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New York Times, Wednesday, February 8, 1984

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,510

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Across
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S.A. snake : ABOMA
6
Seethe : BOIL
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Poison : BANE
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Country byways : LANES
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Division word : INTO
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Wild goat : IBEX
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Whisper words of love : BILLANDCOO
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Golfer Wayne : LEVI
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Furtive : SLY
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Went on horseback : RODE
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BB, e.g. : PELLET
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Like a hive : BUSY
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Siamese : THAI
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Roman magistrate : AEDILE
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Leader of a singing group : CHORAGUS
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Banishment : EXILE
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Court jester : FOOL
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Rambler or sweetbrier : ROSE
36
Kittiwake : GULL
37
Thackeray's forte : PROSE
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Result of a gap in a tap : DRIP
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How otiose people spend time : IDLY
40
Function : ROLE
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Aroma : SCENT
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Uneasy : RESTLESS
44
Reasons; motives : CAUSES
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Recipe verb : HEAT
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Fence picket : PALE
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Respect : ESTEEM
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Where Callao is : PERU
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Kentucky bluegrass : POA
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Castle for Fischer : ROOK
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Abélard-to-Héloïse message : BILLETDOUX
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Body of Kaffir warriors : IMPI
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Sack; rifle : LOOT
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Tidal bore : EAGRE
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Aforementioned : SAID
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Finishes : ENDS
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Refuse : DROSS
Down
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Ecclesiastical garments : ALBS
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Bucket handle : BAIL
3
Just : ONLY
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Honey, in pharmacy : MEL
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Usually : ASARULE
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Chicken : BIDDY
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Single instance : ONCE
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Dancer Michio ___ : ITO
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Means of evasion : LOOPHOLE
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Game accessory : BILLIARDCUE
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First shepherd : ABEL
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Granular snow : NEVE
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Sign in a hospital : EXIT
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Word with cone or dive : NOSE
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Cob's locale : EAR
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Copland ballet : BILLYTHEKID
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Huxley's "___ Barren Leaves" : THOSE
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Norse god of the sea : AEGIR
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Emit : EXUDE
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Certain pickles : DILLS
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Loses ardor : COOLS
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Triangular insets : GORES
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French factory : USINE
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Clans : SEPTS
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Jack the nipper : FROST
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Introduction : PREAMBLE
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Greeted : SALUTED
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Sheltered side : LEE
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Be concerned : CARE
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Hides : PELTS
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Body, as opposed to soul : SOMA
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African antelope : TOPI
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Trudge : PLOD
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___ stick : POGO
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Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
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Cutting tools : AXES
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Unit in physics : ION
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Women's org. : DAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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