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New York Times, Saturday, February 5, 1983

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 1
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,142
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Subject : TOPIC
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Candle bracket : SCONCE
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Vegetable : SPINACH
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Vegetable : CABBAGE
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O.T. prophet : MALACHI
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Greek letter : OMICRON
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Elect : OPT
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Actor Selleck : TOM
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Regret : RUE
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Heat meas. : BTU
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Film critic : KAEL
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Harvests : REAPS
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Roulette bet : NOIR
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Eagle's nest : EYRIE
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H.S. study : SCI
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Touch, e.g. : SENSE
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Voiced harshly : RASPED
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Competitions : CONTESTS
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Part of ancient Greece : LACONIA
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Gambling mecca : LASVEGAS
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Vegetable : TURNIP
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Marine mammal : OTTER
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Brit. business abbr. : LTD
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Vegetables : BEANS
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I.o.u. : CHIT
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Loses 55 Across : RISES
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Plenty of horn : TUBA
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Every : ALL
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Sitter's creation : LAP
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Hwy. : RTE
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Hurok : SOL
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Vegetable : LETTUCE
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Kind of exam : MIDTERM
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More obese : STOUTER
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Cleveland team : INDIANS
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Matriculates : ENTERS
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Rage : STORM
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Spotted sandpipers : TILTERS
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"___ Clear Day" : ONA
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NATO's basis : PACT
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Life fluid for Zeus : ICHOR
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Peals : CHIMES
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Stinger of the Southwest : SCORPION
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"L'Etranger" author : CAMUS
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Theater award : OBIE
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Network initials : NBC
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Paper copies, familiarly : CARBONS
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Vain one : EGOTIST
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Informal male gathering : SMOKER
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Tropical fruit : PAPAYA
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Acclimates : ENURES
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Sass : LIP
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Greets abruptly : ACCOSTS
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Bess Truman, ___ Wallace : NEE
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Certain fisherman : EELER
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"Le Grand Orange" of baseball : STAUB
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Hammarskjöld : DAG
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Kind of picker : NIT
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Measuring instrument : CALIPERS
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Subway slowpokes : LOCALS
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Jenner, for one : ATHLETE
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Crumbly cheese : STILTON
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Doggie doc : VET
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Soak flax : RET
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Ad ___ (to an extreme) : NAUSEAM
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Native : INBORN
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Sacred songs : PSALMS
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Skin layer : DERMIS
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Snake or car : RACER
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Limited term of duty : STINT
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Old stringed instrument : LUTE
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Taro root : EDDO
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Young Pharaoh : TUT
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Shooting match: Fr. : TIR

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