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New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 1983

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,362
Across
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Confidence game : SCAM
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Sharp crest : ARETE
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Down with, in Arles : ABAS
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Israeli dance : HORA
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___ cotta : TERRA
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Short blast : TOOT
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To ___ (everyone) : AMAN
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More unfriendly : ICIER
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Corrida participant : TORO
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Blond sleepyhead : GOLDILOCKS
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Concerned with : INTO
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Against : ANTI
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Hate to face : DREAD
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Strange : WEIRD
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Dog created by Knight : LASSIE
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Entrance court : ATRIUM
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Writes : PENS
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Md. lawyer who dabbled in verse : FRANCISSCOTTKEY
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Bo's big hit : TEN
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Veracious : TRUE
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More careful : WARIER
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Take away, in law : DEVEST
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Feel : SENSE
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English county : SHIRE
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Jot : IOTA
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Turner or Cantrell : LANA
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Magical command : OPENSESAME
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Norwegian king : OLAF
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Short-legged dog : CORGI
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One : UNIT
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___ up (confined) : PENT
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Linen fabric : TOILE
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Part of P.R. : RICO
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"Bette Davis ___," 1981 hit song : EYES
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Like some lingerie : SHEER
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Verve : ELAN
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Heavy nap : SHAG
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Singer Perry : COMO
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Russian lake : ARAL
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Type of orange or duck : MANDARIN
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Inclined : ATILT
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Draw back : RECOIL
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Author Knight (see 28 Across) : ERIC
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Long journey : TREK
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Corn units : EARS
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Finery : ATTIRE
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Pat, Daniel or Richard : BOONE
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Main artery : AORTA
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Got up : STOOD
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Candidate for a boot camp : INDUCTEE
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Aversion (for) : DISTASTE
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Blow gently : WAFT
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Khomeini's land : IRAN
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Church projections : APSES
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N.Y.S.E. and Amex regulator : SEC
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Kind of job or field : SNOW
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An ICBM : MIRV
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Pelt : SKIN
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Golf gadgets : TEES
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"Jane ___" : EYRE
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Petition : SUE
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Bogart's quest in a 1947 film : TREASURE
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Bank checks : DRAFTS
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Prickle : TINGLE
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Skier's milieu : SLOPE
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Alex, Bill or Jack : HALEY
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Silly : INANE
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Willow : OSIER
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Fall mos. : OCTS
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Cry of disdain : POOH
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Site of Villa Maria College : ERIE
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Indigo : ANIL
57
Isinglass : MICA
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School on the Thames : ETON

Answer summary: 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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