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New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 1983

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,373
Across
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Ballad : POEM
5
Elevator part : CAGE
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Type of furnace : BLAST
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" . . . wing ___ prayer" : ANDA
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River into the Baltic : ODER
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Revenue, in Rennes : RENTE
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Anatomical channel : ITER
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Pakistani garment : SARI
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Waterloo native : IOWAN
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Statesman : RAMSAYMACDONALD
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Turkish cavalryman : SPAHI
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Buddhist Thai people : LAO
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God of war : ARES
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Not in an undertone : ALOUD
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Needlefish : GAR
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False god : BAAL
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Hat part : BRIM
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Fully developed : ADULT
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Novelist : EMILYJANEBRONTE
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"The Velvet Fog" : TORME
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Horne : LENA
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"Thou ___ beguile the world": Shak. : DOST
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White House nickname : CAL
48
Where Mandalay is : BURMA
50
Cacholong or fiorite : OPAL
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Eastern Medit. country : ISR
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Birdlike : AVIAN
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Poet : SAMUELCOLERIDGE
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Hello, in Hoolehua : ALOHA
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Disturb : ROIL
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Bard's negative : NEER
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Reach effectively : GETAT
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Barely makes out : EKES
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"Virumque" follower : CANO
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Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
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She, in Siena : ESSA
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Adherents : ISTS
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Braces : PAIRS
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Available : ONTAP
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Professor-author : MARSHALLMCLUHAN
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Teapot cover : COSY
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Garden evictee : ADAM
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Actress : GERALDINEBROOKS
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Plant used for making pipes : ERICA
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Spirit; zest : BRIO
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Artist : LEONARDODAVINCI
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Sadat : ANWAR
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Passé : STALE
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Looks after : TENDS
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Gallic garlic : AIL
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Word with tag or paddle : DOG
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Gram. case : OBJ
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Rhine feeder : AAR
31
Play the ponies : BET
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First-year Latin word : AMO
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Demeanor : AIR
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Preprandial reading : MENU
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One, in Livorno : UNO
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Inf. officers : LTS
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Holiday in Hue : TET
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Word of affirmation : YEA
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Legal profession : BAR
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Spoil : MAR
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Missouri feeder : OSAGE
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Was outshone : PALED
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" . . . ___ in your eye": Lamb : AMOTE
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Pile of rock debris : SCREE
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Suppositions : IDEAS
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Emissary : AGENT
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Pianist Peter's kin : NEROS
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Breaks bread : EATS
61
Pure fiction : LIES
62
"Bridal Chorus" maiden : ELSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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