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New York Times, Friday, October 5, 1984

15-Across : Introduction

Author:
Reichert
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,750
Across
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Used an insecticide : SPRAYED
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Cold-hearted one : ICEBERG
15
Introduction : PRELUDE
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Tar : MARINER
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Government : REGIMEN
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Babble : PRATTLE
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Japanese apricot : UME
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Fauna : ANIMALS
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Drivers' org. : AAA
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One of R.W.R.'s titles : CINC
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Sheets for salts : SAILS
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Douceurs : TIPS
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
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Cole Porter's "___ Clown" : BEA
30
Beat : PULSE
31
Ravages : DESPOILS
33
Yakked : GASSED
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That one, in Rome : ILLE
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Royal treasury : FISC
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Smelters' mixtures : MATTES
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Garrets : MANSARDS
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Comte de la Fère : ATHOS
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Tillie the Toiler's boyfriend : MAC
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Don's January : ENERO
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Wainscot : CEIL
47
Hit hard : PASTE
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River into the North Sea : YSER
50
Pacino and Capone : ALS
51
Egress for Ed Norton : MANHOLE
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Pavior's material : TAR
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Swamp bird : BITTERN
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Late afternoon in England : TEATIME
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Unfasten : RELEASE
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Solve : UNRAVEL
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Put up : ERECTED
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Annual golf tournament at Augusta : MASTERS
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Decked out, with "up" : SPRUCED
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Part of a syllogism : PREMISE
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Interim rulers : REGENTS
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Clay, presently : ALI
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Arizona Indian : YUMA
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Utopias : EDENS
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Like a weak argument : DENIABLE
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Prey for a pride : IMPALA
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Reiner and Jung : CARLS
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Periods : ERAS
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Restraint of a sort : BIT
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Involves : ENTAILS
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Backslide : RELAPSE
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Bribed : GREASED
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Architect ___ van der Rohe : MIES
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Building for solons : CAPITOL
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Florence is here : TUSCANY
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Actor in "Stella Dallas" : BOLES
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Old hat : PASSE
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They, in Tours : ILS
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Kind of mill : GIN
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Jack-of-all-trades : FACTOTUM
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Like a Poe tale : MACABRE
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Studio : ATELIER
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Emblem of Scotland : THISTLE
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Livestock feed : MASH
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Fidgety : RESTIVE
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Mitty, for one : DREAMER
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Plants having sour juice : SORRELS
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Provided troops : MANNED
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Analyze grammatically : PARSE
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Gluck's "Paride ed ___" : ELENA
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Kernel : MEAT
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Matadors' prizes : EARS
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P.I. : TEC
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Make an edging : TAT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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