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New York Times, Thursday, April 7, 1983

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,203

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Across
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30th V.P. : DAWES
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32d V.P. : GARNER
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Russian empress : TSARINA
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Ethiopian province : ERITREA
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Back of the skull : OCCIPUT
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"If I Were a ___" : RICHMAN
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Barnyard sound : MOO
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Poetic palindrome : ERE
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Bridge builder's deg. : MSE
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U.N. workers' agency : ILO
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Capital of Western Samoa : APIA
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Other-worldly : EERIE
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Arthurian lady : ENID
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Tropical aquarium fish : TETRA
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She wrote "Delta of Venus" : NIN
30
Play part : SCENE
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Central Caucasian : OSSETE
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Paints the town claret : CAROUSES
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35th V.P. : BARKLEY
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Sweet wine : MUSCATEL
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Taste : SAMPLE
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A. Huxley's "___ and Artists" : ONART
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Migratory formation on high : VEE
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Bunch of flowers : SPRAY
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Norman town : STLO
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Father of David : JESSE
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Greek goddess of youth : HEBE
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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Sprint : RUN
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Jeff Davis's org. : CSA
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Tennessee footballer : VOL
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Ham's "forte" : EMOTING
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Large, shelved wardrobe : ARMOIRE
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Settle disputes : MEDIATE
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Least precise : LOOSEST
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11th V.P. : DALLAS
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39th V.P. : AGNEW
Down
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Indian robbers : DACOITS
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One of Eichmann's captors : ARI
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Tend to the windshield : WIPE
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Accustom : ENURE
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Glossy fabric : SATEEN
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In the earliest stages : GERMINAL
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Originate : ARISE
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Eastern staple : RICE
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Ultimate degree : NTH
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Fancy furs : ERMINES
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Adjust anew : REALINE
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"Saucy" fruit : TOMATO
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Monkey-trial defendant : SCOPES
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Positive electrolytic terminals : ANODES
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Exist : ARE
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Abrasive comedian : RICKLES
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French shield : ECU
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Facing Valenzuela : ATBAT
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Some beans : SOYAS
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Corrode or erode : EAT
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In medias ___ : RES
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Exacts expiation : REVENGES
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Mussulman : MOSLEM
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Feral : UNTAMED
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Substance for washing textiles : SALSODA
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Speedometer meas. : MPH
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Cannes Festival event : PREVIEW
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Trials for Hercules : LABORS
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Grommet : EYELET
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Ladder for Luis : ESCALA
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Post-coup ruling group : JUNTA
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Succoth fruit : ESROG
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Iranian monetary unit : RIAL
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Theban deity : AMON
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Sesame : TIL
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Full of: Suffix : OSE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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