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Elio Desiderio
Elio Desiderio

New York Times, Tuesday, April 19, 1983

53-Across : Satan

Author:
Elio Desiderio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Elio Desiderio has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,215
Across
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Flat hats : TAMS
5
Dizzy's sibling : DAFFY
10
Heredity factor : GENE
14
He was, to Cato : ERAT
15
Michener's de Becque : EMILE
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Date to beware : IDES
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Track bettor's consideration : SIRE
18
Shinbone : TIBIA
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Split : RIVE
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Noxious; poisonous : TAINTED
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One's earthly goods : ESTATE
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Protection : EGIS
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Gilmore of the N.B.A. : ARTIS
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Took umbrage : RESENTED
29
Fogies : DODOS
33
Advice to a physician, with "thyself" : HEAL
34
What NOW wants now : ERA
35
Relish-tray item : CELERY
36
Assam silkworm : ERI
37
Movements of aspen leaves, e.g. : TREMORS
39
Heflin or Johnson : VAN
40
Colors slightly : TINGES
42
High dudgeon : IRE
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Farm storage building : SILO
44
Wyoming range : TETON
45
Trod on : TRAMPLED
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"Make a joyful ___ ... " : NOISE
50
British sailors : TARS
51
___-well : NEERDO
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Satan : LUCIFER
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Singer Vikki : CARR
57
Clear sky : ETHER
59
Singer Tennille : TONI
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Word form with bus or potent : OMNI
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Make up for : ATONE
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Long time : EONS
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Concern of the Dept. of the Int. : GEOL
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Windblown soil : LOESS
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It's W of Minn. : SDAK
Down
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Assayer's activity : TEST
2
Song for Amara : ARIA
3
Eva ___ from Newark : MARIESAINT
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Mets' first manager : STENGEL
5
Those who loathe : DETESTERS
6
Surrounded by : AMID
7
Little lie : FIB
8
Eagle or wren : FLIER
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Leavening agent : YEAST
10
Fire opal : GIRASOL
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Redact : EDIT
12
Snow field : NEVE
13
Suffix with Siam : ESE
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Lizzie's antecedent : TIN
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Flood and spring : TIDES
25
Naked cultist : ADAMITE
26
Butler in a best seller : RHETT
27
Scary : EERIE
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Before, to bards : ERE
30
Kind of chocolate cake : DEVILSFOOD
31
Cape for John Paul II : ORALE
32
Church council : SYNOD
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"All ___ Great and Small" : CREATURES
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Domingo, e.g. : TENOR
38
Hockey's Bobby : ORR
41
Albany's evil wife : GONERIL
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Elves : SPRITES
46
Singer-composer Davis : MAC
48
"My ___," 1930 song : IDEAL
49
___ voce : SOTTO
51
Appoint : NAME
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___ Rubik (cube inventor) : ERNO
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Contact ___ : LENS
54
Sicilian resort : ENNA
55
Dare : RISK
56
Gear tooth : COG
58
Tool in a Markham poem : HOE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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