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New York Times, Wednesday, August 3, 1983

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,321

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Across
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A one : TOPS
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A Delano : SARA
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Sounds of surprise : HAHS
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Mergansers : SMEWS
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Caspian feeder : URAL
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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Inchon is here : KOREA
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Conductor Cooper : EMIL
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Blue or White ___ : NILE
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MacDonald-De Sylva-Gershwin song: 1924 : SOMEBODYLOVESME
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Word with north : TRUE
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Most demure : COYEST
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Chalkboard adjunct : ERASER
28
Ring decisions : DRAWS
30
Lisbon's river : TAGUS
31
" . . . a dog, a horse, ___": Shak. : ARAT
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Diamond V.I.P.'s : UMPS
36
Algonquian language : CREE
37
Scrabble : GROPE
38
Lignite, e.g. : COAL
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Moslem's pilgrimage : HADJ
40
Speak rhythmically : LILT
41
Emulate Rosalynn Sumners : SKATE
42
Stewart or Morris : UDALL
44
Punched : BELTED
45
Talked disrespectfully : SASSED
48
Relief pitcher's goal, at times : SAVE
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Irving Berlin song: 1929 : PUTTINONTHERITZ
55
"An apple ___ . . . " : ADAY
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Vaselike vessel : EWER
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Riveter of song : ROSIE
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Cicero's secretary : TIRO
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Wheys : SERA
60
Bass-baritone Simon ___ : ESTES
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Words to an assassin : ETTU
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Kind of job : SNOW
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Glasgow-to-Edinburgh direction : EAST
Down
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Sounds of disapproval : TSKS
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
3
Salon offering, for short : PERM
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Harris-Young song: 1928 : SWEETSUEJUSTYOU
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Sweden, to a Parisian : SUEDE
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Host : ARMY
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Marsh bird : RAIL
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Set apart for a purpose : ALLOCATE
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Razaf-Waller song: 1929 : HONEYSUCKLEROSE
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Stem : ARISE
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Lawmaker Jesse : HELMS
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Glaze of a sort : SLEET
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Buffalo hockey team : SABRES
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Maugham's "___ Betters" : OUR
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Oath : VOW
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Impress deeply : ETCH
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___ avis : RARA
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Mellowed : AGED
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Waggish : DROLL
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Engrossed : RAPT
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Seed appendage : ARIL
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Defensive trench : MOAT
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Meat paste : PATE
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"Citizen Kane" article : SLED
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Joy : GLADNESS
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Censorious : SEVERE
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Saturn and Neptune, to Cato : DEI
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Faugh! : BAH
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Large outpouring : SPATE
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Do a C.P.A.'s work : AUDIT
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Head follower : START
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Kind of vote : STRAW
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Author Wister : OWEN
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Pianist Peter : NERO
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Livy's "that girl" : ISTA
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Connections : TIES
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Piquancy : ZEST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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