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COSMOS

New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 1983

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,367
Across
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Stillage or spillage : SLOP
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Con man's ploy : SCAM
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Roe source : SHAD
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FATHER OF ONE-EYED SONS : URANUS
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Statue by Polyclitus : HERA
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One of the Guthries : ARLO
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Do port work : LADE
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Cocktail-party item : CANAPE
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Forbear : OMIT
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Trumpet : TOOT
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Hussein, for one : ARAB
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Up : ARISEN
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WEILL MUSICAL : ONETOUCHOFVENUS
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Paramour in Paris : AMANT
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Posher : TONIER
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Screw pine : ARA
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N.K.V.D. antecedent : OGPU
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Robert or Alan : ALDA
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"Student Prince" prop : STEIN
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Indian groom : SYCE
41
Notation in an M.D.'s book : APPT
43
Hunk of pie : SLAB
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METEOROLOGY OR GEOPHYSICS : EARTHSCIENCE
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Biblical verb ender : ETH
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Ship's berth : SLIP
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Electrician : WIREMAN
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General Eaker : IRA
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Worm of Assam : ERIA
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"Of Thee ___" : ISING
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Tappet mover : CAM
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Tizzies : STATES
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Leo, for one : SIGN
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Virgilian opus : AENEID
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FINANCIAL MOGUL : PLUTOCRAT
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Bd.-of-director's head : CHN
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Renowned Met basso : CHALIAPIN
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Make lace : TAT
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RODGERS-HART OPUS : BYJUPITER
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Entire membership : PLENUM
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Amos of baseball : OTIS
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Eyepiece : OCULAR
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Abet's companion : AID
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Canonic mark : PRESA
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"Le ___," Massenet aria : REVE
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European salamander : OLM
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___ the Admiralty (U.K. naval brass) : LORDSOF
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Shipment to a hospital : SERA
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Aberdeen's river : DEE
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NORTH AMERICAN WHELK : NEPTUNESHELL
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U.S. mil. decorations : DSMS
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Where Sikkim is : ASIA
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Port ___, Egypt : SAID
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Potsdam pronoun : EINER
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Minn. neighbor : SDAK
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Rowing gaffe : CRAB
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Have being : ARE
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Sulky : INAPET
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___ in (receptive) : TUNED
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CALOMEL : MERCURYCHLORIDE
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Grape seed : ACINUS
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Worms get-together : DIET
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Ab's follower : ELUL
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Partaking of : INON
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Soirs' antitheses : MATINS
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Ferber : EDNA
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Fad : RAGE
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A billionth: Comb. form : NANO
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Kent's Daily ___ : PLANET
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Time's Thomas : SETH
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Anne and Cécile: Abbr. : STES
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Kind of plaid : GLEN
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New growth : SHOOT
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Aegean island : LEMNOS
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___ Express : ORIENT
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Little pies : PATTIES
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WINGDING, ROMAN STYLE : SATURNALIA
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Zambezi denizen, for short : CROC
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Hilo hello : ALOHA
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Traverses the turnpike : MOTORS
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Serb or Croat : SLAV
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Pika's cousin : HARE
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Hersey's W.W. II town : ADANO
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Spray a vine : DEBUG
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Fiddler-crab genus : UCA
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___ avis : RARA
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Do a Disney job : ANIMATE
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Twangy : NASAL
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Topple : UPEND
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"Flying Dutchman" soprano : SENTA
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___-de-boeuf (oval windows) : OEILS
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Alice of films : FAYE
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Burst of energy : SPASM
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Directed aloft : UPCAST
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Cornfield sound : CAW
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Sevareid : ERIC
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Tex's mount : PINTO
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Split a circle : BISECT
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___ John of TV : TRAPPER
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Ups and downs of fashion : HEMLINES
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Treated chemically : NITRATED
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Ingenious : CREATIVE
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Shrine Bowl team : EAST
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M.I.T. degrees : EES
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Type of landing gear : TRICYCLE
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L.A. event in 1984 : HIGHJUMP
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Small minnows : PINHEADS
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Invalidate : ANNUL
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Rather miserly : NEARISH
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Hodges or MacDougald : GIL
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Plummer, e.g. : ACTOR
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Short swim : DIP
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New : UNUSED
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Nadelhorn, for one : ALP
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Jovial : BOON
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Stake, to Sulla : PALUS
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Wry : IRONIC
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REVERSIBLE COTTON FABRIC : MARSEILLES
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Match the bet : SEE
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Sylvan denizens : DOES
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Build up matériel : REARM
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Ala. neighbor : FLA
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___ acids : AMINO
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Gulled : TAKENIN
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Mendacious one : LIAR
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Employing a springe : SNARING
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Basement appliances : DRYERS
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Town on the Moselle : EPINAL
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Fixed over : REDONE
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Act of 1765 : STAMP
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Almost princely : DUCAL
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Singer O'Day : ANITA
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Dangerous mosquito : AEDES
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June walker : BRIDE
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Dash : ECLAT
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Wood-joint component : TENON
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Cape Cod feature : DUNE
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Copper, once : CENT
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Its motto is "Industry" : UTAH
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Titanic : HUGE
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Orly-Dulles transp. : SST

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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