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New York Times, Wednesday, May 23, 1984

Author:
Bamby
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J W }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Across
1
Tennis and overhand stroke : SMASH
6
First to strike Caesar : CASCA
11
Lace mats : DOILIES
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Dances at the Folies Bergère : CANCANS
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"Old Lace" accompaniment : ARSENIC
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Cádiz noblewoman : HIDALGA
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Dowries : DOTS
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Massenet opera : LECID
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Sutter's place : MILL
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Part of Cio-Cio-San's attire : OBI
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___ de guerre : NOM
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Action at Santa Anita : BET
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Squealed : SANG
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Dromedary : CAMEL
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Queen beheaded by Q.E. I : MARY
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Author Marsh : NGAIO
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Faces boldly, with "out" : BRAZENS
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Energy, to Einstein : MCSQUARED
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Moving force : IMPETUS
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Massage : KNEAD
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Surfeits : SATES
43
Ferry terminus : SLIP
45
Rimsky-Korsakov's "Le Coq ___" : DOR
46
A.L.'s Red or White ___ : SOX
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Wheat, in France : BLE
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Not give ___ : ARAP
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Westcott's "David ___" : HARUM
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What hurdlers do : LEAP
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Torero's aide : PICADOR
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Shore leave : LIBERTY
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Vote counters : TELLERS
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Casualty sortings : TRIAGES
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Brown pigment : SEPIA
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Witch of ___ : ENDOR
Down
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Japanese abacus : SOROBAN
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Barely drizzling : MISTING
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Pub offerings : ALES
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Transgress : SIN
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"Sieg ___" : HEIL
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Moslem judge : CAID
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Ampersand : AND
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Confidence game : SCAM
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Prospero's slave : CALIBAN
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Fishermen : ANGLERS
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Sets into grooves : DADOS
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"Tosca" part : SCENA
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Monster : CHIMERA
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Witty and racy : SALTY
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Jet-engine chamber : COMBUSTOR
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Kin of bumbershoots : GAMPS
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Outlays : COSTS
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Songbirds : LARKS
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Ancient lawmakers : MEDES
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A dessert : ICE
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Type of Buddhism : ZEN
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Starlike, celestial objects : QUASARS
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What Liberace tickles : IVORIES
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Kind of play : MIRACLE
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Italian inn : ALBERGO
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Expander : DILATER
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Fit : ADAPT
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Rejoice : EXULT
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English diarist : PEPYS
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Insect part : PALP
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Haifa dance : HORA
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Embog : MIRE
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Plumbum : LEAD
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"Agnus ___" : DEI
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"___ ein Berliner": J.F.K. : BIN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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