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New York Times, Friday, June 24, 1983

Author:
Kevin Wray
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,281
Across
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DeLuise role: 1980 : FATSO
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Emulates Monet : DABS
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Gander : MALE
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Exhaust : USEUP
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Russian range : ALAI
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Raises one's choler : IRES
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Rubberneck : STARE
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Cracking young fellows? : WISEACRES
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English sea dog : SIRFRANCISDRAKE
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Bounder : CAD
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External: Comb. form : ECTO
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Draft letters : SSS
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Sunshade : PARASOL
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Ampersand : AND
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Seraglio rooms : ODAS
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Holmes's milieu : RING
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Bridal path : AISLE
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English sea dog : MARTINFROBISHER
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Trim feathers with the beak : PREEN
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Account : TALE
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Hebrides isle : IONA
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Certain gridders : RTS
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Propriety : FITNESS
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Counter-missile: Abbr. : ABM
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Lat. catchall : ETAL
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Cheer : RAH
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For whom the sea dogs sailed : QUEENELIZABETHI
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An attack from above : AIRSTRIKE
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Hunter slain by Artemis : ORION
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Radar image : BLIP
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Exigency : NEED
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Houston athlete : OILER
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A.B.A. member : ATTY
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Termini : ENDS
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Solid: Comb. form : STERE
Down
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Stir : FUSS
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Piedmontese commune : ASTI
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Kind of gas : TEAR
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Shore sportsman : SURFCASTER
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Bizet offerings : OPERAS
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Beginning : DAWN
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Rabbit follower : ALICE
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Type of training : BASIC
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Tarde event : SIESTA
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Small: Comb. form : MICR
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Polonius was behind it : ARRAS
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Onions' kin : LEEKS
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Certain curves : ESSES
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A Hebrew name for God : ADONAI
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Ornament : ADORN
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Elgar subject : POMP
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Shebat follower : ADAR
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"O ___ Ben Jonson!" : RARE
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Steal : LIFT
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Deprive of a right or privilege : DISINHERIT
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Blue Eagle inits. : NRA
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Hubie Green's game : GOLF
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Brake part : SHOE
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The eye has it : LENS
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Periods : ERAS
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Goal : INTENT
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Port of Mozambique : BEIRA
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"Tristram Shandy" author : STERNE
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Interdicts : TABOOS
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Red Sea gulf : AQABA
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Increased : BUILT
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Legion of ___ : MERIT
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E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
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Enjoyed : LIKED
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Spot : ESPY
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Last letters in London : ZEDS
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Roofing slab : TILE
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Garden worker : HOER
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Concerning : INRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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