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New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 1984

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,478

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Across
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Health-club feature : SAUNA
6
Quebec university : LAVAL
11
Part of a boxing ring : APRON
12
Haunt : ABODE
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Darby or Hunter : KIM
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First name of 63 Across : GRETA
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One of three emissaries in 61 Across : BULJANOFF
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Verdi heroine : AIDA
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City SE of Firenze : ROMA
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Describing certain stocks : NOPAR
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Dribble : SLOBBER
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Drumbeats : RATTATS
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Cream-cheese companion : LOX
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Psyche : SOUL
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Personnel manager : HIRER
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Hawaiian city : HILO
34
Orly-Dulles commuters : SSTS
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Chit : IOU
38
Second emissary : IRANOFF
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Actress Stark : KOO
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A Hart : MOSS
44
Verve : ELAN
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Dronelike : APIAN
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Small bribes : SOPS
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Indian chief : MIR
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Mimic : IMITATE
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Kneepan : PATELLA
57
Derrings-do : FEATS
58
Punt propeller : POLE
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Quantity in hand, sartorially : FOUR
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Lubitsch film: 1939 : NINOTCHKA
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Star of 61 Across : GARBO
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U.S. collection agcy. : IRS
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Helm direction : APORT
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Dermal breakouts : ACNES
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Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
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Hector : TEASE
Down
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Heroic tales : SAGAS
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Its 13th was Jefferson's birthday : APRIL
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Plant rust : UREDO
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Newsworthy : NOTABLE
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Donovan's department : LABOR
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"Hallelujah, I'm ___" : ABUM
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Of palm or sole : VOLAR
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Gen.'s aide : ADJ
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Jerry-built shelter : LEANTO
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Third emissary : KOPALSKI
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"___ first you don't . . . " : IFAT
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Mdse. producers : MFRS
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The south wind : NOTUS
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Mardi Gras V.I.P. : REX
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Soprano Lucrezia : BORI
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Date-setting phrase : ASOF
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"A Hymn to ___," from "My Fair Lady" : HIM
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___ to 1 (long shot) : IOO
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Most of the people in 61 Across : RUSSIANS
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Holbrook : HAL
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___ jiffy : INA
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Chaney : LON
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"___ Skylark" : TOA
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Nero, to Agrippina : SON
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Musical notation : REST
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___ accompli : FAIT
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___ voce (privately) : SOTTO
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Prolegomenon : PREFACE
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Ditalini and cappelletti : PASTAS
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West : MAE
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Former Spanish enclave in Morocco : IFNI
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Golda : MEIR
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High priest's vestment : EPHOD
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One-time N.Y. political boss : PLATT
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Blackmore's Doone : LORNA
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Service-sta. jobs : LUBES
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Cropped up : AROSE
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A soup basis : OKRA
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Figs. expert : CPA
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Hood's heater : GAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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