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New York Times, Tuesday, July 12, 1983

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,299
Across
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Burns or Macbeth : SCOT
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Gobble : WOLF
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Whiz : ZOOM
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Test answer : TRUE
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British horse dealer : COPER
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Brink : EDGE
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Rank : RATE
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Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
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Weapon for a gaucho : BOLA
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From ___ Z : ATO
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In difficulty : OVERABARREL
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Contrite : PENITENT
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Lingerie item : BRA
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Theater acronym : ANTA
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Like a greased pig : ELUSIVE
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Norman battle site : STLO
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Sham splendor : TINSEL
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Bess Truman, ___ Wallace : NEE
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"Common Sense" author : PAINE
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Morsel : BIT
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Merman or Waters : ETHEL
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German city on the Danube : ULM
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Steps over fences : STILES
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Oh, oh! : OOPS
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Admonishes : REBUKES
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Informal conversation : CHAT
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Female swan : PEN
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___ Joe Namath : BROADWAY
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In a troubled state : UNDERACLOUD
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Fish-eating bird : LOON
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Rodomontade : BOAST
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Fuss : STEW
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Played the copycat : APED
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Large-eyed Asiatic lemur : LORIS
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Cad : HEEL
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Stack, in "The Untouchables" : NESS
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Robert ___ : ELEE
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Slips up : ERRS
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Bind, in a way : STRAP
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Heap : CRATE
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In difficulty : OUTONALIMB
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Ess follower : TEE
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Meg and Amy were little ones : WOMEN
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Style of painting : OPART
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"___ smile be your umbrella" : LETA
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Waste time : FRIBBLE
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Striped equines : ZEBRAS
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Buffet, e.g. : MEAL
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Warning : CAVEAT
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Diamond great : OTT
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As ___ (generally) : ARULE
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Party to : INON
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Ferrara family : ESTE
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Beset with trouble : INHOTWATER
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Barkley nickname : VEEP
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Snigglers' quarry : EELS
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Urge : SPUR
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Yarn : TALE
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Sacred Nile bird : IBIS
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Nothing : NIL
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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Amphibian : TOAD
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Like an excellent argument : TENABLE
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Talent seekers : SCOUTS
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Topples : UPENDS
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Possessed : HAD
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Tantara : BLARE
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O'Grady of song : ROSIE
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Moslem prince : AMEER
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Bays : YOWLS
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Slangy rejection : NOPE
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Legal Janes and Johns : DOES
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Sandburg's "___ Tombs" : COOL
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Haggard opus : SHE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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