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New York Times, Friday, February 3, 1984

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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M
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P
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,505
Across
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Child : CHIT
5
Appeals : PLEAS
10
Georgia's loc. : USSR
14
Profuse : LUSH
15
Unguent : SALVE
16
___ contendere : NOLO
17
Eye cheesecake : OGLE
18
Bower : ARBOR
19
Coffee type : DRIP
20
R. Graves novel : THEGOLDENFLEECE
23
Meas. of speed : RPM
24
Bobbled the ball : ERRED
25
"Is this a dagger which ___ . . . ": Macbeth : ISEE
27
Chamber-music group : SESTET
31
Drugstore cowboy : IDLER
32
Noble Renaissance family : ESTE
33
Oyez! : HEAR
37
S. Maugham novel, with "The" : MOONANDSIXPENCE
40
U.S.N.A. freshman : PLEB
41
Food thickener : AGAR
42
"___ to the wise . . . " : AWORD
43
Cloisters : ABBEYS
45
Gripper : VISE
46
Indic language : ORIYA
49
Essential or crude substance : OIL
50
H. James novel, with "The" : PORTRAITOFALADY
58
Stravinsky : IGOR
59
Vaunt : BOAST
60
Jumble : OLIO
61
River or goose : NENE
62
Practical : UTILE
63
Kind of collar : WING
64
Gaelic : ERSE
65
Harpy's weapon : TALON
66
"The Square Egg" author : SAKI
Down
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Compact group of people : CLOT
2
TV's Downs : HUGH
3
Lake Champlain's Grand ___ : ISLE
4
L. Bromfield novel : THEGREENBAYTREE
5
Hymn : PSALM
6
Enrich : LARD
7
Dresden's river : ELBE
8
Eden's earldom : AVON
9
Villein : SERF
10
J. R. Lowell book of verse : UNDERTHEWILLOWS
11
More tender : SORER
12
Share : SLICE
13
Inveigled, with "in" : ROPED
21
___ buffa : OPERA
22
Shelter : LEE
25
Baal, e.g. : IDOL
26
Small plum : SLOE
27
Grasslike plant : SEDGE
28
Belloc work : ESSAY
29
Churns : STIRS
30
Singer Ritter : TEX
31
Urchin : IMP
34
A son of Seth : ENOS
35
Territory of Brazil : ACRE
36
Cardinal : RED
38
Collar : NAB
39
Italian province : PAVIA
44
Tribunal : BAR
46
Think : OPINE
47
Radio operator's word : ROGER
48
Presses : IRONS
49
Commonly : OFTEN
51
What Iran and Iraq do : ABUT
52
Jot : IOTA
53
Shadow : TAIL
54
Nobel Institute's site : OSLO
55
Inter ___ : ALIA
56
Beanie : DINK
57
Hindu ascetic : YOGI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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