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New York Times, Tuesday, May 24, 1983

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Tapering tuck : DART
5
Device for Walton : REEL
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Quahog : CLAM
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Arden and Merriam : EVES
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Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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Relative of Doric : IONIC
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Balderdash : POPPYCOCK
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Simon's "California ___" : SUITE
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Word with skin or cloth : OIL
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Compiègne's river : OISE
22
Rural crossings : STILES
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Casting prelim : TRYOUT
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
27
Geometric concern : AREA
29
Forester's Hornblower : HORATIO
33
G. K. Chesterton character : FATHERBROWN
37
Strange : ODD
38
Maui bash : LUAU
39
Anagram for yea : AYE
40
Ceramic piece : TILE
41
"___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
42
Large rosary bead : PATERNOSTER
46
Take for granted : PRESUME
48
One of a Hindu trinity : SIVA
49
They turn litmus red : ACIDS
51
Dormancy : TORPOR
55
Cite as an example : ADDUCE
58
Sandburg or Sagan : CARL
60
Dockworker's org. : ILA
61
Hapu member : MAORI
62
Descriptive of Arp's art : DADAISTIC
64
Madison Ave. writers : ADMEN
65
Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
66
Wander : ROVE
67
Arias : SOLI
68
Resort town in Conn. : LYME
69
Lollapalooza : ONER
Down
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Station : DEPOT
2
To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
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Echo : REPLY
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Recipe abbr. : TSP
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Beginning elocutionist : RECITER
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Piccadilly Circus statue : EROS
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Hal March was one : EMCEE
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"Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
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Rainwater tank : CISTERN
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An Alcott : LOUISA
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Indigo : ANIL
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Whit : MITE
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These: Fr. : CES
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"___ a Sweetheart," 1937 song : YOURE
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Pack : STOW
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Pearl Harbor site : OAHU
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Farriers, often : SHOERS
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Nullified, in law : ABATED
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Put ___ (hard pressed) : TOIT
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Laze : IDLE
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Baltic feeder : ODER
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Turkey on Broadway : FLOP
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Mischa of movies : AUER
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Scale allowance : TARE
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Pumpernickel : RYE
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Winter Palace resident : TSAR
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"Manon Lescaut" composer : PUCCINI
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Girlfriend, in Grenoble : AMIE
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Chilean export : NITRATE
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Rounded moldings : OVOLI
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Food fish : SAUREL
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Frightening : SCARY
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One of Hillary's needs : PITON
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Part of O.D. : OLIVE
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Foyt or Unser : RACER
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Spock's org. : AMA
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Theme of this puzzle : DADS
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Major follower : DOMO
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Start of a breed in Eden : ADAM
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___ Mar, Calif. city : DEL
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Sign angels enjoy : SRO

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

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