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New York Times, Wednesday, June 1, 1983

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,258
Across
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Seaport on Osaka Bay : KOBE
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Turnpike vehicles : SEMIS
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Author Haley : ALEX
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Lopez from Dallas : TRINI
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The Bard's home : AVON
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White or Blue ___ : NILE
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Shelf : LEDGE
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Strauss of dungaree fame : LEVI
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Excessive : TOOTOO
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Verse that's not the cat's meow : DOGGEREL
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United : WED
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Old name in film production : LOEW
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___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
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Engaged : BETROTHED
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Precognition : ESP
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"Th" in Anglo-Saxon days : EDH
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Current: Comb. form : RHEO
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Loose : UNTIED
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Deceived : LIED
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___ as the eye can see : ASFAR
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Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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Patronized a restaurant : ATEOUT
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Buster Brown's pooch : TIGE
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Rocketeer Willy ___ : LEY
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Double pts. : QTS
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Flails : THRESHERS
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Dallas inst. : SMU
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Ireland, once : EIRE
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Coward's "___ About the Boy" : MAD
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I.B.T. member : TEAMSTER
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Sunday talk : SERMON
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Show biz's Johnson : ARTE
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Love, Italian style : AMORE
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Tease : RIDE
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Reluctant : LOATH
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___ du Vent (the Windwards) : ILES
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"___ Mable," Streeter work : DERE
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Judge's command : ORDER
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Card game : SKAT
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German metaphysician : KANT
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Mixture : OLIO
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Where to find the Southern Hemisphere : BELOWTHEEQUATOR
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Devonshire county seat : EXETER
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Place in the news: 1944 : STLO
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Prior, to Browning : ERE
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Where a moderate stands : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
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___ time (before long) : INGOOD
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Blockade of a kind : SIEGE
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Bundle : BALE
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Where not to cry : OVERSPILLEDMILK
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Commandment verb : COVET
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Bouquet : ODOR
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Verdon of musicals : GWEN
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Lugosi or Bartók : BELA
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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"___ Old Black Magic" : THAT
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Males : HES
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B.&O. stop : STA
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Importune : URGE
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Constantly : EVER
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Doris and Clarence : DAYS
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Dowry : DOT
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Word with field or force : AIR
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Takes advantage of : USES
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Vibration : TREMOR
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Franco of the Steelers : HARRIS
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Decorous : STAID
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Traffic sign : MERGE
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Memorable airman ___ Balbo : ITALO
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Only : MERE
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___ gut (O.K., in Leipzig) : SEHR
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Ancient theaters : ODEA
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Haunt : NEST
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Travel-map abbr. : RTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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