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New York Times, Thursday, March 3, 1983

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,168
Across
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Get-up-and-go : ZIP
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Apian gathering : SWARM
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Org. once headed by H. Hopkins : WPA
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Dutch city or specialty : EDAM
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Where a shrew was tamed : PADUA
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Nickname for a Russell : ROZ
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___ breve : ALLA
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"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
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Cafe card : MENU
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"Exodus" author : LEONURIS
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Small tree of the elm family : PLANER
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Units of weight in Cyprus : OKES
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Horse or color : ROAN
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Grew impatient : CHAFED
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Solon : LAWMAKER
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Anglers' flies : HERLS
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Zeus, to Cato : JOVE
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Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
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Allies' goal in 1945 : ELBE
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Sebastian Coe, e.g. : MILER
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Clumsy ones : OAFS
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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King of clubs : ALAN
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Spring springer : TULIP
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Warning signs : PORTENTS
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Pre-Jets team : TITANS
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Returnees from Reno : EXES
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Absorbed : RAPT
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Ancient capital of Laconia : SPARTA
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Break up : DISSOLVE
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Lixivia : LYES
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"___ Bulba" : TARAS
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"American Gothic" painter : WOOD
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An element, in Ecuador : ORO
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Cheer : ELATE
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Short letter : NOTE
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Won ___ soup : TON
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Purple : REGAL
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Novelist Kesey : KEN
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Passion : ZEAL
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Kind of rumor : IDLE
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___ Alto : PALO
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Exercised clemency : SPARED
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"___ hell": Sherman : WARIS
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Tots : ADDS
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Old medicinal plant : RUE
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Fischer's strength? : MANPOWER
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Songbird : WREN
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Player at dealer's right : PONE
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Côte d'___ : AZUR
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Postal worker? : MANOFLETTERS
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Jogger or cabbie? : MANABOUTTOWN
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Things with strings : UKES
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O.T. book : LAM
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Black croaker : RAVEN
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Mean : CHEAP
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Telephone response : HELLO
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April's ___ Day : ARBOR
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Falana and Montez : LOLAS
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Animate "teddy bear" : KOALA
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Mischievous : ELFIN
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Grates : RASPS
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Douses a flame, in a way : JILTS
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Shark that may do in a gamboler : MANEATER
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Gratuities : TIPS
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Ell on a bldg. : EXT
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Corn Belt sight : TASSEL
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Cowboy's rope : RIATA
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Proper place : SLOT
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Prefix with technics : PYRO
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Time out of mind : AEON
49
Large coach : DRAG
50
Search : LOOK
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Politician's quest : VOTE
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Utopian spot : EDEN
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Malty drink : ALE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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