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New York Times, Friday, March 2, 1984

47-Across : A noted Alexander

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Whitten has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,533
Across
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"Missing" star : SPACEK
7
Do or make superficially : SCAMP
12
Bestial : BARBARIC
14
Mariner adjunct : CAMERA
16
Surmounted : OVERCAME
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Singer Frankie : AVALON
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Proportion : RATIO
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Papal cape : ORALE
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Quang ___, town in Vietnam : TRI
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Like the U.N. : INT
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Aphorism : GNOME
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Tibetan gazelles : GOAS
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Palpebral problem : STYE
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He married Brice : ROSE
28
Rich dessert : TORTE
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Orangutan : MIAS
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Epitomes : SCHEMES
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Weather problems : SMOGS
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Waters : HOSES
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Milk sugar : LACTOSE
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Rival of Leto : HERA
39
Law partner : ORDER
40
Year in the reign of Decius : CCIL
42
Russian news agency : TASS
46
Stirs : ADOS
47
A noted Alexander : SHANA
48
Letter on a key : PHI
49
Wall St. name : DOW
50
Zorro's weapon : SWORD
51
Tropical resin : COPAL
53
Make possible : ENABLE
55
Flat : TENEMENT
57
Flowed like a brook : RILLED
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"We always ___; Steady, boys ... ": Garrick : AREREADY
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Beatty role: 1967 : CLYDE
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Like a Hollywood night? : STARRY
Down
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Wise one : SAVANT
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Attractive : PRETTY
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Hillside shelter : ABRI
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Unpleasant: Prefix : CACO
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Time span : ERA
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"Sayonara" costumes : KIMONOS
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Garden pest : SCALE
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Home, to Oop : CAVE
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Doc bloc : AMA
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The Velvet Fog : MELTORME
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Assesses proportionately : PRORATES
12
Chessmaster Spassky : BORIS
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Cavalla and pintado : CEROS
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Aromatic seeds : ANISES
20
City on the Skunk : AMES
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"Splendor in the ___" : GRASS
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Makes an attack : GOESAT
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Gushes onstage : EMOTES
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Stepfather of Ull : THOR
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Young Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
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Lobster claw, e.g. : CHELA
33
Cynical : SARDONIC
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Star of "Ape" films : MCDOWALL
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Warehouse employee : LOADER
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Little Sir of songdom : ECHO
38
Deters : HINDERS
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Seem : APPEAR
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Ale-lemonade drink : SHANDY
45
Like a delta : SILTY
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Wilander of tennis, e.g. : SWEDE
50
Logger's travois : SLED
51
Wax, in Taxco : CERA
52
One of Pétain's names : OMER
54
Robert ___, modern poet : BLY
56
Income outcome : NET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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