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New York Times, Thursday, June 23, 1983

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,280

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Across
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Top boxer : CHAMP
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Kind of hockey shot : SLAP
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Wading bird : SORA
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Caballero's title : SENOR
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"Lunch ___," Jean Kerr play : HOUR
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Bird, to Brutus : AVIS
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Dawson of the Expos : ANDRE
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Chap, in Córdoba : ENTE
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Winning margin at a track : NECK
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N.L. baseball team : SANDIEGOPADRES
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Perform : ACT
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"You ___ My Sunshine" : ARE
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Scold : BERATE
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Solve : UNRIDDLE
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Elevate : RAISE
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Rickey Henderson's asset : SPEED
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Japanese coin : RIN
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Nipa palm : ATAP
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What matadors wave : CAPES
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Hue : TINT
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Separator at Wimbledon : NET
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Putted in : HOLED
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Croquet player, at times : ROVER
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Met on the road : TRAVELER
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Peaceful : SERENE
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Australian bird : EMU
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Weir : DAM
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N.F.L. team : BALTIMORECOLTS
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Mixture : OLIO
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Cereal husk : BRAN
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Stringed instrument : VIOLA
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Tree trunk : BOLE
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Fleming and Hunter : IANS
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Groups of tennis games : SETS
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Man o' War was one : STEED
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J. Davis org. : CSA
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Rhode Island Reds : HENS
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Forever ___ day : ANDA
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When Phoebus rises : MORN
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Come earlier than : PREDATE
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Bettor's form ___ : SHEET
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Adjective for a triple : LONG
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Vehicle for Foyt : AUTO
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Goes into training : PREPARES
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Like some golf traps : SANDED
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Across the plate : OVER
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Red Sox slugger : RICE
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Interrogates : ASKS
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Gretzky's milieu : ICE
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Dry : ARID
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Wild goose : BRANT
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Either Sprat : EATER
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Lariat : RIATA
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Snake : ASP
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Gymnast's ___ arm hang : UPPER
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Require : NEED
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Hit from a tee : DRIVE
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Napery : LINEN
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Adman's objective : SALE
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Home of some Lions : COLUMBIA
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Rocky hill : TOR
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Takes away : REMOVES
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Disapprovals : VETOES
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Micmac's cousin : SAC
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Compact : DENSE
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Pitchers Feller and Gibson : BOBS
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Plant with fleshy leaves : ALOE
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Lively tune : LILT
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Algerian department : ORAN
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Rodomontade : RANT
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Fluff : LINT
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Normal muscle tension : TONE
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Swing around : SLUE
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Assist : AID

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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