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Ernst Theimer
Ernst Theimer

New York Times, Tuesday, May 3, 1983

44-Across : Gardner's "barefoot" role

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Ernst Theimer has 50 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,229
Across
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Advantage : EDGE
5
Not fitting : INAPT
10
Spar : MAST
14
Mountain lake : TARN
15
Iraqi port : BASRA
16
Karenina of fiction : ANNA
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An Aesopian symbol of selfishness : ADOGINTHEMANGER
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Petrarch heroine : LAURA
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Schisgal comedy: 1964 : LUV
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Fracas : MELEE
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Elapse : PASS
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Vetoers : NEGATORS
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Kind of pride or duty : CIVIC
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Pseudonym of poet von Auersperg : GRUN
29
Glass plate : PANE
30
Like a rhino or unicorn : HORNED
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XXIX x XIX : DLI
35
Out of sorts : ASGRUMPYASABEAR
38
"___ Misérables" : LES
39
Prickly pears : NOPALS
40
Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
41
13 Vatican leaders : LEOS
42
Icelandic sagas : EDDAS
44
Gardner's "barefoot" role : CONTESSA
48
Red and Dead : SEAS
49
Lincoln Center attraction : OPERA
50
___ Jima : IWO
52
Old stringed instruments : LUTES
55
Nibbling : RISINGTOTHEBAIT
58
Feed the kitty : ANTE
59
Adversary of U. S. Grant : RELEE
60
Raison d'___ : ETRE
61
Minus : LESS
62
___ as a pig : ASFAT
63
Abstruse : DEEP
Down
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
2
Kind of art : DADA
3
Arrangements : GROUPINGS
4
Rembrandt, at times : ENGRAVER
5
___-Saud : IBN
6
A maj. league : NATL
7
Ravenous : ASHUNGRYASAWOLF
8
Early blooming : PREVERNAL
9
Scottish cap : TAM
10
Artist Couture's star pupil : MANET
11
___-Saxon : ANGLO
12
Expression of disdain : SNEER
13
Biblical weeds : TARES
18
Rumanian city : IASI
19
Blake of "Gunsmoke" : AMANDA
24
Jerks : SCHMOES
26
Conjectures : GUESSES
27
Etui or pomander : CASE
29
Buddy : PAL
31
North and south, e.g. : OPPOSITES
32
What tornadoes do : DEVASTATE
33
Asian country : LAOS
34
Anger : IRE
36
Not thin or spare : UNLEAN
37
Smeared : BEDAUBED
43
Strike out : DELE
44
Atoll material : CORAL
45
Express a view : OPINE
46
Aeries, e.g. : NESTS
47
Attempts : TRIES
51
Great Barrier Island : OTEA
53
Former official name of Ireland : EIRE
54
Pace : STEP
56
Irish sweetheart : GRA
57
___ up (excited, in the Ozarks) : HET

Answer summary:
7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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