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New York Times, Thursday, June 9, 1983

Author:
Brown
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B F J K Q }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,266

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Across
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Hemingway sobriquet : PAPA
5
Pipe or day follower : DREAM
10
Not bonkers : SANE
14
He outranks a viscount : EARL
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Opposite of income : OUTGO
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Unsolved question : CRUX
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Artificial cavern : GROT
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A spectral type : CSTAR
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Kind of culture : AGRI
20
Six stars in Cygnus : NORTHERNCROSS
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A servant in "The Taming ... " : TRANIO
25
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
26
Volleyball barrier : NET
27
Soak flax : RET
28
French price : PRIX
31
Cen. divisions : YRS
33
Expecting eagerly : ATIP
35
Concert halls : ODEA
37
Better executed : NICER
41
Wynne's invention: 1913 : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
44
Pick-me-up : TONIC
45
Limerick man : LEAR
46
___-de-vie (brandies) : EAUX
47
State : SAY
49
Suffix with scan : SION
51
Hwy. : RTE
52
Not mated : ODD
55
Hades : DIS
57
Mitchum's milieu : MOVIES
59
Contradictory objectives : CROSSPURPOSES
63
Owl howl : HOOT
64
Kilt feature : PLEAT
65
Kind of watch : STOP
68
Poet Lazarus : EMMA
69
Cream of the crop : ELITE
70
Fatigue : TIRE
71
Nap : REST
72
Units of force : DYNES
73
Flat-bottomed boat : SCOW
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British clothespin : PEG
2
Rhine tributary : AAR
3
Faulty foot posture : PRONATION
4
Illinois city : ALTON
5
Author of "Ragtime" : DOCTOROW
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Kind of hour : RUSH
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Imitation: Suffix : ETTE
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Food stabilizers : AGARS
9
French cheese sauce : MORNAY
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Hilum : SCAR
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About 1 percent of the atmosphere : ARGON
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Go-between for Juliet : NURSE
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Have being : EXIST
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Tear : RIP
22
Horn : CORNU
23
Extent : TRACT
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Prefix for fire or rocket : RETRO
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Yaz, to Red Sox fans : IDOL
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Fount of sherry : XERES
32
Glaze with glue : SIZE
34
Greek letters : PSIS
36
Louisiana Indian : ADAI
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Tyrannous : CZARISTIC
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Cleanse with a solvent : ELUTE
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Harrison and Reed : REXES
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A great deal : SCADS
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Furthers : PROMOTES
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Complained, puppy style : YIPPED
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Beckett's "___ Knife" : NOS
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Earthy pigment : OCHER
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Ending for hippo or motor : DROME
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Kind of day : DOOMS
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Tarnish : SULLY
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Dons a dalmatic : VESTS
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Act of Cong. : STAT
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Check : REIN
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Goose-liver spread : PATE
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Gold in Genova : ORO
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Communicant's bench : PEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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