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New York Times, Thursday, October 18, 1984

Author:
Anderson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Anderson has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,763

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Across
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Gump's Min : WIFE
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Palindromic pop group : ABBA
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Great Lakes fish : CISCO
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Zither's kin : ASOR
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By and by : SOON
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Kind of squash : ACORN
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Goad : SPUR
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Nervous state : SNIT
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Gore of literature : VIDAL
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Site of Anaho Island : PYRAMIDLAKE
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Actress Irving : AMY
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Opposed to lee : STOSS
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Cytoplasmic substances: Abbr. : RNAS
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Exculpate : ACQUIT
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Unharmed or unpunished : SCOTFREE
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Fleshy fruits : PLUMS
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Golf stroke : PUTT
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Coagulated part of milk : CURD
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Word with coal or coat : PEA
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On the rangy side : TALLISH
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Miry place : BOG
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Pasternak heroine : LARA
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Abridge : ELIDE
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"Deserts of vast ___": Marvell : ETERNITY
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Twisted : SNAKED
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M : IOOO
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Troubles : CARES
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Elite core : INNERCIRCLE
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Mocks : JAPES
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Froster : ICER
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Calendar abbr. : TUES
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Type of skirt : ALINE
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Queens stadium : SHEA
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Israeli statesman : EBAN
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Tears : RENDS
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Exaction : TOLL
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Parched : SERE
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Epithet for Alexander Pope : WASP
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Former TV show : ISPY
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Forthrightly : FOURSQUARE
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Printer's fluff : ERRATUM
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Statistic for Magic Johnson : ASSIST
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James and Julian : BONDS
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Seethe : BOIL
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Region Byrd explored : ANTARCTIC
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___ emptor : CAVEAT
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Here, in Le Havre : ICI
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Word with jerk or pop : SODA
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Study intensely : CRAM
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The one and ___ : ONLY
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Damp : MOIST
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Matthew Walker, etc. : KNOTS
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A certain noncom : SFC
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Brown Betty ingredient : APPLE
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Gridder's gripper : CLEAT
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Besmirch : SULLY
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Popular puzzle : RUBIKSCUBE
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Wear : ERODE
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Did a lawn job : EDGED
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Plotinus, for one : PLATONIST
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Damn follower : ATION
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Matisse or Pétain : HENRI
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Onassis nickname : ARI
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Brother of Ophelia : LAERTES
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Dins : NOISES
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Holy : SACRAL
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Fish basket : CREEL
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In a discordant state : AJAR
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Dingle : DALE
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As neat as ___ : APIN
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Adorer of Narcissus : ECHO
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Cordelia's sire : LEAR
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Drudge of yore : ESNE
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Desinence : END

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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