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New York Times, Saturday, October 6, 1984

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,751

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Across
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"Nighthawks" artist : HOPPER
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"Homage to the Square" artist : ALBERS
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Hold a meeting : CONVENE
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Channel to the ocean : SEAGATE
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Etnas : HEATERS
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Urn : SAMOVAR
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Mad. Ave. products : ADS
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Fictitious defendant : ROE
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Literary memorabilia : ANA
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___-Saud : IBN
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TV's "Man from U.N.C.L.E." : SOLO
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___ lazuli : LAPIS
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Handout : DOLE
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Excalibur, e.g. : SWORD
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Sma' : LIL
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Entertainer from N.C. : SALES
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Swaddle : ENWRAP
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Sometime role of 25 Down : CERAMIST
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"Distressed Poet" artist : HOGARTH
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Mobile homes : TRAILERS
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Informal wear : SLACKS
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Dodger pitcher Jerry : REUSS
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
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British weight unit : STONE
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Capra's "___ Wonderful Life" : ITSA
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Assigned share : QUOTA
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Little or Frye : APER
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Smidgen : BIT
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Chignon : BUN
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Winslow Homer's "___ Cay" : RUM
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Greek letter : PSI
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Type of barometer : ANEROID
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Sandy : ARENOSE
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Moon-shaped ornament : LUNETTE
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Certain promises : PAROLES
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"Verbum" artist : ESCHER
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"Poseurs" artist : SEURAT
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Barn dance : HOEDOWN
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"___ Boat to China" : ONASLOW
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Cpl.'s inferior : PVT
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Equal : PEER
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Sign up : ENROL
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Shut again : RESEAL
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Aggressive one : ASSAILER
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Cants : LEANS
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U. east of Ole Miss. : BAMA
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Monogram of Anna Christie's creator : EGO
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Trattoria offering : RAVIOLI
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Mews : STABLES
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Dance step : CHASSE
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Composer Chausson : ERNEST
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Hockey great : ORR
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"The Blue Room" artist : PICASSO
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Hoover or Norris : DAM
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Arlene and Roald : DAHLS
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Comic Mort's family : SAHLS
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"Ulalume" poet : POE
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Wall St. listings : RTS
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Topped ball on a diamond : GROUNDER
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Like some rites : TRIBAL
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Court attendants : RETINUE
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Novelized family at Steventon : AUSTENS
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Town in Nigeria : ISA
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Alma-___, Russian city : ATA
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Director of "Apocalypse Now" : COPPOLA
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Israeli parliament : KNESSET
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Word on a dollar bill : SERIES
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Reins : STRAPS
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Very : QUITE
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Enveloping glows : AURAE
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The two : BOTH
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Tanzania's Mount ___ : MERU
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Kind of room : REC
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A connective : NOR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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