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New York Times, Monday, December 10, 1984

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,816
Across
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Director Lean : DAVID
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Porgy’s woman : BESS
10
Predicaments : JAMS
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Porter or Portman : ERIC
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Monad : UNIT
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She played the Palace : FANNYBRICE
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Roy Rogers’s wife : DALE
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Demolition team’s explosive : TNT
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Narrative : TALE
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Metalious’s “___ Place” : PEYTON
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Two-wheeled vehicle : BIKE
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Hind’s mate : STAG
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Composition : THEME
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Poe poem : THERAVEN
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Jalopy : CRATE
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Male guinea pig : BOAR
34
San ___, Italy : REMO
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Powers or Wagner role : HART
36
Allen’s partner at the Palace : BURNS
37
Majors and Grant : LEES
38
River into the Ouse : AIRE
39
“___ More, With Feeling,” 1960 film : ONCE
40
Hearn’s co-star at the Palace : BARRY
41
Site of a famous rock : PLYMOUTH
43
Colorful garden flower : PANSY
44
Adjective suffixes : IALS
45
Dry : ARID
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“A ___ the wise . . . ” : WORDTO
49
Habeas corpus, e.g. : WRIT
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Tokyo, formerly : EDO
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Roman cit. : ITAL
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She played the Palace : GWENVERDON
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Balcony’s rich cousin : LOGE
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“Nil ___ bonum” : NISI
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“___ the Titanic!,” 1980 film : RAISE
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Evil look : LEER
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Suffix with luncheon : ETTE
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Scoff : SNEER
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Dexterous : DEFT
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A Ladd : ALAN
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Outlet : VENT
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Hostel : INN
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Postdawn period : DAYTIME
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He played the Palace : BERLE
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Pa. city : ERIE
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Incite to attack : SIC
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Emblems of authority : SCEPTERS
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She played the Palace : JUDYGARLAND
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Med. subject : ANAT
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Venus de ___ : MILO
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British carbine : STEN
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Set for 350°, e.g. : BAKE
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Where the malleus is : EAR
24
She played the Palace : BETTEMIDLER
25
Role played by 2 Down : SHANE
26
Lag behind : TRAIL
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Houdini who played the Palace : HARRY
28
Fierstein’s “___ Song Trilogy” : TORCH
29
Swerves : VEERS
30
___ board : EMERY
31
Intrusive : NOSY
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Crack : CHAP
33
Baseball ploys : BUNTS
36
French port : BOULOGNE
40
Tormentors : BAITERS
42
Bit for Dobbin : OAT
43
Not pub. : PRIV
45
Golfer Palmer : ARNIE
46
Rogers who played the Palace : WILL
47
Sioux Indian : OTOE
48
Sheldon’s “___ of Angels” : RAGE
49
She played the Palace : WEST
50
Adams from Pa. : EDIE
51
Sedate, in a way : DOSE
52
Standout : ONER
55
Humor : WIT
56
Fled : RAN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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