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SHAKESPEAREAN OLYMPICS

New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 1984

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 695 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 146, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Notepad: Football, baseball, the Bible and in this case the Olympics are the realms into which this puzzle constructor has taken the oft-quoted words of Shakespeare.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,801
Across
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Takes measured steps : PACES
6
Hussein's capital : AMMAN
11
Yellowish green : NILE
15
Import : SENSE
20
Entrance courts : ATRIA
21
Subject of an 1898 slogan : MAINE
22
Kind of code : PENAL
23
Oneness : UNITY
24
"Macbeth" II, 3 : THISVAULTTOBRAGOF
27
Consumer advocate : NADER
28
Opposite of heter : HOM
29
Depressed, in a way : OBLATE
30
Oscar winner: 1961 : LOREN
31
Esteem : ADMIRE
32
Down Under ratite : EMEU
34
Some ref. books : OEDS
35
Fund-raiser's concern : QUOTA
36
"___ nocent, docent" : QUAE
37
Event for Alice : TEAPARTY
39
With 33 Down, "Antony and Cleopatra" III, 8 : OURFORTUNELIES
44
Endings for boff and plug : OLAS
45
Barbecue accessories : SPITS
46
A murid : RAT
47
Port on Huon Gulf : LAE
48
Author of "Topaze" : PAGNOL
51
In der ___ (close by, in Bonn) : NAHE
52
Blue dye : ANIL
54
Call on the main : AVAST
56
Perceptive : ACUTE
57
"Cymbeline" IV, 2 : CANITBESIXMILEYET
61
In Jabberwocky, they outgrabe : RATHS
62
Hall-of-Famer Roush : EDD
63
Reclined : LAIN
64
Org. founded in 1890 : DAR
65
Broadway opening : ACTI
66
Blue Jay pitcher Dave : STIEB
68
Foliage mo. : OCT
69
U.S. power facility : TVA
71
Battle site: 1914 : YSER
75
Slapstick props : PIES
76
"Romeo and Juliet" III, 5 : HURDLETHITHER
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Vasco da ___ : GAMA
80
Mecca pilgrimage : HADJ
81
Burro : ASS
82
January hrs. in N.J. : EST
83
Snipe's habitat : SHORE
84
Newspaper item, for short : OBIT
85
Severn tributary : USK
87
A royal Stuart : ANNE
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Speakers' hesitations : ERS
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Composer-conductor Ray : NOBLE
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"Julius Caesar" I, 2 : SWIMTOYONDERPOINT
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Name of four U.S. counties : ADAIR
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Nelson's widow : HAPPY
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Odds' partners : ENDS
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Twisted : AWRY
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Choristers' vestments : COTTAS
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Bill Donovan's org. : OSS
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Printemps time : MAI
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Friends of Jacques : AMIES
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Musetta's pal : MIMI
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"Romeo and Juliet" V, 1 : THEREISTHYGOLD
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Play down : MINIMIZE
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Whilom : ERST
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Flying machines : AEROS
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Sheet of stamps : PANE
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Pickerel genus : ESOX
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Poilu, e.g. : SOLDAT
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Anatomical loops : ANSAE
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Albumin and globulin, sometimes : SERUMS
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Old Danish coin : ORA
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Bette Davis, for one : ARIES
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"Merchant of Venice" IV, 1 : RUNANDOVERTAKEHIM
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Rowdydow : MELEE
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King-size antelope : ELAND
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T. J. Jackson's boss : RELEE
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A Castle : IRENE
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Pickens and Summerville : SLIMS
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King of Saudi Arabia : FAHD
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Prunes, in Perth : SNEDS
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Lombardy's capital : MILAN
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Kind of reception : ATHOME
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Its capital is Simferopol : CRIMEA
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Ice, in Eisenach : EIS
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Solomons battle site: 1942 : SAVO
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Charms : AMULETS
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Coryza or yaws : MALADY
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Musts for Garvey and Carter : MITTS
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A penny, at times : ANTE
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Modernist : NEO
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" . . . so very ___ God": Paget : NEARTO
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Engaged : INGEAR
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Town NE of Paris : LAON
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Brownie : ELF
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Sweet treat : SUNDAE
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Champlevé, e.g. : ENAMEL
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Breeding places : NIDI
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Team follower : STER
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Circuit court : EYRE
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Test prints : PROOFS
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Away from the mouth : ABORAL
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___ out (spill the beans) : BLURT
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Tía or tante : AUNT
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See 39 Across : UPONTHISJUMP
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Peace's companion : QUIET
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Scruple : QUALM
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Fugard's "A Lesson from ___" : ALOES
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Snake: Comb. form : OPHI
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Relative of -tress : TRIX
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Faulkner's "As ___ Dying" : ILAY
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Alleviate : EASE
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Tartan pattern : SETT
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Did a floor job : SANDED
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Signatory flourish : PARAPH
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Wattle tree : ACACIA
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Torched out : GUTTED
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Lowest points : NADIRS
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Under present conditions : ASITIS
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Author Anaïs : NIN
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Insect's wing : ALA
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"Measure for Measure" V, 1 : VERYGOODTIME
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A constellation : CETUS
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Police record : BLOTTER
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Apiece : EACH
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"___ do all . . . ": Macbeth : IDARE
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Plumed headgear : SHAKO
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Whisky and coffee mélanges : BLENDS
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Spinose : THORNY
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Former Russian linear measure : VERST
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Halloween assemblage : SABBAT
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Iago's wife : EMILIA
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Figure-skating judges, e.g. : RATERS
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Feudal drudge : ESNE
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His and hers : THEIRS
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Gilt's abode : STY
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As well as : AND
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Biblical mother-in-law : NAOMI
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Kind of glass : SHOT
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B.C. neighbor : WASH
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___ dixit (dictum) : IPSE
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Fermenting agent : YEAST
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Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
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Beach toys : PAILS
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Had markers out : OWED
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An art form : CINEMA
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Steam up : MIST
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"It's ___ Night for Singing" : AGRAND
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Called from the byre : MOOED
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Records of a sort : MINUTES
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Turn in stamps : REDEEM
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Expunges : ERASES
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Hardhearted gal of song : HANNAH
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___ no (iffy) : YESAND
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Defaced : MARRED
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Sunshine line : ISOHEL
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Vera of ballet : ZORINA
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Critical study : EXAMEN
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Shakespeare contemporary : PEELE
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Waterston and Donaldson : SAMS
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Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
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"___ Marlene" of W.W. II : LILI
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Assembly hall : AULA
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Explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Kind of milk : SKIM
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Mad. Sq. arbiter : REF
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Hosp. areas : ORS
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"___ tu," baritone favorite : ERI

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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