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MINORITY REPORT

New York Times, Sunday, February 19, 1984

109-Across : Presages

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 648 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,521
Across
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Ice pinnacle : SERAC
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Violin's sire : REBEC
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Drive down lightly : TAMP
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Brotherhood Week theme : LOVE
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Shakespearean deputy : ANGELO
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Athenians' market centers : AGORAE
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Asian sitter : AMAH
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District : AREA
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Hero of a national holiday starting in 1986 : MARTINLKINGJR
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Jackie and Bojangles : ROBINSONS
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Fencer's weapon : EPEE
29
Blue part of Old Glory : FIELD
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Twain's brother : ORION
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"___ your heart be troubled": John 14:1 : LETNOT
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TU-144, e.g. : SST
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Singer Bailey : PEARL
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Ski race : SLALOM
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Famed Rialto couple : KERRS
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Buonarroti work : PIETA
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Nonprofessionals : LAITY
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Seeks lofty goals : ASPIRES
43
Famed labor-brotherhood organizer : APRANDOLPH
45
Bulge in a billfold : WAD
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A concern of Cal Peete : STANCE
49
Chummy, in Cheshire : MATEY
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Diamond units : OUTS
52
College founder ___ Bethune : MARY
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Abolitionist Sojourner ___ : TRUTH
54
Inheritance items : GENES
55
Aqua ___, gold-dissolving liquid : REGIA
57
Law group : POSSE
58
Raises one's hackles : RILE
59
Blessing : BOON
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Persians' contemporaries : MEDES
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Kind of acting : METHOD
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Crewman : OAR
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Memorable N.A.A.C.P. director : ROYWILKINS
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Bayard ___, Washington March organizer: 1963 : RUSTIN
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Vehicles for Price and Bumbry : OPERAS
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"___ Allen," by Gwendolyn Brooks : ANNIE
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Lafayette is here : EASTON
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Stands : ABIDES
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Diplomat-editor-orator Frederick and family : DOUGLASSES
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Scout org.'s former name : GSA
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Greek nymph : MAENAD
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Happy tunes : LILTS
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Train or plane info : SKED
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Bandleader Kenton : STAN
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Welles or Bean : ORSON
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Jolly Roger figures : BONES
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Cheered : RAHED
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Electrical problem : SHORT
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High time : NOON
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Activist : DOER
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More with it : SANER
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Rough shelter : LEANTO
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Rutledge or Jillian : ANN
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Olympic great : JESSEOWENS
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Presidential hopeful: 1984 : JACKSON
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A Nobelist of 1957 : CAMUS
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Persona non ___ : GRATA
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Part of a Dante work : CANTO
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Sockeye, for one : SALMON
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Kids : RIBS
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Twinges : PANGS
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Turner or Cole : NAT
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Attribute of Marian Anderson : APLOMB
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Muralist Rivera : DIEGO
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Presages : BODES
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Rhine tributary : AARE
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N.A.A.C.P. co-founder, historian-sociologist : WEBDUBOIS
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Underground Railroad leader and Union spy : HARRIETTUBMAN
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Geraint's wife : ENID
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Medieval serf : ESNE
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Hooky player : TRUANT
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Get one's bearings : ORIENT
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Brace : STAY
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Ellington : DUKE
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Impressions : DENTS
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Food, clothing, etc. : NEEDS
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Sinecures : SNAPS
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Plume bearer : EGRET
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Neural network : RETE
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The Greatest : ALI
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Award winner : CONFEREE
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Fall guys : RAKERS
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Völund's brother : EGILL
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Civil-rights leader Julian : BOND
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Work unit : ERG
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Wheedler's forte : CAJOLERY
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Tropical food source : TARO
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King in Kings : AMON
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Shelley subject : MAB
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Wendell ___, Anti-Slavery Society president : PHILLIPS
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At the end : LASTLY
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Maine campus site : ORONO
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Spite : VENOM
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Cardinal point : EAST
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Iowa college town : AMES
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Printers' mistakes : ERRATA
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Mythomaniacs : LIARS
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Under, in poesy : NEATH
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___ instant (right away) : INAN
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Fish or roost : PERCH
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Pan's music makers : PIPES
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Board game : SALTA
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Alex Haley hero : KINTE
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Strasbourg export : PATE
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The Brown Bomber : LOUIS
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J. R. Richard was one : ASTRO
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Tiny groove : STRIA
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Memorable actor-singer : PAULROBESON
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Venetian chief : DOGE
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First family of Chicago : WASHINGTONS
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Hot crime : ARSON
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Tinted : DYED
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Catty remarks : MEOWS
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Noted opera costume designer : ANNI
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"We Shall Overcome," e.g. : MOTTO
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Prado sights : GOYAS
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Err at cards : RENIG
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Old car : EDSEL
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Spray candidates : PESTS
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Feeling ennui : BORED
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Calculator key : MINUS
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Thought : MUSED
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Fortification : REDAN
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Serve soup : LADLE
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Grannies, e.g. : KNOTS
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Flattened a flat : RASED
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Tree having edible seeds : PINON
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Glacial-stream deposit : ESKER
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Hammerin' Hank : AARON
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Big name in tennis : ASHE
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Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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Chekhov : ANTON
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Actress Freeman : MONA
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Fine soil : LOESS
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Regarding : INRE
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Military dress hat : SHAKO
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Petty officer : BOSUN
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Carries on : RANTS
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Handle for Brutus : ANSA
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Faiths : SECTS
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Discharged, as from the R.A.F. : DEMOBBED
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Atlantic coast, e.g. : SEABOARD
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Poet-dramatist-novelist Hughes : LANGSTON
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___ and Kashmir, Indian state : JAMMU
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Monster : OGRE
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Creator of Bigger Thomas : WRIGHT
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Leigh or Gaynor : JANET
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Like plowed but unharrowed acres : CLODDY
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Fellow graduates with Gen. Benjamin Davis Jr.: 1936 : CADETS
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All in : SPENT
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Iowa coal center : ALBIA
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Pencil part : POINT
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Dubbed : NAMED
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Isles off Ireland : ARANS
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Something to pitch : TENT
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Dumbfounds : AWES
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Drop shot for Noah : DINK
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What "video" means : ISEE
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Breakfast food : BRAN
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Nichols suitor : ABIE
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Columbus inst. : OSU
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Regret : RUE
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Yorkshire river : URE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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