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New York Times, Tuesday, May 15, 1984

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,607
Across
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Geometric figure : PRISM
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Gallic "Thumbs down!" : ABAS
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Foxboro team, for short : PATS
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Game of chance : LOTTO
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Existed : WERE
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Smooth out : IRON
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Moslem nobleman : AMEER
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Shortly : ANON
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Much of Mongolia : GOBI
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To gain time, delayed deciding : TEMPORIZED
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Vent : EMIT
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Egyptian king : SETI
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Corvettes' targets : UBOATS
26
Lofted a golf ball : BAFFED
30
___ the bud : NIPIN
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Dugout : ABRI
33
Imitated : APED
35
Gunwale pin : THOLE
39
Mother-of-pearl source : ABALONE
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Occurring in the usual place : ENTOPIC
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Admit : LETIN
44
Bones : OSSA
46
Succulent : LUSH
47
Mennonite center in Ind. : BERNE
49
Quickly : PRESTO
51
Spurn : REFUSE
54
Struggle with successfully : COPE
56
Diamonds in Pedro's deck : OROS
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Waste time by delay : DILLYDALLY
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Harbor : PORT
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Debauchee : ROUE
65
Montana Indians : CREES
66
Border : EDGE
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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By ___ (narrowly) : ANOSE
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Forest denizen : DEER
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Commands to a horse : GEES
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Confusing problem : POSER
Down
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Map for Koch : PLAT
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Where Sinclair Lewis died : ROME
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Factor : ITEM
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Rank : STEP
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Surly; sullen : MOROSE
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Look for : AWAIT
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Dry-cleaning mixture : BENZINE
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Indonesian islands : AROE
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Put in the pen : SENDUP
10
Delay indefinitely : PIGEONHOLE
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Perfume : AROMA
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Book of the Apocrypha : TOBIT
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Irritated states : SNITS
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Fortification : REDAN
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Cable-securing deck post : BITT
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Jezebel's deity : BAAL
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French clergyman : ABBE
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U.C.L.A. housing : FRAT
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Delay legislation : FILIBUSTER
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May 15, e.g. : IDES
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Mexican laborer : PEON
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Musical work : OPUS
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Catalogue : LIST
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Pair in eleven : ONES
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Serving dish : NAPPY
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Shut off from view : SECLUDE
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A provocation : REDRAG
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Porter : REDCAP
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Tied : ROPED
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Wear away : ERODE
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Blacksmith's workshop : FORGE
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Spreads : OLEOS
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A daughter of Eurytus : IOLE
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Famed cartoonist : ARNO
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July 23-Aug. 22 babies : LEOS
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___-majesté : LESE
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Belgian canal connector : YSER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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