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New York Times, Monday, February 27, 1984

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across
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Arctic plain : TUNDRA
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Conflict : WAR
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Like ___ out of Hell : ABAT
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Edmond or Pat of films : OBRIEN
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Self : EGO
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"Whatever ___ wants . . . " : LOLA
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Beverage service : TEASET
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___ gratias : DEO
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Scheme : PLOT
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Sale condition : ASIS
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Armor-plated horseman : KNIGHT
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Smoke-fog combo : SMOG
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Meerschaum : PIPE
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"Love Story" actor : ONEAL
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He wrote "I Kid You Not" : PAAR
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Succinct : TERSE
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Swear to : ATTEST
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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"___ is the world . . . ": T.H. Huxley : THECHESSBOARD
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Wood: Comb. form : HYLO
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Finish a trucking trip : UNLOAD
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Hindu teacher : SWAMI
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Smolder, e.g. : BURN
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Idle : LAZE
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Desi : ARNAZ
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Mimicked : APED
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Portent : OMEN
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Church official : BISHOP
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Animal pen, in Provence : PARC
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Authentic : REAL
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Sound from Sandy : ARF
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More orderly : NEATER
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Punta del ___, Uruguay : ESTE
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Tiny : WEE
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Town near San Juan, P.R. : CATANO
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Suffix with young or old : STER
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Head movement : NOD
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Leave a grotto : EMERGE
Down
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Dram : TOT
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Honshu seaport : UBE
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F.D.R. program : NRA
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Argue : DISAGREE
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Indians or female ruffs : REES
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Aversion : ANTIPATHY
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United : WED
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Stone or Iron : AGE
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Swindle : ROOK
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Lofty : ALPINE
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Scarecrow in the "Oz" film : BOLGER
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Hawaiian greetings : ALOHAS
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Squeal : TATTLE
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Pose for a portrait : SIT
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Whim : NOTION
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Resort like Bex : SPA
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Dillon of "Gunsmoke" : MATT
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Solemn promise : OATH
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Dense fog : PEASOUP
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Slithering sea-dwellers : EELS
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Split: Comb. form : SCHIZO
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Plenty : ABUNDANCE
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Island of Napoleon's exile : ELBA
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Assign : ALLOCATE
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Wander : ROAM
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Stupefy : DAZE
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Lair : DEN
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Buffalo hockey team : SABRES
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Most ironic : WRIEST
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Having a handle : ANSATE
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Composer of 10 symphonies : MAHLER
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G.O.P. member : REP
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He's expendable and exploitable : PAWN
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Paper quantity : REAM
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Early auto : REO
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G-man : FED
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Salt : TAR
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H.S. subject : ENG
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A teammate of Reese : ROE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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