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New York Times, Tuesday, July 5, 1983

Author:
Barbara J. Weakley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Barbara J. Weakley has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,292
Across
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Mimicked : APED
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___ world : THIRD
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Coal boat : SCOW
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V.P. Morton : LEVI
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High-rise apartment : AERIE
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Hinny : MULE
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Land measures : ARES
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Arguments or games : CROSSWORDS
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Period : DURATION
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Young bird of prey : EAGLET
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Scornful exclamation : RATS
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Guardhouse : BRIG
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Loose garment : MUUMUU
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Tramontane : OUTSIDER
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Viper : ASP
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Newscaster Robert : TROUT
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Concise : TERSE
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Down: Prefix : CATA
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Dapper : NATTY
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Estimate : RATE
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Marketplace : AGORA
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"Don't ___ on me" : TREAD
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Foot, to Fabius : PES
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Was acquitted : WENTFREE
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Venerate : REVERE
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British carbine : STEN
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___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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"___ to Handle," 1938 film : TOOHOT
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Tiny Tim was one : CRATCHIT
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Chanting : INTONATING
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Of the air: Prefix : AERO
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Pack : STOW
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___ the Riveter : ROSIE
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Follow closely : TAIL
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Weeds : HOES
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Shipment from Iraq : DATES
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Otherwise : ELSE
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"When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
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Inca land : PERU
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Always : EVER
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Render harmless : DISARM
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Silent : TACITURN
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Grinders : HEROS
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Press : IRON
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Frenchman's laugh : RIS
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Abandon : DESERT
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More noxious, as the atmosphere : SMOGGIER
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Tress : CURL
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Word before shoppe : OLDE
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Posse land : WEST
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Bodice : WAIST
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Stretched tight : TAUT
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Flat-topped hill : BUTTE
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Brazilian parrot : MACAW
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Custom : USAGE
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Author Sinclair : UPTON
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Hang loosely : DRAPE
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Perfume ingredient : ESTER
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Pee Wee or Della : REESE
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Made of a cereal : OATEN
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Certain exhibitions : ARTSHOWS
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Golf-course measurements : YARDAGES
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River celebrated by Burns : AFTON
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Fender mishap : DENT
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Inhibit : RETARD
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Leave empty : VACATE
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Pyle or Ford : ERNIE
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Rinehart heroine or book : TISH
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Sioux : OTOE
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Old Roman chest : CIST
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Cure : HEAL
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Blue flag : IRIS
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
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Done ___ turn : TOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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