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New York Times, Thursday, December 29, 1983

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,469

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Students & seniors
Across
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Old hat : PASSE
6
___ Sec. of State : ASST
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Anagram for gore : OGRE
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Havelock of England : ELLIS
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Riviera city : NICE
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Joey or Julie : ADAMS
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Standard used in measurement : YARDSTICK
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Record, in a way : TAPE
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Pie à ___ : LAMODE
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"He/___," H. Gold novel : SHE
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Arias for Vickers : SOLI
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Aluminous mineral : EDENITE
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Sugar, Toots et al. : PETNAMES
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Hair accessory : RAT
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Heaped : PILED
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Benito's daughter : EDDA
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Seventeen-year visitors : LOCUSTS
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Defeated : OVERRAN
43
"Mousy" cries in comics : EEKS
44
Sharp : ACRID
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Enrico's counting start : UNO
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Flightless bird : EMU
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Odd-job adept : HANDYMAN
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Raphael subject : MADONNA
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"The ___ of Texas . . . " : EYES
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Nosh : EAT
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Uprights : PIANOS
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Pack : STOW
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Utensil for O-Lan : CHOPSTICK
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Esteban's friend : AMIGO
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Tammany follower : HALL
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Knievel : EVEL
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Grand Prix car : RACER
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Sans anything else : ONLY
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Baron ___ Warr : DELA
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Signed : INKED
Down
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Bog fuel : PEAT
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Alan or Robert : ALDA
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Mack Sennett comedy : SLAPSTICK
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Second son of Jacob and Leah : SIMEON
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Curve in the road : ESS
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___ Seton, author of "My Theodosia" : ANYA
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Kind of cat : SIAMESE
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Yound cod : SCROD
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Hay spreader : TEDDER
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Kind of meal or cake : OAT
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Grain for the miller : GRIST
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Nouveau ___ : RICHE
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Sommer of films : ELKE
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The Seine, to Sergio : SENA
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Confine : LIMIT
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Circuits : LAPS
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Chariot trail : ITER
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Cathode, e.g. : POLE
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Old orgy cry : EVOE
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Adamson heroine : ELSA
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"Gifted" girl : DORA
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Thanksgiving Day prize : DRUMSTICK
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Wynter or Andrews : DANA
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Ever and ___ : ANON
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Secondhand : USED
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Twining plants : VINES
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Mary Baker or Nelson : EDDY
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Church part : CHANCEL
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Swabs : MOPS
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Part of U.A.R. : UNITED
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Sycophant : YESMAN
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U.S. naval historian: 1840–1914 : MAHAN
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Christmas Island, e.g. : ATOLL
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Unsophisticated : NAIVE
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Gov. Nigh's state : OKLA
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Neologist's product : WORD
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Kind of wood : PLY
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Jackie's second : ARI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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