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New York Times, Friday, September 23, 1983

Author:
Maver
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Maver has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,372

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Across
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Source of a powder : TALC
5
Bar at the bar : ESTOP
10
Fleeting odor : WAFT
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Margarine : OLEO
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Goddess of the hunt : DIANA
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Bakery employee : ICER
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Average : MEAN
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Enrage : ANGER
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Redactor's word : DELE
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Great breadth : EXPANSE
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Village cynosure : STEEPLE
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On edge : TENSE
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De Soto contemporary : NASH
27
"Nine ___," film or sitcom : TOFIVE
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Afternoon naps : SIESTAS
33
Sunny's ___, 1983 Derby winner : HALO
34
Lab vessel : RETORT
36
He wrote "The Brave Bulls" : LEA
38
Mussorgsky's "Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
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Mosaic contribution : LAW
40
Geological divisions : EONS
41
Opposite of pos. : NEG
42
Vermicelli and ravioli : PASTAS
45
Beer: Slang : SUDS
46
Wine-decanter ornamentation : RIGAREE
48
A dessert : MOUSSE
50
Soviet news agency : TASS
51
Where to find a nosing : STAIR
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Jogger's woe : BLISTER
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Elongated circle : ELLIPSE
60
Chess piece : ROOK
61
Himalayan kingdom : NEPAL
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Wearers of teeth : ELKS
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"The ___ of the skeleton": T. S. Eliot : AGUE
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Cordial flavoring : ANISE
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Orderly : NEAT
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Expense : COST
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Recluse : LONER
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Grace ___, in "A Rage to Live" : TATE
Down
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Volume : TOME
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Author Comfort : ALEX
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Vault : LEAP
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Striving : CONATION
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He portrayed Lou Grant : EDASNER
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Trigonometric terms : SINES
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Children's game : TAG
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Small bills : ONES
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Ray, to Bob : PARTNER
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Most spacious : WIDEST
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Without a chief : ACEPHALOUS
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Took a header : FELL
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Honey locust, e.g. : TREE
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Neighbor of Ore. : NEV
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A side of Manhattan : EAST
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Properties : ESTATES
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Holier ___ thou : THAN
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Horse opera : OATER
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Grossly wicked : FLAGITIOUS
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Big Ten competitor : IOWA
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Dispatches : SENDS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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S. African fox : ASSE
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Voracious : ESURIENT
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Bygone days : PAST
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Longfellow's "The ___ at Springfield" : ARSENAL
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Not so big : SMALLER
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Seal on a piston : GASKET
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Lubricate : OIL
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Harass : TEASE
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Co. trademark : LOGO
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Slots spot : RENO
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Card game for three : SKAT
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Ariosto's patron : ESTE
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Wrestling coup : PIN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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