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New York Times, Tuesday, February 22, 1983

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,159
Across
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Daily task : CHORE
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Sketch : LIMN
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Loser to the tortoise : HARE
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Home-run king : AARON
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Dash : ELAN
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Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
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McKinley's Ohio birthplace : NILES
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Striker-Trendle hero : THELONERANGER
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Poet laureate of England: 1715–18 : ROWE
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Fruit-jelly base : PECTIN
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Suffix with scan : SION
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___ Elum, city in Wash. : CLE
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Love, in Lyon : AMOUR
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Largest of the Near Islands : ATTU
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Bang's partner : SLAM
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Cabin heater : POTBELLIEDSTOVE
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Troubles : ILLS
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Bandman Brown : LES
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Make sweaters : KNIT
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Rely (on) : DEPEND
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Soak : SOG
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Oakland or Essex : AUTO
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Kitchen device : MICROWAVEOVEN
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Gay city : PAREE
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Wrack's partner : RUIN
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"See no ___" : EVIL
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Foe of Iraq : IRAN
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"Splitsville" : RENO
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Expand laterally : WIDEN
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Kenya's longest river : TANA
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Tear, in a way : SNAG
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Nut-brown drink : ALE
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Lively ditty : LILT
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Asian nurse : AMAH
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Car part used in pools : INNERTUBE
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Given, as a party : THROWN
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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English composer: 1710–78 : ARNE
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___ admiral : REAR
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"Big Bertha," for one : CANNON
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Alexander and Douglas : HAIGS
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Wreath atop Lancelot : ORLE
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S. African gun : ROER
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Mil. officer : ENS
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French area, rich in coal : LOIRE
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Not in a whisper : ALOUD
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Pertaining to Karol Wojtyla : PAPAL
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Overact : EMOTE
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Sheep shelters : COTES
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Clown's walking stick : STILT
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Followers: Suffix : ITES
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Shut : CLOSE
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TV's Alice : LAVIN
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Do some editing : EMEND
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Chesterton's "___ Survey" : ALLI
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Motels : STOPOVERS
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Jargon : LINGO
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Take care of : SEETO
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Soul from Seoul : KOREAN
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Chaperon : DUENNA
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Make the ___ (show up) : SCENE
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Of birds : AVIAN
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French Sudan, today : MALI
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In high dudgeon : IRED
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Legal paper : WRIT
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Ambiance : AURA
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All tied up : EVEN
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One of a seaworthy trio : NINA
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Church chair : PEW
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Daily record : LOG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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