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New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 1984

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,539
Across
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Door fastening : HASP
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Disney or Kelly : WALT
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Recites the Pater Noster : PRAYS
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Bridge expert Sharif : OMAR
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"Balcony Scene" suitor : ROMEO
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Profane : DESECRATE
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Perfect model : IDEAL
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Singers Bryant and O'Day : ANITAS
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Bring home the bacon : EARN
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Detroit-to-Atlanta dir. : SSE
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Rental units: Abbr. : APTS
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Tear canal : DUCT
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Punishes : CHASTENS
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Chide : BERATE
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Owns : HAS
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First American minister to England : ADAMS
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Flexible twig, to a botanist : VIMEN
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A defense at court : ALIBI
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Relative of a Wichita : REE
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French lover : AMANT
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Fortification : REDAN
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Boutonniere locus : LAPEL
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___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
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Sleeper's fantasies : DREAMS
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Cheetah's asset : RAPIDITY
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Zhivago's paramour : LARA
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Prevaricator : LIAR
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___ tree (cornered) : UPA
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Villainously contrives : RIGS
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Fabled guards of inner earth : GNOMES
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Beersheba's desert : NEGEV
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Isolation : APARTNESS
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Rhone feeder : ISERE
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"Educating ___," 1983 film : RITA
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Once, once : ERST
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Filch : STEAL
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Stanch : STEM
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Witnesses : SEES
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"Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
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About two feet in Denmark : ALEN
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Pedro's assurance : SISI
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Famed Michelangelo trio : PIETAS
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English yarn : WORSTED
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Docs' bloc : AMA
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Overdue : LATE
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Trample : TREAD
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Harold Foster's creation : PRINCEVALIANT
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Steiger or Serling : ROD
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Ed or Nancy : AMES
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The ayes have these : YEAS
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Filet of ___ : SOLE
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He appears with "Shazam!" : CAPTAINMARVEL
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Grate : RUB
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Villainous growl : SNARL
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Fleece : TRIM
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White beet : CHARD
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Czech coin : HALER
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Divagation : ASIDE
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Untidy mark : SMEAR
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He didn't just fiddle around : AMATI
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Doctrine : TENET
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Ledger item : ENTRY
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Flower section : SEPAL
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Phoenician god : BAAL
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Terse, witty saying : EPIGRAM
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Hindu title of respect : SRI
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Queen-bee victims : DRONES
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Gelling agents : AGARS
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Etats-___ : UNIS
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Nuisance : PEST
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A 1969 World Series hero : AGEE
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Shoal : SPIT
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Of little consequence : MERE
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To be, to Boethius : ESSE
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Fast fliers : SSTS
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Lost cause for NOW? : ERA
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Ingested : ATE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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