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New York Times, Monday, May 23, 1983

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,249

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Across
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Distort : WARP
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Gold or silver braid : ORRIS
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Hairy Himalayan : YETI
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Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
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Patriotic pamphleteer : PAINE
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Nerve-cell part : AXON
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Goldbricker : FEATHERMERCHANT
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Boards a Concorde : ENPLANES
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Ardent lover : ROMEO
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Maintain : AVER
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Money-changer's fee : AGIO
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Waned : ABATED
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Buttons one's lip : CLAMSUP
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Seat for a judge : BANC
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Dream, in Deauville : REVE
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Yellow or Coral : SEA
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Almost weightless : LIGHTASAFEATHER
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Wing : ELL
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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The Carpenters' "___ Only Just Begun" : WEVE
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Having notches : SERRATE
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Portuguese islands : AZORES
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Dumbarton ___ : OAKS
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___-a-brac : BRIC
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At the summit : ONTOP
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Vies : COMPETES
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Grow rich opportunistically : FEATHERONESNEST
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Kismet : FATE
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Doctrine : TENET
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London gallery : TATE
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Betelgeuse, e.g. : STAR
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Chasm : ABYSS
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Twist : SKEW
Down
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Eydie, to Steve : WIFE
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Harvest : REAP
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Chinook shindig : POTLATCH
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Began the bidding : OPENED
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Less common : RARER
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Edges : RIMS
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Suffix with adamant : INE
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To be: Sp. : SER
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Swift brutes : YAHOOS
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Thing to cram for : EXAM
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Franchot : TONE
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" . . . ___ the wild blue yonder" : INTO
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Possess : HAVE
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Site of a famous charge : CRIMEA
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Hebrew letter : ALEF
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Yielded : GAVE
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Competent : ABLE
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Buccaneers' buckets : BAILS
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Right, for one : ANGLE
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Heap : CRATE
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Wedding-party member : USHER
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Pet ___ : PEEVE
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War god : ARES
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Semitic idol : TERAPH
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Aleutian island : ADAK
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Poses : SITS
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What some things aren't worth : TWOCENTS
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Fan : ROOTER
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Medieval helmets : ARMETS
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Goose eggs : ZIPS
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Minstrels' Mr. ___ : BONES
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Dial settings : OFFS
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Cleverly phrased : NEAT
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Cheerio! : TATA
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European rabbit : CONY
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Hard wood : TEAK
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Neighbor of Padua : ESTE
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Fret : STEW
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Greek letter : ETA
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Johnny ___ : REB

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

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