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New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 1984

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1
Mexican snack : TACO
5
___ Ababa : ADDIS
10
Pack : STOW
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Leave out : OMIT
15
Thin dress material : VOILE
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Egg on : URGE
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Rephrasing of answer to 26 Across : GETTHEGREATBIRD
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Some : ANY
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Pt. of a monogram : INIT
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Rims : EDGES
23
Malaria symptom : AGUE
24
Achy : SORE
26
Realize a football pro's dream : WINTERSUPERBOWL
33
Sacred images : ICONS
34
Actress Turner : LANA
35
Popular dessert : PIE
36
Rocco's finger : DITO
37
Houston ballplayer : ASTRO
39
Adjective for a pittance : MERE
40
Above, to Shelley : OER
41
Aspersion : SLUR
42
Clothes-drying frame : AIRER
43
Rephrasing of answer to 56 Across : WRESTLEAPECCARY
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
48
A Great Lake : ERIE
49
Aver : STATE
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Condemn : DAMN
53
Refuge : ARK
56
Perform a quarterback's function : THROWTHEPIGSKIN
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Merit : EARN
61
Elegant apartment : SALON
62
Roofer's item : TILE
63
Mile equivalent, proverbially : MISS
64
Suppress : ELIDE
65
Small merganser : SMEW
Down
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Forum garb : TOGA
2
Prayer ending : AMEN
3
Helena or Nancy : CITY
4
Famed Giant : OTT
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Highway : AVENUR
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Motherless calves : DOGIES
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Grime : DIRT
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Seine sight : ILE
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Ocean : SEA
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Potential socialite, for short : SUBDEB
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Math. course : TRIG
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Fairy-tale character : OGRE
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Marries : WEDS
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Peaks : HIGES
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___ cotta : TERRA
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Box : SPAR
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Wine: Comb. form : OENO
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Relict : WIDOW
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More frigid : ICIER
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Extreme : ULTRA
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"Aïda" or "Carmen" : OPERA
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Electrician, at times : WIRER
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Suspicious : LEERY
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Start of a Shakespeare title : ALLS
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Mutton fat : SUET
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Rodents : MICE
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Scatter : STREW
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Serving with no return : ACING
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Surgical threads : SETONS
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Leguminous container : PEAPOD
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Weasel of northern regions : ERMINE
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Hold back : STEM
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Siamese : THAI
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Sched. entries : ARRS
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Cold-cuts emporium : DELI
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Actor Tamiroff : AKIM
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Raise one's hackles : RILE
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Recognized : KNEW
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Half an African fly : TSE
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"2001" computer : HAL
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Gp. honored on Nov. 1 : STS

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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