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New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 1984

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,762

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Across
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"Candida" dramatist : SHAW
5
Conscious : AWARE
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Kind of brew or plate : HOME
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First-rate : AONE
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Group of French painters in the 1890's : NABIS
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Operatic prince : IGOR
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Factual information : DATA
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Swans and elephants : TRUMPETERS
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Present : EXISTENT
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Purpose : INTENT
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Slippery swimmers : EELS
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Franks' place : DELI
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Port of Lima : CALLAO
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Related to hearing : AUDITIVE
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Opposite of amo : ODI
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Flier from a fire : SPARK
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Ulyanov : LENIN
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Average : MEAN
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Shrub with berries : ELDER
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Villein : SERF
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Deified dead in Decius's day : MANES
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Afflicted : BESET
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Chinese-American architect : PEI
46
Helen Keller was one : ALABAMAN
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French revolutionary leader : DANTON
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Dilapidation : RUIN
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Sec. of Transportation : DOLE
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Dismay : APPALL
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Wing stabilizers : AILERONS
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Amerindian ceremony : GHOSTDANCE
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Redact : EDIT
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Skating area : RINK
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Corroded : EATEN
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One of the Hebrides : IONA
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" . . . pile ___ on Olympus": Homer : OSSA
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Obtain by force : WREST
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Vestige : DREG
Down
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Imposture : HOAX
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Against : ANTI
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Insidious one : WEASEL
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Impala or impofo : ANTELOPE
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Emulates Cassandra : WARNS
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Border on : ABUT
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Edge : RIM
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Discerned : ESPIED
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Ancient Asian people : HITTITES
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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When Phoebus arises : MORN
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Previously, previously : ERST
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King of the Sumerian gods : ENLIL
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British meals : TEAS
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What pugs put up : DUKES
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Semicolon's undotted cousin : COMMA
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TV's "Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
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Forest vine : LIANA
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Shakespearean site : ARDEN
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Awkward : INEPT
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Insect-eating songbird : VIREO
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At last, in Lyon : ENFIN
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British saint : ALBAN
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Where Pawnees met Otoes : NEBRASKA
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Fragrant : REDOLENT
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River rapid : SAULT
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Lie, perhaps : TALE
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Fungus growth : MILDEW
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A moon of Neptune : NEREID
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Cuts into cubes : DICES
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Sour, in Salerno : AGRO
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Greek letters : PHIS
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Singer Lily : PONS
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Stake : ANTE
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Scent : ODOR
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Number of Queen Victoria's children : NINE
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Male deer : STAG
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Swiss river : AAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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