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WORKMAN'S COMPENSATION

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1984

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,584
Across
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Esparto grass : ALFA
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Treasury worker : TMAN
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Decline : ABATE
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Join into a whole : PIECE
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Unable to decide : TORN
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Broadway actress Mary : HARA
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Waugh's "The ___ One" : LOVED
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Agatha's award : EDGAR
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Sulky driver's dessert? : PRUNEWHIP
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Game warden's dish? : POACHEDEGGS
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Jackie's second mate : ARI
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One touch of Venus : CARESS
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Estuary : RIA
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Wood ibis : GANNET
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Goes over old ground : RETRACES
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Detect and expose : NAIL
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Dot, in Lisbon : PONTO
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Freshens : PERKS
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Start of a D. H. Lawrence title : SONS
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Night crawlers, e.g. : BAIT
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Unctuous speech : OIL
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Property held for others : TRUSTS
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Banker's breakfast? : DOUGHNUTS
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Cairo lizard : ADDA
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After : SINCE
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Ormoc's locale : LEYTE
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Plumber, at times : INSTALLER
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Habituates : ACCUSTOMS
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Like many a hoopster : LANKY
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A.F.B. in Texas : REESE
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Mies van der ___ : ROHE
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The Greatest : ALI
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RR train : FRT
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Secret explosions : ATESTS
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Croupier's comestibles? : POTATOCHIPS
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A Siouan : DAKOTA
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Call from a columbary : COO
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Rain and snow mixt. : SLT
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Use a letter opener : SLIT
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Baseball's Banks : ERNIE
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Change a bit : AMEND
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Ancestral link : BLOODLINE
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Beatty, for one : LIONTAMER
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Editing mark : CARET
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Lexiconizing physician : ROGET
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Stickiness : TACK
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Complaint manager's meal? : CRABSALAD
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Naught, in Nottingham : CYPHER
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Put it to : ASK
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Ganges platform : GHAT
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Holy statue : IKON
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Aspect : FACET
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"___ hell": Sherman : WARIS
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Tricolore part : BLEU
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Singer Natalie's side dish? : COLESLAW
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Enter, as a crowd : POURIN
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Grand ___, Nova Scotia : PRE
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Zanuck : DARRYL
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Where Tell did his thing : URI
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Violinist's veggies? : STRINGBEANS
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Sanitary engineer's treat? : DUMPLINGS
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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TV role for Linda Lavin : ALICE
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When Casca struck : IDES
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Porgy : SCUP
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Shoddy : TATTY
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Doctrine : TENET
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Opera by Handel : NERO
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People generally : THEY
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Stock term : ATPAR
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Peter of "Casablanca" : LORRE
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Boxer's beverage? : FRUITPUNCH
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Blyth : ANN
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Hard blows : THWACKS
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U.S. slalom greats : MAHRES
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First sign : ARIES
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Siestas : NAPS
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Zermatt sight : ALP
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Like Stanley Kowalski : BOORISH
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Make use of : AVAIL
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Mexican Indian : TECA
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Dead letter : EDH
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Bluestocking : PEDANT
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G.I.'s dog tag : IDENT
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Psychiatrist's supper? : EGGNOODLES
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Bingo device : CAGE
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Whilom : ERST
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Old card games : ECARTES
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He has "I" trouble : EGOIST
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Muzzle : SNOUT
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Deliverance : RESCUE
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Padre's pastry? : ANGELFOODCAKE
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___ Mink, Hawaii's first Congresswoman : PATSY
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Certain legumes : SOYS
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Poppycock : BUNK
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Explanatory phrase : IDEST
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Penates' partner : LARES
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White Russian ruler : TSAR
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Petrocelli of Red Sox fame : RICO
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Resign : DEMIT
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Beethoven's last symphony : NINTH
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Not aweather : ALEE
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Tibeto-Burman group : LOLO
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J. S. Copley's forte : ART
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Bark cloth : TAPA
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Circle segment : ARC
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Concerning : ASTO
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Astringent : ACERB
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Fashion : TON
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Cut off, in a way : ISLED
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Novelist's need : PLOT
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River triangle : DELTA
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Court star : ARIAS
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Critic's snack? : KNOCKWURST
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Message from the pen : OINK
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Lunar New Year in Vietnam : TET
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Klammer's arena : SLOPES
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Electrician's repast? : LIGHTLUNCH
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Curare's cousin : INEE
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Four: Comb. form : TETR
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Hog plums : AMRAS
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Gist : MEAT
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Cleanse of oil : BRAN
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Battery type : DRYCELL
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Heartsore : ACHING
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Not sotto voce : ALOUD
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Golden intangible : SILENCE
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Belafonte's forte : CALYPSO
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Like the Cheshire Cat : GRINNY
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Previous : FORMER
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Out of control : ARIOT
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Smart one : BRAIN
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Unfinished : CRUDE
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Contend : ARGUE
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Nebulous : WISPY
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H.S. junior's exam : PSAT
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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He kicked to conquer : PELE
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Tennis term : ADIN
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Lost weekend : BAT
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Young plant : SET
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Adherent : IST

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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