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New York Times, Friday, June 3, 1983

Author:
Nikki Tenfelde
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Nikki Tenfelde has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,260
Across
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Take a deep breath : GASP
5
The masses, to Caesar : PLEBS
10
Red-cased cheese : EDAM
14
Franck oratorio : RUTH
15
Yule decoration : HOLLY
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Pianist Peter : NERO
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Kirghiz range : ALAI
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Dissolves difficulties : EASES
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Chigoe : FLEA
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One skilled in debate : PARLIAMENTARIAN
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Repplier products : ESSAYS
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Excludes : DEBARS
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Ancient mariner : NOAH
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Shorter than short : MINI
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Entranced : RAPT
31
Rhymester from Rye : NASH
34
Cannel, e.g. : COAL
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Brilliantly colored fish : OPAH
38
Rear : TRAIN
40
Scottish historian-philosopher : HUME
41
"Mary, Mary" playwright : KERR
42
Hit song in 1956 : MORE
43
Roman goddess of navigation : ISIS
44
Roulette bet at Monte Carlo : NOIR
47
A people of Togo : EWES
49
"See ___ and die" : NAPLES
51
Bartender's grouping : CREMES
55
Result of shattered ideals : DISILLUSIONMENT
58
Film producer Hunter : ROSS
59
Dialect : IDIOM
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Mussolini's daughter : EDDA
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What Utah and Nevada do : ABUT
62
Pianist Frankie : CARLE
63
An 1898 discovery : NEON
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Chow : MESS
65
Curl the lip : SNEER
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British swabbies : TARS
Down
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Oenology symbol : GRAPE
2
Meeting halls : AULAS
3
Some are super : STARS
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Literally, lovers of mankind : PHILANTHROPISTS
5
Game for hunters : PHEASANT
6
Material used in foundry molds : LOAM
7
Other : ELSE
8
Fit in : BLEND
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Method : SYSTEM
10
S. B. Anthony objective : ENFRANCHISEMENT
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Transported : DELIRIOUS
12
Spheres of work : AREAS
13
Wind sound : MOAN
21
Philippine woody vine : IYO
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King Hezekiah's mother : ABI
26
Disserve : HARM
28
Korean soldier : ROK
29
Siamang, e.g. : APE
30
Mount sacred to Apollo : PARNASSUS
32
Holy one, in Lisbon : SAO
33
Engage : HIRE
35
Pal for Pierre : AMI
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Liszt's "___ Préludes" : LES
39
Rookie : NEWCOMER
45
Evil : ILL
46
Mementos : RELICS
48
Winged predator : ERN
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Weeping stone figure : NIOBE
50
Land SE of Libya : SUDAN
52
Zoë Caldwell role : MEDEA
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Village of a biblical witch : ENDOR
54
Musial and Getz : STANS
55
Short snort : DRAM
56
A concern of a Big A bettor : SIRE
57
A daughter of Eurytus : IOLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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