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New York Times, Thursday, June 2, 1983

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,259
Across
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Light beer : LAGER
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Dress-shirt fastener : STUD
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Discharge : EMIT
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Ape : COPY
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___ avis : RARA
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Girder material : STEEL
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Muscat's locale : OMAN
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Neighbor of Syria : IRAK
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Brownish red : TERRACOTTA
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Mention in support : CITE
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Dog that went to Oz : TOTO
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Glossy fabric : SATEEN
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Vex : BOTHER
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Bandleader Miller : MITCH
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Rose's lover : ABIE
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"___ Lynne," Victorian best seller : EAST
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Wading bird : HERON
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Kind of kale : COLLARD
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Barren : STERILE
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A spiral : HELIX
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What Deseret became : UTAH
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___ Grasso, memorable governor : ELLA
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OPEC ship : OILER
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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Waterloo, e.g. : BATTLE
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Suffix with cell : ULAR
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Bureaucrat's preoccupation : REDTAPEISM
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"It Ain't Gonna Rain ___," 1923 song : NOMO
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Conversational filler : ISEE
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Katharina's home town : PADUA
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Lad : CHAP
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Junior's expletive : DARN
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Tinker's target : EVERS
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Beast with a cleft upper lip : HARE
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Brit. Commonwealth member : AUST
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Adjust a clock : RESET
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Continue in vigor : LAST
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Church or movie follower : GOER
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German river : EDER
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Detail : RELATE
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Skedaddle : SCOOT
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Drums along the Mohawk, once : TOMTOMS
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Browning's "___ a Villa . . . " : UPAT
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Hereditary ruler : DYNAST
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Greenland colonizer : ERICTHERED
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Actress Wilson : MARIE
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Nettled : IRATE
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Possessed : TAKEN
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Kitchen device : CORER
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Throb : ACHE
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"Illusions" author: 1977 : BACH
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Reed : OBOE
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Cultivate : TILL
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Reddish purple : HELIOTROPE
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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In unison, musically : ADUE
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Raise hackles : RILE
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Spicy stew : OLLA
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Close by : NEAR
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Branch angle : AXIL
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Greek letter : THETA
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Merchants : TRADERS
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Spanish city or province : LERIDA
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Somnolent one : NAPPER
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Cluster; tuft : BUNCH
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Don Ho salutation : ALOHA
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David's daughter : TAMAR
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Tax : STENT
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Name meaning "hairy" : ESAU
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Roof edge : EAVE
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June 13, e.g. : IDES
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Unfailing : SURE
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Part of a crane : MAST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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