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DIAMOND CHIPS

New York Times, Sunday, April 10, 1983

10-Down : Flexible

Author:
Peter G. Snow
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 550 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,206
Across
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Secure : SAFE
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Postpone : DEFER
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Dowel : PEG
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Swallows greedily : GULPS
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Fortas and Vigoda : ABES
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M. Zola : EMILE
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Household god : LAR
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Gluck products : OPERAS
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Make a start : GETTOFIRSTBASE
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One of the weasels : ERMINE
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Powell and Steber : ELEANORS
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Change type : RESET
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Tulsan, e.g. : SOONER
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Wed.'s predecessor : TUES
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Type of belt : SEAT
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A London suburb : ACTON
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___ up (gives info to) : WISES
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Opposite of dynamic : STATIC
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Area of potential trouble : HOTSPOT
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Titles of courtesy: Abbr. : ESQS
44
Two-reel movie : SHORT
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West Indian Indians : CARIBS
48
General Eaker : IRA
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Viral infection : FLU
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Gas: Comb. form : AERI
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Singer Simone : NINA
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Merkel and O'Connor : UNAS
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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Have a bull session : BATAROUND
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Stains : TINCTS
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Jimmy and Gloria : STEWARTS
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Anglo-Saxon slaves : ESNES
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Titter or snicker : TEHEE
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Dyer's "Your Erroneous ___" : ZONES
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Insults : SLAPS
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Fatten : FLESH
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Antigone's uncle : CREON
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Ear of grain : SPIKE
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Constraining : COERCIVE
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River horses, for short : HIPPOS
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Type of accident : HITANDRUN
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Aural : OTIC
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Escapees from Pandora : ILLS
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Role for Oland or Toler : CHAN
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___ Reekie (Edinburgh) : AULD
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Overly : TOO
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___ culpa : MEA
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Tool for smoothing plaster : TROWEL
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Hair plait : TRESS
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Cartoonist Lazarus : MELL
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Souls or minds : PSYCHES
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Trigonometry term : SECANT
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Less desirable : WORSE
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Chopped : HEWED
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Units of acceleration : GALS
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Flock talk : BAAS
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Collect in condensed form : ADSORB
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Aptly named 19th-century novelist : READE
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Trust : RELIANCE
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Smallest quantities : MINIMA
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At the tip : APICAL
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Galena, e.g. : ORE
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Prohibited : TABOO
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Steep, rugged rock : CRAG
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Relieve : SPELL
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Virginia Clemm's bridegroom : POE
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Sexist social gatherings : STAGS
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"___ Came Running": J. Jones : SOME
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Judicious : SAGE
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Explorer Tasman : ABEL
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Entertain : FETE
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Shaker Heights sights : ESTATES
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"Roxana" author : DEFOE
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Eastern bigwigs : EMIRS
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Sapins : FIRS
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Trio in Lilliput : ELS
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Flag-lowering ceremony : RETREAT
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Flexible : PLASTIC
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Slacken : EASE
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Actress Nissen : GRETA
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___ for (defends) : GOESTOBAT
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Eradicates : UPROOTS
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Slot-machine items : LEMONS
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School exec. : PRIN
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Sensible : SANE
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Sun. talk : SER
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Blame : ONUS
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Habitual path : BEAT
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Narrow channel : STRIA
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Rap : CHIN
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Warp crossers : WEFTS
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Key : ISLET
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Pressure of a sort : SQUEEZEPLAY
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Classes : SORTS
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Film-festival site : CANNES
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Substitute in an emergency : PINCHHITTER
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Speak pompously : ORATE
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Demi follower : TASSE
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Buffalo hockey pro : SABRE
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Excites : HEATS
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Disencumbers : RIDS
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An arm of a worldwide org. : UNESCO
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Pounces upon : SWOOPS
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Turned a lamp back on : RELIT
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Major Japanese seaport : OSAKA
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Release : UNPEN
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Passage for Pompey : ITER
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___ Hegirae : ANNO
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Book parts : SPINES
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Soils : FOULS
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Imparts : LENDS
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J. Fred Muggs : CHIMP
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Gets one's dander up : RILES
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Famed Fabian : SHAW
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Vinegar container : CRUET
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Stringed instruments : VIOLS
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René's school : ECOLE
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Nut : SCREWBALL
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Mends : DARNS
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Sprinkle : HOSE
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Type of underwear : THERMAL
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Heir : LEGATEE
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Natural endowments : TALENTS
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Inlays of tiles or stones : MOSAICS
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Superior : CHOICE
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Moslem magistrate : CADI
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Stray bit : WAIF
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Wilt; flag : DROOP
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Puzzle : BEFOG
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Choir group : ALTOS
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Japanese woman diver : AMA
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Uses snuff : DIPS
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Minx : SNIP
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Large kangaroo : EURO
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Midianite king : REBA
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Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus : NERO
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Cherrystone, e.g. : CLAM
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Advantage : EDGE
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Long.'s partner : LAT

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