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New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 1983

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,146
Across
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Yokums' creator : CAPP
5
Barbara ___ Geddes : BEL
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Scuffle : SCRAP
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Side petals : ALAE
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Where Thakhek is : LAOS
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Papal crown : TIARA
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Word with make or piece : WORK
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Writer Sholem : ASCH
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Space under the eaves : ATTIC
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Yaks : SHOOTSTHEBREEZE
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Warn : ALERT
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Extra's role : BIT
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Long-lasting : EONIAN
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Illus. : DIAG
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Pose a question : ASK
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Degs. for aspiring Goyas : MFAS
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Africa's second-longest river : CONGO
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Linguistic blooper : SLIPOFTHETONGUE
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Wanner : PALER
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Writer O'Flaherty's birthplace : ARAN
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Ending for musket : EER
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Word in early telegrams : STOP
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"O ___ I e'er took delight in thy praises": Byron : FAMEIF
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Pluto, e.g. : GOD
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Some are man-made : LAKES
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Blabbed : SPILLEDTHEBEANS
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One of Hamill's predecessors : HENIE
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___ go bragh : ERIN
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Rebekah's firstborn : ESAU
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A Pilgrim : ALDEN
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Exploit : DEED
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Senior Dumas : PERE
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Sleekness : GLOSS
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Sigma : ESS
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Luge or pung : SLED
Down
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Rooks' calls : CAWS
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Ho's "hello" : ALOHA
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Word-of-mouth, in law : PAROL
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Tea type : PEKOE
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Rocket launch : BLASTOFF
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One of Gotham's rivers : EAST
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Fjord's Scottish cousin : LOCH
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Commence : START
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Quote : CITE
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Assess : RATE
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Mex. neighbor : ARIZ
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Thirty inches : PACE
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"Come Back, Little ___" : SHEBA
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Mild quake : TREMOR
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Receptacle : BIN
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___ (King) Cole : NAT
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Bandleader Jones : ISHAM
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Oxford fellow : DON
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Creator of 15 Down : INGE
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Flu symptom : AGUE
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Party follower : GOER
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Ophidians : ASPS
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Louver : SLAT
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2.2046 lbs. : KILO
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Gabfest : CONFAB
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Kind of talk : PEP
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Before, in hymnody : ERE
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Last parts : TAILENDS
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A McCoy, to a Hatfield : FOE
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Used a calculator : ADDED
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Narrow valleys : GLENS
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For ___ (permanently) : KEEPS
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Landscapist's gear : EASEL
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Capturing device : SNARE
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A cormorant : SHAG
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___-mell : PELL
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Prefix with China : INDO
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Pinocchio's wrongs : LIES
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Ginkgo or hornbeam : TREE
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Hurries : HIES
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Took to court : SUED

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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