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New York Times, Wednesday, May 2, 1984

Author:
Worthing
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Worthing has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,594
Across
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Eye amorously : OGLE
5
Mimics : APES
9
Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Alger's fiddler : PHIL
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Elegance : LUXE
16
Waits : BIDES
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Summer sights : TANS
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French cheese region : BRIE
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Conceptions : IDEAS
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Level of attention? : INTERESTRATE
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Small island : CAY
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Anger : IRE
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Flushing Meadow event : USOPEN
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Wager : BET
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Deface : MAR
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Prevaricate : LIE
33
Local tie? : MUNICIPALBOND
37
Liszt or Lehár : FRANZ
39
Simple sugar : OSE
40
Author Joyce : OATES
41
Home foundations? : HOUSINGSTARTS
44
Help : AID
45
Explorer Johnson : OSA
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Chem. insecticide : DDT
47
Rests : SLEEPS
50
Roman sun god : SOL
51
Faux ___ : PAS
54
Invoice for a set of valuables? : TREASURYBILL
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Straight: Comb. form : ORTHO
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Valley : GLEN
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What little G.W. could not tell : ALIE
63
Mediterranean tree : CAROB
64
Miner's bonanza : LODE
65
Harness : YOKE
66
"We hold ___ truths . . . " : THESE
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Ailing, perhaps : ABED
68
Let it stand : STET
Down
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Visual : OPTIC
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West African republic : GHANA
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Like the fuzz? : LINTY
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Great Italian architect: 15th century : ALBERTI
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Pucker : PURSE
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Door sign : EXIT
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Prophet : SEER
9
Some newspaper cols. : OBITS
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Word with tape or cassette : VIDEO
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Humorist George : ADE
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Afternoon event : TEA
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Curved letter : ESS
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"Last of the Romans": 1313–54 : RIENZI
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Light effect : AURA
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Machinations : PLOTS
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One, in Bonn : EINE
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Beatty and Buntline : NEDS
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Cookout items : BUNS
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Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
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Egyptian maternity goddess : APET
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Actress Adams : MAUDE
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Wheel parts : COGS
35
Imperious : LORDLY
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Cotton sheet : BATT
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Two orgs. involving homes : FHAS
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Provoke : ROIL
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Two-holed feature : NOSE
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Decorated : ADORNED
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Spirit of a people : ETHOS
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Investigate : PROBE
50
Soft leather : SUEDE
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TV film, sometimes : PILOT
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Similar : ALIKE
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Road hazard : SLEET
55
Hebrew acrostic : AGLA
56
Messy one : SLOB
57
Howls : BAYS
58
Fall mo. : OCT
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Cheer : RAH
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Three, to Teobaldo : TRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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