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TAKING 60 ACROSS LITERALLY

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 1984

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 481 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,780
Across
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Word on a communal towel? : OURS
5
Miracle team of '69 : METS
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Paraná's estuary, for short : PLATA
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Gear position : PARK
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Fourth word from the moon : STEP
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An inlet : BAYOU
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Thick woolen cloth : LODEN
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Mountain peak : CIMA
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Actor Leon : ERROL
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Little activity : APING
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Goneril's father : LEAR
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LINE FROM "THE ANCIENT MARINER" : ALALLALALLONEONEALALL
30
Got even : REPAID
31
Wide-mouthed jugs : EWERS
32
Producer Shubert : LEE
33
___ Aviv : TEL
34
Small carnivore : GENET
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Omelet or film : WESTERN
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SLIGHT OF FRAME : SMONEBALLD
43
"September ___" : MORN
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___ de Cologne : EAU
46
W.W. II area : ETO
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Nasty : UGLY
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THE MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS : BONEOALLRS
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Preceded : LED
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Land units : ACRES
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A.M. in Montréal : MATIN
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___-majesté : LESE
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Ross or Sargasso : SEA
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Damage : MAR
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Silverheels role : TONTO
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Soul, in Savoie : AME
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Like the Three Musketeers : ALLFORONEANDONEFORALL
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Palindromic preposition : ERE
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Vacant : EMPTY
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Kettle and Bell : MAS
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Halloween shout : BOO
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Ancient theaters : ODEA
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Arrives : COMES
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Core : HEART
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Fuss : ADO
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RING-UPS : PHALLCONES
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Some arias : SOLI
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Score for Retton : TEN
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Melody : AIR
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Bridge position : EAST
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ACTS OBSTRUCTIVELY : STALLWONES
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ITALIAN SOCCER : PONEALL
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Coast : SHORE
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Iron or Stone : AGE
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Apprehended : RANIN
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Fete : REGALE
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WORDS FROM SIR JOHN HARINGTON : NALLDARECONEITTREASON
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Nautical term : ALEE
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Happen again : RECUR
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Worship : ADORE
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Exhaust : TIRE
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Bosc, e.g. : PEAR
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Growing out : ENATE
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Vladimir Ulyanov : LENIN
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Spot : ESPY
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He fails to pass the bar : TOPER
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Como or Maggiore : LAGO
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Withhold : DENY
Down
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Cinematic award : OSCAR
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Serviceable : UTILE
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Plat afresh : REMAP
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Split, to an Italian : SPALATO
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Earthy deposit : MARL
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Wildcat : EYRA
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Cat's-paw : TOOL
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With ill humor : SULLENLY
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Solar satellite : PLANET
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Jogger's kin : LOPER
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Señor's leave-taking : ADIOS
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State of the Vols : TENN
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Certain Californian : ANGELENO
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BB, for one : PELLET
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District : AREA
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Kerman coin : RIAL
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Poet Shapiro : KARL
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Sexton : BEADLE
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Hold on property : LIEN
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Had debts : OWED
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Loser to H.C.H. : AES
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Fine plum : GAGE
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Annexes : ELLS
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Bird or architect : WREN
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Congers : EELS
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Like cerium : RARE
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Greek letters : NUS
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Harden : STEEL
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Of a musical arrangement : MODAL
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Pack animal : BURRO
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What 60 Across is : MOTTO
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Culinary lachrymator : ONION
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The Adamsons' cat : ELSA
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Give and take, in a way : BANDY
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Nearly : ALMOST
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Wicked look : LEER
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Mind : CARE
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Blanc and Cervin : MONTS
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Records : TAPES
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Out yonder : AFAR
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Palp : FEEL
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Broadway lights : NEONS
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Irish patriot: 1778–1803 : EMMET
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Bleu Louise : EMAIL
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Subside : ABATE
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Ore veins : LODES
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Diving bird : LOON
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River to Cairo : OHIO
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Mend : DARN
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Mineral that was vegetable : COAL
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Rime : HOAR
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French magazine : ELLE
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Baby food : PAP
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Wine closet : CELLARET
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STAR OF "ROCKY" FILMS : STONEALL
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Climb a pole : SHIN
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Crowded building : WARREN
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Cyma recta : OGEE
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Annulled : NEGATED
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Queen of fiction : ELLERY
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Help : AID
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Stertor emitter : SNORER
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Put on fresh treads : RECAP
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Severe : ACUTE
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Stage whisper : ASIDE
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Tracking system : LORAN
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Geronimo, to Gen. Crook : ENEMY
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Mane site : NAPE
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City in S France : ALES
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Saltate : LEAP
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Custer's last major : RENO
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Thought : IDEA
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Secret society : TONG
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Minuet part : TRIO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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