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New York Times, Friday, May 6, 1983

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { B F H J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,232

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Across
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Aficionado : DEVOTEE
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Enjoyed to the fullest : SAVORED
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Panaceas : ELIXIRS
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Fatuousness : INANITY
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Plywood layers : VENEERS
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Pep up : ENLIVEN
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Kilns' kin : OVENS
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Chilling : EERIE
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George Gershwin's brother : IRA
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Badger : NAG
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Bongo's cousin : SNARE
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Threesome in "innuendo" : ENS
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El stop : STA
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Maxims : DICTA
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Jack of rhyme : SPRAT
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White weasels : ERMINES
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Bonfire remnant : COAL
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Get on one's nerves : IRK
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Word with shot or mark : EAR
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Corresponding : SAME
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Joy's antithesis : SADNESS
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Prepare fare for affairs : CATER
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Kind of ticket : SPLIT
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Bergman daughter : PIA
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Anagram for tor or rot : ORT
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Culpability : GUILT
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Conjunction in Dresden : UND
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Catullus product : ODE
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Cleo or Frankie of songdom : LAINE
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O'Neill's "___ Millions" : MARCO
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Basswoods : LINDENS
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Cheshire cat, e.g. : GRINNER
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Codas : ENDINGS
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Kind of crow or kingbird : EASTERN
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Be contemptuous : DESPISE
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Stops vacillating : DECIDES
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Reddish cattle : DEVONS
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Elate : ELEVATE
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Condiment : VINEGAR
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Bunyan's Babe et al. : OXEN
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Inconclusive conclusions : TIES
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Misjudge : ERR
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Crux : ESSENCE
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Mackerellike fish : SIERRA
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Recent Broadway hit : ANNIE
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Lowland : VALE
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U.S.N. arm : ONI
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Where the jet set get wet : RIVIERA
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Part of an epithet for Rome : ETERNAL
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Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
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Breaks bread : EATS
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Descend : SINK
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More calamitous : DIRER
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Measly : SCANT
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Ponder : PORE
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Athenian farce : MIME
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Splice kinescopes : EDIT
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Young pilchard : SARDINE
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Heeds : ATTENDS
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Motorist's short trip : SPIN
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Adjective for a suspected perpetrator : ALLEGED
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Rejected scornfully : SPURNED
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Like many pen pals : SINCERE
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Put on ice : COOLED
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Switzerland, to the French : SUISSE
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Bedecks : ADORNS
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Bad bands : GANGS
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___-Lenape Indians : LENI
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File sect. : MISC
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Con : ANTI
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Hors d'oeuvre item : DIP
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Star of TV's "The Facts of Life" : RAE

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

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