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COLLECTIVES COLLECTION

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 1984

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 94, Avg Word Len: 5.18, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 24, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,549
Across
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Central American rodent : PACA
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Declines : EBBS
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___ Pendragon : UTHER
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Key fruit : SAMARA
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Junior and senior events : PROMS
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Verdon in "Damn Yankees" : LOLA
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Bland : SUAVE
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___ Doctrine : TRUMAN
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Conductor Caldwell : SARAH
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Musical collective : ARINGOFWAGNERIANS
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Cornmeal cakes : PONES
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Graf ___, scuttled in 1939 : SPEE
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Gloucester's cape : ANN
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Foreign : OVERSEA
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Composer of over 40 operas : HANDEL
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Gal of song : SAL
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Skirt insert : GODET
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Race-starting word : SET
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Automotive collective : AHEAPOFHOTRODDERS
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"The ___," Midler film : ROSE
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Rubbish! : ROT
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Waters of Avignon : EAUX
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Painter Veronese : PAOLO
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Dust-up : TIFF
52
Type of current : TESLA
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Sleep destroyer : DRIP
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Peak: Comb. form : ACR
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Levee accessory : SANDBAG
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Ivory-tower collective : ABROODOFTHINKERS
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Dockers' org. : ILA
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Mirliton : KAZOO
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Foreign Legion headgear : KEPI
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Seat, in Sonora : ASIENTO
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Guinness title : SIR
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Problem with horns : DILEMMA
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Manon's lover ___ Grieux : DES
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Partlet : HEN
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Of gums: Comb. form : ULO
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Sartorial collective : APRESSOFTAILORS
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Count beginner : ONE
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Summer time in N.Y.C. : EDT
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Regulus's constellation : LEO
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Thumb, for one : TOM
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Do the room over : REPAPER
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Starter for classic : NEO
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Retired, as a female professor : EMERITA
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V.I.P.'s location : DAIS
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Wine disorder : CASSE
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Juvenile collective : AKNOTOFBOYSCOUTS
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Stems : ARRESTS
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River in England : YEO
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King or Bean : ALAN
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Play : ENACT
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Shoe-box letters : EEES
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"Hard ___!" : APORT
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Contralto in "Siegfried" : ERDA
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___ culpa : MEA
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Jezebel's deity : BAAL
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Adolescent collective : ACRUSHOFTEENAGERS
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Extension : ELL
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Formal mall : ALLEE
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Tennis term : ALL
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Top grade, almost : AMINUS
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Clique : COTERIE
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Break bread : EAT
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Bird of no return : DODO
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Musically pleasant : TONAL
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Motel collective : AHOSTOFINNKEEPERS
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Epithet : LABEL
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American sable : MARTEN
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Part of a joint : TENON
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Garden spot : PLAT
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Chou ___ : ENLAI
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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End of a Stein line : AROSE
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Heraldic beast : YALE
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Bucky of baseball : DENT
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Letters below the letter : PPS
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Plains buffalo hunter : ARAPAHOE
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Companions for kind hearts : CORONETS
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Mrs. Prynne of "Private Lives" : AMANDA
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Qua ___ (here and there, in Italy) : ELA
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Lancelot's nephew : BORS
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Radar-screen image : BLIP
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Most logical : SANEST
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Org. founded in 1941 : USO
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Geyseral deposit : TUFA
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Goldie from Washington : HAWN
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Good news : EVANGEL
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Place to dep. cash : REG
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An Allen : STEVE
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Court decree : ARRET
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Alaska's ___ Glacier : MUIR
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Religious collective : AMASSOFBISHOPS
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Royal Indians : RANEES
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___ cross (ankh) : ANSATE
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Aoudad, for one : SHEEP
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Paraphernalia : GEAR
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Loses concentration : NODS
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Black haw : SLOE
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Moss once flourishing on Broadway : HART
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Steady Eddie of baseball : LOPAT
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___ Grande, Mojave Desert town : ORO
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Plaintive Portuguese song : FADO
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Memorable impresario : HUROK
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Chemical compound : OXIDE
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Retreat Brezhnev had : DACHA
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Mother of the Nereids : DORIS
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Postal Service letters : RFD
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Item made by a queen : TART
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___ many words : INSO
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Use the hammock : LAZE
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South American constrictor : ABOMA
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Vigilius and Sisinnius : POPES
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Perceptive device : SENSOR
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Property recipient : ALIENEE
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Granary : GARNER
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Gambol : ROMP
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Towser's friend : FIDO
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Nests : NIDI
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Singer Howard : KEEL
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American plover : KILDEER
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Property collective : ALOTOFREALTORS
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Chaperon : DUENNA
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Michael and Harold : ARLENS
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Frequently, to Keats : OFT
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Saarinen : EERO
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"And ___ goes" : SOIT
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Brouhaha : TODO
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Victor of tennis : AMAYA
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Customary, in Châlons : RECU
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Freshet : SPATE
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Y.W.C.A., e.g. : ASSN
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Facility : EASE
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They have lots of mdse. : MKTS
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"And the same ___" : TOYOU
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Southwest winds : AFERS
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Key : ISLET
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___ up (find) : SCARE
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South Africa's Prime Minister : BOTHA
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French Riviera comber : ONDE
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Vinegar ___ (worm) : EEL
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Responsive : AMENABLE
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Azure : CERULEAN
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Russian wire service : TASS
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Close margin : ACE
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Cat or pigeon, often : PREENER
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Med school subj. : ANAT
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Fitted : BECAME
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Hilo hellos : ALOHAS
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Beth preceder : ALEF
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Ye ___ Gift Shoppe : OLDE
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Like Raggedy Ann : FLOPPY
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Blind as ___ : AMOLE
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___ tonic (bar drink) : GINAND
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Types, in Tubingen : ARTEN
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Lyon, to Vittorio : LIONE
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Town SW of Padua : ESTE
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___ Domini : ANNO
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J. Louis specialties : TKOS
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Comte ___ Fère (Athos) : DELA
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Roberts : ORAL
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Thus, to Tacitus : ITA
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Syracuse-to-Utica dir. : ENE
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Wagon-___ (Parisian Pullman) : LIT

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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