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LITERARY SOBRIQUETS

New York Times, Sunday, August 7, 1983

Author:
George Rose Smith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 663 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
George Rose Smith has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,325
Across
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Fabricated report : CANARD
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Spike the punch : LACE
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Calif. county : NAPA
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Navy rank equal to Col. : CAPT
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Thoroughfare : AVENUE
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"The ___ of Greece . . . ": Byron : ISLES
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Elsinore courtier : OSRIC
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To shelter : ALEE
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Barrie's "Little Minister" : GAVINDISHART
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Bolt's "Man for All Seasons" : THOMASMORE
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Top of a gamut : ELA
30
Colored : TINTED
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___ as a beet : ASRED
33
Jonathan's cousin : PIPPIN
34
Capital of Calvados : CAEN
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Cross: Comb. form : STAUR
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Procreator : SIRE
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Golf or tennis term : ACE
40
Felix Krull's creator : MANN
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Calorie : THERM
42
Marine shipping cost : WATERAGE
46
Wail : ULULATE
48
Hale's "Man Without a Country" : PHILIPNOLAN
50
Nut, for Nero : NUX
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Treat : REGALE
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Listless : MOONY
53
Bowl : OVAL
54
Quick cut : SNIP
55
Kind of act : OVERT
56
Natural talent : DOWRY
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Small amount : SHRED
59
Luigi's foot : PIEDE
60
Tear : REND
61
Goalie Peeters : PETE
62
Mark of literature : TWAIN
63
"Laura" lyricist : MERCER
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Onassis : ARI
65
Steele's "Man Who Saw Through Heaven" : HUBERTDIANA
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China, Japan, etc. : FAREAST
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Mature ones : ADULTS
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Very much : REAMS
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Prepared : ALLSET
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Shelters of a kind : GARAGES
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Chesterton's "Man Who Was Thursday" : GABRIELSYME
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D.C. monogram : HST
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Washed away : ERODED
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Home of Petruchio's bride : PADUA
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Air: Comb. form : ATMO
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Key letter : BETA
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Philanthropist : DONOR
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Left Bank chapeau : BERET
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Patrick of films : MAGEE
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Decree in Canada : ARRET
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Bombs that bomb : DUDS
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Middle East resident : KURD
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Interdict : DEBAR
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Ina of stage and screen : CLAIRE
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Vane dir. : ESE
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Hubbard's bearer of "A Message to Garcia" : ANDREWROWAN
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"Now, ___ and Vixen!" : PRANCER
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Study of immunity : SEROLOGY
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Met basso : HINES
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Kin in Barcelona : TIOS
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Boxers' stats. : KOS
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"Battle Hymn . . . " composer : HOWE
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Creator of Alice the Goon : SEGAR
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Stirs to activity : FANS
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Potassium source : BANANA
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"Whither thou ___ . . . " : GOEST
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Most delicate : FINEST
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Layer or thickness : PLY
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Welty's "Optimist's Daughter" : LAURELHAND
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Scott's "Lady of the Lake" : ELLENDOUGLAS
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Bombeck : ERMA
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Permitted : LEGAL
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Rhone tributary : SAONE
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Brought to nought : UNDONE
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Tissues : WEBS
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Female equine : MARE
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Foxx from St. Louis : REDD
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Bed's canopy : TESTER
Down
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Bingo device : CAGE
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Russian river : NEVA
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Black bird : ANI
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Midget : RUNT
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Devote : DEDICATE
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Lend an ear : LISTEN
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White with fright : ASHEN
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Not nude : CLAD
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Suffix with auction or profit : EER
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Bridge bid : NOTRUMP
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Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
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Jab : PROD
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Purpose : AIM
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Room on wheels : CAMPER
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Unbalanced : ALOP
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Elf : PERI
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Youngster : TEEN
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Impressive : STATELY
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Jolly good : CAPITAL
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Fatuous : INANE
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Seductive one : SIREN
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Hindu attire : SARI
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Lustrous : SHINY
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Chef's creation : SALAD
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Dawn : AURORA
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Resourceful : CLEVER
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A. C. Doyle's "Veiled Lodger" : EUGENIARONDER
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Beer ingredient : MALT
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Son of Odin : THOR
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Produced on a loom : WOVEN
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Wilkie Collins's "Woman in White" : ANNECATHERICK
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Cicerones : GUIDES
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Skillful : EXPERT
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Cooking staple : LARD
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Proverbial corrupter : POWER
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Cornea irritants : MOTES
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"Yes ___!" : SIREE
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Word on a dollar bill : DEBTS
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Mystic : SWAMI
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Medieval guild : HANSE
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Whined : PULED
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Papal headdress : TIARA
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Swedish seaport : MALMO
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More gigantic : HUGER
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Swap : TRADE
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Opening : DEBUT
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"___ to the Moon" : FLYME
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Grooves : DADOS
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Barbara Bel ___ : GEDDES
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Excite : AROUSE
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Avant-___ : GARDE
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Some sunken goods : LAGAN
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Music buff's purchase : STEREO
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Spuds : TATERS
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Victor at Lake Erie : PERRY
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Breakfast dish : BRAN
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U.S. tennis champ: 1937 : BUDGE
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Gull or kitten : MEWER
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Gallic rebel's word : ABAS
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Soliloquy opener : ALAS
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Wiseacre : KNOWALL
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Does one's bit : DONATES
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Cancel; dele : CROSSOUT
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Set apart : ALONE
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Cajole : WHEEDLE
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Controls dishonestly : RIGS
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Brooded : PINED
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Family in a 1936 novel : OHARAS
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Thumped : TANNED
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Detector at sea : SONAR
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Buff : FIEND
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Lammed : BLEW
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Bern's river : AARE
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Feeling nothing : NUMB
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Nutty : GAGA
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Arctic sight : FLOE
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Air : TUNE
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Gunpowder, for one : PLOT
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Abbe or Lois : LANE
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Battle site: Oct. 1914 : YSER
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___ and haw : HEM
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Small ape : LAR
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Mdse. : GDS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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