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New York Times, Monday, March 7, 1983

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,172
Across
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Expression of woe : ALAS
5
Cheer : ROOT
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Capital of Norway : OSLO
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Derby entry : COLT
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Coronet : TIARA
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At the peak : ATOP
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In ___ (as a whole) : TOTO
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Turkish officers : AGHAS
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Legume family member : SOYA
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Georgia tourist site : STONEMOUNTAIN
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Always : EVER
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Tailor's gore : INSET
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Response : ANSWER
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What a robber may cop : PLEA
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Farrow : MIA
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High tribunals : ROTAS
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At the ___ (prior to the end) : LASTGASP
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Gardenia, for one : ODOR
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Smallest : LEAST
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Being, to Aquinas : ESSE
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Financial : MONETARY
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Love affair : AMOUR
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Enzyme : ASE
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Magnani : ANNA
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He gave the world a Mickey : DISNEY
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Waned : EBBED
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Sawyer's Polly : AUNT
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Mick Jagger's group : ROLLINGSTONES
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Soon : ANON
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Praying figure : ORANT
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Back of the neck : NAPE
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Verb on a button in the 50's : LIKE
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Evaluates : RATES
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Level : EVEN
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Luge or pung : SLED
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Ruby and Sandra : DEES
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Go to ___ (deteriorate) : SEED
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Bible book : ACTS
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Stolen goods : LOOT
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Voice or instrument : ALTO
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Pottery : STONEWARE
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Harshness : RIGOR
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Hawaiian isle : OAHU
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Most savory : TASTIEST
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Caravan stopover : OASIS
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Wall builder : STONEMASON
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One of H. Fonda's last co-stars : LOY
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W.W. II agency : OPA
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More docile : TAMER
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Dec. 24 and 31 : EVES
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Biology subj. : ANAT
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Interwoven series : TISSUE
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See 35 Across : AROMA
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Knotty : NODOSE
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Busted : STONEBROKE
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Desert basin : PLAYA
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Frye's forte : APERY
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Minerals for jewelers : GEMSTONES
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Innkeeper : LANDLORD
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Osprey's cousin : ERN
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Chinese unit of weight : TAEL
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"___ Misbehavin'" : AINT
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Does light housework : DUSTS
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Like some meat cuts : BONED
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Moorehead or de Mille : AGNES
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"Dies ___," ancient hymn : IRAE
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Hoopster Archibald : NATE
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Church part : NAVE
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Sword of a sort : EPEE
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Transmit : SEND
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Jolson and Hirt : ALS
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Nothing : NIL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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