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New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 1983

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,447
Across
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Raincoats, in Tewkesbury : MACS
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Doorpost : JAMB
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Noted Cremona artisan : AMATI
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___ podrida : OLLA
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Writer Ludwig : EMIL
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Parachute material : NYLON
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Oil: Comb. form : OLEI
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Rio lass : RITA
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Grant : AWARD
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Song hit by J. Flynn: 1889 : DOWNWENTMCGINTY
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Network : SYSTEM
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Weaver or Hines : EARL
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Actress Janet : LEIGH
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Salad ingredient : RADISH
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Tolerable : SOSO
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" . . . at wakes and ___": B. Jonson : ALES
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Like some candies : MINTY
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A Near island : ATTU
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Ipse ___ : DIXIT
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Word with map or hog : ROAD
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This may be posted : STAIR
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Aleph follower : BETH
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Gloomy Dean : INGE
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___ around (engages in high jinx) : HORSES
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Wheels and ___ : DEALS
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Dull as dishwater : BLAH
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Titters : TEHEES
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Rodgers-Hart song hit: 1937 : THELADYISATRAMP
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Treat to drinks, etc. : SETUP
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Kind of poker : DRAW
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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Pale green : ALOES
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Author Jaffe : RONA
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Town in Mozambique : SENA
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Hair conditioner : RINSE
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Charles J. Correll role : ANDY
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Vortex : EDDY
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Indicative and subjunctive : MOODS
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Pewter, e.g. : ALLOY
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Square sail's lower corners : CLEWS
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Song for a 13th-century French king? : SAINTLOUISBLUES
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Tale of woe : JEREMIAD
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Ugandan exile : AMIN
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Pitch stopper : MITT
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"Don't ___ Me," 1933 song hit : BLAME
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A logogriph : ANAGRAM
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C. Olcott's song hit: 1899 : MYWILDIRISHROSE
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Actor Bates : ALAN
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Civil wrong : TORT
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___ 500 (auto race) : INDY
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Tiny : WEE
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Word with patrol or prowl : CAR
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Pat : GLIB
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Bewitched : HEXED
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Privy to : INON
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Young gamecock : STAG
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London park : HYDE
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Cummerbund : SASH
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___ the Great: 912–73 : OTTO
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Spica is one : STAR
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Scene : SITE
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Direction word, in oaters : THATAWAY
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Backslide : RELAPSE
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Sorry : SAD
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Call often heard after a serve : LET
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Serpent slain by Hercules : HYDRA
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Auriculate : EARED
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Revise : EMEND
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Spread out : SPLAY
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Tyrant : TSAR
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Sun: Comb. form : HELI
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College founded in 1440 : ETON
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Niblick, for one : IRON
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Kind of bar or bank : SAND

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

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