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New York Times, Thursday, September 22, 1983

Author:
John R. Prosser
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,371

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Across
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Fat from hogs : LARD
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Be solicitous : CARE
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Melodic subject : TEMA
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Not sotto voce : ALOUD
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He wrote "My Enemy's Enemy" : AMIS
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Calpurnia, to Caesar : UXOR
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A concern of Mehta : TEMPO
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Marceau's forte : PANTOMIME
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Emulate Balboa : EXPLORE
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Like a confusing report : GARBLED
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Father of Cainan : ENOS
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"The ___ of Hoffmann" : TALES
25
Pinnacles : APEXES
28
Home of Icarus : CRETE
30
River of NW Russia : NEVA
31
Buffalo's county : ERIE
33
Having sharpness : EDGED
37
Miscalculate : SLIP
38
Of ecological stages : SERAL
40
Wreath atop Lancelot : ORLE
41
Shrugger in a Rand title : ATLAS
43
Seaport of Israel : ACRE
44
Discerning : WISE
45
Chassepot, e.g. : RIFLE
47
One behind the other : TANDEM
49
What Nolan Ryan became in 1979 : ASTRO
51
Incites Fido to attack : SICS
52
Pollen-bearing organs : STAMENS
54
Infatuate : ENCHANT
58
___ Act: 1862 : HOMESTEAD
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More atypical : RARER
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In a little while : ANON
62
Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
63
Perceptive : ACUTE
64
Essentials : MEAT
65
Credit form : LOAN
66
Osculate : KISS
Down
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Not punctual : LATE
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Ruffian in "A Clockwork Orange" : ALEX
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Trip gaily : ROMP
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Double-decker abode : DUPLEXAPARTMENT
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U.S. jutters into the Atlantic : CAPES
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Drs.' group : AMA
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Circus area : RING
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Squire's place : ESTATE
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Dilapidated abode in a pop song : TUMBLEDOWNSHACK
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What Iran's shah became in 1979 : EXILE
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Parisian kids : MOMES
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Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
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Lorna of fiction : DOONE
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What a politico loves to do : ORATE
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Ramblers : ROSES
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Looped vase handle : ANSA
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Trapper's trophy : PELT
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Pernicious : EVIL
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Homer's sorceress : CIRCE
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Erect : REAR
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Authentic : REAL
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Grating : GRID
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Besides : ELSE
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Judge : DEEM
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Admit : LETIN
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Foals' fathers : SIRES
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Primary : FONTAL
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Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
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Expiate : ATONE
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A Mead subject : SAMOA
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One of the Maxwells : SEDAN
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Wooden nickel, e.g. : SHAM
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State flower of Utah : SEGO
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N. African wild sheep : ARUI
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Grand Banks gear : NETS
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Three, in Toledo : TRES
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Brazilian macaw : ARA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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