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New York Times, Thursday, March 24, 1983

4-Down : Quakes

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,189
Across
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___ Ice Shelf : ROSS
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Start of Clement Moore's poem : TWAS
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Haywire : AMISS
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Colorful fish : OPAH
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Kiri predecessor : HARA
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Spiral-shelled gastropod : CONCH
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Art that involves stuffing : TAXIDERMY
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Director's instruction : ENTER
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Wit's asset : CLEVERNESS
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A follower : ONE
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Wahoos : ELMS
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Didn't spare the rod : TANNED
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Jets : SPURTS
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Muscle disorder : ATAXIA
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Medieval guild : HANSA
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Adjective for XI : ELEVENTH
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Bird that seems to have merit : ERN
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"Mighty Lak ___" : AROSE
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Janis ___, pop singer : IAN
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Pact : COVENANT
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Hot spot : STOVE
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Volcanic rock : TAXITE
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Pie-eyed : STONED
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Relative of a virginal : SPINET
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Type of mania : PYRO
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Sound once heard on B'way : ARF
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Act of breathing : ASPIRATION
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Dens : LAIRS
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Chartered-flight vehicle : TAXIPLANE
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Like a Brown girl : SWEET
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"Liebestod" is one : ARIA
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This, to Juanita : ESTA
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Over : ENDED
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"I've ___ to London ... " : BEEN
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Christian once lionized by stylists : DIOR
Down
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Campus org. : ROTC
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Hyalite, e.g. : OPAL
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Famed French marshal: 1696-1750 : SAXE
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Quakes : SHIVERS
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Calories : THERMS
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Emulates Cassandra : WARNS
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Poilu's weapon : ARME
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"Simon ___" : SAYS
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Poker player's "bullet" : ACE
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Sun. follower : MON
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Gregorian-chant opener : INTONATION
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Ruckus : SCENE
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Rip to pieces : SHRED
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Mekong ___ : DELTA
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Part of a barrel : STAVE
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Remove a rowan : AXE
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She wrote "This Hunger" : NIN
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Haggard book : SHE
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Where Jacques walks barefoot : PARC
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Left in the dark : UNNOTIFIED
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Like an eremite : ALONE
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Word with case or tube : TEST
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Own : HAVE
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Bryant or O'Day : ANITA
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Whom the riled raise : NED
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Forefront : VAN
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Devon river : EXE
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Subway standee's aid : STRAP
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Played a flute : TOOTLED
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Native of Aleppo : SYRIAN
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Mud volcano : SALSE
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Norway lobster : PRAWN
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Sprite : PIXIE
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Pierce : STAB
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Denude potatoes : PARE
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Rumanian city : IASI
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Hep or hip : ONTO
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Kind of miss : NEAR
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Female ruff : REE
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Clergyman's deg. : STD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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