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New York Times, Monday, October 1, 1984

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,746
Across
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Ran away : FLED
5
Irritate : RASP
9
Hair style : AFRO
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Theater box : LOGE
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Cain's victim : ABEL
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Larry, Luther or Felix : ADLER
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Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
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Prima donna : DIVA
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Howled at the moon : BAYED
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Straddles : BESTRIDES
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Recurring period : CYCLE
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Strained : EXERTED
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___ loss (puzzled) : ATA
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Flight of stairs : STEPS
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Stalk : REED
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Type of aircraft : STOL
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Dark : SUNLESS
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Violin precursor : REBEC
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Cut out : EXCIDE
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Goose or Hubbard : MOTHER
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Kingdom : REALM
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Tip of Manhattan : BATTERY
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___ Bay, Oregon : COOS
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Legal issue : MISE
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N.L. batting champ: 1971 : TORRE
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Milky : LACTEAL
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Hide : CACHE
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Rued : REGRETTED
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Greek mountain : ATHOS
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
59
Dies ___ : IRAE
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Farm-machine pioneer : DEERE
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Cordon ___ (chef) : BLEU
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Restore to health : CURE
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Increases : ADDS
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Facility : EASE
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Seaweed : KELP
Down
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Flaccid flesh : FLAB
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Cherish : LOVE
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Conceits : EGOS
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Hollow : DENT
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Base, in linguistics : RADIX
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Those who stand fast : ABIDERS
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Harsh : SEVERE
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Wall coating : PLASTER
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Call it ___ (stop working) : ADAY
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Pewee, e.g. : FLYCATCHER
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"They ___ and fro . . . ": Psalm 107 : REELTO
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Trying experience : ORDEAL
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Alphabetic sequence : ABCD
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Mignonette : RESEDA
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Swelling : EDEMA
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Compass pt. : SSE
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Dinner jacket, for short : TUX
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Trespassed : ENCROACHED
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Ballet exercises : PLIES
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Fist fight : SETTO
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Nobelist Lagerlof : SELMA
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Metal container for gas : BOTTLE
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Go astray : ERR
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"The Catcher in the ___" : RYE
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De Kruif's "___ Hunters" : MICROBE
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Barry, Maurice and Robin : BEEGEES
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Noisy insect : CICADA
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Spoke bombastically : ORATED
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Stevens or Dallas : STELLA
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___-majesté : LESE
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Quarrel : ARGUE
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___ d'oeuvre : HORS
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Check mark : TICK
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Correct : TRUE
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British nobleman : EARL
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Profound : DEEP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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