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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 1984

Author:
Avery
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,776
Across
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Vipers : ASPS
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Prissy : PRIM
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Curling, e.g. : SPORT
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Street sign : STOP
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Brussels product : LACE
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Basilica feature : ALTAR
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Indian weight : TOLA
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Top cards : ACES
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Bumsteads' dog : DAISY
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Fredric March film: 1942 : IMARRIEDAWITCH
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Primps : PREENS
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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___ Tanura, Saudi Arabia : RAS
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Piece for two : DUET
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"___ Walküre" : DIE
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Engine : MOTOR
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Make a living : EARN
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Dove sounds : COOS
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Moon in "The Highwayman" : AGHOSTLYGALLEON
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Appear to be : SEEM
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Wings, to a botanist : ALAE
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Spooky : EERIE
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Gallinaceous female : HEN
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Actor Mowbray : ALAN
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Tiny, to MacGregor : SMA
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House part : ELL
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New Zealand group : MAORIS
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Witches' Sabbath : WALPURGISNACHT
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Lawyer Melvin : BELLI
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Vow : OATH
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Was clad in : WORE
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American comedy actress : ARDEN
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Weary : TIRE
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Prayer ending : AMEN
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Change for a $5 bill : ONES
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Evergreens : YEWS
Down
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Energetic dance : STOMP
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Diametrically opposite : POLAR
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Accommodation for a guest : SPAREROOM
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Midwest feature : PLAINS
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Turf affairs : RACES
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Chilled : ICED
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Small, high plateau : MESA
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Torturer : SADIST
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Okla. national park : PLATT
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Hasty : RASH
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Attempt : TRY
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Lunges upward : REARS
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"___ Feller Needs a Friend," Briggs cartoon : WHENA
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Famous Israeli : DAYAN
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Press : URGE
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Active one : DOER
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Scheherazade's number : IOOI
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Ancient slave : ESNE
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Cattle feed : MASH
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A molding : OGEE
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In the past : THEN
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Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Remove debris : CLEARAWAY
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A Bankhead, familiarly : TALLU
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Flawed car : LEMON
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Mountainous : ALPINE
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Window parts : SASHES
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Actress Terry : ELLEN
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Anglican bishop's headdress : MITRE
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"___ to bury Caesar . . . " : ICOME
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Small, voracious mammal : SHREW
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"The Way We ___" : WERE
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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Turning: Comb. form : ROTO
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Improvement : GAIN
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Decades : TENS
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Palais social event : BAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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