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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Saturday, February 11, 1984

7-Down : Petition: Abbr.

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J K W Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,513
Across
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"Scotch fiddles" : SCABS
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Circle parts : ARCS
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Trumpets' kin : CORNETS
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Nova-shaped : STELLAR
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"All the President's Men" figure : BRADLEE
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Ruler of a kind : TSQUARE
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___ powder (explosive) : NITRO
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Kind of gun : RAY
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L-Q connection : MNOP
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VII minus IV : III
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Ever, to Burns : EER
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Calibrated camera setting : FSTOP
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German subs : UBOATS
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Practical people : REALISTS
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Chess pieces : MEN
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"A man may kiss ___ lass": Burns : ABONNIE
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Heavily, to Verdi : PESANTE
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Snares : ENTRAPS
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Achieve, British style : REALISE
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Kind of sauce : SOY
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Pilfer or mooch : SCROUNGE
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Blue flicks, often : XRATED
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Part of D-day : HHOUR
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B.&O., etc. : RRS
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Puncture prefix : ACU
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Feed-bag contents : OATS
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Butt residue : ASH
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Fundy highs and lows : TIDES
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"The ___ Room," 1962 film : LSHAPED
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Readily perceived : EVIDENT
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___ Year Book: 1422 : EMELINE
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Mexicans and Brazilians : LATINOS
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Some J.F.K. visitors : SSTS
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Mennonites et al. : SECTS
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Spore clusters : SORI
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Mess-kit filler : CRATIONS
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Favorite residence of Frederick II : ANDRIA
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Wis. college : BELOIT
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Satellite launched in 1966 : ATS
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Petition: Abbr. : REQ
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More awkward : CLUMSIER
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Distorts, as a newscast : SLANTS
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.30-cal. rifle : CBN
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Withered : SERE
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Hydrocarbons used in making plastics : STYRENES
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" ... from so deep ___?": Shak. : AROOT
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Tie fabrics : REPPS
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Prefix for dynamic : AERO
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Zip around : FLIT
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Fig. behind home plate : UMP
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Apoidea member : BEE
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Lucifer or Beelzebub : SATAN
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Building wing : ANNEX
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Yugoslav capital : BELGRADE
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What reveille causes : AROUSALS
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Of nerves: Comb. form : NEUR
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Summa cum laude candidate : ASTUDENT
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Virginia Clemm's bridegroom : POE
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A Chaplin : SYD
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Noun suffixes : IERS
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Sailor's wooden block : SHOLE
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Narrow gorge : CHASM
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Lutheran theologian and family : ROTHES
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Cassowary or ostrich : RATITE
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Like vinegar : ACIDIC
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Cartoonist-author Silverstein : SHEL
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Slaughter or Cabell : ENOS
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Wall and Fleet: Abbr. : STS
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Sump : PIT
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Quartet in "One Sunday Afternoon" : ENS
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Vessel for Virgil : VAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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