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Mark Diehl
Mark Diehl

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New York Times, Sunday, November 11, 1984

Author: Mark Diehl
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Mark Diehl has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 54 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,787
Across Down
1. Bantam, e.g. : FOWL
5. Alms box : ARCA
9. Food with many forms : PASTA
14. Wad of tobacco : CHAW
18. Lover of fine dining : EPICUREAN
20. Straw : SIPPER
21. Tempo : RATE
22. Aviator's attire? : WINDSOCKS
23. Attraction : ALLURE
24. President Hyde's land : EIRE
25. Abrogate : END
26. One of the Longs : HUEY
27. Shrinking garment? : FREUDIANSLIP
29. Starts business again : REOPENS
31. Wampum : BEADS
32. Analyze the value : ASSAY
33. Crossword creator : WORDSMITH
35. Antarctic cape : ADARE
38. Spinner from Tin Pan Alley : DISC
40. Epicede : ODE
41. Raiment for a reunion? : FAMILYTIES
46. Foyt's footwear? : BRAKESHOES
50. Humdingers : ONERS
51. Overseas add. : APO
52. Guitarist Paul : LES
53. Stinging pain : SMART
54. Unconventional : OUTRE
55. ___ David (six-pointed figure) : MAGEN
57. Circles and squares : SHAPES
59. Golden : AURIC
60. Rob Roys : CANOES
61. Quack's clothing? : MALPRACTICESUIT
65. Take umbrage at : RESENT
68. Site of the last Lincoln-Douglas debate : ALTON
69. Light science : OPTICS
72. Extremist : ULTRA
73. Lengthen : ADDON
74. Less clothed : BARER
76. Cajun's approval : OUI
78. Hoop group: Abbr. : NBA
79. Suffix with tact : ICIAN
80. Pops' overhead? : BOTTLECAPS
82. Garb for a green thumb? : GARDENHOSE
85. Cortés's quest : ORO
86. Particular : ITEM
87. Croupiers' tools : RAKES
88. Small European country : SANMARINO
92. Sonoran so long : ADIOS
95. Entertain : AMUSE
97. Ominous : BALEFUL
100. A cinch for some factory workers? : CONVEYORBELT
104. Gaspar et al. : MAGI
105. Keelbird : ANI
106. Start of a fairy tale : ONCE
107. Describing our numeral system : ARABIC
108. Togs for leaving town? : OUTSKIRTS
110. Bring up : REAR
111. One of the czars : PETERI
112. Leave undone : PRETERMIT
113. "Untouchables" head : NESS
114. Dispatches : SLAYS
115. Starchy tropical foodstuff : TARO
116. "___ Death": Grieg : ASES
1. Not so many : FEWER
2. State a point of view : OPINE
3. Glazier's gear? : WINDOWSASH
4. Statistician's abbr. : LCD
5. On all sides : AROUND
6. School break : RECESS
7. Tending to form lumps : CAKY
8. Suburb of Liège : ANS
9. Constructed a pyre : PILED
10. Top grade : APLUS
11. Tater : SPUD
12. Actress Garr : TERI
13. Length times width, sometimes : AREA
14. Oil-burning iron lantern : CRESSET
15. Comes (from) : HAILS
16. Heart chambers : ATRIA
17. Tearful : WEEPY
19. Poe house : USHER
20. Actress Siddons : SARAH
27. Joyous celebrations : FETES
28. Not any, in Dogpatch : NARY
30. Pit : POCK
31. Courier's horse : BIDET
34. Othello, e.g. : MOOR
35. Punish with a fine : AMERCE
36. Catastrophic : DIRE
37. Capone and Pacino : ALS
38. B'way understudy : DBL
39. Incenses : IRES
41. ___-hand (necktie) : FOURIN
42. Odd and funny : ANTIC
43. Plummer role : IAGO
44. Rapier's kin : EPEE
45. "The ___ of Katie Elder" : SONS
47. Spain, in Spain : ESPANA
48. Oily fish : SMELT
49. Fastening device : HASP
54. ___ a limb : OUTON
55. ___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
56. Prefix for body : ANTI
58. U.S.A., Can., etc. : AMER
59. Moss Hart's autobiography : ACTONE
60. Gold-assaying cup : CUPEL
62. Sends through the air : RADIOS
63. Actors Robert and Alan : ALDAS
64. Put in order : SORT
65. Type of step : RUNG
66. Napoleonic retreat : ELBA
67. See 55 Across : STAR
70. Knight wear? : COATOFARMS
71. Met extra, for short : SUPE
73. Suffer : ACHE
74. Carried along : BORNE
75. First half of the alphabet : ATOM
77. Doctrine : ISM
79. Cuttlefish's protection : INK
80. Gasconade : BOAST
81. Movies, to Fellini : CINE
83. Cattle herders : DROVERS
84. Simplicity : EASE
88. Brain furrows : SULCI
89. Legal plea : ABATER
90. From ___ riches : RAGSTO
91. "___ Ike" : ILIKE
92. Type of squash : ACORN
93. Recipient : DONEE
94. Peruvians of yore : INCAS
95. Place to change a habit? : ABBEY
96. Golda et al. : MEIRS
98. Release : UNTIE
99. Jousting sites : LISTS
101. Chatters : YAPS
102. City on the Oka : OREL
103. Pro follower : RATA
104. Japanese village or hamlet : MURA
108. Choose : OPT
109. Org. in "Odd Man Out" : IRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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