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New York Times, Wednesday, May 30, 1984

Author:
Richard N. Platt, Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Richard N. Platt, Jr. has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,622
Across
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Gil ___, Lesage hero : BLAS
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Reluctant : LOATH
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Part of h.c.l. : COST
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Alley Oop's beloved : OOLA
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Prefix for version : INTRO
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Type of mackerel : ATKA
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Noise at a parking lot : SLAM
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Big bone : FEMUR
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Muddy the waters : ROIL
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Cutty Sark, for one : CLIPPER
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Kind of galley : TRIREME
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A.E.S. was one under J.F.K. : AMB
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Rumanian dance : HORA
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Last performance : SWANSONG
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Kitchen utensils : RICERS
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Bad actors : HAMS
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Summer refreshers : ADES
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Macon's sister ship : AKRON
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Ice, for one : AGE
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Lincoln's Sec. of War : STANTON
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"Toujours ___," mehitabel's motto : GAI
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___ Vecchio, in Florence : PONTE
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Sporran's companion : KILT
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R.N.'s milieu : HOSP
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Wear well : ENDURE
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Destroyer's cousin : CORVETTE
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___ monster : GILA
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Feel poorly : AIL
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Sailing vessel : CATBOAT
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Like Coleridge's mariner : ANCIENT
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Manufactory : PLANT
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Ball of yarn : CLEW
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Punjab potentate : RANA
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___ Domingo : SANTO
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NW Italian commune : ASTI
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Speed unit at sea : KNOT
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Former Air Force general : ESTES
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Browning's "My ___ Duchess" : LAST
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Type of pear : BOSC
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Lounge : LOLL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Yangtze pliers : SAMPANS
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Hitchcock film: 1944 : LIFEBOAT
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Corker : ONER
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Unit of pressure: Abbr. : ATM
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Consequence's alternative : TRUTH
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Consternation : HORROR
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Galleon : CARRACK
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Sioux : OTOE
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Pass swiftly over : SKIM
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"Ship of Fools," e.g. : TALE
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British V.I.P.'s : PMS
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New Guinea, to an Indonesian : IRIAN
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Triangle or square : SHAPE
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___ train : WAGON
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Correct : AMEND
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Mont. neighbor : NDAK
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Of hereditary factors : GENIC
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Rye disease : ERGOT
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Criticize severely : ROAST
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Woodcock's relative : SNIPE
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Commune near Caen : STLO
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Chaplin was one : SERIO
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Italian town and cape : OTRANTOS
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Tower : TUGBOAT
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Spiral : HELICAL
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Pass : ELAPSE
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London's Old ___ : VIC
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Mighty Charles : ATLAS
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Bobber in a harbor : CORK
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"___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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"___-Bungay": H. G. Wells : TONO
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Bet : ANTE
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Lanchester : ELSA
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Trawler gear : NETS
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Ridicule : TWIT
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Tiny earthmover : ANT

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

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