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New York Times, Thursday, March 31, 1983

Author:
Fennessy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,196
Across
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Large-mouthed one : BASS
5
Food for a bambino : PAPPA
10
Dwindles : EBBS
14
VIII : OCTO
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Early epic : ILIAD
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Musical twosome : LALA
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Overindulgence : CRAPULENCE
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Churlish child : BRAT
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Small tun : KEG
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Bag man : SANTA
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Hard stuff : BOOZE
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Speed : RATE
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Chug-a-lugged : DOWNED
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Thick soup : POTAGE
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Pulsate : THROB
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Declaim : ORATE
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It makes one goggle : EYEOPENER
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Addition after "after" : MATH
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Belt : STRAP
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Cyrano's cynosure : NOSE
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Squiffed : PLASTERED
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Elicit : EDUCE
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Proverbially high ones : KITES
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Dionysus devotee : MAENAD
43
Tosspots : TOPERS
46
Münster mister : HERR
47
Disney's Monstro, e.g. : WHALE
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Prosit's relative : SKOAL
50
Jerry's mate : TOM
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Nobleman : EARL
54
Cocktail : BLOODYMARY
56
Gael's tongue : ERSE
57
About 4% of a fifth : OUNCE
58
Encourage : ABET
59
Wapiti's kin : DEER
60
O.K.'s : YEAHS
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Verdant : LUSH
Down
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Spring beer : BOCK
2
160 square rods : ACRE
3
Kind of party or line : STAG
4
Bribe : SOP
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Pontius ___ : PILATE
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Coeur d'___ : ALENE
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Pub order : PINT
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S.A. rodent : PACA
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Soft drink : ADE
10
Barfly : ELBOWBENDER
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Cut of beef : BARON
12
Pioneer : BLAZE
13
Full : SATED
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Fowler's concern : USAGE
22
Betty of comics : BOOP
23
Basement bar in Bonn : RATHSKELLER
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Jigger unit : DROP
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Vainglory : POMP
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Kind of exam : ORAL
27
Soho so long : TATA
28
They're under a bonnet or boot : TYRES
29
Pilsener topper : HEAD
31
L'___ suprême (God) : ETRE
32
Part of speech : NOUN
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Grapevine disease : ESCA
34
Oboe element : REED
36
Sound stages : SETS
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___-bouchon (corkscrew) : TIRE
40
Betimes : EARLY
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Union general's kin : MEADES
43
Nast's target : TWEED
44
Kennedy's Chicago cousin : OHARE
45
Latin-test word : PARSE
46
Moonshine : HOOCH
48
Twist or veer : SLUE
49
Hawaiian storm : KONA
50
Verboten : TABU
51
Cinnabar and galena : ORES
52
Literary genre : MYTH
54
Jane's son in Tarzan books : BOY
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" . . . qui ___ y pense" : MAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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