutch treat : EDAM
23
H.S. subject : ALG
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Imported show: 1960 : IRMALADOUCE
25
Benefits : BOONS
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Streamlined : SLEEK
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Root or Erie : CANAL
28
Andean beast of burden : LLAMA
29
Open : OVERT
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Therefore : HENCE
31
Org. for Apollo and Mercury : NASA
32
Norman commune : STLO
33
Grads : ALUMS
36
Offered : PROPOSED
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"Purlie" star ___ Little : CLEAVON
42
S.R.O. show : HIT
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Lake or Perry : COMO
45
Beat : PULSE
46
Spot for Bryan : DAIS
47
Some penultimate words : ETTU
48
Calaboose : STIR
49
Desires : YENS
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
52
Min. parts : SECS
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Follower of boo or yoo : HOO
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Ruckelshaus's agcy. : EPA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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