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ALPHABETIC CLANS

New York Times, Sunday, July 17, 1983

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 599 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Puzzle title in original is "AlphaBetiC Clans," providing a case-sensitive clue to the puzzle's theme; changed to all caps for XWord Info, though.

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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,304
Across
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Plagiarize : CRIB
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Sock exchange : SCRAP
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Unisonally : ASONE
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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This may have an aglet : LACE
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Forgo : WAIVE
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Composer Anderson : LEROY
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Foofaraw : TODO
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Davises : AJEFFERSONBBETTECOWEN
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Event for Figaro : MARRIAGE
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De Soto or Hudson : AUTO
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Far from popular : HATED
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Occupied with : INTO
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Nickname of a famous warship : BIGMO
33
Précis : EPITOME
35
Skirmish : MELEE
38
Tops : AONE
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King, for one : ALAN
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Johnsons : ALYNDONBWALTERCSAMUEL
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Lampshade wearer : CARD
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Physician from Pergamum : GALEN
51
Induct : ADMIT
52
Lapse, in Lisbon : ERRO
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Queen before Sofia : ENA
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Orchard product : CIDER
55
Cold : ALGID
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Lips : LABIA
57
Actuate : MOVE
58
Harry's backup man : ALBEN
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Legislate : ENACT
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Washingtons : ABOOKERTBGEORGECDINAH
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One of the Starrs : BELLE
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Charged : RANAT
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Get out of control : RAGE
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Colliery accesses : ADITS
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Korean port : PUSAN
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Set a value on : PRICE
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Former chess champ : TAL
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Sheltered nook : COVE
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Stud : JOIST
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Ice-cream flavor : PEACH
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Cleaning agent : SODA
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Williamses : ATENNESSEEBESTHERCTED
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Grist for Cholly : ITEM
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Enfilade : RAKE
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O. Henry device : IRONY
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Barbarians : SAVAGES
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Like a kook : FLAKY
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One of the Trimurti : SIVA
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Decapod's weapon : CLAW
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Lounged clumsily : SPRAWLED
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Russells : ABILLBCHARLESCLILLIAN
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Nevus : MOLE
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Defeat : UPEND
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Wild calla, e.g. : AROID
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Differently : ELSE
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Maraud : PREY
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Awkward : GAWKY
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Gloves for Fish and Cerone : MITTS
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Legislative body : DIET
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Stolid one : CLAM
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Prince in Punjab : RAJA
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Culinary specialist : ICER
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Help : BEFRIEND
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Diaphoresis, commonly : SWEAT
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Freight : CARGO
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Happen : RISE
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Macao coin : AVO
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Swan or hutch : PEN
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Beatles' "Abbey Road," e.g. : ALBUM
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Take care of : SEETO
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"___ take arms . . . ": Hamlet : ORTO
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Gershwin's "But ___ for Me" : NOT
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Cyclone center : EYE
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Ermine, at times : STOAT
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Book genre : HOWTO
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Revoke a legacy : ADEEM
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Pierre's world : MONDE
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Amerced : FINED
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Roll : BAGEL
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Henry Luce's birthplace : CHINA
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Leafy retreat : BOWER
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___ instant (immediately) : INAN
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Heston film: 1961 : ELCID
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Kind of master : PAST
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A spice : MACE
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Joie de vivre : ELAN
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Constellation for Orpheus : LYRA
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Qualified : ABLE
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Cold-war activity : ARMING
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Gothic arch : OGIVE
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D.C. gadfly : NADER
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Lyle or Nita : TALBOT
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Gardener's tool : EDGER
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Selfish person : MEANIE
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Papal name : URBAN
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Heath : ERICA
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Reluctant : LOATH
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Fountain drinks : COKES
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" . . . ___ and hungry look" : ALEAN
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Shelf : LEDGE
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Liquefied by heat : MOLTEN
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Paternal kinsman : AGNATE
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Philippine fiber : ABACA
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Make spangly : BEDOT
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Oil source : OLIVE
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Obvious fact : TRUISM
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___-Terre, Guadeloupe capital : BASSE
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Segal or Fromm : ERICH
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Hide away : CACHE
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Propounds : POSES
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Bothersome : PESKY
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Chastise : RATE
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Dog that went to Oz : TOTO
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Arabian seaport : ADEN
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Windermere, e.g. : LADY
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Leap by Massine : JETE
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Maximum : PEAK
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Hastily recorded : SCRAWLED
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Bruce of films : NIGEL
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Donnybrook : BRAWL
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Giant, to a Dodger : RIVAL
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Semipostal, for one : STAMP
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Ann ___, Mich. : ARBOR
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Cotton fabric : VOILE
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Fictional Bostonian : APLEY
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Type of steak : FLANK
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Fat : LARDY
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Alley woe : SPLIT
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Crocus and gladiolus : IRIDS
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Masticate : CHEW
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Watt or Adam Smith : SCOT
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Actress Damita : LILI
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Smooth : EASE
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Fishing device : DNET
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Flaw : BUG
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Auditor, for short : CPA
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Greek W.W. II resistance movement : EAM
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___ Lanka : SRI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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