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New York Times, Thursday, May 10, 1984

Author:
Margaret Kingman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,602
Across
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Sagaman : BARD
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Young herring : SPRAT
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Turk's-cap, e.g. : MOSS
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Mélange : OLIO
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Use artgum : ERASE
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Issue : EMIT
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Director Fritz : LANG
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Presuppose : POSIT
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South Seas staple : TARO
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Weighing very little : LIGHTASAFEATHER
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Sole : ONLY
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Harmless cartridge : BLANK
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Concerning : ABOUT
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In unison : ASONE
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Totes : LUGS
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Outwit; cheat : EUCHRE
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Pizazz : PEP
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Unencumbered : FREEASTHEBREEZE
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Stout : ALE
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Barbary coursers : STEEDS
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Filly's future status : MARE
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The mating game : CHESS
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"A man, ___, a canal, Panama!" : APLAN
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Sarasota's ___ Theater : ASOLO
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Soil: Comb. form : AGRO
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Oscar winner: 1939 : GONEWITHTHEWIND
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Porch part : ANTA
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Shoring plank : SHOLE
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Anon's companion : EVER
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He wrote "A Bridge Too Far" : RYAN
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Philip or Lloyd : NOLAN
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Choice for steak : RARE
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Fishes with finesse : DAPS
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Rendezvous : TRYST
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Soft-soap successfully : SNOW
Down
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Pod of flax : BOLL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Gang : RING
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Place for one in disgrace : DOGHOUSE
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Calyx component : SEPAL
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Jejune : PROSY
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Quasi : ASIF
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Spot for a casquette : TETE
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Pluck : METTLE
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D-day beach : OMAHA
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Vamp : SIREN
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Jabiru : STORK
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Blaster's material : TNT
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Lum's chum : ABNER
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Grass used for cordage : ALFA
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Veneer source : BURL
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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Sufferer's symptoms : ACHES
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Slough : SHED
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Moons or eyes : ORBS
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Ferrara patron : ESTE
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Pueblos' foes : UTES
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Sunday morning sound : PEAL
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Pound, the poet : EZRA
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End of a hammerhead : PEEN
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"Make ___ of love . . . ": Shak. : ASHOW
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Authorizes : EMPOWERS
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Does the dishes : CLEANS
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100 square meters : ARE
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Henry ___ Wallace : AGARD
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Name meaning "wisdom" : SONYA
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Ready for use : ONTAP
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Mercator's collection : ATLAS
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Belgian treaty city : GHENT
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"If This ___ Love" : ISNT
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Mjollnir's master : THOR
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Sacrosanct : HOLY
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"Terrible" czar : IVAN
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Seneca was his tutor : NERO
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Attracted : DREW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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