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New York Times, Wednesday, April 18, 1984

42-Down : Embellish

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,580
Across
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The ___ Reaper : GRIM
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Old Glory, e.g. : FLAG
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Man the picture : CAST
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Better than never : LATE
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Citrus fruits : LIMES
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Competent : ABLE
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Like a jalopy : USED
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Fight site : ARENA
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Cheer (for) : ROOT
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Line from a nursery rhyme : THREEMENINATUB
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"Exodus" character : ARI
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Extinct relative of NATO : SEATO
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Kind of relief : BAS
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Carpenter with six legs : ANT
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Ringed planet : SATURN
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Dadaist works : ARPS
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Thermal starter : GEO
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Zeus's "juice" : ICHOR
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Loesser's lazy vessel : SLOWBOATTOCHINA
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Rhee ruled here : KOREA
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Sailor : TAR
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Takes care of : SEESTO
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Letterhead letters : INC
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Follower of Japan or Siam : ESE
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What Shea patrons are in : TIERS
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___ artium (art of arts) : ARS
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Novel about events on a mine sweeper : THECAINEMUTINY
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Countenance : MIEN
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Net type : SEINE
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On the briny : ASEA
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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"Life is an ___ itself": O. W. Holmes Jr. : ENDIN
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100 Iranian dinars : RIAL
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Weaken : GELD
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Camp sight : TENT
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Famous penultimate words : ETTU
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Satiate : GLUT
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Reckless : RASH
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Roman road : ITER
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Jason's helpmate : MEDEA
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Everglades denizen : FLAMINGO
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Cambio currency : LIRE
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Approvals at revival meetings : AMENS
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Islamic spirits : GENIES
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Scroll-like tablet : CARTOUCHE
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___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Boor : SLOB
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Asian holiday : TET
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A Yemeni capital : SANAA
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Epoch : ERA
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Spot for old toys : ATTIC
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Take a place in the sun : BASK
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Guthrie namesakes : ARLOS
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Reproductive body : SPORE
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Kind of room or time : TEA
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North Sea feeder : RHINE
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Taboos : NONOS
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Sugared : SWEETENED
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Great Giant : OTT
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Wheeze's cousin : RALE
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Fundamental : BASIC
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Southern Chinese people : TAI
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Embellish : ORNAMENT
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Hairdresser's offering : TEASE
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This is not Occidental : ORIENT
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French wine region : CRU
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Insinuative : SNIDE
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Gape : STARE
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Item on a buggy : TIRE
57
Mend : HEAL
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Grape pigment : ENIN
59
"Where ___ now, the glory ... ?": Wordsworth : ISIT
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Undiluted, as a bar drink : NEAT
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River in 43 Across : YALU
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Russian fighter plane : MIG

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

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