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New York Times, Saturday, March 3, 1984

Author:
Reichert
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Across
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Apparatus for emptying coal : TIPPLE
7
Port : LEFT
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Feign : ACT
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One of the faithful : ADORER
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Molding, by gosh! : OGEE
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Digit down below : TOE
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Fruit (literally, seeded apple) : POMEGRANATE
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Trio in terror : ARS
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Other : ELSE
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Shoelace tip : AGLET
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Unit for Connors : SET
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Potassium or sodium, e.g. : METAL
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Detect : DESCRY
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Industrial fallout : ACIDRAIN
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Media abbr. : RCA
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Skulls : CRANIA
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By way of : VIA
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Run in neutral : IDLE
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Controller of future generations? : GENETICENGINEER
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Shortly : SOON
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Wagon follower, in Paris : LIT
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Like the North Pole before Peary : UNTROD
44
Watchdog over TV : FCC
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Parting words in London : CHEERIOS
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___ as a kitten : ASWEAK
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Van Gogh had one : EASEL
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Highway sign : SLO
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Dominoes : MASKS
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Add liquor : LACE
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___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
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Material for a piñata : PAPIERMACHE
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Ad ___ (pertinent) : REM
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Verve : ELAN
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Deadly : LETHAL
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Approves : OKS
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Pealed : RANG
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Windmill sails : SWEEPS
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Cassette item : TAPE
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Object of one's affections : IDOL
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Mums : POMS
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Superiority : PREEMINENCE
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Part of a journey : LEG
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Blunder : ERR
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"Vive le roi!" : LONGLIVETHEKING
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Brigitte's equal : EGAL
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Honored, in a way : FETED
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Waver : TEETER
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Town on the Salinas : ATASCADERO
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Kitchen utensil : CORER
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Waspish : TESTY
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Top student's foursome : AAAA
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Revise : EDIT
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Footpath : TRAIL
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Sparkle : SCINTILLATE
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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Kin of Pandora's box : CANOFWORMS
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Author of "This Hunger" : NIN
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Army brass: Abbr. : CGS
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Fevers or chills : AGUES
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Carillo and Gorcey : LEOS
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Kind of shrew : ERD
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Presidents' mil. rank : CIC
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About : INRE
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Portable room : CAMPER
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Lessen the pain : EASE
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Type of physicist : ASTRO
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Polished : SLEEK
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Oahu's highest peak : KAALA
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Eads, e.g. : SPAN
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Long for : ACHE
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Roughen : CHAP
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Fish dish : EELS
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Literary initials : RLS
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Gull's cry : MEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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