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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 1984

Author:
Merryl Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Merryl Maleska has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,837
Across
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Alpha follower : BETA
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These may revolve : DOORS
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Canton is here : OHIO
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Let forth : EMIT
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Musical finale : CODA
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Number in the news : EIGHTYFIVE
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Group of devotees : CULT
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Bishops, e.g. : PRELATES
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Breaks; rests : PAUSES
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Ike's post in W.W. II : ETO
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Cuba ___, rum drink : LIBRE
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Lowest pinochle card : NINESPOT
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Fearsome Greek goddesses : ARAI
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What 30 Across do : AVENGE
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Beer's cousin : ALE
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McEnroe vs. Connors : MATCH
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New Year's ___ : EVE
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___ Mile Island : THREE
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Aid : ASSIST
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Mighty mite : ATOM
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Tiny spores : SEEDLETS
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Actor Calhoun and boxer Calhoun : RORYS
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Player-piano inserts : ROLLS
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Ampersand : AND
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Hepplewhite product : SETTEE
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Maeterlinck's "The ___" : BLUEBIRD
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R.I.P. notice : OBIT
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Dec. 31 figure : CELEBRATOR
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City in Alaska : NOME
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Strong cord : TWINE
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Porter of Tin Pan Alley : COLE
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Turned right : GEED
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Drooping part of an iris : SEPAL
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"If You ___ Susie . . . " : KNEW
Down
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Busy signal : BEEP
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Arabian bigwig : EMIR
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Part of N.C.A.A. : ATHLETIC
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___ Beach, Fla. : DAYTONA
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A fishbowl occupant : ORFE
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Miss. or Mo. : RIV
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Action in osmosis : SEEPING
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Happens : OCCURS
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Common event on Dec. 31 : HOUSEPARTY
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Unemployed : IDLE
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Feed-bag filling : OATS
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London art gallery : TATE
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Wrinkles : LINES
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Declaim : ORATE
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Cartoon figure on Dec. 31 : FATHERTIME
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Ben ___, Great Britain's highest peak : NEVIS
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Bread spreads : OLEOS
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Abound : TEEM
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Author Ben ___ Williams : AMES
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Jerkins : VESTS
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Handel's birthplace : HALLE
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Book with a stiff cover : HARDBACK
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Chooses : SELECTS
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Soprano from St. Louis : TRAUBEL
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___ swiss : DOTTED
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Unique person : ONER
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"Auld Lang Syne" is one : SONG
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C. American tree : EBOE
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Radarscope signal : BLIP
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Chanteuse Horne : LENA
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Take ___ the lam : ITON
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Thespian's quest : ROLE
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Sketched : DREW
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Flock member : EWE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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