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New York Times, Wednesday, September 14, 1983

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,363
Across
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Lighter : BARGE
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Person of few words : CLAM
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Starbuck on the Pequod : MATE
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Peer : EQUAL
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Gardenia's asset : ODOR
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Toppers : SUNBONNETS
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Ebro and Mayo : RIOS
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Name ___ (ID) : TAG
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Match : PAIR
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Spiny plant : NETTLE
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Starts off at Doral : TEES
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Musical ending : CODA
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Skiers' conveyances : TBARS
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Mexican hat-dance item : SOMBRERO
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Grangers' abodes : FARMS
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Auspicious : RIPE
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Signal on a screen : BLIP
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Buckeye State : OHIO
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Not so rough : FINER
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Spot for hops : OAST
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Free electrons : IONS
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Hardy trees : OAKS
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Window parts : PANES
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Some straw hats : LEGHORNS
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Lyrics on Tin Pan Alley : WORDS
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Support a scoundrel : ABET
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Greasy stuff : LARD
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"___ the Valley" : DOWNIN
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Sherman, e.g. : TANK
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Third king of Judah : ASA
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Emulate Robert Giroux : EDIT
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Tall silk hats : STOVEPIPES
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"The Way We ___" : WERE
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Kappa predecessor : IOTA
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Entries in an acoount : ITEMS
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River in Belgium : YSER
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Composed : COOL
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Consume Mom's meal : EATIN
Down
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Outwit : BEST
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Pastel tint : AQUA
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Step for Jacob : RUNG
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Yak : GAB
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Escapists like R. and J. : ELOPERS
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___ Major or Minor : CANIS
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Eye lasciviously : LEER
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Kind of gallery : ART
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Erroneous epithet : MISNOMER
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Graduate's cap : MORTARBOARD
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U.M.W. man's access : ADIT
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Burin or dibble : TOOL
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Bagpipers' refusals : NAES
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Deg. for a teacher : EDB
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Burns poem : TAMOSHANTER
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Manages under stress : COPES
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Lake on Nevada's border : TAHOE
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Sell for so much : BRING
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Scuttles : SINKS
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An antelope : ELAND
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Stands up : RISES
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Elects : OPTS
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Metallic paper : FOIL
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Cheerful : RIANT
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Suitable for public debate : FORENSIC
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Soft hat : PORKPIE
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Kimono adjunct : OBI
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Subside : WANE
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French name of shame : LAVAL
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Moist : DEWY
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Sapphic effusions : ODES
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Circus prop : WIRE
49
Dog gone to Oz : TOTO
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In ___ (piqued) : APET
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Prefix with tone : SEMI
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Org. : ASSN
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"This ___ shall pass" : TOO
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Call ___ day : ITA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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