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Eli Wesoff
Eli Wesoff

New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 1984

25-Down : Black cage bird, in Agra

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,588
Across
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Steamed up : SORE
5
Regarding : ASTO
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Father of Leah and Rachel : LABAN
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Photocopy, for short : STAT
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Rich or Dunne : IRENE
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Indoor convertible, sometimes : DAVENPORT
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Consumers' advocate : NADER
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Where Bowie fell, with "the" : ALAMO
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Contemporary of Shakespeare : PEELE
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Craze : FAD
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Nettles : IRKS
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Hart's or Hammerstein's partner : RODGERS
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Forbear : ABSTAIN
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Inverse of a knit stitch : PURL
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Snap : PIE
33
Sir Edward, the composer : ELGAR
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Blanched : PALED
38
A Mussolini : EDDA
40
Wrath : ANGER
42
Wonderland bird : DODO
43
Verso's opposite : RECTO
45
Road behemoths : SEMIS
47
"Rug" : WIG
48
Anderson of TV's WKRP : LONI
50
Authorize : LICENSE
52
Resumes discussion : REOPENS
55
___ me tangere : NOLI
56
Part of i.e. : EST
57
___ Field, Chicago : STAGG
59
Up ___ (baffled) : ATREE
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Social standards : ETHOS
65
Kind of quilt : PATCHWORK
67
"We ___ happy life": Horace : SEEKA
68
Christie forte : PLOT
69
Run in neutral : IDLE
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Elia product : ESSAY
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Hankerings : YENS
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___ off (incensed) : TEED
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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Shore, in Palermo : RIVA
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Tropical resins : ELEMIS
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Egyptian viper : ASP
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These are usually octagonal : STOPSIGNS
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Weight allowance : TARE
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Aquatic mammal : OTTER
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On a queue : LINEDUP
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Macaw : ARA
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Associates : BEDFELLOWS
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Lend ___ (heed) : ANEAR
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Twerps' cousins : NERDS
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Direction for Pedro : NORTE
22
Cut off : LOP
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Black cage bird, in Agra : KALA
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Alum : GRAD
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Hamilton, to Gen. Washington : AIDE
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Blankets and linens : BEDCLOTHES
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Conrad of the silents : NAGEL
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Part of m.p.h. : PER
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"Wounded Bunkie" sculptor : REMINGTON
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Adams of Kingston, Pa. : EDIE
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Kind of watch : DOG
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On the summit : ATOP
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Carty of baseball : RICO
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Have ___ (speak up) : ONESSAY
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Psalm word : SELAH
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Banking abbr. : INT
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Blockhead : NITWIT
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The Little Colonel : REESE
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Simon of the Met : ESTES
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Foolish : SAPPY
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Big blow : GALE
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Lay at anchor : RODE
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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___ out (scrimped) : EKED
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Orel's river : OKA
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Where atts. contend : CTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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