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HUMAN EQUATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 8, 1983

Author:
Elaine Schorr
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Elaine D. Schorr has 49 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,234
Across
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Light source : LAMP
5
Corolla component : PETAL
10
Latin-lesson word : AMAT
14
Malcontent : CRAB
18
Upolu town : APIA
19
Petrarch's beloved : LAURA
20
Stephen V. or William R. : BENET
22
Berg's unfinished opera : LULU
23
Where Mae and Irving meet : WESTBERLIN
25
Author and actor take on a builder : STONEMASON
27
Fit for a silo : STORABLE
28
Unfledged : GREEN
30
In sets : SORTED
31
Raises the hackles : IRES
32
Horned creature : ELAND
33
Make a case of it : SUE
34
Sported : HADON
37
Odorous : OLENT
38
Newsy : EVENTFUL
43
Entity : UNIT
44
Artist and historian stimulate growth : VANDYKEBEARD
47
Oft passed bill : ONE
48
Deps. : STAS
49
Arrow poison : INEE
50
Sea creature : ORCA
51
A noncom : MSGT
52
Kipling title : KIM
53
Minnie and Asa form colorful combo : PEARLGRAY
57
Attack : SETAT
58
Pasture pealer : COWBELL
61
Sister of Ares : ERIS
62
Fish workers : SCALERS
64
Bête ___ : NOIRE
65
Bligh's "Halt!" : AVAST
66
Less rubicund : PALER
67
Eos or Aurora : GODDESS
69
Couple : LINK
70
Pasadena coll. : CALTECH
72
Like Dracula's countenance : ASHEN
73
George and Gale cause turbulence : SANDSTORM
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On the ___ (busy) : HOP
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Gun or actress : STEN
78
Egyptian queen of gods : SATI
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Palm part : HEEL
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Beget : SIRE
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Actress Zadora : PIA
83
Ruth and Billie attend spectacle : ROMANHOLIDAY
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Lohengrin's love : ELSA
88
Heavy of heart : SADDENED
90
Jesse or Buck : OWENS
91
U.S.M.A. member : CADET
92
Garb for a Bedouin : ABA
93
Kind of preview : SNEAK
94
What a caesura indicates : STOP
96
Official seal : SIGNET
99
Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
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___ to (woo) : PAYCOURT
104
Painter and botanist employ artisan : WOODCARVER
106
Monty and O. Henry summon up hotel attendant : HALLPORTER
108
Brittany's patron saint : ANNE
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Range : SCOPE
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School, in Savoie : ECOLE
111
Toodle-oo : TATA
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Braddock's 1935 opponent : BAER
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Compulsory bet : ANTE
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Tied the knot again : REWED
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Noah's heir : SHEM
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Mosaic contribution : LAWS
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In ___ (miffed) : APET
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Hatred: Comb. form : MISO
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New England eleven : PATRIOTS
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U.S.N.A. beginner : PLEBE
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Some H.L. members : EARLS
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Marsh plant : TULE
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"Exodus" name : ARI
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Aeronautical pioneer : LANGLEY
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___ reo (defendant not present) : ABSENTE
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Apportioned : METED
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In a bit : ANON
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Downing St. number : TEN
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Bordeaux libation : CLARET
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"Too much rest is ___": Scott : RUST
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Medicinal herb : ALOE
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Confederation : BUND
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Small piece of tile : TESSERA
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Place for a dance : BARN
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Anthill : MOUND
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File's partner : RANK
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Kind of berry : ELDER
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Ear covering : HUSK
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Gambado : ANTIC
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Neil and Edith come to Oahu sight : DIAMONDHEAD
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"Love Story" actor : ONEAL
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Like the start of "Hamlet" : EERY
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Household implement, for short : VAC
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Stephen and Julia take in waif : FOSTERCHILD
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He wrote "FBI": 1976 : UNGAR
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Riga people : LETTS
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Ophidians : VIPERS
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Anoints, old style : ANELES
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Gasconade : BOAST
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Battle royal : MELEE
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"Rosemary's Baby" author : LEVIN
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Ten C-notes : GRAND
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Gambles : RISKS
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Pungent humor : SALT
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Chief Teutonic god : WODEN
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___-aimé (beloved) : BIEN
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" . . . Can You ___ Dime?" : SPAREA
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With serenity : CALMLY
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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Expressions of shock : GASPS
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Whence Pompey sailed : OSTIA
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Some B.A. earners : COEDS
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Percheron or Houyhnhnm : HORSE
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African village : STAD
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Cerebrate : THINK
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Turf for fuel : PEAT
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"Moonlight," etc. : SONATAS
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Soul, in Sèvres : AME
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Tampico and Vigo : SEAPORTS
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Medieval instrument : REBEC
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One who is feted : HONOREE
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Is beholden to : OWES
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Tan : LEATHER
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Riser during a conniption : DANDER
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Hepburn role : COCO
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Siestaed : SLEPT
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Pension room : SALLE
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Used the black keys : TYPED
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Mop : SWAB
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Inner Hebrides island : IONA
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Carried away : GONE
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Rugby's river : AVON
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Stag gang, e.g. : PLOW
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Joseph Smith's state : UTAH
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Part of the epidermis : RETE
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Vehicle going into an adit : TRAM
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NBC's parent : RCA
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Connors coup : ACE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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