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New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1984

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 510 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,570
Across
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Burgomasters : MAYORS
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Chilean river : LOA
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Kind of fiddle : BASS
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Part of a lamp : HARP
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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Pervading atmosphere : AMBIENCE
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Soundness of mind : SANITY
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What Musial wore on his jersey : CARDINALNUMBER
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Gravelly ridge : ESKER
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Synagogue : SHUL
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Fields : AREAS
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D.D.E.'s command : ETO
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Verve : ELAN
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Little, for one : APER
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Teased : NEEDLED
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Hasten : HIE
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Houston N.L. team boo-boos : CATASTROPHES
43
Swiss river : AARE
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Word with rear or tight : END
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"Did You ___ See a Dream Walking?" : EVER
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Beget : SIRE
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He wrote "The Old Town" : RIIS
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Castle on a square : ROOK
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Col. Tibbets's mother : ENOLA
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Whilom : ERST
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Id adherent : EST
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Flowering shrub : BROOM
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New York, home of Shea's tenants : METROPOLIS
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Daft : ADDLED
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Tanglefoot : ASTER
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Banderilla : DART
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Old Dominion V.I.P.'s : FFV
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Stage-light color sheet : GELATIN
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Kind of bore : TIDAL
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Thug : GORILLA
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Prior, to Prior : ERE
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Eager : AVID
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Tenor in "I Pagliacci" : CANIO
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"___ the Dark," 1941 musical : LADYIN
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Ostracized Arlington Stadium player : LONERANGER
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Eldritch : WEIRD
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Sesame : TIL
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Beefsteak blight : EDEMA
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He's no yes man : ANTI
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Triangle ratio : SINE
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Get on : FARE
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Essex or Mercer : AUTO
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G.W. in '76 : GEN
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Sandy's barks : ARFS
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Reese, once : ARTFULDODGER
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Due follower : TRE
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Quitclaim : RELEASE
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Malefic : EVIL
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Nests : NIDI
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Jehoshaphat's father : ASA
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Cretan king : MINOS
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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She wrote "Memories of a Star" : NEGRI
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Atlanta, to H. Aaron: 1966–74 : HOMEOFTHEBRAVE
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Informal bookmark : DOGEAR
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Olfactology subject : SMELL
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Pangolin : ANTEATER
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Card game for two : ECARTE
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Jean Stein best seller : EDIE
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No longer visible : LOST
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Put studs on a shield : BOSSED
Down
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Writ of right : MISE
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Second of a Latin paradigm : AMAS
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Steinbrenner scribble : YANKEEDOODLE
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Mirador : ORIEL
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Go over again : RETRACE
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Porker's pad : STY
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Resins : LACS
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Nebraska Indians : OMAHAS
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Curt : ABRUPT
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"___ Mir Bist Du Schoen" : BEI
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Soprano Moffo : ANNA
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Steep cliff : SCAR
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Plato's Luna : SELENE
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Provide shelter : HOUSE
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Hand holder : ARM
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Alcofribas Nasier : RABELAIS
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A past tense : PRETERIT
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Flâneurs : IDLERS
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Molders : ERODES
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Glaswegian negatives : NAES
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What a narthex leads to : NAVE
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Reine's spouse : ROI
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Grass : HERBAGE
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Seriatim : INORDER
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Lacrosse team : TEN
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Kind of sch. : PREP
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A king of Judea : HEROD
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Caffeine-rich nut : KOLA
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For fear that : LEST
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Region dominated by Athens : ATTICA
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Scoriaceous lava : SLAG
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Alpine region : TIROL
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Bismuth, for one : METAL
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Fortification : REDAN
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"A Clockwork ___," 1971 film : ORANGE
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Barn bedding : STRAW
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Fairway clod : DIVOT
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Detroit team in first place : FLYINGTIGERS
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Coquette : FLIRTER
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Pen name of Philo Vance's creator : VANDINE
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Jazz singer Simone : NINA
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German song : LIED
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Start of an invention : IDEA
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Glazed pottery : DELFT
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Can. air group : RCAF
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Tedious : TIRESOME
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Made more intense : INFLAMED
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___-majesté : LESE
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Shaver's vessel : MUG
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Egyptian solar deity : ATEN
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Bernhardt and Caldwell : SARAHS
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Regret : RUE
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"___ Madigan," 1967 film : ELVIRA
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River in Venezuela : ORINOCO
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Quasi : ASIF
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Tenant's fee : RENTAL
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Swell : DILATE
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Lionel Bart musical : OLIVER
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Painter of "L'Absinthe" : DEGAS
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Words of dismay : OHNO
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Units for Lendl : SETS
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Fixed price : RATE
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Angered : IRED
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Father of Phinehas : ELI
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Hialeah action : BET
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Gal who "comes out" : DEB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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