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New York Times, Saturday, July 30, 1983

Author:
Julian Ochrymowych
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Spans: 5 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Julian Ochrymowych has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,317
Across
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Star with a tail : ASTA
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End of a Stein line : AROSE
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Pest for 1 Across : TICK
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"___ End": Christie : DEATHCOMESASTHE
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Christie mystery : EVILUNDERTHESUN
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Ayres : LEW
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"It might have ___" : BEEN
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Berliner's budget : ETAT
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Spanish and Vulgar : ERAS
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Slayer of Castor : IDAS
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Some of the upper classes : SENIORS
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Manumits : REDEEMS
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Mollify; alleviate : SWEETEN
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___-jongg : MAH
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Christie mystery : PERILATENDHOUSE
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"___, Two, Buckle My Shoe": Christie : ONE
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To the letter : LITERAL
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Brillat-___, gastronomist : SAVARIN
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He sang with James : SINATRA
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More's opposite : LESS
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"___ Russia with Love" : FROM
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Antonia Fraser's "Quiet as ___" : ANUN
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What Miss Marple works on : CASE
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Here, to Poirot : ICI
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Christie mystery : THEMIRRORCRACKD
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"Cat ___": Christie : AMONGTHEPIGEONS
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Napoleon won here: 1806 : JENA
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Mixers : SODAS
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Galley word : STET
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Hugo's wife and daughter : ADELES
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Stern : SEVERE
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Taipei's land : TAIWAN
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Part of NATO : ATL
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Skin problem : ACNE
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Teased : RODE
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Augury : OMEN
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U.S.A.F., for one : SER
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Id attachment : EST
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Fly in Uganda : TSETSE
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Poirot's "Hush!" : CHUT
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Barbie's boyfriend : KEN
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Center of activity : HUB
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In advance : AHEAD
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"For sure!" in Sevilla : SISI
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Castle and Rich : IRENES
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Tree: Comb. form : DENDRI
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A friend of Pooh : OWL
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"That which is ___ reasonable": Hegel : REALIS
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Inserts : SETINS
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Flightless bird : EMU
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Moms : MAS
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"Murder ___ Said": Christie : SHE
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Asian holiday : TET
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Not neg. : POS
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Queen of Spain before Sofia : ENA
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Gun a motor : REV
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Solo in "Star Wars" : HAN
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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One of the ex-Yalies : ALUMNA
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Revoke: Var. : RENIG
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Ribbed cloth for dresses : TRICOT
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Famed coach, born in Norway : ROCKNE
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Surrounded by : AMIDST
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Alas! : AHME
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Kind of sign : NEON
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Open to both sexes : COED
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Italian harp : ARPA
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Arts' partner: Abbr. : SCIS
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Unit of work : ERG
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Football positions: Abbr. : RTS
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Greek letter : RHO
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Roman bronze : AES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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