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New York Times, Saturday, December 3, 1983

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,443
Across
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Where Romans routed Hannibal: 202 B.C. : ZAMA
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Portal : ENTRY
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Trial run, in horse-racing lingo : PREP
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Emerald Isle : ERIN
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Crude person : YAHOO
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A river of the Punjab : RAVI
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Agitate, colloquially : RILE
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Like most X-rated films : EROTOGENIC
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Instrument for measuring distance traveled : ODOMETER
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Hack : HAGGLE
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Desserts : ICES
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Substantive : NOUN
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Stereotype : CLICHE
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Heat-removing substances : COOLANTS
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Lily, in Lille : LIS
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Tryon's "The ___" : OTHER
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Gastropod mollusk : SNAIL
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Indian victims of miners: 1864 : YANA
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Small inland islands : HOLMS
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Broz : TITO
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Pendants : DROPS
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Braid : PLAIT
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High, rugged mountain : ALP
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People sensitive to beauty : ESTHETES
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" . . . the bonnet of Bonny ___": Scott : DUNDEE
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Naso, the poet : OVID
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Russian river : LENA
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Purplish red : CLARET
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Henry Morgan's activity: 17th century : PIRATING
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Meditating : RUMINATIVE
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Winged : ALAR
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Black cuckoos : ANIS
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Site of Hercules' first labor : NEMEA
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"De mortuis nil ___ bonum" : NISI
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Narrow ledge : BERM
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Jam often created in N.Y.C. : SNARL
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Makes picots : TATS
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A memorable Mostel : ZERO
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Desiccated : ARID
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Grain sorghum : MILO
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Feeble : ANEMIC
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Upper canines : EYETEETH
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Nostrils : NARES
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God with a hammer : THOR
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Corruption : ROT
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Call to attract attention : YOOHOO
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Gravid : PREGNANT
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Pealed : RANG
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Lucifer's love : EVIL
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Nepalese coins : PICE
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Ancient Celts : GAULS
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Repercussion : ECHO
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Bellini heroine : NORMA
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Warren Beatty role : CLYDE
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Pseudologists : LIARS
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" . . . mercy ___ strained": Shak. : ISNOT
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Basic constituents : CELLS
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R. Strauss maiden : NAIAD
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Designation : TITLE
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Declivity : SLOPE
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Had expectations : HOPED
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Pithy saying : APHORISM
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Stellar : SIDEREAL
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Lowest écarté card : SEVEN
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Large food fish : TUNA
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Hyperion and Cronus : TITANS
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Swimming : NATANT
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A source of iron : LIVER
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Symbol for a July 4 baby : CRAB
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Crescent-shaped figure : LUNE
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Qala Nau bigwig : AMIR
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Cotton shirting : PIMA
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Publisher Condé ___ : NAST
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Cubist Juan : GRIS
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Lacrosse team : TEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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