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New York Times, Thursday, June 30, 1983

Author:
Frances K. Schnitzer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Frances K. Schnitzer has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,287

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Across
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Prune's source : PLUM
5
Spanish toast : SALUD
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Four-star review : RAVE
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Ponselle : ROSA
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Automnes' predecessors : ETES
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Arabian Sea gulf : ADEN
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Long short stories : NOVELETTES
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Treat via pills, etc. : MEDICATE
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Brownish gray : TAUPE
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Jamie of TV : FARR
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Musical symbol : SLUR
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Peeped : SPIED
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Ignites : ENKINDLES
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German toast : PROSIT
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Its spill may kill one with a bill : OIL
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Lodger of a sort : ELK
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Fabric fibers : LINT
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Main artery : AORTA
41
Exchange premium : AGIO
42
Here, in Le Havre : ICI
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Dernier ___ (latest style) : CRI
44
Per ___ : CAPITA
46
Kind of knockout : TECHNICAL
50
Roadside hostelry : MOTEL
51
Jot : IOTA
52
Vittles : EATS
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Say "*!!*!!" : SWEAR
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Like Marguerite's lover : FAUSTIAN
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Equal in value or effect : TANTAMOUNT
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Dark red pigment : LAKE
65
A language of Pakistan : URDU
66
Layden of football fame : ELMER
67
Sponsorship : EGIS
68
Eleanor's follower : BESS
69
Distrustful : LEERY
70
Pearl Buck book : SONS
Down
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Kensington Park vehicle : PRAM
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Miner's bonanza : LODE
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Threadbare, possibly : USED
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Display : MANIFEST
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Tracking device : SONAR
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___ santé (French toast) : AVOTRE
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Wash : LAVE
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John Duncan was one : UTE
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One of 50: Abbr. : DEL
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Delay : RETARD
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Volcanic island : ATTU
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Barkley nickname : VEEP
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Verb for Virgil : ESSE
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Vingt-___ (gambling game) : ETUN
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Mohammedan judge : CADI
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Comedy sketch : SKIT
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N.H. state flower : LILAC
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Stock division : SPLIT
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Miller's "The ___" : PRICE
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Type of architecture : IONIC
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Not phony : LEGIT
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Choice : ELITE
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Scandinavian toast : SKOAL
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Implied, but not expressed : TACIT
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Sea film of 1977 : ORCA
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___ Creed : APOSTLES
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C.P.A.'s bottom lines : AMTS
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Gap : HIATUS
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Kaye of ballet fame : NORA
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A throw at horseshoes : LEANER
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The Angels' angel : AUTRY
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Havana's last section : STUB
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Hard follower : WARE
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Extremities : ENDS
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Reek : FUME
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Othello's deceiver : IAGO
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Related : AKIN
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Famed crime fighter : NESS
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Singer Tillis : MEL
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Carmichael's "___ Buttermilk Sky" : OLE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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