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CRYPTICALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, February 12, 1984

Author:
Derrick C. Niederman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 21, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,514
Across
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Open-mouthed : AGAPE
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Not sing. : PLU
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Barrie dog : NANA
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Nobelist in Economics: 1981 : TOBIN
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Capital of Calvados : CAEN
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Drooping : LIMP
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Kitchen gadget : PARER
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Like a computer that could put Reagan into office, I see. You see? : ELECTRONIC
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Rhyme scheme : ABBA
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In any way : ATALL
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His business is blooming : FLORIST
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Does place for horses make L.I. quite secure? : LIVERYSTABLE
29
Start of a vowel sequence : AEI
30
Classes in biology : GENERA
31
"Play It As ___": Didion : ITLAYS
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Ink-lined plane used by lottery commission? : DRAWINGBOARD
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Half of CDXXII : CCXI
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Dye used in cosmetics : EOSIN
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Bête ___ : NOIRE
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Actor Carroll : LEOG
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Farming abbr. : AGR
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Words of protest : BUTS
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Shabby : MEAN
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Pests get on Aaron's brother around Ecuador's capital? : MOSQUITOES
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Less disturbed : SERENER
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Balkans dweller : SLAV
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Experience : UNDERGO
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Medical suffix : OSIS
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Ludlum's "The ___ Circle" : MATARESE
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Within the law : LEGAL
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Quill : PEN
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Shrimp cocktale? : CHICKENLITTLE
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Corrida cheer : OLE
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Sturdy as ___ : ANOAK
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Moving furtively : SLINKING
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" . . . bring forth ___": Matt. : ASON
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Soil enhancer : COMPOST
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Bewail : MOAN
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Kane, e.g. : CITIZEN
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Isn't Nicklaus a card? : ACEOFCLUBS
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Emblem, for short : LOGO
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Many secs. : HRS
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Slots spot : RENO
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Emulate a cat : PROWL
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Nat and Natalie : COLES
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Eleanor's successor : BESS
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Complete a toll road? : THOROUGHFARE
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Playground fixture : SEESAW
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Selfishness : EGOISM
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___ culpa : MEA
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Ex-Yankee wearing a Disney cape? : MICKEYMANTLE
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Héloïse's beloved : ABELARD
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Girl watcher : OGLER
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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A Southern belle's esteem for her man? : BEAUREGARD
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Genghis et al. : KHANS
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Attic township : DEME
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Coffee makers : URNS
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Poetic possessive : THINE
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Diminutive suffix : ETTE
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Mann's "___ Zauberberg" : DER
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Pop : DAD
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Arty party : SALON
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Devoured : ATE
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Player's forte : GOLF
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Early victim : ABEL
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One trillionth: Comb. form : PICO
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Board the 20th Century Limited : ENTRAIN
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Hyperventilate : PANT
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Wreath of welcome : LEI
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Hazy : UNCLEAR
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Worked for Legree : SLAVED
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Roman flower : TIBER
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Hugs : EMBRACES
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Brazilian port : NATAL
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Ankara cab : ARABA
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S. Foster heroine : NELLY
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Gauguin's "The Women of ___" : ARLES
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Borrower's backup : COSIGNER
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Compensate : PAY
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Singer Page : PATTI
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Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
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Concerning : INRE
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Holster occupant : SIXGUN
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"___ Out of My Head," 1964 song : GOIN
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Socialites' five-time candidate? : DEBS
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Does he rue? Ay! : ROUE
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What a mixed-up "moon-starer" really is : ASTRONOMER
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___ up (gets smart) : WISES
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Nile green : BOA
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Eye the guys : COQUET
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___-a-mist : LOVEIN
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Medusa poses with Emile. Say cheese! : GORGONZOLA
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Kingly : REGAL
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What gears do : MESH
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Deep-sea catch : MARLIN
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Most slothful : IDLEST
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Only : SOLE
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In the ___ time : NICKOF
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Some pool people : STENOS
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Sri ___ (Ceylon) : LANKA
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Year in Louis VII's reign : MCL
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With hands on hips : AKIMBO
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Silver abbr. : STG
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S.A. rodent : PACA
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Father of Methuselah : ENOCH
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Tropical fibers : ISTLES
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Kodiak's home : LAIR
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Possessive mark: Abbr. : APOS
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___ turpentine : OILOF
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Off one's rocker : SCREWY
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Visionary in the 15th century : COLUMBUS
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Elbe tributary : EGER
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Kind of guard : NOSE
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Opened a lettre de cachet : UNSEALED
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S.M.U. housing : DORM
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___ Jima : IWO
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Alger's fiddler : PHIL
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Floral growth : ROSEBUD
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Alpine sights : CHALETS
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Heavyweights Max and Buddy : BAERS
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Be unsteady : TOTTER
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Actor Will: 1902–78 : GEER
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"Summer and ___": Williams : SMOKE
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Figure for Fleming : EIGHT
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Fame : ECLAT
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Structure for a Euripides opus : SKENE
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Aphorism : GNOME
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Coward's "___ About the Boy" : MAD
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Texas ___ M. : AAND
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Moslem official : AGHA
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Position at Aqueduct : RAIL
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Early Bond nemesis : DRNO
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Stat. for Guidry : ERA
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Cozy room : DEN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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