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New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 1984

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,545
Across
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Beige : ECRU
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Scrutinizes : SCANS
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Grackle : DAW
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Alda or King : ALAN
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
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Breech pin : TIGE
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Michael Jackson's forte : ROCK
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Cross-examine : GRILL
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Place for an arras : WALL
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Marie Henri Beyle : STENDHAL
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Fox and Creek : TRIBES
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Edible grain : OAT
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Biblical halting place: Deut. 10:6 : BEEROTH
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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson : LEWISCARROLL
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Ed and Keenan : WYNNS
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Ames and Errol : LEONS
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A lunchtime hr. : IPM
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Work units : ERGS
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Farm buildings : BARNS
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___ Rios, Jamaican resort : OCHO
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Pekoe or hyson, e.g. : TEA
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Hysterical fear : PANIC
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Welty's "Music from ___" : SPAIN
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Eric Arthur Blair : GEORGEORWELL
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Cravings : THIRSTS
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Rower : OAR
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Rivulet : RUNNEL
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___ Tom, Alger hero : TATTERED
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Impel : URGE
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A happening : EVENT
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
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Musical tones : SOLS
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Bakery item : TORTE
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Caudal appendage : TAIL
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Bend in timber : SNY
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Samuel Clemens : TWAIN
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Russian lake : ARAL
Down
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Fall on deaf ___ : EARS
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Jumbled mass : CLOT
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Competition for Atalanta : RACE
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X-quantities to be solved : UNKNOWNS
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Observes : SIGHTS
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Persian gazelle : CORA
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Indigo : ANIL
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Nothing : NIL
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Whence some condiments come : SALTERNS
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Fiendish : DIABOLICAL
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Metal tip on a shoelace : AGLET
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Cardiff citizens : WELSH
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Spin : TWIRL
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Speaker's platform : DAIS
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Old-make cars : REOS
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Wild horse : BRONCO
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Harp's cousin : LYRE
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In an attractive way : ENGAGINGLY
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Sounds in "The Trolley Song" : CLANGS
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Soaked : WET
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Rizzuto : PHIL
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My, in Metz : MON
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Variety of pear : BARTLETT
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Herbert creation : OPERETTA
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Baffle : POSE
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Quick, sharp blow : SWAT
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White-tailed eagles : ERNES
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Spoiled : ROTTEN
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Support : TRUSS
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Ann Arbor's river : HURON
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Japanese Buddhist's church : TERA
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Against : ANTI
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Shout : ROAR
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Charles Lamb : ELIA
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Small, secluded valley : DELL
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Promise solemnly : VOW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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