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New York Times, Tuesday, January 17, 1984

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,488
Across
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Camel's backbreaker : STRAW
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Traditional knowledge : LORE
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Stimulate : FAN
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Fragrance : AROMA
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High point : APEX
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Auctioneer's word : GONE
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Full : SATED
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Instrument Jimmie Lunceford played : SAXOPHONE
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Architectural space : SPANDREL
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Implanted : ROOTED
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Winged : ALAR
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Deeds : ACTS
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Expose to public scorn : GIBBET
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Unspoiled : PRISTINE
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Ills : EVILS
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___ Ventre, river in Wyo. : GROS
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Receptacle : BOX
34
Facial feature : NOSE
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Refractor : PRISM
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Bee colony : HIVE
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Tail: Prefix : URO
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Frost : RIME
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Astronomer, at times : GAZER
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Pattern of symptoms : SYNDROME
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Metallic element : COBALT
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Tower's item : ROPE
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Sugar island : CUBA
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Relaxed : ATEASE
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Was contrite : REPENTED
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Sunk : SUBMERGED
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Portico for Plato : STOA
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Russian river : LENA
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Actor Jeremy : IRONS
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Mother Seton was one : NUN
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Old Norse giant : YMIR
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First Sikh : NANAK
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Pert talk : SASS
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Rattle follower : TRAP
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Roster : ROTA
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Responsive : AMENABLE
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Duck walks : WADDLES
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Kind of beam : LASER
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J.E.C.'s birthstone : OPAL
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Harrison or Stout : REX
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Action in a Blatty best seller : EXORCISM
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Metrical unit : FOOT
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Country singer Murray : ANNE
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Requirement : NEED
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Revenant : GHOST
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Culinary utensils : POTS
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Squeal or squealer : RAT
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Sprang from : AROSE
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Class : GENUS
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Dentine of tuskers : IVORY
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Hoofed animal : BISON
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Coach : PRIME
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Balearic island : IBIZA
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New and strange : NOVEL
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Make an effort : EXERT
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Sooty dirt : GRIME
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In the correct way : PROPERLY
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Tango's kin : HABANERA
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A tapestry : GOBELIN
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Howard Sackler product : DRAMA
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"Second Hand ___," 1921 song : ROSE
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Chalice : CUP
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Coniferous tree : CEDAR
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A.A.A., for one : ASSN
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Ballerina's skirt : TUTU
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Black : EBON
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"Myth of Hercules" painter : RENI
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Mahogany tree : TOON
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Sicilian tree : ENNA
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Escritoire : DESK
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Jewel : GEM

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

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