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WORDPLAY'S THE THING

New York Times, Sunday, June 19, 1983

13-Down : Place securely

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Arnold Moss has 28 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,276
Across
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Flower plots : BEDS
5
Snares : GINS
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Paterfamilias : SIRE
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Birthright salesman : ESAU
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Ambler or Knight : ERIC
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W.W. II beach : OMAHA
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Chemical compounds : ENOLS
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Cuckoo : NUTS
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Wood strip : LATH
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Belly dancer's movement? : NAVALTACTIC
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W.W. I admiral : SPEE
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Acropolis resident : ATHENE
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"Measure for Measure" constable : ELBOW
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Crusaders' foes : SARACENS
32
Mythical Norse giant : YMIR
33
Albacore and bluefin : TUNAS
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Lethargy : SOPOR
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Miserly : SCRAPING
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Liquifies : MELTS
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Memorable esthetic dancer : DUNCAN
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___ carte : ALA
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A.k.a. : ALIAS
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"Sore labour's bath": Shak : SLEEP
50
___ Flow : SCAPA
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Incline : RAMP
53
An iris, for short : GLAD
55
What Shankar plays : SITAR
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Makes a boo-boo : ERRS
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___ vitae : ARBOR
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Toast starter : HERES
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Peter and a Wolfe : NEROS
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Actress Scala : GIA
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Like the worst of gossips : NOSIEST
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Templeton : ALEC
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Deli item : RYEROLL
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Appear : SEEM
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Auditioned : HEARD
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Plummer role : IAGO
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Bright star in Auriga : CAPELLA
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Slammer : STIR
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Alumni groups : CLASSES
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Brugg's river : AAR
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Semiprecious stones : SARDS
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An oil man : OMANI
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Take a case to a higher court : RETRY
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Bolster : PROP
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Laughton role in 1953 : HEROD
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Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
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Luxembourg neighbor : SAAR
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Gowns, in Granada : ROPAS
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Kind of resistance : SALES
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Tumbler : GLASS
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Heat meas. : BTU
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Stagnating : INARUT
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Lithium, e.g. : METAL
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Twaddle : SLIPSLOP
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Scale : GAMUT
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Where matzohs are eaten : SEDER
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Dinesen product : TALE
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Sea-ears : ABALONES
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Sensations : RAGES
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Some steamers : TRAMPS
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Grant or Lee: Abbr. : GENL
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What Juno saw with? : IMMORTALIZE
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Secular : LAIC
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Mahler's "Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
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Germ cell : SPORE
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European quart : LITER
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Kahn or Preminger : OTTO
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Lat. catchall : ETAL
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Mild expletive : EGAD
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Passing grades : CEES
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Gist : MEAT
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Bartók : BELA
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Eram, eras, ___ : ERAT
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Lisping shepherd's giddy male sheep? : DITHYRAMBS
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Outline : SCHEMA
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Albany's wife : GONERIL
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"___ Dreamer ... " : IMA
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Cathedral part : NAVE
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Commandments word : SHALT
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Breakwaters : SEAWALLS
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"Airways, ___": Dos Passos : INC
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Decomposes : ROTS
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Place securely : ENSCONCE
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Shipload of gold ingots? : SUPERCARGO
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Egyptian symbol : ATEN
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Functions : USES
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Stamp book : ALBUM
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Boston fish : SCROD
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Flat and sharp : TONES
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E. Indian palm : NIPA
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Bird of Paradise constellation : APUS
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She wrote "Tender Buttons" : STEIN
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Food wrapping : SARAN
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Female equines that run after dark? : NIGHTMARES
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Novelist Zona : GALE
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Port in S France : SETE
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Bliss Carman's "___ Airs" : APRIL
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Twangy : NASAL
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"The Divine ___" : SARAH
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Hero on the Rue de Rivoli? : PARRICIDAL
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Composure : POISE
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Strikes out : DELES
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George Brett, e.g. : ROYAL
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Fishing devices : REELS
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Former treaty org. : SEATO
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Backwoods cheroot : SEGAR
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Biblical word : SELAH
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Campaign issue : CRIME
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"Everything's Coming Up ___" : ROSES
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Sturm und ___ : DRANG
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___ pants : CAPRI
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"The Green Pastures" role : AARON
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Respectable male goose? : PROPAGANDA
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Steadfast spouse? : STABLEMATE
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Love-poetry inspirer : ERATO
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Pancake additive : SYRUP
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Sixty grains : DRAM
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Heels' forerunners : SOLES
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Silents' actor Asther : NILS
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Match; equal : PARALLEL
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Hindered : DETERRED
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Form of wrestling : SUMO
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He succeeded Nasser : SADAT
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Brooding Rhode Island Reds : SITTERS
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Train in a ring : SPAR
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City near the ruins of Carthage : TUNIS
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Like some holidays : LEGAL
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Challenge for Stenmark : SLALOM
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Sun Devils' home : TEMPE
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Vestige : RELIC
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Pulitzer Prize novelist : AGEE
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Parks or Wheeler : BERT
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L.A. nuisance : SMOG
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Developer's concern : SITE
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Fiber used for cordage : PITA
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Burns, for one : SCOT
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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A B C's end : ZEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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