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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 1983

Author:
Timothy Hoy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Timothy Hoy has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,160
Across
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A real looker : DISH
5
Pitch indicator : CLEF
9
Po tributary : ADDA
13
Calif. campus : UCLA
14
India's official language : HINDI
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Othello, e.g. : MOOR
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"___ Daughter," film re 36 Down : COALMINERS
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Sicilian sizzler : ETNA
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Boards a Concorde : ENPLANES
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Door or window top : LINTEL
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Osterreich's capital : WIEN
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___ Gras : MARDI
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Dismays : APPALS
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By ___ (alone) : ONESELF
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Carts : DRAYS
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Ships' storage areas : HOLDS
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Indian of Indiana : WEA
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Morse-code words : DITS
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Peers : LORDS
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Bog product : PEAT
38
Bad ___, German spa : EMS
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Peace symbols : DOVES
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Tuscan town, rich in marble : MASSA
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Kind of center for tots : DAYCARE
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Charles ___, Frankish ruler : MARTEL
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Colonists' newscaster : CRIER
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Slowly fade away : MELT
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Sign on : ENLIST
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Soda crackers : SALTINES
52
Gato del Sol's check : REIN
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Nashvillian, e.g. : TENNESSEAN
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Emulated Moe Bandy : SANG
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Expiate : ATONE
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Pro's opponent : ANTI
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Rapier's relative : EPEE
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Windmill sails : AWES
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Creeper's bed : NEST
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Il ___ (Mussolini) : DUCE
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Revered figure : ICON
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___ shot, in hockey : SLAP
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Corridors : HALLWAYS
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Ridges of land : CHINES
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Fine fabric : LINEN
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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N.R.A. father : FDR
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What sinners sometimes make : AMENDS
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Famed country singer : DOTTIEWEST
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Over : DONE
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Key West and Honshu : ISLANDS
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Posts : MAILS
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Angers : IRES
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Forms : MOLDS
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Increased in size : ADDED
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Singer-bandleader Louis : PRIMA
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Late country singer : PATSYCLINE
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Rent : LEASE
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Deadly : FATAL
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Helicopters do this : HOVER
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Mine find : ORE
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Country singer Lynn : LORETTA
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Advocate : PARTISAN
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Speaker's platform : DAIS
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Snack-bar drinks : MALTS
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Cower : CRINGE
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To-dos : MELEES
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Shelly ___, jazz drummer : MANNE
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Gaelic language : ERSE
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Tide level : NEAP
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Singer-composer Phoebe : SNOW
49
Hawaiian goose : NENE
50
Roadside flasher : EATS
51
Agitation : SNIT
54
Zeta follower : ETA

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

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