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ASSOCIATION GAME

New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 1984

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,528
Across
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Behind, at sea : ABAFT
6
Drool : SLAVER
12
Foolhardy : BRASH
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Book size : FOLIO
18
Makes effervescent : AERATES
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Overly optimistic : ROSEATE
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Grain grinders? : GLENNANDMITCH
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Cleaves : ADHERES
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Driven in a group : HERDED
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Roofer or critic : SLATER
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Copy, for short : STAT
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Some are fine : ARTS
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Actress MacGraw : ALI
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Underwater "wolf pack" : UBOATS
38
Botanist Gray : ASA
39
Denials : NOS
40
Shavers? : REDANDSAMUEL
44
Clear : NET
45
Goldsmith's "___ of Wakefield" : THEVICAR
47
Be noncommital on an issue : STRADDLE
49
Passionate : AFIRE
52
Father of Andromache : EETION
55
Hall and ___, musical duo : OATES
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"Up and ___!" : ATEM
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Fitting : DUE
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Hit sign : SRO
65
Pretentious art or writing : KITSCH
68
Change the décor : REDO
69
Bird of prey : ERN
70
Home of maroon-and-white Leopards : EASTON
74
Converts chips : CASHES
76
Equivoque : PUN
77
Abbrs. on maps : RTES
79
Safari participant : BEARER
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A Dadaism founder : ARP
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"Some ___ meat and canna eat": Burns : HAE
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___ Jahan : SHAH
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Cold spells? : DAVIDANDROBERT
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Knobs : NODES
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Vito Farinola : DAMONE
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Cocktail garnishes : RINDS
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Pyrenees dweller : ANDORRAN
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Intertwines : ENTWISTS
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Fall mo. : NOV
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Fox hunts? : ILKAANDCHEVY
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Trim : LOP
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Wayne Gretzky's milieu : ICE
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Wooden mallet : BEETLE
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Workshop, for short : LAB
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A Delano : SARA
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Baltimore et al. : MERS
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Bad-tempered person : TARTAR
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Jason Robards role : ICEMAN
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Weaken : UNNERVE
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Stags? : MOSSANDLORENZ
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Legendary : STORIED
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Bluish gray, as a fur : PLATINA
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Scorch : SINGE
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Bard's preposition : NEATH
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Pressed : IRONED
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In pursuit of : AFTER
Down
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Hound or shawl : AFGHAN
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Dance or jacket : BOLERO
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Puts on guard : ALERTS
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Exercises serendipity : FINDS
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Style : TONE
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___ Jacinto : SAN
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Emulated Ozawa : LED
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Word with length : ARMS
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Ski resort : VAIL
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Cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
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___ oculi (muscle of the eye) : RECTUS
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Bandeau, for short : BRA
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Gat : ROD
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Volcanic emission : ASH
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Calls, in poker : SEES
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Rails' kin? : HARTANDSTEPHEN
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Ancient Arabian country : SHEBA
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Thistlelike plant : TEASEL
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Patrimony : ESTATE
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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Male gypsies : ROMS
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Bulgarian's coin : LEV
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"I wander'd till ___": M. Arnold : IDIED
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Oakland, for one : AUTO
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Japanese monastery : TERA
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Trellis item : SLAT
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Served perfectly : ACED
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Archibald of the Bucks : NATE
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Negus, e.g. : DRINK
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Part of TNT : TRI
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Nobelist in Literature: 1946 : HESSE
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Treasured : DEAR
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Summers : ADDERS
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Quart, to a gallon : FOURTH
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Chessmen? : IRENEANDVERNON
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Chemical suffix : ONIC
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Naldi of the silents : NITA
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Damascene, e.g. : ARAB
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Lie detector on Pinocchio : NOSE
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Draft agcy. : SSS
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Statesman Benes : EDUARD
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Louvre display : MONETS
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Niger neighbor : CHAD
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Münster mister : HERR
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Bit : TAD
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Mouthward : ORAD
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Shade of green : NEVA
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Genetic mutation : SPORT
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"Out, damned Spot!" : SHOO
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Encrusted, in a way : RIMED
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Therefore, in Dijon : DONC
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Flowerlike: Comb. form : ANTH
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Staircase feature : NEWEL
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Twice : BIS
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Fragment : DRIB
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A Gardner : ERLE
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Advantage : SAKE
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Hostility : ANIMUS
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Harmful : NOCENT
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"En Enda ___," Ingrid Bergman film: 1938 : NATT
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Marsh elder : IVA
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Important Disraeli book : SYBIL
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"His word burned like ___": Ecclus. : ALAMP
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Perfumery oil : NEROLI
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Threnody : LAMENT
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Princely European house : ORANGE
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Armored, German style : PANZER
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Letter stroke : SERIF
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Wizened : SERE
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Concerning : ASTO
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Give profusely : RAIN
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___ Nostra : COSA
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Inlet : RIA
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J. Herriot, for one : VET
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Old English letter : EDH
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Lisbon-to-London dir. : NNE
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Pop : DAD

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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