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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 1984

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 3
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,820

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Across
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Betake oneself : REPAIR
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Jeweler’s paste : STRASS
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Not like the Alamo : TENABLE
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Vilify; betray : TRADUCE
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Toy-shop purchase : RAGDOLL
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Was remiss, in a way : RENEGED
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In toto : ALL
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Oriental staple : SEAWEED
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Bee: Comb. form : API
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Road-to-India explorer : DIAS
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Sobrino’s relative : TIA
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Something not to be out of : SORTS
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Thrall’s relative : ESNE
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Founder : SINK
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Florida’s ___ Beach : VERO
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Calmant : SEDATIVE
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Part of the Kalmar Union: 1397 : SWEDEN
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Don Juan’s pitch : LINE
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Copycat : APER
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Lying on one’s back : SUPINE
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Went with the flow : STREAMED
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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Pathos : PITY
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Singer Tennille : TONI
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Take ___ (bother) : PAINS
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Plains Indian : OTO
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
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Munson of films : ONA
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Fizzled, with “out” : PETERED
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Press for payment : DUN
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Source of Eve’s creation : RIBCAGE
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Falls for a married woman : NIAGARA
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Storied Eygptian sultan : SALADIN
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Royal furs : ERMINES
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Most recent : NEWEST
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Brewers’ buys : YEASTS
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Gain, in 2 Down : REALISE
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Rupert Brooke’s home : ENGLAND
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Tablet : PAD
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Cameroons group : ABOS
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Latin pronoun : ILLE
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Cognatus : RELATIVE
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Go fast : STREAK
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Part of a motte : TREE
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Parts of shoe soles : RANDS
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Lemon’s tail : ADE
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Like some placebos : SUGARED
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Symbol of sovereignty in 2 Down : SCEPTRE
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Sports transactions : TRADES
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“Wizard” born in Milan : EDISON
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Kind of restaurant list : WINE
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Zoo attraction : SEALION
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Gluttonized : OVERATE
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Trig term : SINE
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Can, in 2 Down : TIN
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Nimble : SPRY
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Like Willie Keeler : WEE
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Bar man : ATTORNEY
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Flavors : SAPORS
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He’s out of this world : URANIAN
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Fictile : PLIABLE
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Developer’s concern : SITE
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Scathing : MORDANT
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Puts up with : ENDURES
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Rigg and Ross : DIANAS
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Mighty : POTENT
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Fictional sleuth : SPADE
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Shield : EGIS
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Gael’s land : EIRE
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Lady of Spain : DAMA
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Corvine cry : CAW
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Dogfaces : GIS

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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