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OPENERS

New York Times, Sunday, March 13, 1983

Author:
Edward Marchese
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Edward J. Marchese has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,178
Across
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Surface-to-air missiles : SAMS
5
___ behind the ears : NOTDRY
11
India’s ___ Plateau : DECCAN
17
Respiratory ailment : APNEA
18
O’Neill was one : SEAFARER
20
Take a breath : INHALE
21
“ . . . GETTING ON IN YEARS . . . ” : GOODBYEMRCHIPS
23
Wading birds : STILTS
24
Weapon-makers : ARMORERS
25
Ending for disrupt : IVE
26
Homeland of Ajax : HELLAS
27
Vestiges : TRACES
28
Bored ___ : TOTEARS
32
Type of coffee : RIO
33
Roach or Chase : HAL
34
“THE DOOR OF HENRY’S LUNCHROOM OPENED . . . " : THEKILLERS
37
Consumers’ agcy. : FDA
40
Chekhov heroine : ANYA
42
___ Tower, Chicago : SEARS
43
Do finger painting : DAUB
45
Iceberg part : TIP
46
Metric units : LITERS
48
Demolish, in Devon : RASE
51
Accident : MISHAP
53
Kind of voice : ACTIVE
56
“I WON’T GO TO BED . . . ” : PETERPAN
59
Short melody : THEMA
60
Cry of contempt : PAH
61
A former capital of Burma : AVA
63
Pebbly-surfaced fabric : ARMURE
64
Founder of New Harmony community : OWEN
65
Primped : PREENED
67
Malign : SMEAR
68
Musical suite : PARTITA
71
Kin of ophidiids : EELS
72
Cossack chief : ATAMAN
74
French novelist: 19th century : SUE
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Journey stage : LEG
76
Rib : TEASE
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“CALL ME ISHMAEL” : MOBYDICK
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Sensitive: Fr. : TENDRE
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Gusset : INSERT
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Booted one : PUSS
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___ clear blue sky : OUTOFA
88
Asian festival : TET
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Biblical builder : NOAH
91
Helpers : AIDES
92
Show surprise : GASP
96
Time div. : EDT
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“GRANTED: I AM AN INMATE . . . ” : THETINDRUM
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School org. : PTA
102
Sun ___-sen : YAT
105
Dinesen offerings : STORIES
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Group of soldiers : COHORT
109
“ . . . of cloud”: Browning : ASCOWL
112
For shame! : FIE
113
He pops the question : PROPOSER
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St. Vitus’ dance : CHOREA
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“IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT” : CATCHTWENTYTWO
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Firmly settled : ROOTED
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Change into steel : ACIERATE
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Glasgow or Drew : ELLEN
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Like Chippendale : ORNATE
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Wane : LESSEN
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Transfer : DEED
Down
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Highlander’s purse : SPORRAN
2
Deviation of a sort : ANOMALY
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Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
4
Sword for Raglan : SABRE
5
V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
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Room for a pres. or prin. : OFC
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Bounty stopover: 1788 : TAHITI
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Twaddle : DRIVEL
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Annul : REPEAL
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Mos. upon mos. : YRS
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Limoges piece : DISH
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Diarize : ENTER
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Spicy fare : CHILI
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“BUCK DID NOT READ THE NEWSPAPERS . . . ” : CALLOFTHEWILD
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Promontory : NESS
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Christie : AGATHA
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Relig. discourse : SER
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Rheine’s river : EMS
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Referendum choice : YES
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Laconic : TERSE
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Approves : OKS
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Sunfish : REDEAR
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Mrs., in Córdoba : SRA
34
Start of a hole : TEE
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Part of a lamp : HARP
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“Zero-___ Society”: Thurow : SUM
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Double radius : DIAMETER
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Perquisite : APPANAGE
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___ Pasha : ALI
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Pitcher Carlton : STEVE
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Tad : BIT
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Lendl of tennis : IVAN
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Peruses anew : REREADS
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Italian fashion designer : ARMANI
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Goad : SPUR
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Massé, e.g. : SHOT
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Strong urge : APPETITE
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Lurched : CAREENED
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“ . . . I WAS BROUGHT UP IN PICTURES” : THELASTTYCOON
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Grimes and Wynette : TAMMYS
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Knots in cotton fiber : NEPS
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“Giselle” composer : ADAM
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To exist, to Ennius : ESSE
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Pachyderm’s pal, in pictures : SABU
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Erskine and Mercer : AUTOS
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Marine hazard : REEF
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Hell : TOPHET
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Fulmar’s kin : ERN
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Coconut fibers : COIRS
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African antelope : KUDU
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Xanthippe sort : NAG
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A touch of rum : TOT
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Pro ___ : TEM
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Words of delight : AHS
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Cooler : ADE
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Bartholomew or Simon : APOSTLE
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Disseminated : STREWED
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Benefactor : PATRON
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“ . . . ___ the odds”: Housman : TOFACE
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Eye ailment : IRITIS
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Sister’s son’s sisters : NIECES
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Main artery : AORTA
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Aviary sound : TWEET
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Swindle : CON
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Chose : OPTED
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Games authority : HOYLE
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Topmost: Comb. form : ACRO
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Turkestan salt lake : SHOR
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Bale : LADE
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Troy meas. unit : PWT
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Dakota Indian : REE
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Steinbeck character : CAL
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Otto I’s dom. : HRE
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Shoe shade : TAN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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