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New York Times, Monday, April 4, 1983

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,200
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Couple : PAIR
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Vipers : ASPS
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English novelist: 1814-84 : READE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Bard of yore : SCOP
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Welles of films : ORSON
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"Watch your ___!" : STEP
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Jot : IOTA
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Gives medicine to : DOSES
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Heavy rains : TORRENTS
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Retired New Orleans trolley : DESIRE
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Exude : EMIT
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Glass panels : PANES
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As ugly ___ : ASSIN
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Latvian : LETT
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Recipe abbr. : TBS
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Open the throttle wide : ACCELERATE
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Armor : MAIL
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Teammate of Ducky : STAN
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Prefix with gram or style : EPI
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Stake : ANTE
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Wrongful act : TORT
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Worn by worries : DISTRACTED
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Call, as at a hotel : PAGE
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Diadem : CROWN
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Blow that lays one low : ONER
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Reredos : SCREEN
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Liquefy : DISSOLVE
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"___, of golden daffodils": Wordsworth : AHOST
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Festivity : GALA
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Egg-shaped : OOID
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Oarsman : ROWER
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Guinness from London : ALEC
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Endangered Hawaiian bird : NENE
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Like the Okies' homeland : DUSTY
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Become lively, with "up" : PERK
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Trumpeter ___ : SWAN
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Midge or mosquito : PEST
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Choir voice : ALTO
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Elbe feeder : ISER
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Depict : REPRESENT
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Absurd : ASININE
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Martha or Randolph : SCOTT
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Kitties that don't purr : POTS
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Kind of spring : SPA
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Paca or jerboa : RODENT
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Uneven : EROSE
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Some college personnel : ASSISTANTS
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Agent : DOER
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First word of Mass. motto : ENSE
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Ludwig or Jannings : EMIL
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Appointment : DATE
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___ bourgeois : PETIT
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Farmers' alarmers : SCARECROWS
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Slight error : LAPSE
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Chews : BITES
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Snow conveyance : SLED
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In re : ASTO
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Rule : REIGN
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Certain cookies : MACAROONS
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Daybreak : DAWN
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Plunder : RANSACK
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Leon or Ed : AMES
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Output of H.D. : POETRY
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Fix one's watch, in a way : RESET
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Edmonton hockey player : OILER
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Carnelian : SARD
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___ En-lai : CHOU
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Hill's partner : DALE
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Film pioneer : LOEW
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Author Delmar : VINA
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First garden : EDEN
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Hiatus : GAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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