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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1984

25-Down : Conks

Author:
Avery
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,831
Across
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A, in W.W. II : ABLE
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Scrooge's cry : BAH
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All-purpose vehicle : JEEP
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Thurmond of S.C. : STROM
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Arena in Atlanta : OMNI
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Like some puns or buns : STALE
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Town near Caen : STLO
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Bring forth a lamb : YEAN
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Yuletide visions, à la Moore : SUGARPLUMS
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Heraldic emblazonment : ENTE
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A Campbell : GLEN
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Evades capture : ELUDES
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"By the shining ___-Water": Longfellow : BIGSEA
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Antique car : ESSEX
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Highly spiced stew : OLLA
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Dramatis personae : CAST
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"For want of ___ ... " : ANAIL
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Plumber's need : PLUNGER
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Exalt : ENNOBLE
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Brawl : SETTO
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Comedian Jacques : TATI
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Simplicity : EASE
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Late bloomer : ASTER
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Types of danses : VALSES
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Mambo relative : CHACHA
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Air : MIEN
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Flier's maneuver : ROLL
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Season's greeting, in Gubbio : BUONNATALE
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"Rhapsody in Blue" star: 1945 : ALDA
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Body of knowledge : LORE
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Composer Villa-___ : LOBOS
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Tricolore hue : BLEU
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Eternally : EVER
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Apollo's path : ORBIT
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Opposites of ants. : SYNS
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Scrap for Spot : ORT
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Veers to the right : GEES
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Aleutian post : ATTU
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Rodomontade : BRAG
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Irish dancer Montez : LOLA
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Leave a grotto : EMERGE
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Swiss canton, old style : BASLE
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Makes harmonious : ATTUNES
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Flat land by a river : HOLM
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Season's greeting, in Metz : JOYEUXNOEL
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Edit : EMEND
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Maternal kin : ENATE
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Season's conifers : PINES
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Draft initials : SSS
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Proboscises : NOSES
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Situate : PLACE
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Tilt : LEAN
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Conks : BOPS
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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Oversupply : GLUT
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Season's visitor : SANTACLAUS
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Proofreader's order : STET
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Giorgio's craft : ARTE
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Father of Proetus : ABAS
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Fräulein's name : ILSE
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Dregs : LEES
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Mild epithet : GOSH
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Thornton ___ Wilder : NIVEN
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Knight's aide : ARMORER
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Postpone an agendum : TABLE
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Basis for comparison : ANALOG
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Brachyurans : CRABS
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Season's décor : HOLLY
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Standish spokesman : ALDEN
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Motionless : INERT
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Stracciatella ingredient : UOVO
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Rent : TORE
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An ecclesiastic : ABBE
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Clark Kent's friend : LOIS
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Time-zone letters : EST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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