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New York Times, Wednesday, June 20, 1984

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { H J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,643
Across
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Prove : TEST
5
Chevet : APSE
9
Atlas amplification : INSET
14
Event for Edwin Moses : RACE
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Indefinite years : EONS
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Peteman's material : NITRO
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Press : IRON
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Inlets : RIAS
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Fragment : SCRAP
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River duck : BLUEWINGEDTEAL
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True copy : ESTREAT
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A side of the Big Apple : EAST
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Indisposed : ILL
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Flaps : FLUTTERS
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Design : DRAFT
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Candied, as fruit : GLACE
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Obtain : GET
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Finnish poem : RUNE
36
Find fault : BLAME
37
Collier's milieu : MINE
38
Lyric poem : ODE
39
Dowdy woman : FRUMP
40
Shakespeare contemporary : BACON
41
Embezzle : PECULATE
43
Eastern Church chalice veil : AER
44
Haul : DRAW
45
Relative of a tummy ache : ILEITIS
49
Large American thrush : ROBINREDBREAST
52
Elemental substance : METAL
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Border: Her. : ORLE
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Eden's ___ of life : TREE
55
Empty : INANE
56
Feretory : BIER
57
Pulled apart : TORE
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Took out : DELED
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Spanish muralist : SERT
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Egyptian sun god : ATEN
Down
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Social group : TRIBE
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Noblemen : EARLS
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Kit Carson was one : SCOUT
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Largest of the Canary Islands : TENERIFE
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Antenna : AERIAL
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Sharp end : POINT
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Knot : SNAG
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Preside at an inauguration : INSTATE
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Most precise : NICEST
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Part of SAC : STRATEGIC
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Pertaining to an age : ERAL
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Acme : TOP
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Strip of shoe leather : WELT
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Dice cast called "snake eyes" : DEUCE
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Blaze : FLAME
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Illuminant : LAMP
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City that's a oner on reflection : RENO
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Goldwyn protégée : STEN
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Let fall : DROP
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Boorish : RUDE
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Pertaining to a short account : ANECDOTAL
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Surfeit : GLUT
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Muscular strength : BRAWN
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"Naughty ___" : MARIETTA
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Threshed or thrashed : FLAILED
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Vassar product : BEER
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Suave : URBANE
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Victoria's consort : ALBERT
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Empty railroad car : IDLER
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Card for a Cassandra : TAROT
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River in France : ISERE
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Descartes : RENE
50
Rifles : ROBS
51
Fourth of HOMES : ERIE
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Prefix with day or night : MID

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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