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Jim Page
Jim Page

PAIRAPHRASING

New York Times, Sunday, March 25, 1984

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,556
Across
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Crèche setting : STABLE
7
Pol. union: 1958–61 : UAR
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Diamond item : SLAB
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Paleozoic or Victorian : ERA
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Ill will : HATRED
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Hoopsters' org : NBA
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Half a seaport name : PAGO
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Skin flick : NUDIE
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Make the scene : ARRIVE
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007's protection : SECURITYOFBOND
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Finger-bowl accessory : DOILY
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An A.F.C. player : STEELER
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506, to Nero : DVI
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Author Santha Rama ___ : RAU
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Etc. kin : ETAL
32
Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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Jumble : MESS
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In full court : ENBANC
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Quarantine : ISOLATE
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Miscalculate : ERR
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Pierre's guardian : ANGE
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Ezra's meter : BEATOFPOUND
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Went over galley proofs : REDACTED
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Battle standard : BANNER
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Archie's mouth : TRAPOFBUNKER
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Like lawmakers : ENACTIVE
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Klemperer and Kruger : OTTOS
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Brain tracing, for short : EEG
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Taunt; jeer : GIBE
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Present times : NOWS
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Beethoven's Ninth, e.g. : SYM
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Twist; squeeze : WRING
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City ESE of Bergen : OSLO
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Jollity : GLEE
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Sound measure : PHON
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It followed "Typee" : OMOO
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Shoplifter's crime : THEFT
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It's concerned with rtes. : AAA
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Lagomorph : HARE
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___ no good : UPTO
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Fixed : SET
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Oak tree : ROBLE
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Actor-singer Harve : PRESNELL
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Comedy : SPHEREOFBALL
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Moore of "Arthur" fame : DUDLEY
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Activity of some demons : SPEEDING
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"Fire and Ice," e.g. : RIMEOFFROST
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Bishopric : SEE
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Fall, as the market : SELLOFF
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One of the finches : LINNET
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Dick or Schick : TEST
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Buzzing insect : DOR
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Glory : FAME
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Bull ___, Citation's sire : LEA
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"We ___ robbed!": Joe Jacobs : WAS
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Dress material : ETAMINE
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OPEC vessel : OILER
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What a "midnight ride" horse earned : ESTEEMOFREVERE
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Mountain crests : ARETES
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Dexter, e.g. : STEER
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Braves' pitcher of yore : SAIN
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MacLaine, to Beatty : SIS
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"Honor Thy Father" author : TALESE
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___ Plaines : DES
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Thickwit : ASS
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Guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
Down
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Reduce price a bit : SHADE
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Seeress's card : TAROT
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Trajan's courtyards : ATRIA
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Fulton's oratory : BRILLIANCEOFSHEEN
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Impose a tax : LEVY
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Netherlands town : EDE
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Take off a belt : UNSTRAP
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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"The ___ is to the swift" : RACE
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Bender : SPREE
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Resting places for Leo : LAIRS
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Ins. salesman, e.g. : AGT
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He played Cassidy : BOYD
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Finally, in France : ENFIN
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Chafe : RUB
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Iglesia attendee : ADORANTE
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"Look Back ___": Osborne : INANGER
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Drew out : EDUCED
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City in Baden-Württemberg : ULM
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Late, as a train : OVERDUE
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___-portrait : SELF
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Harbor activity : MOORING
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Helots : SERFS
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Sally's childhood environment : BACKGROUNDOFFIELD
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Printer's term : STET
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Add up : TOT
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Prefix for dollars : EURO
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Jewish complimentary title : REB
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Exile : BANISH
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Make possible : ENABLE
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Former A.L. team : NATS
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Sheriff's rep. : DPTY
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Once more : ANEW
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Sired : BEGOT
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Pizazz : OOMPH
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One of a Tenn. eleven : VOL
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Homophone for you : EWE
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___ Tranquillity : SEAOF
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Starts rolling : IMPELS
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"I will ___ thee go . . .": Gen. 32:26 : NOTLET
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Aussie's stone : GOOLY
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Henry Harley Arnold's sobriquet : HAP
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Ice-hockey great : ORR
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"I have no ___ tongue": Roethke : NEEDFOR
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___ off (irate) : TEED
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47 Down is one : ABBR
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Hero of an Old French romance : TRISTAM
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Thesaurus name : ROGET
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Guernsey and Jersey : ELMS
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Sea swell : SURF
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Most agile : SPRIEST
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Feathered : PENNATED
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Ending for ethyl : ENE
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Appomattox figure : LEE
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Rooms, in Lyon : SALLES
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Age; antiquity : OLDNESS
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Expanse of ice : FLOE
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Water pitchers : EWERS
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Spookish : EERIE
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Pool person : STENO
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Hebrew letter : TAV
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Change; vary : ALTER
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Presidential adviser : MEESE
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Irish Gaelics : ERSES
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Fair-to-middling : SOSO
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___ Verde National Park : MESA
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Goddess of the rainbow : IRIS
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Shoe width : EEE
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Word with East or West : FAR
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___ standstill : ATA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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