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New York Times, Tuesday, September 27, 1983

46-Down : Chewing-gum base

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,376
Across
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
6
Thick slice : SLAB
10
Sandburg : CARL
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Circus figure : TAMER
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Kind of shirt : HAIR
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Barter : TRADE
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Poet (one of four "money" entries) : EZRAPOUND
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"___ dien" (motto of Prince of Wales) : ICH
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Ali, once : CLAY
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Mexican revolutionary: 1877-1919 : ZAPATA
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Establish : CHARTER
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Forefather : SIRE
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Time of day, in poesy : EEN
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Cheapest ship passage, once : STEERAGE
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Sea urchins : SANDDOLLARS
36
Kind of wit : NIT
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Wine sediment : LEES
38
Initials in Nasser's day : UAR
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Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Actor from Tulsa : TONYRANDALL
45
Spring and fall garments : TOPCOATS
47
Brother of a tía : TIO
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___ de combat (disabled) : HORS
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Take back : STARTLE
53
Expects : AWAITS
56
Impresario Rudolf : BING
57
Stood for office : RAN
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Standard : BENCHMARK
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Alaskan native : ALEUT
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Court security : BAIL
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Pa. lakeside city : ERIE
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Peg Woffington's creator : READE
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Writer Gardner : ERLE
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SSgts., e.g. : NCOS
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Small viper : ADDER
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Garret : ATTIC
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An evergreen : LARCH
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Triple Crown winner: 1935 : OMAHA
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Put up : ERECTED
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Clip : SHEAR
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Shiftless : LAZY
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Make known : AIR
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Heater or grill : BRAZIER
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Barrelmaker : COOPER
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Water, in Madrid : AGUA
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Let : RENT
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Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
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Reduces bit by bit : PARES
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Open-mesh fabric : LENO
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Warren Beatty film : REDS
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Brenda of comics : STARR
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Dispatches : SLAYS
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Canadian singer Paul : ANKA
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___ Friday (secretary) : GIRL
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Narrow opening : SLOT
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Of aircraft : AERO
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Lowest high tide : NEAP
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Memorable stage couple : LUNTS
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Scent : ODOR
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Canine, e.g. : TOOTH
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Scullers : OARSMEN
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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River into Lake Ontario : NIAGARA
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Chewing-gum base : CHICLE
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"Oliver Twist" villain : SIKES
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Footstep : TREAD
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Diploma word : LAUDE
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Record : ENTER
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Title Liszt held : ABBE
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Tear's partner : WEAR
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Deep blue : ANIL
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Vigor, to a virtuoso : BRIO
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___ de Triomphe : ARC
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Was in front : LED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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