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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 1984

53-Across : Zealot

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,540
Across
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Great mountain range : ANDES
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Concoction : HASH
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Ventilating slit : LOUVER
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Something for a legatee : BEQUEST
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Order : MANDATE
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Like Erasmus : ERUDITE
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Creator of master builder Solness : IBSEN
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Colloid : GEL
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Homer man : AARON
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Broadway hit since 1982 : CATS
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To make lighter, in Lyon : PALIR
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Opera by Handel : NERO
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Latin paradigm : AMO
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Sam of "Cheers" : BARKEEP
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Apothecary's wt. : SCR
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Shylock's price : APOUNDOFFLESH
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Attention-seeking sound : PST
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Scold : RAG
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Willie Pep was one : FEATHERWEIGHT
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Most erotic : SEXIEST
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Southern constellation : ARA
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Ophidian's sound : HISS
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Indian chief : RAJAH
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Gladly : LIEF
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Passages : ADITS
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Assts. to M.D.'s : RNS
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Terra ___ : FIRMA
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Zealot : FANATIC
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Dancer Powell : ELEANOR
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Fringe of a sort : EYELASH
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Less fatty : LEANER
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Lily type : SEGO
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States, in Savoie : ETATS
Down
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"Heart of Dixie" : ALABAMA
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Uninterrupted : NONSTOP
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Dandies : DUDES
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Meredith's "___ Harrington" : EVAN
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In place : SET
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Objective pronoun : HER
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___ vitae : AQUA
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African nation : SUDAN
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Henry James's Catherine Sloper, e.g. : HEIRESS
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Gaze : REGARD
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Creed : BELIEF
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Actor Larry : STORCH
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Carreras is one : TENOR
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Silicate : MICA
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Nevada city : ELKO
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Catamount : PANTHER
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Cheer : REFRESH
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Failures : BUSTS
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Pigtail : PLAIT
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W.W. II agency : OPA
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___ and dart : EGG
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Faithful servant : FRIDAY
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Red dyes : EOSINES
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Orthodox Church official : EXARCH
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The Rhine, to the Dutch : RIJN
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Ferret's relative : WEASEL
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Help for a coiffure : HAIRNET
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Quakes : TREMORS
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Annoy : CHAFE
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From a distance : AFAR
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Like a cliché : STALE
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Jungle obstacle : LIANA
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Man alone : STAG
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Herculean labor : FEAT
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Alike: Comb. form : ISO
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Light-Horse Harry : LEE

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

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