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Lois Sidway
Lois Sidway

New York Times, Tuesday, February 8, 1983

4-Down : Nursery-school purchase

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,145
Across
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Float, as on the wind : WAFT
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Apple tosser of myth : ERIS
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In reserve : ASIDE
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Again : OVER
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Third son of Jacob and Leah : LEVI
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Aaron Copland ballet : RODEO
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Rajah's wife : RANI
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To ___ (unanimously) : AMAN
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Guiltless : CLEAN
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Rains icily : SLEETS
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Riser and tread : STEP
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High up, to Keats : AERY
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Obliquely : ASLANT
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Two-toed creature : SLOTH
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With 62 Across, Iranian in exile : BANI
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Homophone for ally : ALAI
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3,600 seconds : HOUR
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Given acclaim : CITED
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Heavy reading : TOME
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___ dixit : IPSE
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On the briny : ASEA
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Flemish name for Ypres : IEPER
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Many maids' concerns : METERS
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Dateless : STAG
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French poodle's noodle : TETE
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Vandyke's relative : GOATEE
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Insisted or resisted : PUTONESFOOTDOWN
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Pertaining to bees : APIAN
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See 36 Across : SADR
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Fascinated, in a way : AWED
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A script, in printing : RONDE
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
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Kind of cat : POLE
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"___ of robins ... " : ANEST
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Snoop : NOSE
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Related : TOLD
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Mechanism : WORKS
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Picket's milieu : FENCE
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Nursery-school purchase : TRIKE
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Run out : ELAPSE
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San ___, Riviera resort : REMO
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First czar of Russia : IVAN
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Trig functions : SINES
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Ogees, e.g. : ARCHES
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Bottom of a flatiron : SOLEPLATE
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Do business : DEAL
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Years on end : EONS
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Where B. Young grew old : UTAH
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Soberly proper : STAID
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Stats registered by Reggie : RBIS
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"Breaking Away" director : YATES
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Askew : ALOP
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José Jiménez, for one : NAME
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Row : TIER
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Carpenter's wedge : SHIM
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Dramatist de Vega : LOPE
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Do a bouncer's job : OUST
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Sticky-toed amphibians : TREETOADS
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Nifty : NEAT
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Social position : CASTE
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Junket ingredient : RENNET
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Marketplaces of yore : AGORAE
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Modify to suit : ADAPT
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"We ... were not made ___": Shak. : TOWOO
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Actor Tom : EWELL
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Fini : ENDED
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Prefix with phrase : PARA
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" ... alone ___ the house top": Psalm 102 : UPON
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Prong : TINE
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Casino game : FARO
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Chances : ODDS

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

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