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New York Times, Friday, September 9, 1983

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,358
Across
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Fragment of pottery : SHARD
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Soprano who wrote "Men, Women and Tenors" : ALDA
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Ron, in Mexico : RUM
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Dike : LEVEE
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Amphibious jeep : SEEP
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Indian woman's dress : SARI
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Make ___ of (botch) : AMESS
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Heavenly : CELESTIAL
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Priests' hats : BIRETTAS
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Nob : NOODLE
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"The Tender ___," 1955 song or film : TRAP
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Crack : SNAP
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Chinese port : SWATOW
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Slovenly : SLIPSHOD
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She was named best actress in 1954 : KELLY
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Soy or Roy : BEAN
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Yalie : ELI
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Advantage : EDGE
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Units of electrical force : VOLTS
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Year in the papacy of St. Pius I : CLIV
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Id's companion : EGO
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Railroad once headed by Jay Gould : ERIE
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Treasure ___ : TROVE
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Message sometimes sung : TELEGRAM
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Slides : CHUTES
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Full of juice : LUSH
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Plath or Sexton : POET
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Person born in early June, e.g. : GEMINI
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Large tuna : ALBACORE
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Corot creation : LANDSCAPE
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Pitch : THROW
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"Whoopee!" at Pan's parties : EVOE
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Pass a rope through : REEVE
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Fiber knot : NEP
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Summary of Norse mythology : EDDA
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Big Bertha's home : ESSEN
Down
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What Koufax once toed : SLAB
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Prefix denoting a moiety : HEMI
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State : AVER
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Transplant oneself : RESETTLE
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Annihilate : DESTROY
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Org. for Cahn, Kahn et al. : ASCAP
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Sediment : LEES
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Shofner of football fame : DEL
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Italian range, to René : APENNINS
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Foray : RAID
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Russian river : URAL
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Eight furlongs : MILE
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Obstructs : STOPS
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Cleansing agent : SOAP
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Child's marble : TAW
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Shade of blue : SLATE
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Special poker hand : SKEET
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Item in Kite's bag : WEDGE
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Star in Perseus : ALGOL
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One of three Turkish sultans : SELIM
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Serf : HELOT
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An oil source : OLIVE
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Plunges : DIVES
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___ Peak, Idaho : BORAH
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Brief poem : VERSICLE
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Supports of a sort : CRUTCHES
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Globe, Rose or Swan : THEATRE
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Slur over : ELIDE
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Bren and Sten : GUNS
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High-gaited horse : COB
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Full assemblies : PLENA
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Hollow : GLEN
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Mansard extension : EAVE
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L–Q connection : MNOP
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Mimicked : APED
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Mined metals : ORES
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Spatiate : ROVE
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A Gershwin biographer : EWEN
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Assistance : AID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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