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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 1983

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,446
Across
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Site of Shah Jahan's monument : AGRA
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Carson's predecessor : PAAR
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Pitch-black : SABLE
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" . . . ___ as a well" : DEEP
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Bombeck : ERMA
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Expect : AWAIT
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Certain votes : AYES
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One-time German coin : TALER
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Cole Porter musical: 1944 : MEXICANHAYRIDE
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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British actress Mary : URE
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Hines and Pinza : BASSI
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Incipient flowers : BUDS
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"El ___," Heston movie : CID
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Walled city in Spain : AVILA
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Adriatic port : BARI
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Welles film role : KANE
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Fancy footwork in Fortín de las Flores : MEXICANHATDANCE
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Sired : BRED
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Word with pipe or spin : TAIL
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Audibly : ALOUD
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"___ De-Lovely," 1936 song : ITS
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Alfano air : ARIA
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Turns around : VEERS
46
Year for Septimius Severus : CCI
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Brest friend : AMI
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May 5 and Sept. 15 in Ajijic : MEXICANFIESTAS
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Follower of Middle or Far : EAST
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Town near the Don's mouth : AZOV
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Finch : SERIN
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Like Coleridge's "painted ship" : IDLE
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Slipper : MULE
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Man from Split : CROAT
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Ogle's cousin : LEER
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Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
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Actress Rehan : ADA
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Seed : GERM
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Descartes : RENE
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Peak : APEX
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"___ in our time" : PEACE
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Indo-European : ARYAN
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Kind of corner : AMEN
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Reckless : RASH
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Panlike creatures : SATYRS
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Conscious : AWARE
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Stop for some cruise ships : BALI
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Prevaricated : LIED
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Kind of artery or vein : ILIAC
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C.P.A.'s job : AUDIT
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Salten deer : BAMBI
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Ward off : AVERT
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Ice hockey teams : SIXES
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Glided : SLID
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Brazilian state : BAHIA
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U.S.S.R. river : URAL
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Pirogue, e.g. : CANOE
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Bring down upon : INCUR
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He went to town : DEEDS
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Cabbagelike vegetable : KALE
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Courtyards : ATRIA
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C.S.A. President : DAVIS
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Stress : ACCENT
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Eyelashes : CILIA
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Busy place in June : AISLE
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Taxi equipment : METER
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Neither fem. nor neut. : MASC
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German river : EDER
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Dry: Comb. form : XERO
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Simon or Sedaka : NEIL
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Vanish : FADE
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Emulate Petruchio : TAME
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Cote d'___ : AZUR
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Auctioneer's word : SOLD
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W.W. II gesture : VEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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