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New York Times, Thursday, December 13, 1984

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,819
Across
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Actress Stevens : STELLA
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Crude : COARSE
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Dagger : PONIARD
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Transportation system : CONRAIL
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Likeness : ANALOGY
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Ballroom dance : ONESTEP
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Faint : DIM
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Voiced sounds : SONANTS
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Genetic component : RNA
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Personality aspects : EGOS
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Brief : TERSE
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Taboos : BANS
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Closes : SHUTS
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Visit : SEE
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Chocolate tree : CACAO
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Rugby plays : TRIES
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Takes 40 winks : SNOOZES
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Mother of Apollo : LETO
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Josip Broz : TITO
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Take away : DETRACT
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Cities in Mexico and Spain : LEONS
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Urticaria : HIVES
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Bounder : CAD
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Omits : SKIPS
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Latin poet : OVID
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Twisted : SLUED
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Above : ATOP
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Halfway : MID
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Sound of a dying engine : SPUTTER
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Freeway: Abbr. : RTE
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Type of barometer : ANEROID
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Abu Dhabi is one : EMIRATE
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Authentic : GENUINE
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Turned : ROTATED
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Depside and nitrite : ESTERS
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Table linen : NAPERY
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Black suit : SPADES
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“West Side Story” song : TONIGHT
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Charm, in Chelsea : ENAMOUR
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West role : LIL
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Country bordering the Mekong : LAOS
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Dialect : ARGOT
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Adventure tale : CONTE
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Dicer’s “snake eyes” : ONES
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Horace’s “___ Poetica” : ARS
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Hectic routine : RATRACE
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Certain pigments : SIENNAS
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Border city : ELPASO
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Units of force : DYNES
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Agree : CONSENT
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Rider on Phobos : ARES
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Stiff : STILTED
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Instrument played by Bob Burns : BAZOOKA
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Cryptesthetic persons : SEERS
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Sheep shelters : COTES
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As written: Mus. dir. : STA
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Safflower by-product : OIL
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Block : OCCLUDE
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Clergymen : DIVINES
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Obvious : EVIDENT
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Tight : TAUT
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Fertilizer : NITRATE
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Shoplifter’s nemesis : SPOTTER
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Vassal’s pledge of allegiance : HOMAGE
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Hold back : DETER
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Rapid : SPEEDY
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Aerial maneuvers : SPINS
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Incubus, e.g. : DEMON
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Evening in Evian : SOIR
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Santa ___, city in Brazil : RITA
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Bitter herb : RUE
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Hit : RAP

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

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