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Mark Diehl
Mark Diehl

OFF THE RACK

New York Times, Sunday, November 11, 1984

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Mark Diehl has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles and 64 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,787
Across
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Bantam, e.g. : FOWL
5
Alms box : ARCA
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Food with many forms : PASTA
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Wad of tobacco : CHAW
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Lover of fine dining : EPICUREAN
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Straw : SIPPER
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Tempo : RATE
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Aviator's attire? : WINDSOCKS
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Attraction : ALLURE
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President Hyde's land : EIRE
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Abrogate : END
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One of the Longs : HUEY
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Shrinking garment? : FREUDIANSLIP
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Starts business again : REOPENS
31
Wampum : BEADS
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Analyze the value : ASSAY
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Crossword creator : WORDSMITH
35
Antarctic cape : ADARE
38
Spinner from Tin Pan Alley : DISC
40
Epicede : ODE
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Raiment for a reunion? : FAMILYTIES
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Foyt's footwear? : BRAKESHOES
50
Humdingers : ONERS
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Overseas add. : APO
52
Guitarist Paul : LES
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Stinging pain : SMART
54
Unconventional : OUTRE
55
___ David (six-pointed figure) : MAGEN
57
Circles and squares : SHAPES
59
Golden : AURIC
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Rob Roys : CANOES
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Quack's clothing? : MALPRACTICESUIT
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Take umbrage at : RESENT
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Site of the last Lincoln-Douglas debate : ALTON
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Light science : OPTICS
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Extremist : ULTRA
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Lengthen : ADDON
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Less clothed : BARER
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Cajun's approval : OUI
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Hoop group: Abbr. : NBA
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Suffix with tact : ICIAN
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Pops' overhead? : BOTTLECAPS
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Garb for a green thumb? : GARDENHOSE
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Cortés's quest : ORO
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Particular : ITEM
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Croupiers' tools : RAKES
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Small European country : SANMARINO
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Sonoran so long : ADIOS
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Entertain : AMUSE
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Ominous : BALEFUL
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A cinch for some factory workers? : CONVEYORBELT
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Gaspar et al. : MAGI
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Keelbird : ANI
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Start of a fairy tale : ONCE
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Describing our numeral system : ARABIC
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Togs for leaving town? : OUTSKIRTS
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Bring up : REAR
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One of the czars : PETERI
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Leave undone : PRETERMIT
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"Untouchables" head : NESS
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Dispatches : SLAYS
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Starchy tropical foodstuff : TARO
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"___ Death": Grieg : ASES
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Not so many : FEWER
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State a point of view : OPINE
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Glazier's gear? : WINDOWSASH
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Statistician's abbr. : LCD
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On all sides : AROUND
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School break : RECESS
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Tending to form lumps : CAKY
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Suburb of Liège : ANS
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Constructed a pyre : PILED
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Top grade : APLUS
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Tater : SPUD
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Length times width, sometimes : AREA
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Oil-burning iron lantern : CRESSET
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Comes (from) : HAILS
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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Tearful : WEEPY
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Poe house : USHER
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Actress Siddons : SARAH
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Joyous celebrations : FETES
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Not any, in Dogpatch : NARY
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Pit : POCK
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Courier's horse : BIDET
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Othello, e.g. : MOOR
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Punish with a fine : AMERCE
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Catastrophic : DIRE
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Capone and Pacino : ALS
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B'way understudy : DBL
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Incenses : IRES
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___-hand (necktie) : FOURIN
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Odd and funny : ANTIC
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Plummer role : IAGO
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Rapier's kin : EPEE
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"The ___ of Katie Elder" : SONS
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Spain, in Spain : ESPANA
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Oily fish : SMELT
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Fastening device : HASP
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___ a limb : OUTON
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___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
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Prefix for body : ANTI
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U.S.A., Can., etc. : AMER
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Moss Hart's autobiography : ACTONE
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Gold-assaying cup : CUPEL
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Sends through the air : RADIOS
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Actors Robert and Alan : ALDAS
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Put in order : SORT
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Type of step : RUNG
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Napoleonic retreat : ELBA
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See 55 Across : STAR
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Knight wear? : COATOFARMS
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Met extra, for short : SUPE
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Suffer : ACHE
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Carried along : BORNE
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First half of the alphabet : ATOM
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Doctrine : ISM
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Cuttlefish's protection : INK
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Gasconade : BOAST
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Movies, to Fellini : CINE
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Cattle herders : DROVERS
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Simplicity : EASE
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Brain furrows : SULCI
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Legal plea : ABATER
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From ___ riches : RAGSTO
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"___ Ike" : ILIKE
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Type of squash : ACORN
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Recipient : DONEE
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Peruvians of yore : INCAS
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Place to change a habit? : ABBEY
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Golda et al. : MEIRS
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Release : UNTIE
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Jousting sites : LISTS
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Chatters : YAPS
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Pro follower : RATA
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Japanese village or hamlet : MURA
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Choose : OPT
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Org. in "Odd Man Out" : IRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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