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New York Times, Wednesday, October 24, 1984

Author:
Stanley B. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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. 12,769
Across
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Aaron or Raymond : BURR
5
Junta : CABAL
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Between pvts. and sgts. : CPLS
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To ___ (perfectly) : ATEE
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Plunder : LOOT
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Revolutionary general : NATHANAELGREENE
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Inexpensive : CHEAP
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Brahma, Vishnu and Siva : TRIMURTI
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Lifeless : BLAH
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Indonesian island : BALI
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
28
City on the Oka : OREL
30
Delicious beverage : NECTAR
34
C.P.O., e.g. : NCO
35
Sound from a nursery : MAMA
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First-class : AONE
37
Authority on celebrities : EARLBLACKWELLJR
42
High: Prefix : ALTI
43
Young adult : TEEN
44
Gehrig or Boudreau : LOU
45
Pulitzer Prize journalist : RESTON
48
Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Important star : SUN
50
"___ the night before . . . " : TWAS
52
Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
54
Small keyboard instruments : CELESTAS
57
W African river : NIGER
61
"Julia" Oscar winner : VANESSAREDGRAVE
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Gosden's radio role : AMOS
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Church commune in Iowa : AMANA
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Aerie : NEST
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Raised the ante : UPPED
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Secluded valley : DELL
Down
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Judge's bench : BANC
2
Beehive State : UTAH
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Network of nerves : RETE
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G.I.'s therapy : REHAB
5
Container : CAN
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Strong curse : ANATHEMA
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A South African : BOER
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Extemporize : ADLIB
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Gofer : LEGMAN
10
Relating to office work : CLERICAL
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Dickey or Wilbur : POET
12
Anderson of WKRP : LONI
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Assurance : APLOMB
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Regulation : RULE
23
Russian sea : ARAL
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Have ___ to the ground : ANEAR
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Peel off, in a way : SCALE
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Harbors : PORTS
29
Milk: Comb. form : LACTO
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Charges : TOLLS
32
Region in France : ANJOU
33
Old TV movie : RERUN
38
Most petite : LITTLEST
39
Petroleum distillate : KEROSENE
40
Break from a habit : WEAN
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Conclusion : ENDING
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Is indebted : OWES
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Capital of the Bahamas : NASSAU
51
Seal : STAMP
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Exhausted : TIRED
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Arrived : CAME
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Slaughter of baseball : ENOS
56
Not care ___ : ARAP
58
Storm : GALE
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Satanic : EVIL
60
Rod's companion : REEL
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Commodious vehicle : VAN
62
Book by William Wharton : DAD

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

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