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New York Times, Friday, November 9, 1984

Author:
Virginia P. Abelson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia P. Abelson has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Cheated : STUNG
6
Working plan, for short : SPEC
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City NNW of Nimes : ALES
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Proportion : RATIO
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Ibert's "Ports of ___" : CALL
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___ die : SINE
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Meager : SCANT
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Besides : ALSO
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Plant matter used as a plant covering : PEAT
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Joyce Cary novel : THEHORSESMOUTH
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Ethan Allen's brother : IRA
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Hams it up : EMOTES
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Cowboy, at times : BRONCOBUSTER
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W. H. Hudson heroine : RIMA
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Homophone for rise : RYES
33
Famed poet's monogram : TSE
36
Balanced : EVEN
37
Edgar or Clio : AWARD
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Reputed to be : SAID
40
Kin of a burrow : DEN
41
Social group : CLAN
42
Wheel shaft : AXLE
43
Robinson Jeffers poem : ROANSTALLION
47
"In ___ and ... " : ONEEAR
50
A descendant of Aaron : ELI
51
Tyrone Power movie: 1947 : NIGHTMAREALLEY
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Cousin of notte : SERA
58
Merrimack plating : IRON
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Nimbi : AURAE
61
Twain's "___ Diary" : EVES
62
Septet for Sinbad : SEAS
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Terrier breed : CAIRN
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Hebrew letter : TETH
65
He pained Paine : TORY
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Napped leather : SUEDE
Down
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Jrs. become these : SRS
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Sensitivity : TACT
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A D-day beach : UTAH
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"___ to Five," 1981 film : NINE
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Type of novel : GOTHIC
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Beetle or charm : SCARAB
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Buddies : PALS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Shut up : CLOSETED
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"I am ___ as Job ... ": Shak. : ASPOOR
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U.S.A. or U.S.N. officer : LIEUT
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Growing out : ENATE
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Low and Thomas : SETHS
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Río de ___ : ORO
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Bovary and Defarge : MMES
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Reared : BRED
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Cleave : RIVE
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Presage : OMEN
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A Bobbsey twin : NAN
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Monitor lizards : URANS
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A Leb. neighbor : SYR
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One of almost 12,000 in N.Y.C. : TAXI
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Farm building : SILO
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Anthony or Barbara : EDEN
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Henny Penny, e.g. : ALARMIST
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Pallid : WAN
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___ soda : SAL
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Chesterfield, e.g. : COAT
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Old stuff in new form : REHASH
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Itty-bitty : TEENSY
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A.C.S.A. state : ALA
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Whitman's bloomers : LILACS
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Town near Buzzards Bay : ONSET
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Snow, in Santiago : NIEVE
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White heron : EGRET
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Martian: Comb. form : AREO
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Simba's outburst : ROAR
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Feast in Lanai : LUAU
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New York canal : ERIE
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Court follower : YARD
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Wind dir. : ENE

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

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