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New York Times, Friday, March 4, 1983

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J W Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,169
Across
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Flat hill : MESA
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Kind of dancing : GOGO
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Bin : CRIB
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Cake finisher : ICER
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Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
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River to the Humber : OUSE
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Ellery's golf sticks? : THECLUBSOFQUEEN
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An amount of bricks : TON
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Cay : ISLET
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Disturbed : UPSET
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Widgeon : SMEE
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River duck : TEAL
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Wagner and Powers on some TV sets? : THEHARTSOFSEVEN
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Loser in a fable : HARE
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Neighbor of Belg.. : NETH
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Amazon dolphin : INIA
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Surmise : GUESS
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Checkup : EXAM
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Mythical bird : ROC
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Yearn : PINE
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___-majesté : LESE
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Playing areas for Padres et al.? : DIAMONDSOFNINES
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Other : ELSE
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Logger's steel wedge : FROE
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Errant : STRAY
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Allude (to) : REFER
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Also : TOO
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Alan's garden tools? : THESPADESOFKING
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What Macbeth was not to his king : LEAL
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Scicolone, on screen : LOREN
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Relative of a strada : ITER
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One and ___ : ONLY
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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What an R.N. administers : DOSE
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Glove for Rick Cerone : MITT
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Observed : SEEN
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Curve : ARC
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Wine cup : GOBLET
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Caverns : GROTTOES
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Lout : OAF
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Join : COUPLE
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De Sèvres and de Rennes : RUES
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Words of comprehension : ISEE
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Stooped : BENT
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Pensive person : MUSER
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"L" in radio transmission : LIMA
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Annul : QUASH
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Place seating more than 55,000 : SHEA
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Kin of hellbenders : EFTS
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In show position : THIRD
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An Asian capital : HANOI
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Heath : ERICA
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Homophone for sneeze : SNEES
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Reynard's mate : VIXEN
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Dele : ERASE
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Contents of an onomasticon : NAMES
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Snares : GINS
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Victim of social injustice : UNDERDOG
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Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
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Hydra, for one : POLYP
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Like a cheapskate's tip : MEASLY
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Counterbalance : OFFSET
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Refrigerant gas : FREON
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Island near N.Z. : NORF
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Town on the Vire : STLO
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Now's partner : THEN
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"Camino ___" : REAL
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Broz : TITO
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Wallet items : ONES
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Big, mean character : OGRE
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A predecessor of Holmes : ALI
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The Cisco ___ : KID

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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