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New York Times, Friday, November 16, 1984

27-Across : Crooner Rudy

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,792
Across
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May and Malbin : ELAINES
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Companion of feathered : TARRED
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St. Francis' shaven crown : TONSURE
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"___ of You," 1951 hit song : BECAUSE
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Demolished : TOTALED
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Scholarly : ERUDITE
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Friend for François : AMI
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Indonesian island : CERAM
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Siesta : NAP
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Gainsay : CONTRADICT
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Crooner Rudy : VALLEE
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Derivative of oil of peppermint : MENTHENE
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Stood fast : ABIDED
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Zenda character : PRISONER
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Dream evidence : REM
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"Inka Dinka ___," Durante song : DOO
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He cries wolf : ALARMIST
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John and Priscilla : ALDENS
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Number in "Lucia" : SEXTETTE
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Lower in value : DEBASE
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Kind of jacket : EISENHOWER
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Secret D.C. group : CIA
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Composer Nicholas of Great Britain : MAW
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Impute : ASCRIBE
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Empty : DEPLETE
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Valuable sheep : MERINOS
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Became verdant : GREENED
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Affectedly proper : PRISSY
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Beverly Hills sights : ESTATES
Down
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Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
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Oar section : LOOM
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Big letdown : ANTICLIMAX
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"Life ___ jest": Gay : ISA
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Not any, in Nimes : NUL
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Assembled : ERECTED
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Exodus commemoration : SEDER
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Ends : TERMINI
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Prefix with puncture : ACU
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Half a diam. : RAD
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Downfall : RUIN
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This, to Tomás : ESTA
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Profound : DEEP
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She decorates dresses : BEADER
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Feature at the Guggenheim : RAMP
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What Father William was : OLD
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Born : NEE
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Parts of dols. : CTS
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However, in poesy : THO
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Spanish linear units : VARAS
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White poplar : ABELE
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"Terms of ___," 1983 film : ENDEARMENT
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Eatery signs : NEONS
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
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___-ling (Mme. Chiang Kai-shek) : MEI
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Proud papa's proclamation : ITSABOY
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Cubic meters : STERES
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Watch the store : TEND
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They idolize : ADORERS
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Actor Ayres : LEW
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U.K. award for women : DBE
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Chief of U.S. field forces: 1952 : HODGE
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Bowie or Beauregard in W.W. II : CAMP
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Elbe feeder : ISER
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Italian sausage center : ACRI
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Suit one to ___ : ATEE
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Joins : WEDS
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Laughter, in Lyon : RIS
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Electees : INS
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Fala, for one : PET
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Colette heroine : LEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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