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New York Times, Saturday, April 21, 1984

29-Across : "Alcestis" dramatist

Author:
Tripp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,583
Across
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Aid a felon : ABET
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Escape : EVADE
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River in W Europe : SAAR
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Washington Square lass : ROSE
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Aegean gulf : SAROS
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Quechuan : INCA
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Knicks' rivals : NETS
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Frozen rain : SLEET
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Type of cloth : LOIN
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Trilogy by Aeschylus : ORESTEIA
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List of things to be done : AGENDA
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Centuries and centuries : EONS
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Arabian gulf : OMAN
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Peasant : CHURL
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"Alcestis" dramatist : EURIPIDES
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McDonald or Colman : RONALD
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Resident of Viborg : DANE
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___ Miss : OLE
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Eleven, in Ecuador : ONCE
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Exalt : RAISE
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Phoenician seaport : TYRE
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Religious org. : SDA
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Ma Kettle portrayer : MAIN
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President called Old Buena Vista : TAYLOR
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"Antigone" dramatist : SOPHOCLES
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Lady Jane and Joel : GREYS
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Plato "Symposium" topic : EROS
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Mitchell's mansion : TARA
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Conquered : FALLEN
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Athenian comedist : MENANDER
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Wheeling's river : OHIO
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"___ the Body Electric": Bradbury : ISING
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El Bahr : NILE
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Pious jargon : CANT
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Bearish group of stars : URSA
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Nigerian group : IBOS
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Clamant : NOISY
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Straw beehive : SKEP
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Memorable cartoonist : ARNO
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Dutch South African : BOER
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Borgia in-law : ESTE
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Musts for mosaics : TESSERAE
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To eat, in Emden : ESSEN
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Traveling bag : VALISE
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Space : AREA
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Female rabbit : DOE
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Bistro; café : ESTAMINET
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Satyrs' kin : SILENI
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Soon : ANON
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Astringent : ACID
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Bombay bigwig : RANA
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User's fee : TOLL
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Stare in surprise : GAPE
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Anglo-Saxon currency : ORAS
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Charles ___, pop singer : CROSS
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John Wayne film: 1953 : HONDO
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Open a bottle : UNCAP
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Commune in NE Italy : UDINE
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Author of "The White Company" : DOYLE
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Hirsch of football fame : ELROY
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Calchas and Mopsus, e.g. : SEERS
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Severe : DRACONIAN
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Is infirm : AILS
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"Oedipus ___," by 46 Across : TYRANNUS
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"Mondo Cane" theme song : MORE
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Taj Mahal's city : AGRA
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Slaves of Spartans : HELOTS
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Members of a certain pool : STENOS
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"Twelve ___ Men" : ANGRY
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Primary points : FOCI
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Whaler of fiction : AHAB
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Kind of type or cut : LINO
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Noon, in Neuilly : MIDI
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Actor Bogarde : DIRK
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Other : ELSE
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Harvest : REAP
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B'way message : SRO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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