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New York Times, Friday, June 10, 1983

49-Across : Absorb

Author:
Fennessy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,267
Across
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Nolan Ryan is one : ASTRO
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Sept : CLAN
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Church recess : APSE
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Steeped in dignity : STAID
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Unusual : RARE
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Elvers' elders : EELS
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Toleration : SUFFERANCE
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Mode of movement : GAIT
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Pronghorns : ANTELOPES
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Homeric witch : CIRCE
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
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Windbag : GASSER
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N.E. soda fountain : SPA
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Arabic word for hill : TEL
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Glee : MIRTH
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Hanger on Tara's walls : HARP
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Used : SECONDHAND
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Eye socket : ORBIT
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Kind of buoy : NUN
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Prefix with vision : SUPER
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This measures angles : PROTRACTOR
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Time for Roman vespers : SERA
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Pass through a block : REEVE
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How the weasel goes : POP
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Name of Columbo's basset : DOG
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Petition for help : INVOKE
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Absorb : SOPUP
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Pope Saint ___: 283-96 : CAIUS
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Author of "Christabel" : COLERIDGE
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Sums: Abbr. : AMTS
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Lewd : LIBIDINOUS
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Topper's St. Bernard : NEAL
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Western Indians : UTES
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Bind or constrict : STRAP
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Three spot : TREY
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Rudiment : GERM
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Actress Grimes : TAMMY
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"The law is a ___ idiot": Dickens : ASSA
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Daze : STUN
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President who became Chief Justice : TAFT
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More widespread : RIFER
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Short poem : ODELET
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Tosspot's sickness : CRAPULENCE
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Turnpike parts : LANES
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Bowlike objects : ARCS
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Originally called : NEE
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Clytemnestra's lover : AEGISTHUS
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Formed like a Flemish Beauty : PEARSHAPED
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A piece of cake : SLICE
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Depside is one : ESTER
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Judges' attire : ROBES
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King and queen, e.g. : CARDS
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Snare : GIN
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Boutique : SHOP
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Young salmon : PARR
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Ornamental evergreen : ARBORVITAE
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Target of antitrust laws : MONOPOLISM
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In heart-moving fashion : PITEOUSLY
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Dilute : CUT
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Last Julian emperor : NERO
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Haul : DRAG
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Ox-wagon trips : TREKS
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Hail Mary : AVE
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Caught a dogie : ROPED
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Rigid grammarian : PURIST
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"___ Do This Sum," V. Herbert song : ICANT
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Nomenclator : NAMER
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Temperate : SOBER
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A Niña companion : PINTA
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Adduce : CITE
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Res. hall : DORM
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Largest of the Marianas : GUAM
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Behold : ESPY
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Shallow box for fruit : LUG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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