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New York Times, Saturday, May 28, 1983

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { F J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 244 (avg 1.27)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,254

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Across
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Peels : PARES
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Funeral orations : ELOGES
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Llama's cousin : ALPACA
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Witty saying : EPIGRAM
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Ton of bricks at Fort Knox? : TREASUREMEASURE
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Freshwater fish : ROACH
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To love, in Paris : AIMER
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Guido's high note : ELA
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Sussex river : OUSE
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Lots of land : ACRES
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Columbus campus initials : OSU
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Winter precipitation : SLEET
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Orb : GLOBE
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Apply : PERTAIN
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Fumed : STEAMED
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Seine tributary : EURE
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Filling with sediment : SILTING
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Short solo : ARIETTA
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Tires, in Tours : PNEUS
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Sped : RACED
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Peruke : WIG
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Sales term : ASIS
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Ancient Chinese : SERES
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"___ creature was stirring . . . " : NOTA
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Greek letters : NUS
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Kind of fish or mint : SPEAR
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Agave fiber : SISAL
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Fasteners that may pop? : GLUTTONSBUTTONS
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Lassos : LARIATS
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"Babes ___" : INARMS
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Builds : ERECTS
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Light craft : CANOE
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Time off for enjoyment? : PLEASURELEISURE
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Rapidly : APACE
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Foolhardy : RASH
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Old French coin : ECU
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Crusader's adversary : SARACEN
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Fencing weapons : EPEES
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Prevaricator : LIAR
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Curved moldings : OGS
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Medusa's sisters? : GRUESOMETWOSOME
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Place for a ringlet : EARLOBE
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Daubed : SMEARED
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Waken : AROUSE
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Ants : EMMETS
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Scout unit : TROOP
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One of Ireland's names : EIRE
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Foreign : ALIEN
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Winged : ALATE
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Indian dresses : SARIS
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Cold : GELID
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Ballet skirts : TUTUS
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Biblical weeds : TARES
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Shiny ornament : SPANGLE
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Provincial : INSULAR
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Links features : GREENS
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Tart : ACERBIC
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Giants : TITANS
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Bedouin head cords : AGALS
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Macaws : ARAS
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Espies : SPOTS
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An explosive, for short : NITRO
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Phidias creation: Abbr. : STAT
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Musial : STAN
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Twitch : TIC
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"Faerie Queene" lady : UNA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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