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New York Times, Saturday, June 25, 1983

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,282
Across
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Mescal is one : CACTUS
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"Oh, my," in Mainz : ACH
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Immovable : FAST
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Maltreat : ILLUSE
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Scarf : BOA
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"Deep calleth ___ deep ... ": Psalm 42:7 : UNTO
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"___ Mater," well-known hymn : STABAT
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Photographer's gear : ENLARGER
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Swill : TOPE
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Guides of a sort : ADVISORS
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Mine vehicle : TRAM
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Boat part : KEEL
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A summer baby : LEO
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___ Sunday : SHROVE
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Remnants : ENDS
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Chump : ASS
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Condiments : SEASONERS
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Uses up : EXPENDS
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Plantations : ESTATES
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Rhythm instruments : CASTANETS
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Suffix with poet or hero : ICS
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Ireland's ___ Islands : ARAN
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Spirit away : ABDUCT
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Crop : MAW
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Goof, for Guidry : BALK
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Petition : SUIT
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" ... the forest ___": Longfellow : PRIMEVAL
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City on the Mohawk : ROME
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Fitting : APPOSITE
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Expiator : ATONER
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F.F.V. group : LEES
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Frost's "The Road ___ Taken" : NOT
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Altercations : RUNINS
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Says further : ADDS
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Forage plant : ERS
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Grass type : FESCUE
Down
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Ancient Roman receptacle : CIST
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___ sax : ALTO
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Showy and cheap : CLAPTRAP
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Mexican flower : TUBEROSE
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NATO member : USA
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Determined : SET
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"Bring me ___ of wine": Aristophanes : ABEAKER
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Makes more compact : CONDENSES
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Shared equally : HALVED
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Point Barrow apparel : FURS
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Neighbor of Zambia : ANGOLA
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Cordwood measures : STERES
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Unfinished works of art : TORSOS
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Troubles : AILS
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Names of three English rivers : AVON
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Patch : MEND
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Ottawa-N.Y.C. dir. : SSE
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Jinx : HEX
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Kind of clause : ESCALATOR
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PBS members : STAS
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Proscribed : TABU
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Firedogs : ANDIRONS
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German : TEUTONIC
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To Grecophiles, this is KTL : ETC
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Fleet flier : SST
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Short socks : ANKLETS
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Simba's prey : IMPALA
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Did some nagging : CARPED
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Pinched : SWIPED
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Burrows et al. : ABES
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Hollow : RAVINE
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Caribou's food : MOSS
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Preprandial reading : MENU
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Line from "Annie" : ARF
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Tiu's day: Abbr. : TUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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