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BIBLICAL OFFSHOOTS

New York Times, Sunday, June 26, 1983

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 567 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,283
Across
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___ code : AREA
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Aver : STATE
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Coarse hominy : SAMP
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Emerald ___ : ISLE
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Platter of sorts : DISC
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Fleshy fruit : PAPAW
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Place for a frontal : ALTAR
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Anagram for atom : MOAT
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Tall yucca : JOSHUATREE
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Ship's strong piece of timber : SAMSONPOST
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Quechuan Indians : INCAS
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English philosopher: 1632–1704 : LOCKE
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Detest : LOATHE
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To hurl, in Le Havre : JETER
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Indian princess : RANEE
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Reiner or Bernstein : CARL
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Wash : LAVE
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Portent : OMEN
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Certain spars : TOPMASTS
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Some standardbreds : PACERS
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Seeds used as beads : JOBSTEARS
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" . . . a man ___ mouse?" : ORA
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Grandson of Eve : ENOS
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Colored : HUED
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Side dish : SLAW
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Apprehend : NAB
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British bassinet : MOSESBASKET
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English potter : SPODE
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Find out : DISCOVER
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Depside, e.g. : ESTER
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Harmonized : CHIMED
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"___, Come Back to Me" : LOVER
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Hispanic blonde bombshell : CHARO
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Perplex : GRAVEL
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Capital of Crete : CANEA
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Nightingale : FLORENCE
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Less polite : RUDER
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Rose of Sharon : AARONSBEARD
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Mrs., in Mexico : SRA
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Swirl : EDDY
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Provençal love song : ALBA
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Lab heater : ETNA
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French copper : FLIC
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Ripen : AGE
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The constellation Columba : NOAHSDOVE
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Witch in Goethe's "Faust" : LILITH
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Car barn : TERMINAL
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Busy place : HIVE
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N.M. neighbor : COLO
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___ now (at this time) : ASOF
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Edible mushroom : MOREL
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Ornate : SHOWY
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Dickens protagonist : DORRIT
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Banker's pet : SAVER
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"Mother ___," 1903 song : OMINE
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Crape jasmine : ADAMSAPPLE
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Medicinal part of a S.A. plant : DAVIDSROOT
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Japanese general: 1885–1948 : TOJO
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Took a stab at : TRIED
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Enraged : IRATE
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Lake that sounds weird : ERIE
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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Many centuries : EONS
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Takes out : DELES
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One farmer's habitat : DELL
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Modifying word: Abbr. : ADJ
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"___ Rita" : RIO
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Tee predecessor : ESS
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Gains : ACHIEVES
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Modern frontier : SPACE
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Turkic language : TATAR
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Spring mos. : APRS
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Inventor's monogram : TAE
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Young female sheep : EWELAMB
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Quench : SLAKE
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"Ma, He's Making Eyes ___" : ATME
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Postgrad degrees : MAS
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Slip out of place: Med. : PROLAPSE
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African antelope : IMPALA
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Pollution factor : SOOT
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Attack verbally : LASH
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Major follower : ETTE
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Rise : ASCENT
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___ den Linden : UNTER
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Standard : NORM
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Wallet fillers : ONES
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Plant of the phlox family : JACOBSLADDER
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Crucifixes : ROODS
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Painter of "Une Matinée . . . " : COROT
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Veranda : LANAI
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Former German coin : TALER
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Black calla : SOLOMONSLILY
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Swap : TRADE
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Fiddled furiously : SAWED
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Remain unsettled : PEND
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Colliery tool : SHOVEL
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Deride : JEER
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Sandy ridge : ESKER
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Gas-company customer : USER
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Steeple : SPIRE
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Man with a van : MOVER
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Relative of bingo : BEANO
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Poplar : ASPEN
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Porticoes : STOAS
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Ceramic fragment : SHARD
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Small flock of quail : COVEY
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"___" Symphony (Beethoven's Ninth) : CHORAL
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Mother of Isaac : SARAH
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Family group : CLAN
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___ Dane : GREAT
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"Barnaby ___" : RUDGE
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Plot : CABAL
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Lavish party : FETE
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One of Plato's dialogues : CRITO
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Every's companion : EACH
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"Half ___ . . . " : ALOAF
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Slant : BEVEL
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Furnish explanatory comment : ANNOTATE
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Bloomed : FLOWERED
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Jostled : SHOVED
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Extreme : DIRE
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Went to extremes : OVERDID
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Sacred pictures : ICONS
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Burrowing rodent : MARMOT
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Egyptian goddess : ISIS
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Fathers and sons : MALES
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"God shall ___ thee": Acts 23:3 : SMITE
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Secretes : HIDES
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Computer fodder : DATA
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Aroma : ODOR
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Indian prince : RAJA
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Rotate : SPIN
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Face shape : OVAL
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Player or Barber : PRO
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"Butterflies ___ Free," 1969 play : ARE
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Black gold : OIL
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___ Aviv : TEL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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