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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 1983

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,238

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Across
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___ del Sol : COSTA
6
Lunar rover's unit : LEM
9
Philippine Moslem : MORO
13
Played the Old Vic : ACTED
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Site of Ohio Northern U. : ADA
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Fertilizer : GUANO
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G.I.'s newspaper : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Fictive trader : HORN
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Vaquero's necessity : REATA
22
Partner of polish : SPIT
23
Beseech : OBTEST
25
Command to Rover : SIT
26
Bulldog : ELI
27
Relative of Saul : NER
28
___ tracks (scrawls) : HEN
30
It's 45 light-years away : CAPELLA
33
It's 84 light-years away : REGULUS
36
West Coast footballer : RAM
37
Blackout, e.g. : SKIT
38
Pollinizer : BEE
40
Galileo's home town : PISA
43
This was cut in the 40's : RUG
45
It's 520 light-years away : ANTARES
47
It's 98 light-years away : CANOPUS
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North African V.I.P. of yore : DEY
52
Biblical ending for speak : ETH
54
Preacher of Flatbush : ROE
55
Showy flower, for short : MUM
57
Resort in the Bahamas : NASSAU
59
Planetarium objects : ORBS
61
Spoiled tots : BRATS
63
Revolutionary pamphleteer : OTIS
64
Astronomy : STUDYOFTHESTARS
67
Kind of bar : SALAD
68
Compass pt. : ESE
69
Up ___ (trapped) : ATREE
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"Mame" director: 1974 : SAKS
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___ the day (regret) : RUE
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Bryophyte-covered : MOSSY
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___ the barrelhead : CASHON
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Tailgate-picnic months : OCTOBERS
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Voyage for Kirk and Spock : STARTREK
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Coated steel : TERNE
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Mag's moneymakers : ADS
6
Surface for Dick Weber : LANE
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Old Icelandic poems : EDDAS
8
Varnish component : MASTIC
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Houk or LaSorda: Abbr. : MGR
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Avignon assents : OUIS
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Maneuver for Hillary : RAPPEL
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"Ile" playwright : ONEILL
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Ancient Rome's port : OSTIA
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Russian labor group : ARTEL
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Turkic language : TATAR
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Imprisoned : SHUTUP
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Gist : NUB
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Melonlike fruit : PAPAYA
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Moslem boss : EMIR
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Whirlybird : GIRO
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Coral, e.g. : SEA
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Split or tight one : END
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React after getting conked : SEESTARS
42
Famed dancing duo : ASTAIRES
44
New Orleans treat : GUMBO
46
Up-tight : TENSE
47
Kind of punch : CROSS
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Blood lines of sorts : AORTAS
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Cloudlike patch in the night sky : NEBULA
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Comber jockey : SURFER
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Actress Ruth : HUSSEY
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Quemoy's partner : MATSU
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Neighbor of Minn. : SDAK
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"Of ___ I Sing" : THEE
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Gridiron divs. : YDS
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TV newsman Donaldson : SAM

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

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