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New York Times, Wednesday, July 13, 1983

Author:
Risley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Risley has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,300

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Fishing spear : GAFF
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Zones : AREAS
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Holy Roman Emperor : OTTO
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Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
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Town in Malawi : ZOMBA
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Flightless bird : RHEA
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Unique : ONEOFAKIND
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Mars, to Pericles : ARES
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Particular : DETAIL
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Suggestive (of) : REDOLENT
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___ bien : TRES
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Indian money unit : RUPEE
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Guess : ESTIMATE
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Winter squash : CUSHAW
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Minor pieces for Fischer : PAWNS
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"Thin red line of ___": Kipling : EROES
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Oriental sash : OBI
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City problem : SMOG
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Pant : HEAVE
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Sartre's "___ Clos" : HUIS
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Pre-Obie milieu : OOB
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Clergyman's house : MANSE
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Avant-___ (modernists) : GARDE
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Distress call : MAYDAY
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Check signatory : ENDORSER
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Collapses : FALLS
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Orange-red quartz : SARD
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Jai-alai arenas : FRONTONS
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Do a smith's job : RESHOE
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Stentorian : LOUD
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Tie style : FOURINHAND
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Between marquess and viscount : EARL
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Fox or Crow : TRIBE
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Concept: Comb. form : IDEO
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Become prevalent : SETIN
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Short wave? : PERM
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Beneficial : GOOD
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"Rule Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Length measures : FEET
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Natant : FLOATING
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Ornamental flower : AZALEA
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Seoul soldier : ROK
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African chief : EMIR
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Capp hero : ABNER
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Pharisee's foe : SADDUCEE
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Papal capes : ORALES
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Good Friday's ___ Service : THREEHOURS
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Adolescent : TEEN
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Tobacco kiln : OAST
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Business entities : FIRMS
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Musical work : OPUS
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Dutch genre painter: 17th century : STEEN
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___ salts : EPSOM
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A Margaret Mead subject : SAMOA
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Building materials : TWOBYFOURS
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Delete : ERASE
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Tolerate : ABIDE
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Not so dumb : WISER
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Hot spots : OVENS
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Barn sections : HAYLOFTS
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What Alger boys endure : HARDSHIP
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Brewing grain : MALT
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Bridge expert : GOREN
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Pet : DANDLE
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Central American gulf : DARIEN
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Night sound : SNORE
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Become a D.P. : FLEE
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Bellow : ROAR
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Spades or clubs : SUIT
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Rock-fault angle : HADE
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Something unique : ONER
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Biblical country : EDOM
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Baseball stat. : RBI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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