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New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1984

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,825
Across
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Attempt : STAB
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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Shoe part : VAMP
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Hindu spring festival honoring Krishna : HOLI
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Ocean sunfish : MOLAS
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Wicked : EVIL
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Ready, willing and ___ : ABLE
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About : ANENT
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Depend : RELY
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Summer holiday : FOURTHOFJULY
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Kind of singer : TORCH
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“And ___ bed”: Pepys : SOTO
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Rumanian coin : LEU
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Guide : STEERER
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Braids for hats : SENNITS
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Courteous chaps : GENTS
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Two-fifths of the count : ONETWOTHREEFOUR
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“Happy birthday ___” : TOYOU
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Cook’s instruction : SEAR
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Tread heavily on : TRAMPLE
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Plant’s epidermic openings : STOMATA
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W. Hemisphere gp. : OAS
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Fictional plantation : TARA
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Variable stars : NOVAS
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Bluffers : FOURFLUSHERS
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Lower Rhine arm : WAAL
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N.B.A.’s Archibald and Thurmond : NATES
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Commedia dell’___ : ARTE
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Fairy-tale starter : ONCE
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Home of Daedalus : CRETE
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Munich’s river : ISAR
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Was aware : KNEW
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King of Judea : HEROD
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Torn : RENT
Down
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Arrow parts : SHAFTS
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In addition : TOBOOT
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Fascination : ALLURE
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Writer Ambrose : BIERCE
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Asian nurse : AMAH
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Pro ___ publico : BONO
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Hebrew letters : ALEFS
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Stringed instruments : BANJOS
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Wily : ASTUTE
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Complete : VERY
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“___ Maria” : AVE
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Wire measure : MIL
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Wield : PLY
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Mention repeatedly, in reproach : THROWUPTO
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Fuselage parts : LONGERONS
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Kind of type : LINO
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Famous penultimate words : ETTU
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Muscovite’s home : USSR
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I, to Claudius : EGO
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Soak flax : RET
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Expressions of inquiry : EHS
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Hahn or Klemperer : OTTO
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Ibsen heroine : NORA
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Nestling : EYAS
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Seaver or Selleck : TOM
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Legal thing : RES
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Mom’s admonition : EAT
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Hurl : LAUNCH
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“___ humanum est” : ERRARE
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Angora-goat product : MOHAIR
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Kilt fabric : TARTAN
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Aver : ASSERT
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Next : AFTER
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Sped : FLEW
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Mother of Artemis : LETO
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Secondhand : USED
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Kitchen utensil : WOK
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Mass. cape : ANN
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Expert : ACE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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