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New York Times, Friday, April 8, 1983

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,204
Across
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Pare : SKIVE
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Wellaway : ALAS
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Virile : MALE
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Single-celled organism : MONAD
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U.S. flight agency : NASA
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On ___ with : APAR
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Dunne or Rich : IRENE
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Verdon : GWEN
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Puccini heroine : MIMI
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"Separate Tables" playwright : TERENCERATTIGAN
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Pillboxes, e.g. : HATS
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Mexican bravo : OLE
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Copy : APE
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Traffic in holy things : SIMONY
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Patio dish : KEBOB
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Design : CREATE
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Bee follower : CEE
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Plummer role : IAGO
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Famed English illustrator: 1872–98 : AUBREYBEARDSLEY
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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"___ no onions nor garlic ... ": Shak. : EAT
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Lacked : NEEDED
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Looks after : TENDS
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Kind of Bible : GIDEON
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A.M.A. members : GPS
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Mass. capital : BOS
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___ of the dog : HAIR
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Wilson foe : HENRYCABOTLODGE
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Zone : AREA
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Fourth person : ABEL
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Mil. truants : AWOLS
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Kashubian, for one : SLAV
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Mandolin's ancestor : LUTE
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Contradict : REBUT
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Soccer's Edson Arantes do Nascimento : PELE
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Part of D.A. : ATTY
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Put soldiers in proper position : DRESS
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N.Y.'s "Happy Warrior" : SMITH
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Kilroy was here : KOREA
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Sluggish : INERT
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An Oscar winner in 1977 : VANESSAREDGRAVE
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State of bliss : EDEN
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Deputy in "Measure for Measure" : ANGELO
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Famed baritone: 1896–1960 : LAWRENCETIBBETT
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On the Coral : ASEA
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Polar personage : SANTA
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Mrs. Doud's famous daughter : MAMIEEISENHOWER
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Buy ___ in a poke : APIG
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Buddhist monk : LAMA
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Hibernia : ERIN
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"___ to the waters": Isaiah : COMEYE
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Tollgate rte. : TPK
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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Truly : YEA
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Blunt : BALD
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Kind of arch : OGEE
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He played Hopalong : BOYD
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Mold : CAST
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Straightedge : RULE
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Black : EBON
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One of the Setons : ERNEST
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Catch : BAG
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___ volente : DEO
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Peeper : SPY
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Dunne's Mr. ___ : DOOLEY
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Valuable shell : SCALA
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Anagram for abode : ADOBE
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Labrador sights : IGLUS
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Musical notations : RESTS
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Fastener : HASP
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Gardner : ERLE
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Glenda Jackson role : NEAL
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Touch upon : ABUT
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Enrich : LARD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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