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New York Times, Monday, August 29, 1983

9-Down : Takes steps concerning

Author:
Young
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,347
Across
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Elegant : POSH
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Falters on the dais : HAWS
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"Give ___ horse ... " : AMANA
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Org. fostering due process : ACLU
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A son of Isaac : ESAU
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Halley's discovery : COMET
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Appear : SEEM
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Pack ___ (finish) : ITIN
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Verb on a penny : TRUST
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Something to pursue : HAPPINESS
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Impudent : SASSY
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Pismire : ANT
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Headline spot: Apr. 1909 : NORTHPOLE
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Jupiter or Mars : DEUS
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Scale notes : MIS
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"Do unto ___ ... " : OTHERS
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Hostel : INN
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Carte before the course : MENU
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Young hog : SHOAT
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Sebastian of track fame : COE
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Color : TINGE
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Cry from a crow's-nest : LAND
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Winnow : FAN
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Gasped after a sprint : PANTED
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"___ more time!" : ONE
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Kind of story : SOB
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Suffix with Boswell : IANA
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Young horses : YEARLINGS
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Decorator's concern : HUE
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Dravidian language : TAMIL
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What hedonists pursue : ENJOYMENT
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Old Greek coins : OBOLI
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Prompted a thespian : CUED
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N.Y. Philharmonic, for one : ORCH
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Sound of grief : GROAN
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Ancient chest : ARCA
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Trunk : BOLE
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"A votre ___!" : SANTE
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Soaks flax : RETS
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Belgian river : YSER
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Ali ___ : PASHA
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View from Plymouth : OCEAN
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Rested : SLEPT
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Dromedary feature : HUMP
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Abominable : HEINOUS
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Flowers with a starry name : ASTERS
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Kind of line : WAIST
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One source of pleasure : SUNSHINE
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Takes steps concerning : ACTSON
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Having good character : MORAL
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Pleasure : AMUSEMENT
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Headland : NESS
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___ Gen. at D.C. : ATTY
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Sluggish : INERT
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Hook's foe : PAN
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The Grateful ___, rock group : DEAD
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Brought to court : SUED
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A European capital : OSLO
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"Younger ___ Springtime" : THAN
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Holiday for a blissful pair : HONEYMOON
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Particle in a cyclotron : ION
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Sixtieth of a talent : MINA
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Mountain vehicle : CABLECAR
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Common U.S. weed : TANSY
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Pro : FOR
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Temples in Taiwan : PAGODAS
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Of sodium chloride : SALINE
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Contribute one's two cents : INJECT
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Israeli port : EILAT
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Harden : INURE
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Poor boys : HEROS
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Sam or Tom : UNCLE
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Clear sky : ETHER
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Outfit : TOGS
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Girl in "East of Eden" : ABRA
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"___ Dick" : MOBY

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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