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New York Times, Thursday, June 28, 1984

Author:
Lois Hillis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Lois Hillis has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,651
Across
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Bridge honor cards : KINGS
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Early Irish alphabet : OGUM
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Nichols hero : ABIE
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180-mile French river : ISERE
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___ avis : RARA
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Shoot dice : ROLL
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Overindulge : SPOIL
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Party conversation : SMALLTALK
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Branch of grammar : SYNTAX
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Secures the aid of : ENLISTS
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Coarse cloth for bags : HESSIAN
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Dross : SCUM
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Lacking face value : NOPAR
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Actor Kaplan : GABE
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Captain Corcoran's ship : PINAFORE
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Comedienne from Lima, Ohio : DILLER
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Heath : ERICA
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Kind of dance : TOE
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Mikado's court : DAIRI
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Game of cards for two : ECARTE
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Geological epoch : PLIOCENE
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Moro chief : DATO
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Cheerleader's repertory : YELLS
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Vane readings : ENES
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Distributes the cards again : REDEALS
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Foulard fastener : TIECLIP
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"I have found (it)!" : EUREKA
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Arrival-departure sheet : TIMETABLE
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Joined with another : SIDED
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Russian sea : ARAL
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12 or 13 bridge tricks : SLAM
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Reject as false : DENY
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Homophone for haze : HEYS
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Poles on Yankees' wagons : NEAPS
Down
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A carom in billiards : KISS
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Culp-Cosby TV series : ISPY
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Sign on the Strip : NEON
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Stamina : GRIT
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Psalms word : SELAH
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Certain conjunctions : ORS
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Best seller in 1964 : GAMESPEOPLEPLAY
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Muse of astronomy : URANIA
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Game bird : MALLARD
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Liberal ___ : ARTS
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Gravy vessel : BOAT
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Mooselike deer : ELK
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Author Yutang : LIN
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Foreign: Comb. form : XENO
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Put things in order : SORT
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Sprinter's forte : SPEED
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About : CIRCA
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Eastern Church Catholic : UNIAT
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Large: Comb. form : MACRO
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Frozen dessert : GLACE
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Peregrine : ALIEN
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He wrote 7 Down : BERNE
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The "Long Tails" : ERIES
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Bane of dieters : FAT
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Wedding words : IDO
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Songstress Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Mascara recipient : EYELASH
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Bit of land : ISLE
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Fit for consumption : EDIBLE
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New G.I. : RCT
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Anthony on a quarter : SUSAN
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Become weary : TIRE
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Like a conger : EELY
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Carnival fun : RIDE
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Sturluson's Younger or Prose : EDDA
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Iodine source : KELP
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Drinks that sound helpful : ADES
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Wee one : TAD
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Foursome in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : EMS

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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