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New York Times, Wednesday, February 22, 1984

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,524
Across
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Bridge wins : SLAMS
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Wide-spouted pitcher : EWER
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Realtors: Abbr. : AGTS
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Jeopardy : PERIL
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Pier support : PILE
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"The cat's ___!" : MEOW
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Hersey town : ADANO
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News report : ITEM
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Study closely, with "over" : PORE
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Outdoor-advertising insider : SANDWICHMAN
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Kind of session : RAP
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Chimney, in Cottbus : ESSE
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Cipher : NOUGHT
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Valjean's escape routes : SEWERS
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Made over : REDONE
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Writer Emily : HAHN
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Major or Minor predecessor : URSA
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Rope fiber : SISAL
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Part of Ethiopia : ERITREA
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"___ of King Arthur" : THETALE
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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___-majesté : LESE
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Island or festival : EASTER
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Flush : REDDEN
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Wyo. city : CASPER
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Familiar with : UPON
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Parseghian : ARA
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Post-Martin Pan : SANDYDUNCAN
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Let out : RENT
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To see, in Sedan : VOIR
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Itinerary : ROUTE
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Partner of odds : ENDS
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Ending for kitchen : ETTE
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Jostle : ELBOW
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W.W. II aircraft carrier : WASP
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Wine leavings : LEES
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Daytime TV dramas : SOAPS
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Marienbad et al. : SPAS
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Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
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Locale of a Flaherty film classic : ARAN
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Behave : MIND
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More leisurely : SLOWER
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"Beowulf" and "El Cid," e.g. : EPICS
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Loses freshness : WITHERS
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Kind of sch. : ELEM
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Send back : REMAND
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Meas. of current : AMP
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She wrote "Indiana" : GEORGESAND
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Law, in Judaism : TORAH
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Won without one loss : SWEPT
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Edition : ISSUE
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End of a lasso : NOOSE
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As one : UNITED
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Stadium for Mets : SHEA
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"I'm all ___!" : EARS
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N.M. missile range : WHITESANDS
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Inveigle : ENTRAP
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Hash-house sign : EATS
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Harsh chest sound : RALE
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Boxer Spinks : LEON
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Neckpiece for a Derby winner : ROSES
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King in Wilde's "Salomé" : HEROD
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Learned : ERUDITE
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'Tis said to broaden one : TRAVEL
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Accustoms : ENURES
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Rod feared by pitchers : CAREW
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Corrida site : ARENA
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Ganges sights : PYRES
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Dollar bill : NOTE
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Part of the Greater Antilles : CUBA
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Perched on : ATOP
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Concern of Baron von Reuter : NEWS
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Recipe abbr. : TSP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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