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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

PUNTHEON

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 1984

29-Across : Gave the slip to

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { F Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 532 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,766
Across
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Bit of smoke : WISP
5
Obeys the coxswain : ROWS
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Eucharistic plate : PATEN
14
Meager : SLIM
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Sky blue : AZURE
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Area east of the Urals : ASIA
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Without companions : ALONE
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Prong : TINE
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Carnival prizes? : CUPIDDOLLS
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Grimm beginning : ONCE
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Get ready : PREPARE
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Gave the slip to : ELUDED
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Menace : THREAT
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Wars of the ___ : ROSES
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Corrida accolade : OLE
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Shinny up : CLIMB
35
Droopy-eared dog : BASSET
37
Diamond event? : WORLDCERES
41
Escort's offering : ARM
44
Sheltered at sea : ALEE
45
Part of a molecule : ATOM
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Cattle unit : HEAD
48
Fair grade : CEE
49
Shane portrayer : LADD
50
Concise : SHORT
52
Togs : GARB
53
Mohammed's birthplace : MECCA
55
Before, to Hamlet : ERE
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Gelati? : ITALIANISIS
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Pale : ASHEN
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"Golden Boy" playwright : ODETS
60
Street show : RAREE
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Acrobatic feat : STUNT
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Tatters : SHREDS
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Former Malabar Coast colony : GOA
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Most vile : BASEST
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Gardner's "___ Calls It Murder" : THEDA
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Clerihew and idyll : POEMS
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Nightclub charge : COVER
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Insurrectionist : REBEL
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Reference works on wars? : DICTIONARES
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J.F.K. visitor : SST
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Bakery personnel : ICERS
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Greek vowels : ETAS
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McDowell or Pope, at Bull Run : LOSER
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Stoic philosopher : CATO
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Item often filed : NAIL
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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___ impasse : ATAN
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When Nancy gets hot : ETE
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A state capital? : JUNOALASKA
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Auto barn : GARAGE
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Tinker-Chance connection : EVERS
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Anne Baxter role : EVE
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Unstable nuclear particle : MESON
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Ledger entries : DEBITS
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Hold in esteem : ADMIRE
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Love to excess : IDOLIZE
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Entebbe event : RAID
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Like some injections? : INTRAVENUS
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Prepared potatoes : RICED
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Words from a soothsayer : ISEE
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"___ is an island": Donne : NOMAN
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Rhinologist's study : NOSE
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Related maternally : ENATE
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Cuban coin : PESO
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Waxes : GROWS
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Washstand item : EWER
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King of comedy : ALAN
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Hornet : WASP
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Star in Bootes : IZAR
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Supplant : SUPERSEDE
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Popped the question : PROPOSED
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Belmont card : RACES
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Initials at Columbus : OSU
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Clean the windshield : WIPE
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Masefield or Melville : SAILOR
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Tramped : PADDED
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Drug plant : ALOE
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Recounted : TOLD
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Darkroom abbr. : ENL
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Snuggled : NESTLED
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Tempest : STORM
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Football players? : LINEBACCHUS
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Native of Machu Picchu : INCA
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Assemble : MEET
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Rub out : ERASE
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Not sharp : DULL
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Took another sip : RETASTED
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Towel inscription : HIS
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Bellyaches : CRABS
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Bundle of hay : BALE
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Pteroid : ALAR
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Fleeces : WOOLS
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Biblical king : OMRI
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Run after : CHASE
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Ghostly : EERIE
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Current : RECENT
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Had in mind : MEANT
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"___ Entertainment" : THATS
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Objects of attack : TARGETS
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Fire opal : GIRASOL
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Lumps : MASSES
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Glyceride : ESTER
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Standards of perfection : IDEALS
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Religious body : ORDER
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Female feline : SHECAT
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Nervousness? : HEBEJEEBIES
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Shipworm : BORER
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Figured the mean : AVERAGED
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Vapid : TRITE
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Whistling: Sp. : PITIO
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Fla. city : OCALA
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"___ diva," Bellini aria : CASTA
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Campus administrators : DEANS
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Recess : NOOK
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Wicked in the extreme : SATANICAL
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Kind of party : STAG
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Variation in color : TONE
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"___ Moon," 1928 hit song : CAROLINA
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Nightingale's line : NURSING
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Glossy black : JET
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Capital of Sarthe : LEMANS
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Placid : SERENE
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Stick out like ___ thumb : ASORE
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Television : VIDEO
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Molière's Harpagon, e.g. : MISER
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Sink problem : DRIP
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Naturalness : EASE
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Vapor: Comb. form : ATMO
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Sketch : DRAW
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Sufficient, formerly : ENOW
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Follower of epsilon : ZETA
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P.M. before Macmillan : EDEN
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"___ any drop to drink": Coleridge : NOR
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Put to work : USE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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