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New York Times, Wednesday, August 10, 1983

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K V Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, 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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Across
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Trades : SWAPS
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___ Gay, famed plane : ENOLA
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Pig's digs : STY
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Cranny : NICHE
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Bond; link : NEXUS
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Mouths: Lat. : ORA
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Stadium sections : TIERS
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Fellow at Oxford : DON
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Hobby akin to numismatics : PHILATELY
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Throe : PANG
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Perfect tennis serve : ACE
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Apiece : EACH
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Philbrick's "___ Three Lives" : ILED
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Age, in Asti : ETA
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France's longest river : LOIRE
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German name for a Baltic port : MEMEL
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Gas used in welding : ACETYLENE
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Patrons of a sort : PHILANTHROPISTS
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Ambushes, e.g. : SURPRISES
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Right exercisers : USERS
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Blanched : ASHEN
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Hideout : DEN
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Aviary sound : TWEE
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Translation of "video" : ISEE
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Geisha's accessory : OBI
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Turquoise hue : AQUA
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Flirt; dally : PHILANDER
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Wall, in Reims : MUR
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Golfer's number 3 wood : SPOON
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Rodeo item : RIATA
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Buggy : RIG
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Pesach feast : SEDER
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Ferrara dukes : ESTES
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Copy : APE
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Hammarskjöld, e.g. : SWEDE
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Fruit drink : SMASH
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Cookie : SNAP
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Specific longing : WISH
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Drama segment : ACTI
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Quaker City : PHILADELPHIA
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Glacial remnant : SERAC
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Duck, in Dortmund : ENTE
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Sedaka or Diamond : NEIL
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Round or oval dormer window : OXEYE
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Bronze Age trumpet : LUR
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The quagga was one : ASS
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Kind of cracker : SODA
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Word form meaning "vacuum tube" : TRON
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Yin's opposite : YANG
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Gadget for Crenshaw : TEE
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Smug conventionality : PHILISTINISM
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Cantata participant : ALTO
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Beaverlike rodent : COYPU
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Wee scamps : IMPS
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Hawaiian hardwood : LEHUA
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Titles for Mohammed's progeny : EMIRS
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Uses a hand shuttle : TATS
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Pined : ACHED
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Stitch again : RESEW
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Penates' partners : LARES
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Gaelic : ERSE
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To live, to Ovid : ESSE
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Broadway hit: 1982 : NINE
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___-pros : NOL
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Horatian form : EPODE
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Strips : BARES
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Hog plum : AMRA
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Bon mot : QUIP
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Force onward : URGE
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Weeded, in a way : HOED
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Concerning : INRE
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Analyst's fodder : DATA
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Hot times in Hyères : ETES
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Outbreak : RASH
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Army induction org. : SSS
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Bench in a basilica : PEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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