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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 1984

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,810
Across
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Pretended : ACTED
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Lollobrigida : GINA
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Agave plant : PITA
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Resort lake : TAHOE
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Clumsy, stupid person : LOON
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Holliman of "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" : EARL
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Kind of setter : TREND
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Sioux Indian : OTOE
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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Evergreen tree : YEW
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Film: 1980 : URBANCOWBOY
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Theater's first five rows : ABCDE
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Stop, as a motor : DIE
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Singer Crystal and family : GAYLES
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Places for skeletons? : CLOSETS
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Used oars : ROWED
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Where Canea is : CRETE
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Film: 1963 : HUD
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Incensed : IRED
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Title Macbeth earned : THANE
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Doer anagram : REDO
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Parts of qts. : PTS
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Cheekiness : BRASS
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Ethical : MORAL
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Achieves : ATTAINS
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Artistry : TALENT
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Letterhead abbr. : INC
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Begot : SIRED
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Film: 1980 : BRONCOBILLY
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Author of "The Purloined Letter" : POE
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A source of light : LAMP
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Etnean material : LAVA
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Circular bands : HOOPS
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Karenina and Christie : ANNAS
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Check : REIN
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Fissure : RENT
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Creator of Sherlock Holmes : DOYLE
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Lawyer, briefly : ATTY
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"Handle with ___" : CARE
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Film: 1967 : THEWAYWEST
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Eternity : EON
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Construed : DEDUCED
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Geography-lesson prop : GLOBE
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Jot : IOTA
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"High ___," 1952 film : NOON
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Short narrative : ANECDOTE
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Tiny person : PEEWEE
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Metrical foot : IAMB
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The Kingston ___ : TRIO
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Associate : ALLY
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Sts. : RDS
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River into the Seine : OISE
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Ran, as dye : BLED
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Suitcase : GRIP
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Artery : AORTA
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Boorish : CRASS
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Optician's product : LENS
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Film: 1949 : THEREDPONY
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Where Khartoum is : SUDAN
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Sleuth created by Biggers : CHAN
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Dunce : DOLT
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France's national flag : TRICOLOR
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Thespian's goal : ROLE
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Judge's bench : BANC
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"___ a little lamb" : MARYHAD
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___ Alley : TINPAN
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Sesame : TIL
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Angle : SLANT
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Sully : BLUR
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Abnormal breathing sound : RALE
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All: Comb. form : OMNI
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Unclothed : BARE
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Russian czar : IVAN
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October birthstone : OPAL
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Actual being : ESSE
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Yoko ___ : ONO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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