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New York Times, Friday, June 15, 1984

50-Across : Nursery tumbler

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Kathryn Righter has 63 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,638
Across
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Swath : STRIP
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Agreements : PACTS
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More resolute : STOUTER
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Ancient Italian city of great luxury : SYBARIS
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Pottery casserole : TERRINE
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Assumption : PREMISE
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Hindu potentates : RANAS
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Tale twister : LIAR
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Type of bonnet : POKE
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Russian river : URAL
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Hellcat : WITCH
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Moved sideways, in football : SLID
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Prefix with iron or rib : MID
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Minotaur slayer : THESEUS
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Printer's units : ENS
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Author of "Brass" and "Bread" : NORRIS
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Virgules : SLANTS
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Possesses : HAS
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Corrida cheer : OLE
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Fowl groups : FLOCKS
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Postulates : AXIOMS
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Garland at Hilo : LEI
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Of a condition of imbalance : TETANIC
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Suffix denoting origin : OTE
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Crimean seaport : YALTA
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Ginger cookie : SNAP
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Russian city : OREL
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Nursery tumbler : JILL
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Bishop's headdress : MITRE
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Indian food similar to K-rations : PEMICAN
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Issue : EMANATE
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Branch of mechanics : STATICS
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Fails to keep a promise : RENEGES
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Move furtively : SNEAK
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Dragged : TOWED
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Chandler's substance : STEARIN
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Violent storm : TORNADO
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Bucolic : RURAL
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"___ my love": Romeo : ITIS
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Enclosure : PEN
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Gray cardinal of Arizona : PYRRHULOXIA
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Presidential nickname : ABE
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Bivouacs : CAMPS
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Type of verse : TRIOLET
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Certain finches : SISKINS
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Toy with a guitar : STRUM
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Depends : RELIES
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Areas : SPACES
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Future sprouts : SEEDS
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Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
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Canada jay : WHISKEYJACK
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Pamphlet : TRACT
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Pertaining to a Frankish group : SALIC
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Greek letter : RHO
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New: Prefix : NEO
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Animals used in hunting rabbits : FERRETS
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NFL position : LINEMAN
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Dyes : STAINS
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Horn : ANTLER
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Juxtaposition of pictorial material : MONTAGE
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Began : STARTED
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Picots : LOOPS
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Everything : ALL
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Foils' kin : EPEES
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Choice : ELITE
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Tendon : SINEW
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Skill, in Siena : MANO
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Spy agcy. : CIA
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Seaver, twice : MET

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

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