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New York Times, Wednesday, October 10, 1984

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,755

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Across
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Isinglass : MICA
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Adjutant, e.g. : STORK
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Escape route of a kind : LEAK
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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"The Zoo Story" playwright : ALBEE
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___ 500 : INDY
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Glowing : CANDESCENT
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Dispassionate : COOL
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Goes in : ENTERS
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Game imported from Canada : LACROSSE
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Concert ending : INA
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Stringed instrument : ZITHER
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Wowed : SENT
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Julio's house : CASA
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Deputy : VICAR
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Landon : ALF
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Hooey : BUNK
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Find : LOCATE
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Famed mountaineer : HILLARY
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Left the arms of Morpheus : WAKENED
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"___ Necessarily So" : ITAINT
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Freshwater game fish : PIKE
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Ol' Blue Eyes, to Nancy : DAD
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Confuse with booze : BESOT
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Superb : AONE
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Words of surprise : MYMY
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Irk : NETTLE
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Algonquian : SAC
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Pronounce the h in herb : ASPIRATE
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Charge a liquid with gas : AERATE
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Ruth's second husband : BOAZ
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Celestial pooch : CANISMINOR
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Parisienne's pronoun : ELLE
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Toys on strings : KITES
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Jerk : NERD
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Schubert song : LIED
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Kind of drum : SNARE
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"¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Knight's weapon : MACE
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Middle East hot spot : IRAN
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Mexican clown-actor : CANTINFLAS
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Zealous : ARDENT
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Impertinence : SASS
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R.N.'s bestow this : TLC
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Cleopatra's Needle, e.g. : OBELISK
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Scotto or Tebaldi : RENATA
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Sailing vessel : KETCH
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Plant having blue flowers : LICORICE
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Fusses : ADOS
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Rote of football : KYLE
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NOW concern : ERA
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Withdraw, as a permit : REVOKE
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Merry-andrew : ZANY
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Amah's master : SAHIB
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Best : ELITE
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Brusque : CURT
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Christmas decorations : CANDYCANES
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Mr. T's crew : ATEAM
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Vocalist Helen : REDDY
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Persiflage : BANTER
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Veronica or Arthur : LAKE
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Treated as a celebrity : LIONIZED
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Bacchus's brew : WINE
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Cornmeal mush for Mario : POLENTA
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Reach : ATTAIN
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Nautical : MARINE
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Attaches, in a way : TACKS
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Coll. term : SEM
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Former labor leader I. W. : ABEL
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Recital pieces : SOLI
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Blanch : PALE
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Caama : ASSE
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Wrongful act, in law : TORT
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Earth goddess : ERDA
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Ending for front or court : IER

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

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