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New York Times, Thursday, June 16, 1983

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,273
Across
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Casper's wife in comics : TOOTS
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Absent : AWAY
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___ and proper : PRIM
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Victorious : ONTOP
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Exist : LIVE
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Songstress Horne : LENA
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Nobility panel? : JURYOFONESPEERS
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
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Zilch : NONE
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HOMES, e.g. : LAKES
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Shank : CRUS
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Black suit : SPADES
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Joan Collins, for one : BRUNETTE
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Scheherazade offering : TALE
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Famed illustrator : FLAGG
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Predecessors of 32 Down : ARS
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Einstein's touch at golf? : ASTROKEOFGENIUS
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Follower: Suffix : ITE
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Do a knee jerk : REACT
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Opening bet : ANTE
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Koestler's "___ at Noon" : DARKNESS
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Year units : MONTHS
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Engrossed : RAPT
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Theda in theaters : BARA
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October alternative : TREAT
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Something in the air : AURA
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G-man, for short : FED
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Steinbrenner's resourcefulness? : YANKEEINGENUITY
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Appraise : RATE
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Victim in Genesis : ABEL
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Grind into shreds : GRATE
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First place : EDEN
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Pitcher nicknamed Schoolboy : ROWE
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Put on the books : ENTER
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Axis figure : TOJO
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Burden : ONUS
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___ vez (again): Sp. : OTRA
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Trifle (with) : TOY
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Diver's quest, at times : SPONGE
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Sans company : ALONE
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Vintner's wares : WINE
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Relative of blvd. : AVE
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Referendum choice : YES
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Word used in courtesy : PLEASE
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Smell rancid : REEK
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Concerning : INRE
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Sunday event for some : MASS
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Adversaries : FOES
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Dive : PLUNGE
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European river : ODER
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Plumbing is one : CRAFT
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Influential U.S. educator : RUGG
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Sober; sedate : STAID
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Trattoria staple : PASTA
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___ ego : ALTER
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Alliances : BLOCS
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Contaminate : TAINT
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This sometimes hurts : TRUTH
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Curvy letters : ESSES
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Sumptuous repast : FEAST
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Decorative : ORNATE
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Maintain : KEEP
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Dog in a Barrie play : NANA
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Norse sea monster : KRAKEN
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Stable mother : MARE
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Resort in SE France : ORANGE
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Military "alarm clock" : BUGLE
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Where Hiram ruled : TYRE
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Electric catfish : RAAD
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Grafted: Her. : ENTE
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Once more : ANEW
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Decree : FIAT
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Diminutive ending : ETTE
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Textile worker : DYER
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Attention : EAR
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Nigerian native : IBO
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Homophone for earn : URN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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