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New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 1983

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,139

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Across
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Flight canceler : SMOG
5
Col.-to-be? : MAJ
8
Smug conservative : BLIMP
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Polynesian cloth : TAPA
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Caesar's mufti : TOGA
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Maui neighbor : LANAI
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Ancient hawk : ARES
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" . . . wherever I may ___" : ROAM
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Gimmick : ANGLE
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Dressler role : MIN
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Persnickety ones : FUSSBUDGETS
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Philately, e.g. : PASTIME
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Aces : ONES
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Priest's robe : ALB
26
Curved lines : ARCS
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P.O. address : RFD
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Carefree : FOOTLOOSE
34
Asta's mistress : NORA
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"Tintern ___": Wordsworth : ABBEY
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For shame! : FIE
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Cemented : LIMED
38
Fashion name : DIOR
39
Bewitch : FASCINATE
41
Loire summer : ETE
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Deck boss : BOSN
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Famous D.C. pianist : HST
45
Org. for the aging : AARP
46
Brother of Shem and Ham : JAPHETH
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Awkward one : BLUNDERBUSS
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30's agcy. : NRA
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Moved gently : EASED
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Siberian or Dutch ___ : IRIS
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In bad ___ (out of favor) : ODOR
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Bullring : ARENA
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Exacting : NICE
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Recounted : TOLD
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Malicious : NASTY
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Wow! : GEE
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Paris suburb : ORLY
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Penny black, for one : STAMP
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"West Side Story" heroine : MARIA
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Starts business : OPENS
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Wild time: Slang : GAS
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Great ungulate : MOOSE
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Moslem titles : AGAS
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Noisy revels : JAMBOREES
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Dashing fellows : BLADES
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Andrew and Cosmo : LANGS
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"Picnic" author : INGE
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Ale, e.g. : MALT
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Londoners' tarts and flans : PIES
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U.S. writer Dalton ___ : TRUMBO
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Genuine Risk in 1980 : FILLY
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Chapel Hill inst. : UNC
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Spud : TATER
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Tibetan, for one : ASIAN
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Capital of Italia : ROMA
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Repine : FRET
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Miami's county : DADE
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Evanesce : FADE
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Newspaper notice, for short : OBIT
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Instrument for Leon Goossens : OBOE
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46 Across, to Noah : OFFSPRING
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Beethoven's ___ ("Choral") : NINTH
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Has problems with s's : LISPS
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Glide : CHASSE
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"___ at Black Rock," 1954 film : BADDAY
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One of Earth's treasures : ORE
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Concerning : ANENT
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Cider, e.g. : JUICE
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Saul's witch's home : ENDOR
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Sing in a round : TROLL
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"Jude the Obscure" author : HARDY
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Golfer Andy : BEAN
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Zhivago's other woman : LARA
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Takes advantage of : USES
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A cheese : BRIE
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Ear: Comb. form : OTO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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