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New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 1984

Author:
Stanley B. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Stanley B. Whitten has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,761
Across
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"Ulysses" author : JOYCE
6
Sashes for geishas : OBIS
10
Beige : ECRU
14
"That's ___ you!" : ONEON
15
Descartes : RENE
16
Meat cut : LOIN
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Settled : STAID
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Advocates of land reform : AGRARIANS
20
Fourteen-line poem : SONNET
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A daughter of Eurytus : IOLE
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Baton Rouge col. : LSU
24
The Queen of Disco : DONNASUMMER
27
Pith helmet : TOPI
31
She wrote "Atlas Shrugged" : RAND
32
City in Idaho : BOISE
33
Shortly : ANON
34
"___ Lay Dying," Faulkner novel : ASI
35
Coastal flyer : ERN
36
Maude Frickert's creator : JONATHANWINTERS
42
___-la-la : TRA
43
Rummy variety : GIN
44
Location : AREA
45
Disgrace : ODIUM
47
Long mound : BANK
48
Invitation letters : RSVP
49
Make a slight effort : LIFTAFINGER
52
"How ___ love thee?" : DOI
53
___ off (begin) : LEAD
54
Did some housework : DUSTED
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Adds to : INCREASES
62
Memorable character actor : LORRE
63
Break : SNAP
64
Stoicism founder : ZENO
65
Rub out : ERASE
66
Tiller : HELM
67
Whirlpool : EDDY
68
Titled women : DAMES
Down
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Chinese idol : JOSS
2
Aware of the real meaning : ONTO
3
Bear a lamb : YEAN
4
Invent : COIN
5
Terminated : ENDED
6
A feast ___ famine : ORA
7
Alpha-omega combination : BEGINNINGANDEND
8
Sudden invasion : INROAD
9
Closes : SEALS
10
Yale alum : ELI
11
Diggers for anthracite : COALMINERS
12
Washes lightly : RINSES
13
Not certain : UNSURE
19
Type of sandwich : REUBEN
21
Pentateuch : TORAH
25
Space org. : NASA
26
Short-barreled cannon : MORTAR
27
___ Mahal : TAJ
28
Yoko : ONO
29
Arrogant; haughty : PONTIFICAL
30
Unpromisingly stuck : INARUT
37
Mexican dish : TAMALE
38
Hockey position : WING
39
Signed : INKED
40
Abbr. before Msgr. : REV
41
Fool : SAP
45
Somewhat aged : OLDISH
46
Quintuplets' family name : DIONNE
47
Slanted : BIASED
50
Unravel, nautical style : FEAZE
51
Governed : RULED
55
Rail : SORA
56
London trolley : TRAM
57
Gaelic : ERSE
58
Sandra and Ruby : DEES
60
Speed letters : RPM
61
Chinese condiment : SOY

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

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