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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

ESS-CAPADES

New York Times, Sunday, February 6, 1983

41-Down : Channel

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Richard Silvestri has 46 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 84 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,143
Across
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Rolling bones : DICE
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Airs : MIENS
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Original sinner : ADAM
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Egyptian god of life : AMON
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Largest city in Africa : CAIRO
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Stringed playthings : YOYOS
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Jungle swing : VINE
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Surveyor's nail : SPAD
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Novelist's style? : IRVINGSTONE
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Court proceedings : ACTA
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Dinner portion : HELPING
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Perturb : AGITATE
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Sought information : ASKED
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Changes shoestrings : RELACES
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Yalie : ELI
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Tiny earthmovers : ANTS
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Famed Italian sculptor : PISANO
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Violinist's bird? : ISAACSTERN
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Mack or McGraw: Abbr. : MGR
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Data : FACTS
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Attica unit : CELL
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Subject of "A Man for All Seasons" : MORE
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High spirits : GLEE
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Can : FIRE
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Kind of wave : HEAT
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Take ___ the chin : ITON
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Actor's light? : LARRYSTORCH
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___ as blazes : ASHOT
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Opposite of nera : BIANCA
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Code name : MORSE
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Raglan, e.g. : SLEEVE
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S. F. Smith air : AMERICA
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Roadside rest : INN
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Boxed while training : SPARRED
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Toothsome : SAVORY
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Skirmish : MELEE
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"___ Restaurant" : ALICES
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General direction : TREND
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Actor's course of action : ROBERTSTACK
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Israeli port : ACRE
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Footless animal : APOD
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Anne Nichols hero : ABIE
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Cur. units : AMPS
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Excise : GELD
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Keep clear of : SHUN
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Ceramist's requisite : OVEN
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Winglike : ALARY
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English cathedral city : ELY
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Comedian's drinks? : SOUPYSALES
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Songs from yesteryear : OLDIES
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Jamie Green is one : SAIL
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Former times, in former times : ELD
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Touching : TANGENT
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Aptly named bird : SWIFT
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Recreation : PASTIME
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Adorned with nacre : PEARLED
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It's played in chukkers : POLO
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Actress's sense of humor? : LORETTASWIT
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Antitank device : MINE
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Woody's boy : ARLO
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Show mercy : SPARE
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Likeness: Prefix : ICONO
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Amphora adjunct : ANSA
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Use a cupel : TEST
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Prohibit : DEBAR
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Euphemistic oath : DANG
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Exigency : NEED
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Bespatter : DASH
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Majestic : IMPERIAL
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Grow together : COALESCE
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Mine-shaft timber : ENDPLATE
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Craft for Cleo : BARGE
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"6 Rms ___ Vu" : RIV
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La Scala solo : ARIA
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Clot : CONGEAL
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Obscure : MYSTIC
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I, to Plato : IOTA
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Small island : EYOT
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Zilch : NONE
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Compass point : SSE
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Nautical cry : AVAST
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Parent and inlaw of a music-making comic? : DICKSMOTHERS
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Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Honey drink : MEAD
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Before seis : CINCO
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Monster of the Southwest : GILA
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Smith and Fleming : IANS
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Raggedy doll : ANN
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___ Leone : SIERRA
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"All the Things You ___" : ARE
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Ger. coin : PFG
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Weaving reed : SLEY
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Prognosticators : SEERS
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Minute amount : TRACE
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Baltic native : ESTH
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Channel : GROOVE
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Let : RENTED
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About : CIRCA
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Poverty, in Paris : MISERE
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Caprice : FANCY
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Social insect : HORNET
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Scottish landowner : LAIRD
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Beamed : SMILED
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Paint ingredient : TONER
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Word of woe : ALACK
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Soprano's misfortune? : BEVERLYSILLS
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Pressed : IRONED
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Cardamom, e.g. : SPICE
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All the world, to Jaques : ASTAGE
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Proust : MARCEL
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Done in : SLAIN
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Finish, in a way : MOPUP
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"___ and Ivory," 1982 hit song : EBONY
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Optimally : ATBEST
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Hindu eclipse demon : RAHU
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Stat for Gossage : SAVE
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City board member : ALDERMAN
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Principal highway : MAINLINE
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Sham : PRETENSE
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Method: Abbr. : SYS
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Helios : SOL
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Card game : OLDMAID
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Kelp : ALGA
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Hold a session : SIT
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Bird dog : SETTER
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Completed a sky dive : ALIT
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"___ a customer" : ONETO
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In motion : AFOOT
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Little activity : APING
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Young oyster : SPAT
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Lasted : WORE
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"Wicked Wasp of Twickenham" : POPE
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Spirited steed : ARAB
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Grape disease : ESCA
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The Grateful ___, rock group : DEAD
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Hallucinogen, for short : LSD
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___ ton soup : WON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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