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New York Times, Wednesday, November 21, 1984

Author:
Merryl Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Merryl Maleska has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,797
Across
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W.W. I plane : SPAD
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Anklebones : TALI
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"If ___ My Way," 1913 song : IHAD
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Alley Oop's beloved : OOLA
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In the know : UPON
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Hot month in Uruguay : ENERO
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Progresses in jumps or stages : LEAPFROGS
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"___ With Judy," old radio show : ADATE
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Executive's payment : STIPEND
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Guarantees : ENSURES
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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Like a martinet : STRICT
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The Sultan of Swat : BABERUTH
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Type of horn : ANTLER
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Without limit : ANY
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Cowpokes' pokers : SPURS
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Graylags and quinks : GEESE
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Choler; spleen : BILE
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Short snort : NIP
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Researcher's collection : DATA
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Native of Unalaska : ALEUT
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What hoarders do : AMASS
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___ capita : PER
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Actor in "King's Row": 1942 : REAGAN
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Presents as a toast : PROPOSES
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Floral leaves : PETALS
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Performed : DID
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Give the wrong title : MISNAME
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Voltaire hero : CANDIDE
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Robin of ballad fame : ADAIR
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When U.S. Presidents are elected : LEAPYEARS
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Rosalynn's successor : NANCY
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Two prepositions in one : INTO
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Pornography : SMUT
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Beatty and Buntline : NEDS
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Surmounting : ATOP
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Break a bronco : TAME
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Musical tones : SOLS
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Countee Cullen was one : POET
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Sancho Panza's steed : DAPPLE
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Makes an appearance : TURNSUP
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Footless : APOD
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Part of a cord : LOG
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Small map in an atlas : INSET
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Enrolled a draftee : INDUCTED
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"My ___ up . . . ": Wordsworth : HEARTLEAPS
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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Some deer : DOES
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Alleviating : EASING
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Dreads : FEARS
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Blue Eagle initials : NRA
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Prawns : SHRIMPS
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Elephant in a children's classic : BABAR
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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___ bounds (very fast) : BYLEAPSAND
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Food fish : TUNA
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Brings up : REARS
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U.S.C.G. member : SPAR
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Hereditary-control movement : EUGENICS
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Golden Horde's region : TATARY
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Soft drink : SODAPOP
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Troublesome : SPINY
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Mfrs.' group : NAM
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Most eccentric : ODDEST
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Maurois biography of George Sand : LELIA
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Educator Horace : MANN
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Zoological suffix : IDAE
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Roman statesman : CATO
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Tabor : DRUM
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Alberti's patron : ESTE
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Tolkien creature : ENT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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