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New York Times, Saturday, May 14, 1983

Author:
Vaughn Keith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 337 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 87, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 6 (2 triple stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Vaughn Keith has 12 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,240
Across
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Coarse cotton cloth : CRASH
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N.Y. mayor : KOCH
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Chance, formerly : HAP
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Verso's opposite : RECTO
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Matty, Felipe or Jesus : ALOU
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A Marx : KARL
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Supporters of mob rule : OCHLOCRATS
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"Thou ___ lady": King Lear : ARTA
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Hindu title : SRI
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Klutz : OAF
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Mountains between Tibet and China : KUNLUN
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Companion of poivre : SEL
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Behave : ACT
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Gain : WIN
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Poetic palindrome : ERE
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Solidarity leader : WALESA
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Kurosawa film: 1951 : THEIDIOT
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The Moor, to a madrileño : OTELO
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Inquiry: Abbr. : QUES
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Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
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"I see a bad moon ___" : RISIN
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Spanish gentleman : SENOR
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"How ___ the little busy bee ... " : DOTH
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Grove on a prairie : MOTT
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Walsy's partner : PALSY
40
Air: Comb. form : PNEUMATO
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Military docs : MEDICS
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Subject of a Keatsian ode : URN
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Somewhat: Suffix : ISH
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Mandible : JAW
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Horse "somebody bet on" : BAY
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Wheel of fortune? : ZODIAC
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Anger : VEX
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Hosp. group : RNS
51
Where to get views of gnus : ZOOS
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Ambushes : LIESINWAIT
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K-P connection : LMNO
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Redact : EDIT
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Met's Marilyn : HORNE
59
Sidewinder shape : ESS
60
Pearl Buck novel : SONS
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Other nations, to Israelites : GOYIM
Down
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Popular diversion : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
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3
Football trainers' concerns : ACHILLESTENDONS
4
One N.L. team's insignia : STL
5
Cry of triumph : HOO
6
Jeweler's unit : KARAT
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Norwegian king : OLAF
8
Small bed : COT
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Malamutes : HUSKIES
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Part of the British Museum : HARLEIANLIBRARY
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Parma's gift to music : ARTUROTOSCANINI
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Part of the harmony of the universe : PLANETARYSYSTEM
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Mo. neighbor : KAN
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Caesar's erstwhile partner : COCA
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Prefix with corn or verse : UNI
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" ... unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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A source of bran : WHEAT
28
One of Job's visitors : ELIHU
29
Entire: Mus. : TUTTO
30
Fear : DREAD
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"___ the raven ... " : QUOTH
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Eject forcibly : SPEW
38
Steel plates used in 13th-century armor : MASCLES
41
Farrow : MIA
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Dress style : MAXI
45
Wisecracks : JESTS
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Equal: Prefix : ISO
49
Miner's discovery : VEIN
53
Wedding words : IDO
54
Modern Teutonic tongue: Abbr. : NHG
55
Court : WOO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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