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New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 1984

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,609

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Across
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Cavy's cousin : PACA
5
Turkic tribesman : TATAR
10
Rock's partner : ROLL
14
Island in the Pacific : ALOR
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Wide open : AGAPE
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Pair on an angelus : ALAE
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Sailors' backup org. : USNR
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Praying insect? : SUPPLICANT
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Outdistance : LOSE
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Ship's part : KEEL
22
Darnell or Ronstadt : LINDA
23
Puts to work : USES
25
Pietà, at times : ICON
27
Where Qormi is : MALTA
29
Collapsed : CAVEDIN
33
Suffix with critic : ASTER
34
Chaff : TEASE
36
March 15, in Milano : IDI
37
Sardine's cousin : SHAD
38
Wild goose : BRANT
39
Grieg's "___ Death" : ASES
40
J.F.K.: 1953–60 : SEN
41
A.L. batting champ: 1980 : BRETT
42
Type measures : PICAS
43
Board a Pullman : ENTRAIN
45
"Mighty Lak ____" : AROSE
46
Actor McCowen : ALEC
47
One of the Aesir : ULLR
48
Saw : ADAGE
51
Nobelist in Chemistry: 1944 : HAHN
54
Slayer of Castor : IDAS
57
Framed : RAILROADED
59
Dog in "Peter Pan" : NANA
60
Robert or Alan : ALDA
61
English spy : ANDRE
62
Danube feeder : ENNS
63
Legume : BEAN
64
Belle of the Wild West : STARR
65
Fr. holy women : STES
Down
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Preachers' patron : PAUL
2
Besides : ALSO
3
Advice-giving insect? : CONSULTANT
4
In check : ARRESTED
5
Assignments : TASKS
6
Fever : AGUE
7
Cassette input : TAPE
8
Job-seeking insect? : APPLICANT
9
Unit for an electrician : REL
10
"Phèdre" playwright : RACINE
11
Buck heroine : OLAN
12
Alight : LAND
13
"___ Smile Be Your Umbrella" : LETA
19
"___ a Parade" : ILOVE
24
This may be corny : EAR
26
Project : CAST
27
Billiard shot : MASSE
28
Pallid : ASHEN
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Quarreling insect? : DISCORDANT
31
Brain flashes : IDEAS
32
Scandinavian goblin : NISSE
34
Penetrating insect? : TRENCHANT
35
Corrode : EAT
38
Canapé spread : BRIE
39
O'Hare tenants : AIRLINES
41
Plantation employee : BALER
42
Chum : PAL
44
Type of overcoat : RAGLAN
47
Hardy's "___ the Greenwood Tree" : UNDER
48
Hussein is one : ARAB
49
Valley : DALE
50
Opera heroine : AIDA
52
Po tributary : ADDA
53
Mister, in Bonn : HERR
55
Mother of Mary : ANNE
56
Lip : SASS
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Int. group since 1948 : OAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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