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New York Times, Wednesday, March 30, 1983

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Con game : SCAM
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So-so : OKAY
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Darjeeling's cousin : PEKOE
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"Peaceful" Indian : HOPI
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Calamitous : DIRE
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Like Esau : HAIRY
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Pastry chef's aide : ICER
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Essayist's pseudonym : ELIA
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He portrayed Lou Grant : ASNER
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End of the Little Dipper's handle : NORTHSTAR
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Pelt product : STOLE
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Cummerbunds : SASHES
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___-do-well : NEER
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Kelly of "Pogo" fame : WALT
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Parting words : ADIEUS
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Haggard : DRAWN
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Hot item : OAST
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Golfer Glenna Collett ___ : VARE
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Farnese Palace site : ROME
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Dumbbells : DOLTS
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Latin I infinitive : ESSE
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Malty drinks : ALES
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Novel preceding "Mardi" : OMOO
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Squeak : CREAK
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"___ on My Mind," 1967 song : GENTLE
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Valley that is very viny : NAPA
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Chipper : PERT
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Birthplace of St. Francis : ASSISI
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Setting for Mead research : SAMOA
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Ford and Guidry : SOUTHPAWS
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Un, deux, ___ : TROIS
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St. Patrick's section : APSE
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Type used for emph. : ITAL
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Make reparation : ATONE
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Nicole's nothing : RIEN
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First name in crime fiction : ERLE
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Convy and Parks : BERTS
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Impudence : SASS
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Tints : DYES
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Tibiae : SHINS
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Kind of butter : COCOA
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Copycats : APERS
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Hilarity : MIRTH
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Texas city : ODESSA
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Miniskirt's relative : KILT
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Song for Bumbry : ARIA
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Pine : YEARN
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___ out (eliminated in stages) : PHASED
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Strait adjacent to Long Island City : EASTRIVER
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Reddish resin : KINO
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Soviet city : OREL
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Jane Rochester, née ___ : EYRE
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Cut with an ax : HEWN
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Vittles : EATS
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Shaft of an oar : LOOM
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Falcon extremity : TALON
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Affluence : EASE
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___ Major : URSA
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Emulate Jason : SEEK
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Bore, in slanguage : DRAG
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Gandhi, to Kingsley : ROLE
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Sermon finale : AMEN
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Sandhurst's U.S. counterpart : WESTPOINT
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Colonnade : STOA
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Go-getter : DOER
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Credit-card alternative : CASH
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Certain contracts : LEASES
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Metal plates : PATENS
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Godunov et al. : TSARS
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Descried : SPIED
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Healing: Comb. form : IATRY
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Low tract of land : SWALE
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___ of the Blest (Hesperides) : ISLES
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Use a kris : STAB
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A Johnson : ARTE
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Othello, e.g. : MOOR
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Visual state: Comb. form : OPIA
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Exploits : USES

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