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New York Times, Friday, November 2, 1984

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,778

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Across
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Kind of horse or man : POST
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Iraqi port : BASRA
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Word with rest or slide : BACK
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Spotted fish : OPAH
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Singer John : ELTON
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A Gardner : ERLE
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Defiant : REBELLIOUS
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Toronto pitcher : LEAL
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Disinfectant ingredient : CRESOL
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W.W. II agcy. : OPA
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Umbrella type : GAMP
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Delicate blue perennial : HAREBELL
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Salt : TAR
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December 24 or 31 : EVE
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Idle chatter : PALAVER
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Golfer's need : CLUB
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Farmer's helper at D.C. : USDA
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Companion of each : EVERY
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"___ Comes Cookie," 1935 song : HERE
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Our planet : EARTH
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"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
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Race tracks : OVALS
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Kind of plane or scope : GYRO
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Fusses : ADOS
47
Loot : PILLAGE
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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Adverse : ILL
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Middle West region : CORNBELT
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Variety of brandy : MARC
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Supplement, with "out" : EKE
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Pietro's home, to Pierre : ITALIE
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Exchange fee : AGIO
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Poe girl : ANNABELLEE
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Understandings : KENS
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Highway haven : MOTEL
68
Symbol : SIGN
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Hem : EDGE
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Vowed : SWORE
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Enzyme suffixes : ASES
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Veranda : PORCH
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"Martha" or "Norma" : OPERA
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Cavalry sword : SABER
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"We hold ___ truths . . . " : THESE
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N.Y.C. hospital : BELLEVUE
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___ Baba : ALI
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Draftsman's perch : STOOL
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Poultry disease : ROUP
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Crux ___ (key of life) : ANSATA
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Posh London section : BELGRAVIA
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Region : AREA
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Cherrystone, e.g. : CLAM
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Seaweed : KELP
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Ear part : LOBE
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"Gil Blas" writer : LESAGE
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Pub order : ALE
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Native, to Pablo : PATRIO
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Sell : VEND
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"Cogito, ___ sum" : ERGO
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Bartender's grouping : RYES
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Mince : CHOP
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Third son of Jacob : LEVI
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Orsk's river : URAL
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Like certain hawks : BELLICOSE
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Sere : DRY
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Like Hagar of the comics : HORRIBLE
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Term in pharmacy : SAL
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Faint lights : GLEAMS
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Stake : ANTE
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Patchwork composition : CENTO
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Light wood : BALSA
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Author Havelock : ELLIS
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Faithful : LIEGE
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Some salad days : TEENS
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___ up to (flatter) : MAKE
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Ripened : AGED
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Best man's burden : RING
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Recognize : KNOW
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Eastern Church chalice veil : AER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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