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New York Times, Friday, December 9, 1983

Author:
Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Sam Bellotto, Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,449
Across
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Smash hits : WOWS
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Royal stables : MEWS
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Nancy or Helena : CITY
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"Journey . . . the universe in ___": Cervantes : AMAP
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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Young conger : ELVER
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___ morgana (mirage) : FATA
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Matador's target : TORO
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Slants : LEANS
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Start of an Edgard Varese quotation : THEREISNOAVANT
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Islamic weight units : ARTAL
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Dilute : THIN
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Quotation, Part II : GARDETHEREARE
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Where Alg. is : AFR
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"Elephant Boy" boy : SABU
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Paludal : MARSHY
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Pick-___ (tonic) : MEUP
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Sq. urban space : BLK
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Old suffix : STER
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Kind of plate : BREAST
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Hawkeye State : IOWA
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"Norma ___," 1979 film : RAE
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Quotation, Part III : ONLYPEOPLEWHO
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Repast : MEAL
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Bobbysoxers : TEENS
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End of quotation : AREALITTLELATE
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Nictitate : BLINK
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Vague one of filmdom : VERA
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Parson birds : TUIS
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Harangues : RANTS
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College of "note" : ETON
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It blew in 1852 : ETNA
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Succors : AIDS
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Funny Foxx : REDD
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Q–V connection : RSTU
Down
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Blow gently, as a zephyr : WAFT
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Birthplace of G.R.F. : OMAHA
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Thin porridge : WATERGRUEL
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Modern Laconian capital : SPARTA
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Double this for Belafonte hit : MATILDA
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Shooter of golden arrows : EROS
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Cry wolf and mean it : WARN
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Unwrinkled : SMOOTH
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Detergents : CLEANERS
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Actor Dixon : IVAN
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Summer theater, at times : TENT
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Mos. and mos. : YRS
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"Don Giovanni" donna : ELVIRA
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Spikes on a farm : EARS
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Throaty notice : AHEM
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Outflow : EBB
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Showy flower : TULIP
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Ride's fellow riders : ASTRONAUTS
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American ostrich : RHEA
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Pulpit of yore : AMBO
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It's often potted : FERN
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Rewards of sorts : PAYMENTS
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___ Nidre, prayer of atonement : KOL
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"Harpo ___," 1961 autobiography : SPEAKS
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Garganey : TEAL
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Bog : WETLAND
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Bide ___ (tarry) : AWEE
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Twist of fiction : OLIVER
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___-skelter : HELTER
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Restriction : STINT
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Crust : RIND
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Henri's head : TETE
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Stamped on : TROD
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A son-in-law of Elon : ESAU
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Item with cups : BRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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