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New York Times, Thursday, November 29, 1984

Author:
Mary M. Murdoch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Mary M. Murdoch has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,805
Across
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Cookout dish : KABOB
6
Muffin ingredient : BRAN
10
Lady Baltimore, e.g. : CAKE
14
Works : OPERA
15
Like an anchoret : LONE
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A ___ apple : ASIN
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Film of 1937 : BREAKFASTFORTWO
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Id ___ : EST
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Poetic times : EENS
22
Delicate : FRAIL
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___-a-brac : BRIC
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Gait, in Granada : PASO
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Bars’ partners : STARS
29
Object often dropped : HOTPOTATO
34
Firenze’s river : ARNO
35
Gladly, to Shakespeare : FAIN
36
Comment from the corral : MAA
37
French film of 1959 : LUNCHONTHEGRASS
42
S.A. country : URU
43
Eastern nanny : AMAH
44
School subj. : HIST
45
Shade of one embarrassed : TOMATORED
48
Strobiles : CONES
49
Booted : SHOD
50
Vive’s antithesis : ABAS
52
Voodoo’s cousin : OBEAH
55
Part of Q.E.F. : ERAT
56
Vane reading : SSE
59
Film of 1937 : DINNERATTHERITZ
63
Orejón, e.g. : INCA
64
Comedian Johnson : ARTE
65
Red ___ (children’s game) : ROVER
66
Cape : NESS
67
Togs : GEAR
68
___ Flow : SCAPA
Down
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Honshu port : KOBE
2
Diary abbrs. : APRS
3
Mangold : BEET
4
“___ pro nobis” : ORA
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___ dozen : BAKERS
6
Prepare almonds : BLANCH
7
Antarctic sea : ROSS
8
Opposite of a syn. : ANT
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Clock type : NEF
10
A biennial plant : CARROT
11
Nora’s adorer : ASTA
12
Flightless bird : KIWI
13
Organic compound : ENOL
18
Polynesian banana : FEI
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“On Wings ___” : OFSONG
23
Large jug: Fr. : BROC
24
Egyptian deity : PTAH
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“ . . . baked in ___” : APIE
26
French toast : SALUT
27
English cathedral city : TRURO
28
Per ___ : ANNUM
30
Man ___ hour : OFTHE
31
With force : AMAIN
32
Steel splint, in armor : TASSE
33
Some ovens : OASTS
38
“ . . . his host ___ cast . . . ”: Ex. 15:4 : HATHHE
39
Melville work : OMOO
40
Ointment : NARD
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Greek letters : RHOS
46
Philippine trees : ASANAS
47
Fish or bird : DARTER
48
Prepares fare for affairs : CATERS
51
Cry before humbug : BAH
52
Norse god : ODIN
53
Twining stem : BINE
54
Ref. books : ENCS
55
Miss Kett : ETTA
56
Hindu god : SIVA
57
Short distance : STEP
58
Pound or Stone : EZRA
60
Jazz tune : RAG
61
Land measure : ARE
62
Army bomb : ROC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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