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New York Times, Thursday, April 21, 1983

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,217
Across
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Like a tortoise : SLOW
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Spa feature : BATH
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Choose, as a policy : ADOPT
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Globin or stat predecessor : HEMO
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Site of Gannon U. : ERIE
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Contradict : BELIE
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Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
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Yellowish green : NILE
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Cottonmouth, e.g. : SNAKE
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Singer Barbara of Houston : MANDRELL
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Hamilton note : TENNER
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As ___ (up to now) : YET
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Ancient tribe of Britons : ICENI
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Roe : SPAWN
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Depressed : HEARTSORE
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Kind of Judea: 37 B.C. : HEROD
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Vesuvio's close relative : ETNA
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Speaker of the diamond : TRIS
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___ gin fizz : RAMOS
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Grad. degree : PHD
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Marley in "A Christmas Carol" : GHOST
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Organism modified by environment : ECAD
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Abbr. in Keflavik : ICEL
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Adorée of early films : RENEE
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Extreme : DESPERATE
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Love, in Venezia : AMORE
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A sister of Thalia : ERATO
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Red Baron, e.g. : ACE
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Small carriage for hire : FIACRE
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Morse or Bell : INVENTOR
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Violinist Morini : ERIKA
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Aweather's opposite : ALEE
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Ship on which Hercules sailed : ARGO
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Filled with cargo : LADEN
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Expensive : DEAR
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Goldfish : CARP
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Bergen creation : SNERD
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"Let us . . . encourage the ___": J.F.K. : ARTS
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Flèche weapon : EPEE
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Filler of a sort : SHIM
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Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
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Augury : OMEN
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Walter Lantz character : WOODYWOODPECKER
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Pulitzer poet: 1944 : BENET
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Russ Westover character : TILLIETHETOILER
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Half of a TV program's title : HEE
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Preoccupied : ABSENT
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Hank Ketchum character : DENNISTHEMENACE
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Buck's memorable peasant : OLAN
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Zebulon of exploring fame : PIKE
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Palmer, frequently : TEER
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Pulls apart : RENDS
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Japanese monastery : TERA
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Chandler's product : CANDLE
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Make confetti : SHRED
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What "shalom" means : PEACE
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Tony of the Red Sox : ARMAS
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Swing aficionado of the 1940's : HEPCAT
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U. of Maine town : ORONO
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Word following late : RISER
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A Lauder : ESTEE
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Preprandial prayer : GRACE
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"Dies ___," Latin hymn : IRAE
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Mission : ERRAND
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States as a fact : AVERS
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Arabic copper coin : FELS
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Where Kurdish is spoken : IRAN
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Hospital worker : AIDE
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Unadulterated : NEAT
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Springe : TRAP
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Frightful fellow : OGRE
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Halter : ROPE
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Nabokov heroine : ADA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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