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New York Times, Monday, February 20, 1984

45-Down : Sincere

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,522
Across
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Filched : STOLE
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Health centers : SPAS
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Facetious one : CARD
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Cheboygan's lake : HURON
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Vintner's product : WINE
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Scent : ODOR
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Place for a bout : ARENA
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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Leningrad's river : NEVA
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Consult formally : DELIBERATE
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Rode on a jet : FLEW
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Spring occurrence : LENT
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Acquits : CLEARS
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Hedda of Hollywood : HOPPER
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Join : ENTER
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Kichen staple : OLEO
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___ facto : IPSO
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Impends : NEARS
39
Library patron : PERUSER
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Theater patron, at times : STANDEE
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Motionless : INERT
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Molding : OGEE
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Rattan : CANE
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Old hat : PASSE
49
Looked searchingly : PEERED
51
Conduct affairs : MANAGE
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No, in Bonn : NEIN
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Cupid : AMOR
57
Group gathered for consultation : ROUNDTABLE
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Instrument : TOOL
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Crocus, e.g. : IRID
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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In addition : ELSE
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Bungling : INEPT
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Forest denizen : DEER
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Eye lasciviously : LEER
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Rent : LEASE
Down
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Roe source : SHAD
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Suffix with fix or mix : TURE
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Soviet city : OREL
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TV's Anderson : LONI
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Authorize : ENABLE
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Like some testimony : SWORN
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Freebooters : PIRATES
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Med. school subject : ANAT
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Choice : SELECT
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Meeting for consultation : CONFERENCE
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Author St. Johns : ADELA
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Nomad : ROVER
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Hauls : DRAWS
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Harold Teen's leaping flivver : LENA
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Pueblo Indian : HOPI
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Lycian poet : OLEN
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A Dumas : PERE
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Informal consultation : POURPARLER
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Winning margin, at times : NOSE
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Those in favor : PROS
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Descartes : RENE
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Sow : SEED
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Lone male at a dance : STAG
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Lukewarm : TEPID
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Sincere : GENUINE
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Parceled yarn : SERIAL
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Cause by consequences : ENTAIL
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Matched : MATED
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Soap-producing plant : AMOLE
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Snare : NOOSE
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Where Saul met a witch : ENDOR
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French department : ORNE
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Composer of "Comus" : ARNE
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La ___, Trinidadian port : BREA
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Moves in small waves : LAPS
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Famous Italian family : ESTE

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