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DOUBLE DOUBLES

New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 1984

Author:
George P. Sphicas
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
George P. Sphicas has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,794
Across
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Sounds of relief : SIGHS
6
Is in order : WORKS
11
Noted actor-director : ALDA
15
Mountain pass : GHAT
19
All of ___ (suddenly) : AHEAP
20
Village in Minn. : EDINA
21
Give a racing tip : TOUT
22
Costa ___ : RICA
23
Boyfriend gives orders re trysts : MANMANDATESDATES
26
European capital : OSLO
27
Region around Athens : ATTICA
28
Baseball's Bando greets Indians : SALSALUTESUTES
30
Female ruff : REE
31
Greek letter : ETA
33
Sorts : TYPES
34
___ time (never) : ATNO
35
Fit to ___ : ATEE
37
A.M.A. or P.G.A. : ASSN
40
" . . . nations are as ___ of a bucket": Isa. 40:15 : ADROP
43
The sun gives comfort to top pilots : SOLSOLACESACES
50
Heavy element used in alloys : OSMIUM
51
Numerical prefix : TRI
52
Russian blue-pencils a script : REDREDACTSACTS
54
Hackman causes fixed fees : GENEGENERATESRATES
58
Permit holder : LICENSEE
59
Cheese, to Hans : KASE
60
Continuous : NONSTOP
64
Year, in Mallorca : ANO
65
Ones: Fr. : UNS
67
Football positions: Abbr. : LTS
69
Vital statistic : AGE
70
Lose hope : DESPAIR
74
C.P.A.'s : ACCS
78
Innkeeper of old : HOSTELER
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Landers reveals her weight to the nth degree : ANNANNOUNCESOUNCES
85
Ex-chess champ records fibs : TALTALLIESLIES
88
Congressional award since 1942: Abbr. : DFC
89
Indifference : APATHY
90
Well-mannered bishop dined : PRIMPRIMATEATE
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Anise-flavored liqueur : RAKEE
96
Wet : ASOP
97
Shadowbox : SPAR
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Silkworm : ERIA
100
Former Turkish title : PASHA
105
Spinner : TOP
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Symbol of neatness : PIN
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Little devil gets crumbs from overseas : IMPIMPORTSORTS
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Conditional release : PAROLE
115
Old cars : REOS
116
Nicklaus takes interest in photography : PROPROPOSESPOSES
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Tram in reverse : MART
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Exile island : ELBA
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Leafy vegetables : KALES
121
Catkin : AMENT
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Hymenopterous insects : ANTS
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Lusty look : LEER
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Scorched : ADUST
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Alan and Cheryl : LADDS
Down
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Elm-tree fruits : SAMARAS
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"Oh, How ___ Get Up . . . " : IHATETO
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Well-bred : GENTEEL
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Hooks : HAMI
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Modern frontier : SPACE
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Unite : WED
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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Moreno : RITA
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Prepared to pray : KNELT
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Impudent : SASSY
11
Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
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Yoga position : LOTUS
13
Voices in harmony : DUET
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Perplexed : ATSEA
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Base for natural crystals : GROUNDMASS
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Highly significant : HISTORIC
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Tall Asiatic tree : ACLE
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Art colony in N.M. : TAOS
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Wood, Jacobson et al. : NATALIES
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One way to fish : DAP
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Erstwhile quadrennial candidate : STASSEN
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Biblical king : ASA
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One of the Lauders : ESTEE
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Stars appear on this : SCREEN
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___-do-well : NEER
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Absent : OUT
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V.I.P.'s in U.K. and Can. : PMS
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Part of I.L.O. : ORGN
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Pierre is its cap. : SDAK
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Ionian Sea gulf : ARTA
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So-so grades : CEES
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Detroit lemon : EDSEL
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Italian isl. : SAR
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R. L. Stevenson's "Prince ___" : OTTO
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Troubadours' love lyrics : CANSOS
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Pleased : GLAD
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Berlin article : EINE
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Mil. ranks : NCOS
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Of retia : NEURAL
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Powder base : TALC
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Convex molding : OGEE
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Ancient emp. : PERS
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More rational : SANER
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Dissertation : THESIS
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Rapid talk is their forte : PATTERISTS
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Site of a Disney attraction : ANAHEIM
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Not outwardly : INLY
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Mozart's "___ fan tutte" : COSI
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Coal dust : CULM
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Cut with scissors : SNIP
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Carbonated drinks : SODAPOPS
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Bunch of hair : TUFT
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Noun endings : ENCES
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Pinch : NIP
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Wax, in prescriptions : CERA
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Seaman : TAR
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Brazilian tree : APA
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Chicago or Erie : LAKEPORT
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Witticism : MOT
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Put side by side : APPOSED
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Last part : TAILEND
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Hemingway et al. : ERNESTS
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Fencing move : APPEL
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Investigation : PROBE
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One way to buy bonds : ATPAR
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S.U. unit : SSR
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Water pipe : HOOKA
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Hungarian national hero : ARPAD
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Kind of bull : PAPAL
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Average : MEAN
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Fragrant balsam : TOLU
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Compass pts. : SSES
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"Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
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Part of i.e. : EST

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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