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New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1984

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,523
Across
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Damage : HARM
5
Reduce gradually : TAPER
10
Scorch : CHAR
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Author Zola : EMILE
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Mystery of a sort : RUNE
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U. of Michigan team : WOLVERINES
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Franco Harris, e.g. : STEELER
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Used the freeway : MOTORED
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Lab animal : RAT
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Modern Persian : IRANI
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Umpires : ARBITERS
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Franco-Iberian bay : BISCAY
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Gardener's protective covering : MULCH
34
Studio stand : EASEL
36
Drs.' group : AMA
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Biblical giant : ANAK
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Old-fashioned : DATED
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Crystalline precipitation : SNOW
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Neuralgic symptom : TIC
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Steersman : PILOT
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Severe : STERN
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Certain textile workers : INKERS
45
Ilie and family : NASTASES
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French seaport : BREST
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Tennyson's "always" : EER
50
Bird dog : POINTER
52
Ingredient of most bones and teeth : APATITE
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Dugout, Gallic style : ABRI
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Vanderbilt U. team : COMMODORES
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Teased : RODE
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Now : TODAY
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Stadium rooters : FANS
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Little Teresa : TESS
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Aerial maneuvers : SPINS
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Celebration : FETE
Down
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Turns left : HAWS
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Get under one's skin : RILE
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Unbranded calf : MAVERICK
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Cylindrical : TERETE
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Moslem V.I.P. : AMIR
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Bobby or cotter follower : PIN
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Swallowed again : RESORBED
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Sings softly : CROONS
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U. of Miami team : HURRICANES
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British princess : ANNE
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Coarse grass : REED
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Israeli port : ELATH
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Appendage : TAIL
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Instrument for Elman : AMATI
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Arrest : RUNIN
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Long Island U. team : BLACKBIRDS
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Genuine : REAL
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Squelched : SATON
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Love, in Sorrento : AMORE
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Gapes : YAWNS
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Bristle : SETA
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Analyzes : DISSECTS
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Begin : STARTOFF
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Gram. past tense : PRET
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Place : STEAD
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Pyle and Ford : ERNIES
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Hindus in a British army : SEPOYS
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Group of Boy Scouts : TROOP
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Separate : PART
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Woodwind : OBOE
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"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Camping shelter : TENT
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Actual being : ESSE
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Start of the 16th century : MDI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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