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New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 1983

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,448

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Across
1
Joke : JEST
5
Type of physics : ASTRO
10
Eighth-century Mercian king : OFFA
14
"Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
15
Bend down : STOOP
16
Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
17
Comedian from Dayton : JONATHANWINTERS
20
Indefatigable : UNTIRING
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Our, in Milano : NOSTRO
22
Require : NEED
23
Quote : CITE
24
Singer Donna from Boston : SUMMER
27
Small toasted pieces of bread : CROUTONS
31
Lend ___ (heed) : ANEAR
32
Custard-filled tarts : FLANS
33
Outfit : KIT
34
Pool in a range : TARN
35
Schemes : PLANS
36
TV sitcom : TAXI
37
Work unit : ERG
38
Salty water : BRINE
39
Mush : SEPON
40
Campaigner's calumnious act : SMEARING
42
Byington of filmdom : SPRING
43
Fare : DIET
44
Laugh loudly : ROAR
45
"Autumn ___," 1950 song : LEAVES
48
Plovers : LAPWINGS
52
Teapot Dome figure : ALBERTBACONFALL
54
Manner : MIEN
55
Crowbar : LEVER
56
" . . . 'I eat what ___'!": Carroll : ISEE
57
Wadded cotton fibers : BATT
58
Thurber's "The ___ with Ross" : YEARS
59
Gnaw : CHEW
Down
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Magic, West African style : JUJU
2
Black : EBON
3
Transmitted : SENT
4
Railroad worker : TRAINMAN
5
More pallid : ASHIER
6
Little Bighorn event: 1876 : STAND
7
Chinese society : TONG
8
Line : ROW
9
Judgments : OPINIONS
10
Start : OUTSET
11
Annoy : FRET
12
Jamie of "After MASH" : FARR
13
Too : ALSO
18
Shoe-factory employee : TREER
19
South wind : NOTUS
23
Large wading bird : CRANE
24
Cloys : SATES
25
Strip of weapons : UNARM
26
Meld : MERGE
27
Loud resounding noise : CLANG
28
Giraffe's relative : OKAPI
29
Johnson's ex-teammate : NIXON
30
What some rays do : STING
32
Powdered quartz : FLINT
35
Sacerdotal : PRIESTLY
36
Admirable or awful : TERRIFIC
38
Thorny bush : BRIER
39
Mass of fish eggs : SPAWN
41
A coming : ADVENT
42
Profound sleeps : SOPORS
44
American blacksnake : RACER
45
Follower of Mary : LAMB
46
Kazan : ELIA
47
Give a yegg a leg up : ABET
48
Etna residue : LAVA
49
Poet or auto : NASH
50
Merriment : GLEE
51
Quite a lot : SLEW
53
Hairy insect : BEE

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

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