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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

PIECEWORK

New York Times, Sunday, January 8, 1984

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,479
Across
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Gremlins : IMPS
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Something to tend : BAR
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Throw off course : DERAIL
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Put two and two together : ADDED
19
Delhi wear : SARI
20
Afore : ERE
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Make clear : EVINCE
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Blockade : SIEGE
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Very small : ATOMICAL
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Picked up : LIFTED
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Glossy fabric : SATIN
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Ardent supporter : VOTARY
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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Best : FINEST
30
Motion picture : CINEMA
31
S-shape molding : OGEE
32
Ham's O.K. : ROGER
33
Thy: Fr. : TES
34
Ran into a doctor? : METAPHYSICIAN
38
Whitney invention : GIN
41
Rank : OLID
43
Baseball's Rose : PETE
44
Storm preceder : CALM
45
Spacewalk, acronymically : EVA
46
Blackthorn : SLOE
47
At a distance : AFAR
49
Long green : MONEY
50
L-Q connection : MNOP
51
Against lateral portions? : CONSIDERATIONS
55
Canterbury headdress : MITRE
56
Onager treading insect? : ASSONANT
57
Ray of the screen : ALDO
58
Stylish : CLASSY
60
Sight from a crow's-nest : LAND
61
Fabrication : LIE
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A scoreboard listing : RUNS
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Grand instruments : PIANOS
65
Ornery : MEAN
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Dad's track records? : PASTIMES
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Sidewalk scam : MONTE
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Finance a mind reader? : FUNDAMENTALIST
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Ye follower : OLDE
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Pennines pinnacle : CREST
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Rams' dams : EWES
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Punta del ___, Uruguay : ESTE
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Greek letter : TAU
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Name in spydom : HARI
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Arabian watercourse : WADI
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Promenade for Pericles : STOA
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Forage plant : ERS
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Restrain auto people? : REINCARNATION
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45 or 78, e.g. : RPM
90
Cornered : TREED
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Cutlet meat : VEAL
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Before secundus : PRIMUS
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Contract : SHRINK
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Filmy piece : WISP
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___ a doornail : DEADAS
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Canvas covering : PAINT
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"___ of Honey" : ATASTE
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Pointed up : ACCENTED
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Clear the board : ERASE
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Yule airs : CAROLS
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Chess champion: 1960-61 : TAL
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Western lily : SEGO
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Removed from a manuscript : DELED
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Pamper : COSSET
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Half a blackjack : ACE
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Move cautiously : EDGE
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"The Lady ___ Tramp" : ISA
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Doorway accessory : MAT
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Golf instructor's dreams? : PROVISIONS
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St. Peter, originally : SIMON
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Developed into : BECAME
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Highest spot in Turkey : ARARAT
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Trust : RELY
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Great pleasure : DELIGHT
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Bewitching stare : EVILEYE
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Springfield and Mauser : RIFLES
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Chip in a chip : ANTE
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Refrigerate : ICE
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Took charge : LED
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Designate : ASSIGN
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Woody co-star : DIANE
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Discourage blokes? : DETERGENTS
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Auspices : EGIS
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Bump a Durant : DENT
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Agenda entry : ITEM
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Like surf or soap : FOAMY
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Orchestra section : CELLOS
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Where the Marxes spent a night : OPERA
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Get one's goat : RILE
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Puccini heroine : TOSCA
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Separated : APART
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Likeness: Comb. form : ICONO
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Gives the ax to : CANS
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Kind of tower : IVORY
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Scruff : NAPE
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Lifeless : DESOLATE
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Hersey locale : ADANO
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Parries : FENDS
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Province of Italy : MODENA
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SALT topic : MISSILES
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Nonsensical : INANE
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Gift : TALENT
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Homeric work : ILIAD
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Devilfish : MANTA
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Sleepy Hallow victim : CRANE
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Forbidden desires : LUSTS
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Diametrically opposite : POLAR
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Indian river test? : INDUSTRIAL
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Nickelodeon output : MUSIC
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Lapwing : PEWIT
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Corroded by a fine spray? : MISTRUSTED
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Obstructs, in law : ESTOPS
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Invisible vapor : STEAM
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Speck of dust : MOTE
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Seedless plant : FERN
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Olympics reward : MEDAL
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Impudence : CHEEK
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Commando action : RAID
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Try for a pin : WRESTLE
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Dactyl's relative : ANAPEST
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Was a tenant : RENTED
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Dispatch boats : AVISOS
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Creeping S.A. plant : IPECAC
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Delphi V.I.P. : ORACLE
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Pheasants' nest : NIDE
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Hairdresser's application : RINSE
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Parsonage : MANSE
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Made haste : SPED
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Tortoise's rival : HARE
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"Star ___" : WARS
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Information : DATA
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Banking abbr. : ACC
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Confucian truth : TAO
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It may have come first : EGG
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Buck's mate : DOE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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