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New York Times, Monday, October 29, 1984

Author:
Hosler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,774

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Students & seniors
Across
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Easy ___ : ASPIE
6
___ red (a pigment) : ALBA
10
Intimation : HINT
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Confederate general : EWELL
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Name of 12 popes : PIUS
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An Iroquoian : ERIE
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Former Panther : SEALE
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Foreman's assistant : STRAWBOSS
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Symbol of strength : OAK
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Take heart : CHEER
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Avifauna : ORNIS
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Magician's command : PRESTO
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Lodger : ROOMER
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Hot beverage : COCOA
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___ order (political slogan) : LAWAND
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Luminary : STAR
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Steppe : PLAIN
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Originally named : NEE
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Portico : TERRACE
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Posy : NOSEGAY
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Sports org. : AAA
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Poet of ancient Rome : LUCAN
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Over, in Bonn : UBER
46
Lament : GRIEVE
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Smashing, in slanguage : BOFFO
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Fenced-in fields: Sp. : LLOSAS
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Worthy ___ (important) : OFNOTE
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"___ in the Dark" : ASHOT
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Light beer : LAGER
60
Bottom line : SUM
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"___, Yes": Sandburg : THEPEOPLE
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Nicolò of Cremona : AMATI
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English statesman executed in 1535 : MORE
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Wielder of a magic hammer : THOR
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Author of "Dead Souls" : GOGOL
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Likelihood : ODDS
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Insipid : TAME
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Abrasive powder : EMERY
Down
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Greek fabulist : AESOP
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State under oath : SWEAR
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Author of "The Gormenghast Trilogy" : PEAKE
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Inauspicious : ILL
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Tilden's nemesis : ELECTORALVOTE
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Church recess : APSE
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Verbatim : LITERAL
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Beast of burden : BURRO
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Idol-breaking king of Judah : ASA
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Language studied at a yeshiva : HEBREW
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Ore-rich region : IRONRANGE
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___ prius (court of record) : NISI
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D'Urbervilles lass : TESS
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Constitutional achievement: 1920 : WOMANSUFFRAGE
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Ad ___ committee : HOC
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Old Hickory carried one : SCAR
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Oil-cartel acronym : OPEC
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Approach : NEAR
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Turkish governor of yore : DEY
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Parch : SEAR
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Cattle for market : TRAILHERD
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Tatter : TAG
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Braids : CUES
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Dark, to Keats : EBON
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David's tragic son : ABSALOM
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Makes a romantic flight : ELOPES
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Tecumseh, to W. H. Harrison : FOE
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Kind of atomic particle : ALPHA
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A Siouan : OSAGE
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Coach : TUTOR
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Poet Dickinson : EMILY
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Vapor: Comb. form : ATMO
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Equipped with tires : SHOD
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Actor Richard : GERE
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Polo Grounds hero : OTT
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Wylie's bête noire : MOM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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