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New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 1984

37-Down : Like bridge cables

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has supersymmetry.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,807
Across
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Jean Baptiste Poquelin : MOLIERE
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Type of windlass : CAPSTAN
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Hit Broadway show: 1981 : AMADEUS
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Semitic goddess of fertility : ASTARTE
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Young hare : LEVERET
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Ocean channel : SEAGATE
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Woeful word : ALAS
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Villa for Chernenko : DACHA
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Voiceless sound : SURD
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Part of a div. : REG
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Laotian neighbor : TAI
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Wire measure : MIL
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Object : ITEM
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Artificial conduit : SEWER
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___ à chou : PATE
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States : ASSERTS
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Altered : REVISED
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Louis XVI, e.g. : ROI
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Repository : BIN
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Abutting : TANGENT
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Signaling devices : BUZZERS
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Part of HOMES : ERIE
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Pile of rock debris : TALUS
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Nautical term : ALEE
49
Negative conjunction : NOR
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Its capital is Draguignan : VAR
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Right-angled plumbing joint : ELL
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Capital of Fiji : SUVA
54
Radio, TV, etc. : MEDIA
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Football or track : OVAL
57
Bellerophon's son killed by Ares : ISANDER
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Vitalize : ANIMATE
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Old North Church signal : LANTERN
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Electrical restricting device : LIMITER
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Two Arthurian lasses : ELAINES
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Certain roofers : SLATERS
Down
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Tropical affliction : MALARIA
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Western and Spanish : OMELETS
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Medical washings : LAVAGES
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Dec. 13, e.g. : IDES
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Suffix for musket or profit : EER
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Did penance : RUED
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Demesnes : ESTATES
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Dismiss with disgrace : CASHIER
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On the deep : ASEA
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Sch. group : PTA
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Yields to weakness : SAGS
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Shocks : TRAUMAS
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Diminish by harassment : ATTRITE
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Ragged : NEEDLED
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Corvine cry : CAW
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Amalgamate : MERGE
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Task : STINT
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Type of puzzle : REBUS
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Noted late basso : PINZA
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Brooklyn's Preacher : ROE
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That is to say: Abbr. : VIZ
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Like bridge cables : TENSILE
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Excitation : AROUSAL
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Buddhist state of blessedness : NIRVANA
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Alehouses : TAVERNS
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Sepultures : BURIALS
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Ennoble : ELEVATE
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Storyteller : RELATER
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Type of market : SELLERS
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Nipper : LAD
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Not pro : ANTI
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Scantily sufficient : MERE
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Deep blue : ANIL
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Neglect : OMIT
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Cave, at times : DEN
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Miss Hogg : IMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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