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New York Times, Friday, May 27, 1983

15-Across : Dolt

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,253
Across
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Grip : CLAMP
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Of birds : AVIAN
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More spacious : VASTER
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Quarters : BILLET
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Pull a ___ (flimflam) : FASTONE
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Dolt : HALFWIT
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"Alleluia" trio : ELS
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Scout groups : PATROLS
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Milton's "timely ___ of sleep" : DEW
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Old-time cars : REOS
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Movers and shakers : DOERS
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Pond, in poesy : MERE
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Marquis protagonist : ARCHY
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Parts of apts. : RMS
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"___ hath her victories": Milton : PEACE
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Where Perry prevailed : LAKEERIE
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Boring tool : GIMLET
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Vague or fanciful : DREAMLIKE
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___ the nose (dominate) : LEADBY
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Even : BALANCED
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Confused : ATSEA
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Call at Wimbledon : LET
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"The boards" : STAGE
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Owner of Mjollnir : THOR
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Spot for a parrot : PERCH
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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___ jacet : HIC
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Lopped; cropped : TRASHED
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Stake : BET
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Two Roman generals : SCIPIOS
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Deceitful : KNAVISH
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Seven feet in Russia : SAGENE
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Misprints, e.g. : ERRORS
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Filled or emptied a craft : LADED
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Succumb : YIELD
Down
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Vestment : CASSOCK
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Omaha Beach vessel : LST
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High on a hill : ATOP
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Bacchante : MENAD
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Transvaal capital : PRETORIA
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Can't stand : ABHORS
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Medicine-cabinet items : VIALS
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Physical problems : ILLS
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Nickname of '36 contender : ALF
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Program of 9 Down's opponent : NEWDEAL
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Eamon De ___ of Eire : VALERA
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Three-card sequence : TIERCE
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Wild : FERAL
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Chirrup : TWEET
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Indulges in nostalgia : REMEMBERS
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Lobster, at times : SHEDDER
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Souvenir : MEMENTO
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___ buena, evergreen plant : YERBA
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Rabbitlike mammals : PIKAS
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Juan Carlos of Spain : REY
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Lesage hero ___ Blas : GIL
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Item on a tenant's ring : LATCHKEY
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Groundwork for plastering : LATHS
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Code of morals : ETHICS
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Somewhat misanthropic : ASOCIAL
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Winged mewer : CATBIRD
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Exit : EGRESS
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Mann's "___ in Venice" : DEATH
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Rented : LEASED
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Lying face down : PRONE
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___ de Navarre: 1553-1610 : HENRI
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All even : TIED
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Early Roanoke Islander : DARE
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Tourn. won by Larry Nelson: 1981 : PGA
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Knoxville nickname : VOL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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