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NURSERY PERFORMERS

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 1984

Author:
Ernst T. Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 536 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid is asymmetric.
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,619
Across
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Rips or rips along : TEARS
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Repetition : ROTE
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Quickly : APACE
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Melville opus : OMOO
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Apportion : ALLOT
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Equal, to Henri : EGAL
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Saw of a sawfish : SERRA
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COW : MOONJUMPER
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HORNER : PLUMPULLER
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Records of sorts : TAPES
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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If not : UNLESS
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But : HOWEVER
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Disdainful smile : SNEER
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Passionate : ARDENT
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Sports locales : ARENAS
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Thesaurus man : ROGET
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Black-ink item : ASSET
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City on the Aire : LEEDS
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HUBBARD : BONEFETCHER
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Sounds of laughter : HAS
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Nomologists' forte : LAWS
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Its capital is Denpasar : BALI
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War god : ARES
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An NCO : CORP
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Epinicion : ODE
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JACK : HILLCLIMBER
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Tosca's lover : MARIO
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Runs away, à la Jessica : ELOPES
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Milers' milieus : OVALS
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Transgressor : SINNER
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Denounced : ACCUSED
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Ray ___, country singer : PRICE
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Valid : TENABLE
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Victimized by a scam : BURNED
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"When you ___ tulip . . . " : WOREA
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She wrote "Black Beauty" : SEWELL
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High-ranked netman : ARIAS
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OLD WOMAN : SHOEDWELLER
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Where R.N.'s sometimes work : ORS
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Haruspex : SEER
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Helot's lot : TOIL
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Head start : LEAD
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Exchange : SWAP
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Go astray : ERR
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KNAVE OF HEARTS : TARTSTEALER
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Crater explored by Apollo 17 : STENO
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Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
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Own : ADMIT
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Music-shop offering : STEREO
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Maori people : ARAWAS
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Former Indian currency : ANNAS
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Make rougher : COARSEN
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Sparing : FRUGAL
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Baclanova and Korbut : OLGAS
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Navigator's need : CHART
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FINE LADY : RINGWEARER
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BO-PEEP : SHEEPLOSER
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Whence Caesar embarked : OSTIA
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Singer Cantrell : LANA
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Facility : EASE
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A Forsyte : IRENE
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Unpleasantly difficult : MESSY
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Former French prime minister : BLUM
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Vargueno, e.g. : DESK
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River of Kenya : TSAVO
Down
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Pig stealer : TOM
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Latin I verb : AMO
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Looby-___, children's game : LOO
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Vies : CONTENDS
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Mole grays : TAUPES
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Gantry : ELMER
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Eiger and Jungfrau : ALPS
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Kind of deer : ROE
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Curtis of the P.G.A. : STRANGE
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Surfeited : REPLETE
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He eyes with sighs : OGLER
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Greek crosses : TAUS
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"Spoon River" poet's monogram : ELM
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Into parts : ASUNDER
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BB, for one : PELLET
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Author of "The Green Hat" : ARLEN
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Pinnacle : CREST
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Nubbins : EARS
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Certain domestic fowls : JAVAS
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Puckers : PURSES
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Reduce a sail : REEF
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Call of greeting : HALLO
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Mt. Ida maiden : OREAD
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ONE LITTLE PIG : WEEWEECRIER
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
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Brötchen, etc. : ROLLS
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Sight at Tara : ACRES
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Bundled hay : BALED
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Postpone : TABLE
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THE COCK ON THE WOODPILE and LITTLE BOY BLUE : HORNBLOWERS
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Afro-Asian gazelle : ARIEL
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Fern's reproducer : SPORE
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Man, for one : BIPED
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Waterway : CANAL
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They go to blazes : HOSES
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Greenstreet associate : LORRE
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Like some college walls : IVIED
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Large parrot : MACAW
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U.M.W. member : MINER
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Kind of eclipse : LUNAR
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Stitched : SEWED
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Demean : ABASE
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Shaman, at times : CURER
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Suburban status symbols : POOLS
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Of bodily tissue : TELAR
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Tittles : WHITS
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Driving hazard : SLEET
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Tender spots : SORES
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N.Y. island : ELLIS
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Indian princess : RANEE
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Dish's companion in flight : SPOON
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Mexican dish : TAMALE
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Snorers' acts : STERTORS
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Kind of traffic zone : TOWAWAY
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Chinese puzzle : TANGRAM
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Mrs. Stengel : EDNA
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Piled up : AMASSED
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Like a cloudless night : STARLIT
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Scottish pudding : HAGGIS
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Product of saponification : SOAP
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Rebel : ARISE
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Shrimps : RUNTS
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Jewish prayer : ALENU
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Brass : CHEEK
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Out of : FROM
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Viva-voce : ORAL
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Tax, Irish style : CESS
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Rochet's kin : ALB
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"Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
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Beaufort or Weddell : SEA
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Place for stps. : ENV
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Essex contemporary : REO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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