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New York Times, Thursday, March 22, 1984

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { B F G J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,553
Across
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Job : CHORE
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Thesis : PAPER
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___ Gandolfo, Italy : CASTEL
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Ready : ALLSET
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Spendthrift : WASTREL
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Young pig or chicken : ROASTER
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Food : ALIMENT
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Anger : IRE
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Dog in "Peter Pan" : NANA
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Backbone : SPINE
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Cousin of a beluga : ORCA
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One's pledged word : TROTH
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Explosive : TNT
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Concorde's asset : SPEED
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Affecting the body generally : SYSTEMIC
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Hardens : STEELS
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Area above an earthquake's origin : EPICENTER
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Average : NORMAL
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Facial décor : MUSTACHE
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Take up and use : ADOPT
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Allow : LET
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Mme. de ___ : STAEL
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Rampage : RIOT
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" ... idle ___": Tennyson : TEARS
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To be, in Orléans : ETRE
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Aurora, to Agamemnon : EOS
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Ciceronian activity : ORATION
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Ad ___ committee : HOC
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Surgeons' threads : SUTURES
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Einsteinium, e.g. : ELEMENT
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Moon goddess : SELENE
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Christeners : NAMERS
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Music symbols : RESTS
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Jogs : TROTS
Down
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Las Vegas meccas : CASINOS
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D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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Hoedowns' kin : REELS
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Ovate : ELLIPTIC
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Sire or dam : PARENT
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Solo : ALONE
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Map of a city : PLAT
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Curve shape : ESS
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Pensioner, perhaps : RETIREE
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Singer or color : CANARY
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___ gentle (trained male falcon) : TERCEL
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Needs : WANTS
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Peruses : READS
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Pie filling : MINCEMEAT
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Try : ATTEMPT
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Work : OPERATE
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Liver: Comb. form : HEPAT
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Cancels a deletion : STETS
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One-thousandth of an inch : MIL
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Abbrs. on 8 Down : STS
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Nourishing : NUTRIENT
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Nostrils : NARES
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Hateful : ODIOUS
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Morning "announcer" : ROOSTER
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Author Willa and family : CATHERS
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Long-necked waders : HERONS
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Choose : ELECT
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Rental contracts : LEASES
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Council of ___: 1545-63 : TRENT
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Type of energy : SOLAR
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Minerals : ORES
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Verne captain : NEMO
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Encountered : MET

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

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