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Patterson Pepple
Patterson Pepple

New York Times, Friday, December 21, 1984

Author:
Patterson Pepple
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Patterson Pepple has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,827

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Across
1
___ Vegas : LAS
4
Plastering strip : LATH
8
" . . . O ___ little faith?": Matt. 8:26 : YEOF
12
One of a pair : MATE
13
Dr. Salk's target: 1952–55 : POLIO
14
Wind indicator : VANE
15
With 31 and 51 Across, advice to a scoffer : SPEAKSWEETWORDS
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Certain TV programs : SPECIALS
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Wordsworth product : SONNET
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And no other : ONLY
21
Goldwyn import : STEN
22
Abyss : CHASM
24
Loathsome : NAUSEOUS
28
Oates output : PROSE
29
Remove a bowler : DOFF
30
Marienbad, e.g. : SPA
31
See 15 Across : LESTYOUBEFORCED
35
Canzone : ODE
36
"I Remember Mama" role : NELS
37
Patriot Silas : DEANE
38
Lofting's Dr. ___ : DOLITTLE
41
A founder of the B.S.A. : BEARD
42
Morse-code signals : DAHS
43
Group of stenos : POOL
44
Stick : ADHERE
47
Alpine range : PENNINES
51
See 15 Across : TOEATWHATISSAID
53
Pretermit : OMIT
54
One of Mercer's collaborators : ARLEN
55
Stark peaks : TORS
56
Apt rhyme for sheer : MERE
57
88 days on Mercury : YEAR
58
London-to-Le Havre dir. : SSE
Down
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Finn's neighbor : LAPP
2
Fit to ___ : ATEE
3
Shore : SEACOAST
4
Humble : LOWLY
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City in S France : ALES
6
Draw for Holmes : TIE
7
Pip; dilly : HOTSTUFF
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One of the Dionne quintuplets : YVONNE
9
Gross, in a way : EARN
10
Wave, at Brest : ONDE
11
Gab or fun follower : FEST
12
Pub. co. stack : MSS
13
Sacred song : PSALM
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Zoologist-sexologist: 1894–1956 : KINSEY
17
Troubles : WOES
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Pelf protectors : SAFES
22
Set of opinions : CREDO
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Golf-club socket : HOSEL
24
Grand; stately : NOBLE
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AMPAS award : OSCAR
26
Defeat : UPEND
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Marquis de ___ : SADE
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Walk wearily : PLOD
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Sworded affairs : DUELS
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In progress : ONTHEWAY
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Concert halls : ODEONS
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Practical people : REALISTS
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Imagine : IDEATE
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Fruity pastry : TART
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Japan's ___ Islands : BONIN
43
Picker of peppers : PETER
44
Bohr's subject : ATOM
45
Fuller's geodesic ___ : DOME
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"Next of skin" : HEIR
47
African antelope : PALA
48
Ancient temple : NAOS
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Dail's land : EIRE
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Puget and Long Island: Abbr. : SDS
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Dom. of seven Henrys : HRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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