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New York Times, Monday, March 5, 1984

Author:
Bette Sue Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bette Sue Cohen has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles and 6 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,536

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The ___, rock group : WHO
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Word with boat or cycle : MOTOR
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Apparatus for skiers : TBAR
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Verdi opera: 1871 : AIDA
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Cremona violinmaker : AMATI
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Decorate again : REDO
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"The Temptress" : GRETAGARBO
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Poker hand : STRAIGHT
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Actress Ekland : BRITT
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Edmond O'Brien film : DOA
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Short-billed bird : CRAKE
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Rue : REGRET
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Game featuring pantomime : CHARADES
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160 square rods : ACRE
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Tharp's "Push Comes to ___" : SHOVE
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Ross creation : FLAG
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"Dum ___, spero" : SPIRO
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Author Hunter : EVAN
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Between tic and toe : TAC
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Golden ___ (baseball award) : GLOVE
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First woman astronaut : RIDE
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Resembling a star : STELLATE
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Former U.A.W. head : FRASER
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Retains : KEEPS
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Inclines : LEANS
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What adulators employ : FLATTERY
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Cheat : BILK
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"The White Sister" : HELENHAYES
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Inactive : IDLE
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New York city : OLEAN
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Krupa or Hackman : GENE
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He played Hopalong Cassidy : BOYD
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Dusky : TAWNY
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Click beetle : DOR
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Wits : WAGS
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Trumpeter Al : HIRT
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Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
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Fantastic notion : MAGGOT
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Siouan Indian : OMAHA
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Bakery item : TART
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Betting initials in N.Y.C. : OTB
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John Wayne film: 1959 : RIOBRAVO
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Russian vehicle : TROIKA
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"The Nanny" : BETTEDAVIS
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Mine passage : ADIT
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Legendary bird : ROC
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___ glance : ATA
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___-de-camp : AIDE
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Steakhouse order : RARE
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Farm task : CHORE
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Oodles and oodles : RAFTS
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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"The Swan" : GRACEKELLY
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Col.'s command : REG
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Onion's relative : CHIVE
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Avoid : EVADE
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More rational : SANER
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Dalmatian features : SPOTS
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Paul Newman film: 1977 : SLAPSHOT
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Period : ERA
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A musical Campbell : GLEN
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Gave out information surreptitiously : LEAKED
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Salinger's "___ and Zooey" : FRANNY
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"Portnoy's Complaint" author : ROTH
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Like a whistle? : CLEAN
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Italian resort : LIDO
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Took a jet : FLEW
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Children's game : TAG
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Ogled : EYED
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City NNE of Lake Tahoe : RENO
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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___ and tucker : BIB
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Guidonian note : ELA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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