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Bert Rosenfield
Bert Rosenfield

New York Times, Wednesday, April 27, 1983

7-Down : Alleviate

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 240 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert Rosenfield has 60 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,223
Across
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Historic periods : ERAS
5
Flattens a flat : RASES
10
RCA network : NBC
13
Alban Berg opera : LULU
14
Ring around Old Sol : CORONA
15
Neighbor of Fla. : ALA
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Words from "Richard III" : SHINEOUTFAIRSUN
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Most grating : RASPIEST
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Cafe sign : EATS
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Poetic time : EEN
22
Assuage : EASE
25
Cudgel : BASTE
28
Arizona State gridders : SUNDEVILS
33
Keats effusions : ODES
34
Do a floor chore : MOP
35
Tranquil : IRENIC
36
An Ingmar protégée : LIV
37
Freckle : SUNSPOT
39
Highest Philippine mountain : APO
40
Perch precariously : TEETER
42
River to the North Sea : EMS
43
Minx : SNIP
44
Jeweled brooches : SUNBURSTS
46
Blue footwear of songdom : SUEDE
47
Protected at sea : ALEE
48
Ending for object or subject : ION
49
Old Sol is one : STAR
52
Vacation spots : SEASIDES
57
Novel of 1926 : THESUNALSORISES
61
Roth's "___ Gang" : OUR
62
Tarry : REMAIN
63
In ___ (ruffled) : APET
64
Tizzy : ADO
65
Word Hamlet said he didn't know : SEEMS
66
Harp overhead : LYRA
Down
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Bx. trains : ELS
2
Mülheim's river : RUHR
3
Inter ___ : ALIA
4
Periods of decline : SUNSETS
5
Possible orgiast : ROUE
6
Courses for collegians : ARTS
7
Alleviate : SOFTEN
8
Queen before Sophia : ENA
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Capuchin monkey : SAI
10
Launching org. : NASA
11
Strauss's "Wiener ___" : BLUT
12
Fires : CANS
14
Quarter, e.g. : COIN
17
Rigid-bladed weapon : EPEE
18
Run a rope through : REEVE
23
José's farewell : ADIOS
24
Spanish muralist : SERT
25
Breaks away : BOLTS
26
Jean's farewell : ADIEU
27
A natural at Reno : SEVEN
28
Step or grand follower : SON
29
Discombobulate : UPSET
30
Empty : INANE
31
Fatty cell component : LIPID
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Breadth : SCOPE
34
Guillermot's cousin : MURRE
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Ballet's pas ___ : SEUL
38
British V.I.P.'s : PMS
41
Upslope assists : TBARS
43
Timepiece of a sort : SUNDIAL
45
"Opening" statement : SESAME
46
Epinal evening : SOIR
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"The heat ___" : ISON
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Promenade for Pericles : STOA
50
It's often dull : THUD
51
Prefix with space : AERO
53
Rival of Babylonia : ELAM
54
Garage-sale stipulation : ASIS
55
Spot : ESPY
56
Palmist : SEER
58
Hesitations on the dais : URS
59
Society-page adjective : NEE
60
RR depot : STA

Answer summary:
4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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