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Kenneth Haxton
Kenneth Haxton

New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 1984

Author:
Kenneth Haxton
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 47, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Kenneth Haxton has 19 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
Notepad: DIAGONAL: 1 American character actor
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,828
Across
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Ericson : LEIF
5
Highest mil. title : CIC
8
Pose : SIT
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OPEC vessel : OILER
13
Santa's jovial expression : HOHO
15
Father : SIRE
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Resembling a part of speech : PRONOMINAL
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Medes' land, today : IRAN
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Night, to Signoret : NUIT
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Short poems : ODELETS
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Case harden : STEEL
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Obstinate : ASININE
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Carol : NOEL
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___ Cruces : LAS
28
Catchall abbr. : ETC
29
Biblical captain : IRA
30
Obligations : DEBTS
32
Dewy : RORIC
36
"Don Juan Quartet" author : CARLOSCASTANEDA
39
Ancient two-wheeled chariot : ESSED
40
Cause to suffer from scarcity : STRAP
41
Shoe width : EEE
42
Come-ons : ADS
44
Leb. neighbor : ISR
45
Meredith's "___ Harrington" : EVAN
46
Austere : ASCETIC
49
Funeral fires : PYRES
51
Hitler : FUEHRER
52
"Thanatopsis," e.g. : POEM
53
Margin : EDGE
54
Like Casanova : LICENTIOUS
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"Buenos ___!" : DIAS
60
___ to Cerberus : ASOP
61
Habituate : INURE
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Helios : SOL
63
Mortaring tool : HOE
64
Sea bird : ERNE
Down
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Truncate : LOP
2
Healer at Valhalla : EIR
3
U.N. arm : ILO
4
A seasoning : FENNEL
5
Office memo, in England : CHIT
6
Atomic structure : ION
7
The original void : CHAOS
8
Lorelei : SIREN
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Het up : IRATE
10
Army breaks : TENS
12
Reprobate's kin : ROUE
14
Rerun : OLDIE
15
Element used in transistors : SILICON
17
Thousands : MILLES
21
Catch : ENTRAP
22
Rails : SORAS
23
Signs of sorrow : TEARS
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Unstable : ASTATIC
25
Pleasant : NICE
27
Basics : ABCS
30
Progress feebly : DODDER
31
Byelorussia and Georgia: Abbr. : SSRS
33
Medieval officer : REEVE
34
"Light bulbs" : IDEAS
35
City in Calvados : CAEN
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Lixiviates : LEACHES
38
Game fish : TARPON
43
Commemorative slab : STELA
45
Regal fur : ERMINE
46
Sound reproduction : AUDIO
47
"Love Story" author : SEGAL
48
Kind of wolfhound : IRISH
50
Himalayan ogre : YETI
51
G-men : FEDS
52
Le Moko : PEPE
55
Cote sound : COO
56
"___ Miss Brooks" : OUR
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Ode subject : URN
58
Bishopric : SEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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