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New York Times, Monday, March 26, 1984

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,557
Across
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Inspired with fear : AWED
5
Book of the Bible : ACTS
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Taxi driver : CABBY
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Nobelist in Physics: 1922 : BOHR
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Hudson Bay Indian : CREE
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Kukla's pal : OLLIE
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Tender ears : SWEETCORN
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Haley book : ROOTS
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Girls' ingredients : SUGARANDSPICE
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Slatterns : SLUTS
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Emerged victorious : WON
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Owns : HAS
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Scull implement : OAR
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Opp. of SSW : NNE
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Kazan : ELIA
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Love apples : TOMATOES
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Alston Anderson novel: 1965 : ALLGODSCHILDREN
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Skunks : POLECATS
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Word with slip or swipe : SIDE
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Pig pad : STY
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Aunt, in Avila : TIA
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Chem. site : LAB
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Onager : ASS
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Mayday relative : SOS
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Prepare fare for an affair : CATER
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Boys' ingredients : PUPPYDOGTAILS
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Panza's Dapple : BURRO
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Drill sergeant's command : ABOUTFACE
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Queue : BRAID
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The ___ Lady (Margaret Thatcher) : IRON
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Fibber : LIAR
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Welsh, e.g. : CELTS
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Lucid : SANE
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Icelandic literary work : EDDA
Down
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Coll. degrees : ABS
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Rolls 'em in the aisles : WOWS
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Caesar's "Alas!" : EHEU
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Remains : DREGS
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Accumulate : ACCRUE
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Some Yugoslavs : CROATS
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Sea birds : TERNS
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Remit : SEND
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Sergeant's right-hand man : CORPORAL
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Medicine prepared from the aloe : ALOIN
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Political group : BLOC
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Seize the bait : BITE
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O.K. : YES
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Kind of story : TALL
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Hindu pundit : SWAMI
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Mounds : HEAPS
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Apportion : ALLOT
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Inane : SILLY
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"___, That Kiss," 1931 song : OOH
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Water lifter : NORIA
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Requires : NEEDS
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Serfs in Ethelred's day : ESNES
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Mature : AGE
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Cousins of normal schs. : TCS
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N.F.L. scores : TDS
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Eight-limbed animals : OCTOPODS
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The Bumsteads' dog : DAISY
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Dep. : STA
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Middle of an atoll : LAGOON
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Make harmonious : ATTUNE
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Rhythm : BEAT
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Pole on a ship : SPRIT
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Mongoose's enemy : COBRA
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Place for a bayonet : RIFLE
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Unadulterated : PURE
52
Soviet river : URAL
53
Podium : DAIS
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___ an egg (bombed) : LAID
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Spiny-finned fish : SCAD
56
English TV letters : BBC
58
Time division : ERA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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