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New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 1983

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,230
Across
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Pursues : CHASES
7
Like a nosegay : FLORAL
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Poseidon's weapon : TRIDENT
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Changeable; unstable : LABILE
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Affectation : PRETENSE
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Actors' lines, at times : ASIDES
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Youngster : LAD
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Gazpacho, for one : SOUP
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Speaks : UTTERS
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Mine access : ADIT
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Adjust a clock : RESET
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Surfeit : SATE
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Prankster : CUTUP
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Lessing or Duke : DORIS
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Defense Dept. arm : USN
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Lycées' kin : ECOLES
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Nuzzled : NOSED
34
Twits : DERIDES
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Marked with an asterisk : STARRED
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Surfaced : PAVED
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English essayist: 1672-1729 : STEELE
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Hinny's mother : ASS
46
Dormouse : LEROT
48
Aromatic plants : SAGES
49
Palm tree : NIPA
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African republic : NIGER
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Prearranged knockout : DIVE
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Far from far : NEARBY
56
Isle of Man resident : GAEL
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Mal de ___ : MER
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Suffer : ENDURE
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Embellishment : ORNAMENT
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Lack of vitality : ANEMIA
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Grooms : NEATENS
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Best-selling author on income taxes : LASSER
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Given name of 52 Down : ERNEST
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Debtor's dunner : CREDITOR
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Rialto blockbuster : HIT
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Punches sans much punch : ADES
4
Courtesy title, in Málaga : SENOR
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Occurred afterward : ENSUED
6
Relative or treads : STEPSON
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Orchestra members : FLAUTISTS
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Stick it out : LAST
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Some newspaper items, for short : OBITS
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Canal or lake in Ontario : RIDEAU
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Arouses : ALERTS
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Dwindle : LESSEN
13
Defame : TRADUCE
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Finished second : PLACED
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Showy flower : TULIP
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A son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Treadle : PEDAL
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Resting places : SEATS
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"The ___ Itch," Axelrod play : SEVENYEAR
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Intense anxiety : DREAD
35
Indian of Sonora : SERI
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Systematize : REGIMENT
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Gridiron teams : ELEVENS
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Forsake : DESERT
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Euphemist's oath : DOGGONE
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Temper : ANNEAL
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Shade of brown : SIENNA
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In ___ (emphatically) : SPADES
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Blustering person : TEARER
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Calla lilies : ARUMS
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French philosopher: 1823-92 : RENAN
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Kind of cheese : BRIE
57
Delayed : LATE
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Michel's "my" : MES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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