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New York Times, Friday, May 11, 1984

38-Down : Monster: Comb. form

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,603
Across
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Writer O'Faoláin : SEAN
5
"___ Deus," Ariz. motto : DITAT
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Ponder : MUSE
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Jalapa jar : OLLA
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Gully : ERODE
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Bunyanesque : EPIC
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Attend : HEAR
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Fine woolen fabric : BROADCLOTH
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Carry too far : OVERDO
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Gulf of Venice resort : LIDO
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Signorina's beauty spot : NEO
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Part of Pitcairn Island : OENO
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Classic cars : REOS
28
Gather momentum : SNOWBALL
32
Image receiver : RETINA
36
Chinese secret society : TONG
37
"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
39
Miscue : ERROR
40
Term for a worm : ERIA
41
Jockey, at times : RATER
43
Prolonged period : AEON
44
Love, in Lille : AMOUR
46
On ice : SURE
47
Romans' name for an Adriatic isle : ISSA
48
Crèche item : MANGER
50
Atelier devices : PALETTES
52
Small case : ETUI
54
Kind of tale : TALL
55
Auxiliary verb : ARE
58
Stopping places : INNS
60
Square : PIAZZA
64
Lincoln boosters: 1860 : WIDEAWAKES
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Cannel or cob : COAL
68
Sign : OMEN
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Carrot's relative : ANISE
70
Palermo neighbor : ENNA
71
Stieglitz purchase : LENS
72
Sycophants' oft-used words : YESES
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Pre-1830 Algerian governors : DEYS
Down
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N.Y.C. area : SOHO
2
Whitney stat. : ELEV
3
Side petals : ALAE
4
Provincial; petty : NARROWGAUGE
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Affable or jaunty : DEBONAIR
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Like many Fr. verbs : IRR
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Adz or awl : TOOL
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Lady Caroline Keppel's "Robin ___" : ADAIR
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Haymaker : TEDDER
10
Unit of tone pitch : MEL
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In the know : UPON
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Seat; scene : SITE
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Bridge ploy : ECHO
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Outback cry : COOEE
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Brenda Frazier was one : DEB
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Korbut and Connolly : OLGAS
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Excessively strict : STRAITLACED
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Word with boat or table : STEAM
29
Bellini opera : NORMA
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Cepa : ONION
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Wane : LETUP
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"If ___, I rust": Luther : IREST
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Rodeo essential : NOOSE
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Wild water buffaloes : ARNAS
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Monster: Comb. form : TERAT
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Sinks back : RELAPSES
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Plexuses : RETIA
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Logan lane : RUNWAY
51
Samuel's mentor : ELI
53
Empty : INANE
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Ft. Dix offender : AWOL
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Winter coating : RIME
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London's "Martin ___" : EDEN
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Schusses : SKIS
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Torrid, e.g. : ZONE
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Wacky : ZANY
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Wellaway! : ALAS
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Conceptual being : ENS
66
Compass pt. : ESE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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