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New York Times, Saturday, March 10, 1984

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q U X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,541
Across
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Boundless : VAST
5
Part of B.S.A. : SCTS
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Subject of Katz's "Days of Wrath" : MORO
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"___ of Capri," 1934 song : ISLE
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"He did not ___ button for it": Rabelais : CAREA
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Iowa city : AMES
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Ryan or Tatum : ONEAL
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Appoint : NAME
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Two cities in Italia : LIVORNOETORINO
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Soak flax : RET
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The goods, to a D.A. : PROOF
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Squealer : RAT
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Pep : VIM
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Beginnings : ONSETS
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Road sign : SLOW
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Jigger contents : NIP
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Bandleader Jones : ISHAM
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Two cities in Italia : VENEZIAEMANTOVA
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Rossellini classic: 1946 : PAISA
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Wave's kin : WAC
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A Cassini : OLEG
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Something to serve : NOTICE
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Reporter's query : WHO
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Label : BRAND
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First biter : EVE
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Two cities in Italia : FIRENZEENAPOLI
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River under the Ponte Vecchio : ARNO
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Rinse or dry : CYCLE
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Tasso's "Rinaldo" is one : EPIC
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Perennial herb : SEGO
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Pile up : AMASS
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Saarinen : EERO
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Steal a look : PEEK
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Cleveland's ___ Park : NELA
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Peruse : SCAN
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Drugstore container : VIAL
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Vino town : ASTI
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Czech, for one : SLAV
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Gedda, e.g. : TENOR
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Healthy, in Elba : SANO
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Fawn : CREEP
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___ alla Scala : TEATRO
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Old West gathering place : SALOON
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Poster, in Positano : MANIFESTO
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Muscat is its capital : OMAN
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San ___, on the Italian Riviera : REMO
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Simple sugar : OSE
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"Il Giardino dei Finzi-___," De Sica film : CONTINI
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Gun an engine : REV
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Pitcher's aid : ROSIN
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Invitation abbr. : RSVP
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" . . . ___ and hungry look" : ALEAN
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Leoncavallo clown : TONIO
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Fulcrum for an oar : THOLE
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Frugal one : SAVER
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Columnist Pegler : WESTBROOK
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Fixed bench : PEW
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They followed that star : MAGI
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Belgian Congo today : ZAIRE
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Bird's crop : MAW
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Buttercup parts : ACHENES
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Moulin Rouge dance : CANCAN
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Cell product : ENZYME
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Breakfast in old Rome? : OVA
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Decorative sticker : DECAL
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Fencing gear : EPEES
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Kind of enterprise : FREE
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"Picnic" author : INGE
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Mme. Schiaparelli : ELSA
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Cartel letters : OPEC
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Cuneo coin : LIRA
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Image : ICON
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Viper : ASP

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

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