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New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 1983

Author: John Greenman
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,356
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1. Towel inscription : HIS
4. Cheeky child : BRAT
8. Let it ___ (stet) : STAND
13. Transmitted : SENT
14. San ___, Italy : REMO
15. Fifer's drum : TABOR
16. Pinta's sister : NINA
17. Upolu port : APIA
18. Dogie catcher : RIATA
19. Czech river : ODER
20. Lepidopteran trap : NET
21. Payoff of a sort : RANSOM
22. Lady Godiva's "attire" : BIRTHDAYSUIT
25. Charcoal dust : SOOT
26. Smash : HIT
27. Viper : ASP
30. MacDonald-Eddy treats : DUETS
33. Two or more geological eras : EON
34. Prefix with plasm : ECTO
35. Like Michelangelo's "David" : INTHEALTOGETHER
39. Climber in a forest : VINE
40. Lobster eggs : ROE
41. Motif : THEME
42. Plato's "H" : ETA
43. Ruckus : ADO
44. Spots : LOCI
46. Fop or dude : CLOTHESHORSE
51. Merchant : SELLER
54. Windshield wiper's path : ARC
55. Contract of a sort : PACT
56. More frigid : ICIER
57. Diva Moffo : ANNA
58. Anagram for aide : IDEA
59. First word in a Dickens title : GREAT
60. Result getter, often : DOER
61. "It ___ Necessarily So" : AINT
62. Fox-and-hounds meets : HUNTS
63. Affectations : AIRS
64. ___ half bad : NOT
1. Spyri heroine : HEIDI
2. Kind of circle : INNER
3. ___ ball rolling (begins) : STARTSTHE
4. He took a "Streetcar" to stardom : BRANDO
5. Music sign : REPEAT
6. International friendship : AMITY
7. Done ___ turn : TOA
8. East River, e.g. : STRAIT
9. Infect : TAINT
10. Bedouins' robes : ABAS
11. South: Comb. form : NOTO
12. One-eighth ounce : DRAM
13. Cricketlike game : SNOB
21. Feeling remorse : RUING
23. Argyles : HOSE
24. Scare away : SHOO
27. Yearn : ACHE
28. Point skis inward : STEM
29. Hit the books : PORE
30. Jackknife, for one : DIVE
31. Ohm or ampere : UNIT
32. Vesuvius's cousin : ETNA
33. Août's season : ETE
34. Addis Ababa native : ETHIOPIAN
36. Fervency : ARDOR
37. Bridal-shower "take" : LOOT
38. Imprint : ETCH
43. Gives the high sign to : ALERTS
44. "Camelot" lyricist : LERNER
45. Hammersteins : OSCARS
46. Nonskid aid for lineman : CLEAT
47. City north of Saigon : HANOI
48. Active preceder : RADIO
49. Something in the air : SCENT
50. Coup d'___ : ETAT
51. Piner's emission : SIGH
52. Subdued hue : ECRU
53. Legal right : LIEN
57. ___ Louise Huxtable : ADA

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

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