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GAME OF THE NAME

New York Times, Sunday, April 29, 1984

Author:
Louis Baron
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Louis Baron has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,591
Across
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Pine for : MISS
5
Beats : TEMPI
10
Boxer, e.g. : DOG
13
Gone : PAST
17
Top Ferrara family : ESTE
18
Detestation : ODIUM
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Gaper's state : AWE
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Obeyed the sentry : HALTED
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Shakespearean fox? : SLYCHRISTOPHER
25
Polished : URBANE
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Double trio : SEXTETTE
27
Virtuous jazzman? : GOODMANBENNY
29
Incenses : IRES
30
Kind of drama : MELO
31
To use, to Nero : UTOR
32
Sierra Nevada resort : TAHOE
35
Voiced : SONANT
37
Talk foolishly : BLITHER
41
Muscat's land : OMAN
42
Erewhon's Ruggles? : BUTLERSAMUEL
45
Shoulder: Comb. form : OMO
46
Needlefish : GARS
47
" ... all my fame for ___ of ale": Henry V : APOT
48
Films' Calhoun : RORY
49
Flèche weapon : EPEE
50
Say more : ADD
51
Former grouch at the opera? : CROSSMILTON
55
Less green : RIPER
56
Versatile legumes : SOYBEANS
58
Lake Geneva resort : EVIAN
59
Some clerks : FILERS
60
Drying chamber : OAST
61
"McSorley's Bar" painter : SLOAN
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Barrio sauces : SALSAS
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Like Samson at the end : SHORN
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Event for Salazar : MARATHON
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Colonists' newscaster : CRIER
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Labor heavy before 1980? : MEANYGEORGE
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Poetic palindrome : ERE
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Guns Lizzie : REVS
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" ... Bounty" narrator : BYAM
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Imprison : CAGE
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Purviance of silents : EDNA
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Parisian's "eine" : UNE
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Young Gig's opposite? : MATUREVICTOR
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Colliery approach : ADIT
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Doctor in "The Marriage of Figaro" : BARTOLO
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Fixes front ends : ALINES
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Headline word in 1929 : CRASH
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Mini-powerhouse : ATOM
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Nerve-cell process : AXON
90
Razz : HOOT
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Film magnate who fired an old comic? : KEATONBUSTER
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Headset part : EARPHONE
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Londoner's thyroid problem : GOITRE
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Wastrel of the poetic world? : SPENDERSTEPHEN
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Cereal grass : BARLEY
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Guess wrong : ERR
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Play to the cheap seats : EMOTE
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Tough : IRON
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Be without : NEED
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Difficult: Prefix : DYS
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Washer button : RESET
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Roman clan : GENS
Down
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Snafu : MESS
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Dordogne feeder : ISLE
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Charon's crossing : STYX
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Divisions : SECTIONS
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Baker's goodie : TORTE
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Trims for a deadline : EDITS
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___ en scène : MISE
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Take's opposite : PUT
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Coca : IMOGENE
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Southern hollies : DAHOONS
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Due : OWED
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"Bug" : GERM
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Cook partly : PARBOIL
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Walt Kelly's alligator : ALBERT
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Bandsman Kenton : STAN
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It's north of Ga. : TENN
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Brinkley's old pal : HUNTLEY
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Susan ___, TV actress : DEY
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Roll-call reply : HERE
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Antithetical : POLAR
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Alabama's Tigers : AUBURN
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Undergoes ecdysis : MOLTS
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Judges' wear : TOGAS
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Novelist Jorge from Brazil : AMADO
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Slapstick survivor? : HARDYOLIVER
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German sculptor-wood carver: 1440-1533 : STOSS
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Kilt cloth : TARTAN
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Memorable jitterbugging columnist? : HOPPERHEDDA
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Pasha's colleague : EMEER
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Old African rifles : ROERS
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Pacific squalls : BARATS
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Atop : UPON
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Kayo's "brudder" in comics : MOON
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Israel's leading oil port : EILAT
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Franck or Cui : CESAR
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Pepo : MELON
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Eburnean hue : IVORY
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Old Chinese weight : LIANG
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Anatomical fissures : RIMAE
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First, second and third : BASES
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Whom a teller might tell on : FORGER
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Bronze Age city Ras ___ : SHAMRA
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Clean up : SCRUB
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Action site : ARENA
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Pottery pail : SEAU
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Castle protectors : MOATS
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Classical vessel : ARGO
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Avifauna : ORNIS
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O'er's opposite : NEATH
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" ... no inscription upon ___": Emmet : MYTOMB
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Off center: Abbr. : ECCEN
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Hokum : BALONEY
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Aardvark, literally : EARTHPIG
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Drove : MOTORED
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Snapping beetles : ELATERS
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Shrew : VIXEN
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"Set thine house ___": Isa. 38:1 : INORDER
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Spill the beans : TATTLE
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Wearily make do : COPE
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A source of mistakes : HASTE
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Clone's origin : ORTET
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MVD follower : KGB
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Auroral : EOAN
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Leeds's river : AIRE
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Owned previously : USED
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Peppy : SPRY
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Psyche's love : EROS
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Karlovy Vary's river : OHRE
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Garish sign : NEON
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Austria's first chartered city : ENNS
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Burnsian kin : EME

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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