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New York Times, Monday, May 2, 1983

Author:
Diana R. Sessions
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,228
Across
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Edna Ferber novel : SOBIG
6
Boss Tweed's nemesis : NAST
10
Eastern Church patriarch : ABBA
14
Flynn of film fame : ERROL
15
City in Hungary : EGER
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Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
17
Semiprecious stone : AGATE
18
Rebellion inciter : FIREBRAND
20
Top ___ (burlesque V.I.P.) : BANANA
22
Shea section : TIER
23
Denial : NAY
24
Purposes : ENDS
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Flavored with a certain spirit : BRANDIED
28
Id ___ : EST
29
Sulk : POUT
30
Singer Tommy : SANDS
33
Resort hotel : LODGE
34
TV's "Hill ___ Blues" : STREET
35
Regards with approval : ADMIRES
38
Turnpike : TOLLWAY
39
Uses cosmetics : PAINTS
40
Relative of icky : GOOEY
41
___ Bryant Ford : EDSEL
42
Hires out : LETS
43
Lingerie item : BRA
46
Exhibit aggressively : BRANDISH
49
Grouse : CRAB
50
Breeze : AIR
52
Average : NORM
53
Allen and Frome : ETHANS
55
Shopper's consideration : BRANDNAME
58
Joint of a sort : HINGE
59
___ Star State : LONE
60
Responsive : OPEN
61
Shakespearean woodland : ARDEN
62
Within: Comb. form : ENDO
63
Antitoxins : SERA
64
Chanticleer's domain : ROOST
Down
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U.S. Navy engineer : SEABEE
2
Reed and pipe : ORGANS
3
Schmidt's predecessor : BRANDT
4
Small quantities : IOTAS
5
Secluded valley : GLEN
6
Ship-shaped clock : NEF
7
Emulate 18 Across : AGITATE
8
Finch : SERIN
9
Cornered : TREED
10
Thun's river : AAR
11
Just out : BRANDNEW
12
___ fide : BONA
13
Gibb or Gump : ANDY
19
Brush parts : BRISTLES
21
Hogans, igloos, etc. : ABODES
26
Some are hooked : RUGS
27
___ bird : EARLY
29
City of the NW or the NE : PORTLAND
31
Venus or Minerva : DEA
32
Enclosure for a farrow : STY
33
Steamship : LINER
34
Comfort : SOOTHE
35
Gibbon : APE
36
Card recipient in June : DAD
37
Label falsely : MISBRAND
38
On one's ___ (alert) : TOES
40
Faint manifestation : GLIMMER
43
"Godfather" actor : BRANDO
44
Scopes : RANGES
45
Roll-book notation : ABSENT
47
Censor's collection : NONOS
48
Arrange in folds : DRAPE
49
Large, silvery food fish : CHIRO
50
Skilled : ABLE
51
Branding ___ : IRON
54
"___ she blows!" : THAR
56
Recent: Comb. form : NEO
57
A Spanish queen : ENA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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