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New York Times, Wednesday, April 25, 1984

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,587
Across
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Plunder : LOOT
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Sec. of Commerce: 1969–72 : STANS
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Edison's incandescent ___ : LAMP
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Inactively : IDLY
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Direction sign : ARROW
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Appear : SEEM
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
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" . . . shall conceive and bear ___": Isa. 7:14 : ASON
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Ericsson invention : PROPELLERSCREW
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Cain's victim : ABEL
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2,000 pounds avoirdupois : TON
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Plastered : STONED
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Wrestling hold : SCISSORS
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Hoglike mammal : TAPIR
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Frail : WEAK
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Burmese knife : DAH
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Volta invention : ELECTRICBATTERY
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Word before Bismarck or Braun : VON
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Tritons : EFTS
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TV series : HOTEL
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Subjugates : ENSLAVES
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Knitted cloth : JERSEY
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Era : AGE
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Wrongful act : TORT
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Waller's film advance : PANORAMICMOVIE
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Composer Wilder : ALEC
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Adult insect : IMAGO
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Plummer role : IAGO
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Knowledge : LORE
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Famed chairmaker : EAMES
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Suffix with scan : SION
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Braces : TWOS
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An anagram for aster : STARE
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Causes a mistrial : ERRS
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Speak imperfectly : LISP
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Stettin's river : ODER
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Oil: Comb. form : OLEO
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Like a drum : TYMPANIC
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Used a certain lighter : SAILED
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Fish with a moving line : TROLL
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Black, in Nice : NOIR
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Ancient mystic symbol : SWASTIKA
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Gains knowledge : LEARNS
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Church part : APSE
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Sound from a Siamese : MEOW
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Waterman's fountain ___ : PEN
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Germany's first president : EBERT
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Kind of lettuce : COS
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Allen or Lawrence : STEVE
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Claw : TALON
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Hits Broadway : OPENS
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Dissenting bodies : SECTS
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Truck areas : CABS
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He wrote "Waiting for Lefty" : ODETS
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Peep show : RAREE
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How Milquetoasts behave : SHYLY
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Penelope, to Odysseus : WIFE
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Dreams : REVERIES
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Unit of heat : THERM
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Kind of beetle : TORTOISE
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Certain cavalrymen : LANCES
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Before now : AGO
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Humorous : JOCOSE
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Blake's bright burner : TIGER
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Hardy's disc ___ : PLOW
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Word form with sphere or space : AERO
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Songdom's pistol packer : MAMA
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Kin of miniver : VAIR
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Sikorsky or Stravinsky : IGOR
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Indefinite time periods : EONS
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High in pitch : ALT

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

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