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New York Times, Tuesday, August 23, 1983

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { H J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,341
Across
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Gumbo, e.g. : SOUP
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Seal, otter, etc. : FURS
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Chronic complainer : CRAB
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Capra's "___ Wonderful Life" : ITSA
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Gay ___ : PAREE
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Canter's relative : LOPE
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Food regimen : DIET
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Monday, in Nice : LUNDI
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Expel : OUST
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Gourmet's delight : CREPESSUZETTE
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I.o.u. : DEBT
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Slice : CUT
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Extreme : SEVERE
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Accented : STRESSED
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Skill or guile : CRAFT
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Plumlike fruit : SLOE
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Harrow part : TINE
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Memorable cartoonist : ARNO
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Wound marks : SCARS
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Collection of Old Norse poetry : EDDA
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Places : LOCI
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Wallet items : TENS
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More wan : PALER
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Activity of a belle or bird : PREENING
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Napoleons are created here : BAKERY
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Guido's highest note : ELA
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Transmit : SEND
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Gourmet's delight : OYSTERSCASINO
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Double curve : OGEE
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One of the Lesser Sundas : TIMOR
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Word form before gram or space : AERO
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Balzac's birthplace : TOURS
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Sedaka or Simon : NEIL
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Assay : TEST
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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What nervous Nellies are on : EDGE
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Caesar or Luckman : SID
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Auricular : OTIC
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Consumer : USER
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___ gras : PATEDEFOIE
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Goethe tragedy : FAUST
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Cinerary vessels : URNS
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Chemical apparatuses : REDUCTORS
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Coast Guard takeovers : SEIZURES
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Jumbled mass : CLOT
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Beat badly : ROUT
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Recess at Notre Dame : APSE
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Wager : BET
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U.S.N.A. freshman : PLEBE
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Bold : PERT
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Summer, in Calais : ETE
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Area for a tonsorial artist : SCALP
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Trial's partner : ERROR
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Cyrus, Dazzy or Philo : VANCE
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Argot : SLANG
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Gourmet's delight : STEAKDIANE
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Move sideways : SIDLE
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Bitter-___ (diehard) : ENDER
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Darling : DEARY
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Outlines of plays : SCENARIOS
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Dagger : STILETTO
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Some spiders : PANS
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Snare : NET
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"Bad News" team : BEARS
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Cross the plate : SCORE
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Leer's cousin : OGLE
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Desires : YENS
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Put in office : SEAT
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Plant disease : SMUT
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Require : NEED
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First: Abbr. : ORIG
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Away from : OUT
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Grand ___ Opry : OLE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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