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New York Times, Friday, March 16, 1984

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B F G J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Across
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Absolute ruler : TSAR
5
Rainbow flower : IRIS
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Cacao and bumbo : TREES
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Church part : APSE
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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English novelist: 1814–84 : READE
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Put off : POSTPONED
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Eldritch : EERIE
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Delete : ERASE
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Cut a disk out of a metal plate : TREPANNED
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Lets slacken : REMITS
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Assignation : TRYST
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Nucha or nuque : NAPE
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Bowl or cannon : MORTAR
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Channeled : CANALIZED
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African lake : NYASA
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One-pip domino : ACE
39
Dolly Varden, e.g. : TROUT
41
Windy City, for short : CHI
42
Impassive : STOIC
45
Preceded in time : ANTEDATED
48
Stretching muscle : TENSOR
50
Unit of measurement : YARD
51
Mountain nymph : OREAD
54
Cute marsupials : KOALAS
58
A bursting inward : IMPLOSION
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Musical works : OPERA
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Italy's chief financial center : MILAN
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Fish used in genetic research : SWORDTAIL
66
La ___, Argentine port : PLATA
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Mother of Apollo : LETO
68
Pile Pelion on ___ : OSSA
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Units of loudness : SONES
70
Dash : ELAN
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Woodwind : REED
Down
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Slender candle : TAPER
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Reproductive body : SPORE
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Tea-growing area in India : ASSAM
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Greek wine flavored with pine resin : RETSINA
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Daughter of Cadmus : INO
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Split : RENT
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Lifeless : INERT
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Feast at which the Haggadah is recited : SEDER
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Betrayal : TREASON
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Spaceman's finale : REENTRY
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Receive for effort : EARN
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___ Sedgwick, tragic heiress : EDIE
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Germ : SEED
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Flower part : PETAL
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Poe's Arthur Gordon ___ : PYM
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Point of land : SPIT
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Book of the Bible : EZRA
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Savoir-faire : TACT
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County in N.C. : ASHE
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Maraud : RAID
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Mold : CAST
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Greek peninsula : ACTE
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Rialto light : NEON
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Long period : EON
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Obligation : DUTY
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Tropical timber tree : TEAK
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Set apart : ISOLATE
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Cigars or crowns : CORONAS
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Dickens character : DROOD
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Electrician's device : ADAPTOR
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___ gestae : RES
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Passage : AISLE
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Wooden pin : DOWEL
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Hire : LEASE
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Spring : ARISE
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Greens : SALAD
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Puckerels : IMPS
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Grain sorghum : MILO
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Marshall ___ : PLAN
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___ bene : NOTA
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QB Jaworski : RON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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