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New York Times, Monday, March 19, 1984

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,550
Across
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Tennis calls : LETS
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Former Yugoslav dictator : TITO
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Harmonium : ORGAN
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Essayist's pen name : ELIA
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Sale condition : ASIS
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Unsophisticated : NAIVE
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Part of the Musketeers' motto : ALLFORONE
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Brilliant success : ECLAT
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In an obvious way : PATENTLY
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Lingers (upon) : DWELLS
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Interpret : READ
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Mount : SOAR
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Acad., for one : SCH
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Three, in Bari : TRE
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Creeper : IVY
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Whitney or Wallach : ELI
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"___ not to question . . . " : THEIRS
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Unequal : ONESIDED
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Large artery : AORTA
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Energy unit : ERG
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Triple : TRINE
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Forty : TWOSCORE
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Old cars or planes : CRATES
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Kind of turn : ESS
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Rulers: Abbr. : KGS
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Cultivator : HOE
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White House inits.: 1945–53 : HST
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Pintail : SMEE
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Russian city : OREL
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Lassie, for one : COLLIE
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Faithless lover : TWOTIMER
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Liquid part of fat : OLEIN
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Alter in form, appearance or nature : TRANSMUTE
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Charlie Chan portrayer : OLAND
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Emanation : AURA
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"When the frost ___ the punkin": Riley : ISON
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Bert or Larry : PARKS
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Ancient Asian : MEDE
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Summer-theater enclosure : TENT
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Kind of year : LEAP
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Joust : TILT
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Not so perilous : SAFER
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Batu Khan's horde : TARTARS
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Tristan's love : ISOLDE
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Diminutive : TINY
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Suffix with tuber : OSE
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Thoroughfares having arrows : ONEWAYSTREETS
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Andretti or Unser : RACER
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One-eighth quart : GILL
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Grandparental : AVAL
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Knicks' rivals : NETS
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Monomaniacs' problems : ONETRACKMINDS
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Turtle or mourning follower : DOVE
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Serenade : SING
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One of fifty : STATE
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Chinese dogs : CHOWS
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Popular sandwiches : HEROS
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Mrs. Bunker : EDITH
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Unaspirated consonants : LENES
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What i.e. stands for : IDEST
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"___ about time!" : ITS
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Mine output : ORE
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Celtic : ERSE
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Circles of light : CORONAE
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Sportscaster Cosell : HOWARD
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Move furtively : SLINK
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Gambling maximum : LIMIT
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Pen : COOP
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Spiced stew : OLLA
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Norman of TV : LEAR
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Factual : TRUE
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Polyhymnia, e.g. : MUSE
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Choirboy's collar : ETON
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A monthly payment, usually : RENT
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Highlander's headgear : TAM

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

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