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New York Times, Saturday, November 17, 1984

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,793

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Compact : TAMP
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D.A.V. member : VET
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Corrida attraction : ELTORO
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Singer Anita : ODAY
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“___ declare!” : IDO
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Barely sufficient : MEAGER
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A Louis victim: 1937 : FARR
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Short snort : NIP
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Sopwith’s W.W. I fliers : CAMELS
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Chennault, for one : FLYINGTIGER
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Rhyme royal : SEPTET
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Like Idlewild, e.g. : RENAMED
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Faeros whirlwinds : OES
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Boss of the pvts. : NCO
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Chiton’s relative : STOLA
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Try ale, gingerly : SIP
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Red Baron’s foe : SNOOPY
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Home of Phillips U. : ENID
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A-one : TOPS
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Kid’s shooter : IMMIE
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Henri follower : ETTA
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Platoon, for one : UNIT
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Swift’s flying island : LAPUTA
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What she didn’t say, in Kern’s song : YES
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Tenner minus one? : NINER
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Las ___ (two o’clock in Taxco) : DOS
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Seat for Snerd : LAP
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Former Italian prime minister : GASPERI
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Opposite of Rocky Rd.? : EASYST
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Movie flier in 1939 : WICKEDWITCH
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Mystery flier : SAUCER
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Singer Rawls : LOU
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Norse hammer thrower : THOR
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Synthetic gem : RUTILE
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Steno’s abbr. : ENC
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___ 1 (long odds) : IOTO
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Companions for Artemis : OREADS
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Tonkin chaser : ESE
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Parvenu : SNOB
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Dorchester dudes : TOFFS
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Allan-___ : ADALE
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Movie flier in 1964 : MARYPOPPINS
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Source of sulfuric acid : PYRITE
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___-et-un (Riviera blackjack) : VINGT
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Polish, in a way : EDIT
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African antelope : TOPI
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Telethon V.I.P. : EMCEE
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Gets some lore : LEARNS
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Banff bonnet : TAM
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Haitian hero : OGE
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Electrical unit : REL
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Hosp. locales : ORS
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Hopeful or hopeless endings : NESS
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Architectural innovator : GROPIUS
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Aerial-circus proprietor : MONTYPYTHON
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Type size : ELITE
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Playpen comments : DADAS
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Peregrine : NOMADIC
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Sand-cement mortar : COMPO
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Gulled : STUNG
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Mich. county : IONIA
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Zero, in soccer : NIL
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Notwithstanding : YET
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Dance : STEP
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What there ought to be : ALAW
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Bond anew : REWELD
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Such being the case : ASITIS
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Laughs, in Le Havre : RIRES
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Arrive at : EDUCE
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Caledonian: Comb. form : SCOTO
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Palpitate : THROB
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Swiss Abstractionist : KLEE
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Times immeasurable : EONS
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Hit sign : SRO
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Ear: Comb. form : AUR
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Versatile truck, for short : UTE
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Hush-hush org. : CIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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