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New York Times, Saturday, February 19, 1983

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,156
Across
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Quack's remedy : PANACEA
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Vulgar : CRASS
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Ants that enslave other ants : AMAZONS
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Substance used by watchmakers : IRIDIUM
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Foolish : MORONIC
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Token : MEMENTO
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Slip a cog : ERR
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Scion of Esau : EDOMITE
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Tobacco chewer's wad : CUD
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Hang around : LOAF
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Dept. Haig quit : STATE
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Gershwin's "Our Love Is ___ to Stay" : HERE
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Cords and Mercers : AUTOS
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Org. involved in withheld taxes : SSA
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Gets bogged down : MIRES
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Relative of a trawl : SEINE
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Most exorbitant : STEEPEST
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Rec-room sites : BASEMENTS
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Jim Thorpe's alma mater : CARLISLE
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One of the Bowls : GATOR
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Rather tipsy : AREEL
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Conductor de Waart : EDO
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Molokai denizen : LEPER
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Fr. titles : MMES
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Smug smile : SMIRK
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Use a steel ball : RAZE
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Incomprehensible time span : EON
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Flophouse : FLEABAG
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Sweet's partner : LOW
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Bobolink : ORTOLAN
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Silly : ASININE
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Downstairs person : SERVANT
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Secured, in a way : CHAINED
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Faulkner's "As I Lay ___" : DYING
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Unlucky : HAPLESS
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Richardson heroine : PAMELA
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In love : AMOROUS
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Do a voice-over : NARRATE
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Type of dye : AZO
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Loblolly product : CONE
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Namesakes of Geraint's wife : ENIDS
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Festive neckwear : ASCOTS
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Ida's island : CRETE
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Winter coat : RIME
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What a lemon might lead to : ADE
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Unfeigned : SINCERE
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These leave 'em in stitches : SUTURES
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Put on a Little act : IMITATE
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Not given to bravado : MODEST
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McLuhan subject : MASSMEDIA
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Wee weaknesses : FOIBLES
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Jazz devotee : HIPSTER
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Slow mover : SNAIL
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Cerium or cesium : METAL
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Tee forerunner : ESS
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Part of G.B. : ENG
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Argon or neon : ELEMENT
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Small but juicy roles : CAMEOS
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Well protected : ARMORED
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Part of an astronaut's flight : REENTRY
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Milky glass : OPALINE
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Enacts a new building ordinance : REZONES
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Jerry of Broadway : ORBACH
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Ends a divorced state : REWEDS
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Shoptalk : SLANG
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Cracked buckwheat : KASHA
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Custard dish : FLAN
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Victor at Dien Bien Phu : GIAP
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Word form with form : OVI
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Contraction of nihil : NIL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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