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New York Times, Monday, December 17, 1984

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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. 12,823
Across
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Soprano Mitchell : LEONA
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Unbend : THAW
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Container for jewels : CASE
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Ancient : OLDEN
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Greek letter : IOTA
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Country in SW Asia : IRAN
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John Wayne film: 1955 : BLOODALLEY
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What leasers pay : RENT
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Gig implement : OAR
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Gossip-column tidbit : ITEM
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False appearance : FACADE
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___ on (trampled) : TROD
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Actor in "Elephant Boy" : SABU
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Drive-in restaurant employee : CARHOP
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Fondled : CARESSED
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Mork, e.g. : ALIEN
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"The cupboard was ___" : BARE
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Ridge on cloth : WALE
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M–R connection : NOPQ
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More certain : SURER
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Norwegian king : OLAV
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Holier-than-___ : THOU
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Yule cynosure : TREE
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Commune in Tuscany : PRATO
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Hygienic : SANITARY
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Thoreau's ___ Pond : WALDEN
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Saarinen : EERO
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Actress Tuesday : WELD
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Roof support : RAFTER
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Group of three : TRIO
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Ram's mate : EWE
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What a student crams for : EXAM
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Wayne film: 1965 : INHARMSWAY
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Kazan : ELIA
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Not masc. or fem. : NEUT
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A pig in ___ : APOKE
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House plant : FERN
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An anagram of shag : GASH
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Gathered, as leaves : RAKED
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Wayne's "Rio ___": 1970 : LOBO
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Scent : ODOR
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Classic beginning : NEO
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"Ice ___ cannot be welded": R.L.S. : ANDIRON
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Like some kitchen floors : TILED
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Actress Celeste : HOLM
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Homophone for eight : ATE
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Traveler on foot : WAYFARER
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Wayne film: 1964 : CIRCUSWORLD
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District : AREA
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Hourglass contents : SAND
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Grafted: Her. : ENTE
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Over : ATOP
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Beame or Vigoda : ABE
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Wayne film: 1952 : THEQUIETMAN
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Hindu garment : SAREE
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Slopes : CANTS
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Maui greeting : ALOHA
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City in Wis. : RIPON
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Actor Harry : CAREY
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Kind of bar : SALAD
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Fill with joy : ELATE
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Island at head of Baffin Bay : DEVON
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Donkey : BURRO
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Having the lead : STARRING
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Mount ___, Calif. : PALOMAR
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Golfer's gadget : TEE
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Dam : WEIR
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Anger : WRATH
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Wayne's "Donovan's ___": 1963 : REEF
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Wheel spindle : AXLE
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Just : FAIR
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Hence : THUS
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"Return of the Jedi" creature : EWOK
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Wayne's "___ of the Red Witch": 1948 : WAKE
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Ogled : EYED
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Educator's assn. : NEA
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Baden-Baden, e.g. : SPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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