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New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 1983

Author:
George P. Sphicas
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.62, Missing: { F J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,226

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Across
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Persona ___ : GRATA
6
Suffix with system : ATIC
10
What a priest says : MASS
14
Called : NAMED
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Safari blind : BOMA
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Claudia ___ Taylor Johnson : ALTA
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"West Side Story" girl : ANITA
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Famed basketball coach : RUPP
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Creator of "the sack" : DIOR
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Marriage counselor, at times : RECONCILER
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Flag designer: 1818 : REID
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"St. Jerome" painter : LEONARDODAVINCI
25
Kin of yellow fever : AGUE
26
Macrogametes : OVA
27
Stat. for George Foster : RBI
30
Rarae ___ : AVES
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___ knot (marry) : TIETHE
34
"Dante et Virgile" painter : EUGENEDELACROIX
37
Wildcats : LYNXES
38
This gives ade : LIME
39
Antique car : REO
40
Colombian people : ICA
41
Store event : SALE
42
"Descent from the Cross" painter : PETERPAULRUBENS
50
Greek resistance org. : ELAS
51
Adjective for masterworks : ARTISTICAL
52
Umbrella supports : RIBS
53
Complain : CARP
54
Arctic abode : IGLOO
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Sec. of Transportation : DOLE
56
Island off Brazil : APEU
57
Ali, thrice : CHAMP
58
Pueblos' erstwhile foes : UTES
59
Rev. Moon's group, e.g. : SECT
60
Phrygian Adonis : ATTIS
Down
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Tree knot : GNARL
2
Indian princess : RANEE
3
Gina's friend : AMICO
4
Wyoming range : TETON
5
City or province in Turkey : ADANA
6
Like pocket dictionaries : ABRIDGED
7
"Le Promenoir" painter : TOULOUSELAUTREC
8
Hinder : IMPEDE
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"Lost Horizon" director : CAPRA
10
Ohio stream : MADRIVER
11
Opposite of 20 Across : ALIENATOR
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Man of iron : STOIC
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Natives of Cagliari : SARDI
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Desires : CRAVES
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Echo lost all but this : VOICE
27
Electrical unit : REL
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Purchase : BUY
29
Far from fireproof : IGNITABLE
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Close, poetically : ANEAR
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Circus performers : TAMERS
32
Hurry : HIE
33
Outside: Prefix : EXO
35
Overages : EXCESSES
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Country visited by Gulliver : LILLIPUT
41
Mexican shawl : SARAPE
42
Hidden : PERDU
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He wrote "The Rock": 1934 : ELIOT
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S.A. rodents : PACAS
45
City on the Mohawk : UTICA
46
Rope loop : BIGHT
47
Brilliance : ECLAT
48
Biblical mother-in-law : NAOMI
49
Spills : SLOPS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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