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New York Times, Tuesday, May 31, 1983

28-Down : Irish playwright

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,257
Across
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Healing ointment : BALM
5
Become entangled : CATCH
10
South African settler : BOER
14
Small case : ETUI
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Love affair : AMOUR
16
Southwestern stewpot : OLLA
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Classic Hollywood musical: 1952 : SINGININTHERAIN
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Rivals of Athenians : SPARTANS
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Hungry : UNFED
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Of aircraft : AERO
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Scarce : RARE
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Lewis's Elmer : GANTRY
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Entertainer Sonny : BONO
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" ... the cruel'st ___ alive": Shak. : SHE
32
Fencer's weapon : EPEE
33
Fabulist : AESOP
34
___ T (perfectly) : TOA
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Neil Simon play and movie : THESUNSHINEBOYS
39
Offer : BID
40
Type of pie : PECAN
41
Writer Gardner : ERLE
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Dist. units : YDS
43
Water bird : LOON
44
Pillaged : SACKED
46
Bluster : RANT
47
Dr. Jonas : SALK
48
Pinafore : APRON
51
Sensible : RATIONAL
55
Lord Peter Wimsey case : CLOUDSOFWITNESS
58
Fishes, in a way : EELS
59
"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
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Give out : EMIT
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Yard or garage event : SALE
62
Upstairs and downstairs people : MAIDS
63
Seamstress Betsy : ROSS
Down
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Miss Myerson : BESS
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All agog : ATIP
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The moon personified : LUNA
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Treks : MIGRATES
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Light yellow : CANARY
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___ acids : AMINO
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Cargo units : TONS
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Snubbed : CUT
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___, The Prince of Wales: Abbr. : HRH
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Endured : BORNE
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Norway's patron saint : OLAF
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___ Abel, ex-newscaster : ELIE
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Author of "The Fountainhead" : RAND
18
Roman road : ITER
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Part of the Old World : EUROPE
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Pitcher's aid : ROSIN
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Shortly : ANON
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Manage : GETBY
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Sap sucker : APHID
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Requirements : NEEDS
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Irish playwright : BEHAN
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Mute bird : STORK
30
Famed name in games : HOYLE
31
Let up : EASED
33
English race course : ASCOT
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Hill-dwelling : UPLAND
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Inert gas : NEON
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One using a come-hither gesture : BECKONER
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Glossy fabrics : SATINS
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Came down : ALIT
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Awaken : ROUSE
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Fiddled vigorously : SAWED
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Superb serves : ACES
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Nolo contendere, e.g. : PLEA
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Wad : ROLL
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Part of a country address : RFDI
52
Nautilus skipper : NEMO
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In its present condition : ASIS
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W.W. II assault vessels : LSTS
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Pianist in "Casablanca" : SAM
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___ pro nobis : ORA

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

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