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PEOPLE YOU CAN COUNT ON

New York Times, Sunday, July 10, 1983

Author:
J. Samuel Smart
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 717 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 153, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
J. Samuel Smart has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,297
Across
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RICH MAN : MIDAS
6
Member of the lily family : ALOE
10
Indian mountain pass : GHAT
14
U.S.S.R. river : URAL
18
Betel palm : ARECA
19
Lymnaeid : SNAIL
20
Deep-sea diving pioneer : BEEBE
21
Cordial flavoring : ANISE
22
DOCTOR : HENRYJEKYLL
24
CHIEF : RODERICKDHU
26
Resident of Green Gables : ANNE
27
"Gasoline ___" : ALLEY
28
Twilled fabric : SERGE
29
Word with scandal or iron : MONGER
30
Marshal at Waterloo : NEY
31
Steve Ovett is one : MILER
32
Milieu for Drew : STAGE
33
More agile : SPRIER
34
Eastern Europeans : POLES
35
Italian violinmaker : AMATI
36
Concerning : ANENT
37
Less impassioned : SOBERER
40
SAILOR : ENOCHARDEN
42
Calloway : CAB
45
Acknowledged : AVOWED
46
Furniture stuffing : FLOCK
47
Phone button : HOLD
48
Shade of blue : YALE
49
Defamation : LIBEL
50
Shoot randomly : PLINK
51
Spin : TWIRL
53
Cuttlefish ink : SEPIA
54
Thrice minus twice : ONCE
55
Reputed to be : SAID
56
Without, in Würzburg : OHNE
57
Photographic equipment : PLATES
58
For each : PER
59
One of an identical pair : TWEEDLEDEE
63
Au ___ (in the know) : COURANT
64
Concurs : AGREES
67
Bucolic : RURAL
68
Graduates : ALUMNI
69
Kind of tire : RETREAD
71
LAWYER : PERRYMASON
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Snooze : NAP
76
Go over : EXCEED
77
Scottish hillside : BRAE
78
Take care of : MIND
79
London gallery : TATE
80
Region south of the Sahara : SAHEL
81
"If seven ___ . . . " : MAIDS
82
Hammett detective : SPADE
84
Western lake : TAHOE
85
Leave out : OMIT
86
Poet Teasdale : SARA
87
"I ___ Freedom": Kravchenko : CHOSE
88
Useful metallic element : COBALT
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A period from late Apr. to late Oct. : DST
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THIEF : PROMETHEUS
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Carp : QUIBBLE
94
Whence sherry comes : SPAIN
96
Thin layer : SHEET
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Daisy Mae, to Li'l Abner : PURTY
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Van Gogh's "The Potato ___" : EATERS
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___ as a beet : ASRED
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Integuments : ARILS
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BEGGARMAN : PEW
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Sudden : ABRUPT
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Sully : SMEAR
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Cardamom, e.g. : SPICE
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Drink used in Vedic rituals : SOMA
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SOLDIER : TOMMYATKINS
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DOCTOR : JOHNHWATSON
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Königsberger ___ (German meatball) : KLOPS
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Hoisting machine : WINCH
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Kramden's mate : ALICE
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Sudra or Vaisya : CASTE
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Unsubstantial : AIRY
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Sioux : OTOE
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Style : MODE
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At bay : TREED
Down
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U.S. naval historian : MAHAN
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"Goodnight, ___" : IRENE
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Actor Reginald ___ : DENNY
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Measure of area : ACRE
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Shakespearean lord : SAY
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Tarsi : ANKLES
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Section of a cake : LAYER
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Unctuous : OILY
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Old cloth measure : ELL
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Brown girl : GEORGIA
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Ambiguous statement : HEDGE
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Atlas abbr. : TER
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Ravel : UNKNIT
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Hogback : RIDGE
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Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
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Their, in Tours : LEUR
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Vendor : SELLER
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Slight breeze : BREATH
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Squirrel's tidbit : ACORN
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In the calaboose : JAILED
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Loom in the future : IMPEND
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Arrangement of chips : STACK
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Edible mushroom : MOREL
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Loose outer garment : SMOCK
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Fish-line attachment : SNELL
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Flycatcher : PEWEE
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Presently : ANON
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Revere : ADORE
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Shropshire : SALOP
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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POOR MAN : BOBCRATCHIT
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Suppress : ELIDE
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ESP pioneer : RHINE
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SAILOR : CAPTAINAHAB
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Peregrine : ALIEN
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Aesop character : BEAST
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Moves swiftly : FLIES
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Long : YEARN
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Handled clumsily : PAWED
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"He who can call ___ his own": Dryden : TODAY
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Submerge; engulf : WHELM
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Urban-renewal target : SLUM
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Stand one in good ___ : STEAD
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Use a pestle : POUND
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Angst : DREAD
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Inveigles : LURES
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Go wrong : ERR
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Genetic duplicate : CLONE
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Welcome : GREET
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Scottish dance : REEL
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Stage direction : ASIDE
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Fix up the lawn : RESOD
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Profs' concoctions : EXAMS
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Cassandra's father : PRIAM
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Collect : AMASS
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Coral isle : ATOLL
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Calvin of the P.G.A. : PEETE
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Magnate : BARON
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Watered silk : TABBY
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One of three Dutch painters : MARIS
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He wrote "Muhammad Ali" : SHEED
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Sulk : POUT
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"Sous les ___ de Paris," René Clair film : TOITS
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Ancient capital of Laconia : SPARTA
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Joy : CHEER
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Shore bird : CURLEW
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Basic nature : ESSENCE
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Beat : THRASH
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___ Lorraine : QUICHE
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Short and thick : STUMPY
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Restoration recorder : PEPYS
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Fine fellow : PRINCE
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Mezzo-soprano in "Dos Carlos" : EBOLI
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Protection : ARMOR
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___ acids : AMINO
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Plant pest : APHID
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Hustlers after rustlers : POSSE
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Dwindled : WANED
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Aleutian island : ATKA
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Short play : SKIT
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Finale in flight training : SOLO
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Betelgeuse, for one : STAR
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Company, proverbially : TWO
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Obstruct : JAM
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Pretend : ACT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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