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New York Times, Tuesday, July 19, 1983

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Cast off : SHED
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Versant : SLOPE
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Kind of dream or line : PIPE
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Lacquered metalware : TOLE
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Stately court dance : PAVAN
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Caspian feeder : URAL
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Mitigate : EASE
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Portly : OBESE
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Ibsen heroine : NORA
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Carnivores : PREDATORS
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Product of flax : LINEN
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Riv. boat : STR
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In its present condition : ASIS
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Shatters : SMASHES
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Honey factory : BEEHIVE
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Aided : HELPED
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Guido's noted note : ELA
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When Prince Charles will be 56 : MMIV
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"___ the Family," TV sitcom : ALLIN
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Second consonant : CEE
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Painter who fought in the Revolution : PEALE
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What hobos hit : ROAD
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Chum : PAL
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What police face daily : DANGER
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Receive a legacy : INHERIT
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Lenten observers : FASTERS
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Runners : RUGS
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Morning hrs. : AMS
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Sheriff's group : POSSE
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Mickey's nemesis? : MOUSETRAP
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Declare : AVOW
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Peter's ___ : PENCE
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Judge's attire : ROBE
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Defy : DARE
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Mock-up : MODEL
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Little who made it big : APER
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Ruthian wallops : SWATS
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Thaw : MELT
Down
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Where to find a riser : STEP
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Grayish white : HOAR
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Property-transfer document : DEED
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Sullied : SPOTTED
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Hercules had 12 of these : LABORS
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Word preceded by more : OVER
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Adequate : PASSABLE
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Compass point : ENE
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Retribution : PUNISHMENT
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Press : IRON
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Reduce, in a way : PARE
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Dash : ELAN
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Pale as a ghost : ASHEN
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One of Ray Floyd's concerns : LIE
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Black or White : SEA
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Casaba : MELON
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Moslem deity : ALLAH
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" . . . the smallest ___": Shak. : SPIDERSWEB
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Effigy : IMAGE
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More despicable : VILER
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Tinker to ___ to Chance : EVERS
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Elver's future : EEL
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Flapper's "Excellent!" (with "the") : CATSMEOW
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Outmoded : PASSE
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Porker : PIG
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Young ladies : DAMSELS
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___ de la Paix : RUE
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Spigot : FAUCET
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Tablets : PADS
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Ellipse : OVAL
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Rail : SORA
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Electrical wave: Comb. form : ONDA
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Trolley, in Tewkesbury : TRAM
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Lasso : ROPE
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Dickens's ___ Magwitch : ABEL
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Bold in speech or behavior : PERT
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Evening hrs. : PMS

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

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