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New York Times, Thursday, September 1, 1983

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,350
Across
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Total : ADDUP
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Neanderthal ___ : MAN
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Transport in Aspen : TBAR
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Part of a Blackmore title : LORNA
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Salt or smoke : CURE
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Moreno or Hayworth : RITA
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Consecrated : BLEST
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___ part (dissemble) : ACTA
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Earthmovers of a kind : ANTS
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Inadvertent remark : SLIPOFTHETONGUE
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Ireland, once : EIRE
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Bifocal, e.g. : LENS
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White House occupants in the 60's : JOHNSONS
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Undone : RUINED
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In ___ (sulking) : APET
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Western writer Grey : ZANE
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Word with house or keeper : STORE
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One of the Gumps : MIN
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Mythological eagle rider : ETANA
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Have : OWN
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Join a book club : ENROL
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Beige : ECRU
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Part of an acronym : INIT
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Trawler gear : SEINES
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Flagstad's namesakes : KIRSTENS
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Producer of silk : ERIA
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Ides of Mar. victim : CAES
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Get spiffed again : FALLOFFTHEWAGON
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Mealtime item : OLEO
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Whitewall, e.g. : TIRE
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Horse of a reddish color : ROAN
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Momentous times : ERAS
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Radishes, e.g. : ROOTS
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With "fu," a karate kin : KUNG
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Corded fabric : REP
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Units of force : DYNES
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Vestments : ALBS
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Barbie or Ken : DOLL
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Number before vier : DREI
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Like some funds at hand : UNSPENT
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Creole, for one : PATOIS
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"___ Ado About Nothing" : MUCH
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U.S.S.R. cooperative : ARTEL
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Not so messy : NEATER
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Rapid follower : TRANSIT
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Former V.I.P. at the Met : BING
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Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Bulldoze, in Brighton : RASE
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Form into a chain : CATENATE
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Reacted to terror : FROZE
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Responsibility : ONUS
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Jesse or Henry : JAMES
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Think : OPINE
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Philosopher Bergson : HENRI
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Kind of bar : SNACK
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Not a soul : NOONE
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Stu of old films : ERWIN
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Scars on cars : DENTS
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Adds nutrients : ENRICHES
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Invisible emanations : AURAE
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"With ___ kiss . . . ": Tennyson : ONELONG
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Dodecanese island: It. : LERO
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Birth announcement : ITSABOY
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Baker's gadget : SIFTER
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Alaska was his "folly" : SEWARD
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Burning : AFIRE
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Bisect : FORK
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Name of three baseball brothers : ALOU
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Spare : LEAN
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Word with door : TRAP
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Jewish title of honor : GAON
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Promontory : NESS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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