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New York Times, Friday, July 22, 1983

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,309

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Across
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Execrate : DAMN
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Arthurian prince : TRISTAN
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Energetic person : DEMON
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One with a yen : HANKERER
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Take an officer down a peg : DEMOTE
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Illimitable : INFINITE
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"If ___ a Rich Man" : IWERE
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Exigency : NEED
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Cardiology abbr. : EKG
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Differently : ELSE
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Magic Johnson is one : LAKER
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Sicilian sight : ETNA
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Whip severely : TAN
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Marco's kinfolk : POLOS
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Mountaineer's spike : PITON
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Winged fisher : PELICAN
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Memorable Egyptian : SADAT
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Black-spotted butterfly : APHRODITE
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Ponds, in poesy : MERES
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C or D, to Caesar : NUMERAL
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___ Peak, highest point in Utah : KINGS
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Tablelands : MESAS
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Henry Fonda's last co-star : LOY
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Duo quadrupled : OCTO
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More sapient : WISER
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Gulf of Finland feeder : NEVA
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Land measure : ARE
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Elephant's young : CALF
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Terry product : TOWEL
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Anderson drama, "Joan of ___" : LORRAINE
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Sillographer's forte : SATIRE
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Not in residence : ABSENTEE
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Hebrew letters : ALEFS
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Least troublesome : EASIEST
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Relinquish : CEDE
Down
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Lands of an estate : DEMESNE
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Dante's feeling for Beatrice : AMORE
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Cornea irritant : MOTE
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Phoenix-to-Salt Lake City dir. : NNE
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Respond quickly to the unexpected : THINKONONESFEET
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Hindu queens : RANEES
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Derive by reasoning : INFER
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Low platform : SKID
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Half a score : TEN
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Oratorio part : ARIETTA
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Part of a cell nucleus : NETKNOT
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Bird's wattle : DEWLAP
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Cabinet member under R.W.R. : REGAN
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Bantingize : DIET
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Bays in Scotland : LOCHS
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Axillary : ALAR
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Coastal duck : EIDER
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Birdcalls : PIPES
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Hors d'oeuvres : PATES
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Slowly solemn, in music : LARGO
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Medieval robe : SIMAR
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Italian actress: 1859–1924 : DUSE
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Germ : MICROBE
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___ plea (petitions a court) : ENTERSA
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Herring's relative : ALEWIFE
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Hero and Leander, e.g. : LOVERS
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Furry outbacker : KOALA
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Christopher and A. A. : MILNES
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Brown rival : YALE
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He was Papa to the Waltons : WAITE
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Renowned : NOTED
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"How ___ Be Sure?": 1972 tune : CANI
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Yarn : TALE
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Lab activity : RES
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Pouch : SAC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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