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NUPTIALS

New York Times, Sunday, June 3, 1984

Author:
Barbara Lunder Gillis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 93, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Barbara Lunder Gillis has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,626
Across
1
Casino game : FARO
5
Information : DATA
9
Clergyman : ABBE
13
Dalai ___ : LAMA
17
Meshed native : IRANI
19
Organic compound : AMIDE
21
Valley : GLEN
22
Wild goat : IBEX
23
Painting on plaster : SECCO
24
Happy days : HONEYMOONS
26
Compartment : CELL
27
Stage dance : CAKEWALK
29
About three nautical miles : LEAGUE
30
Davis or Midler : BETTE
31
African republic : MALI
32
Language of Buddhism : PALI
33
Harsh : STERN
35
___ Jima : IWO
37
A memorable Bugs : BAER
39
Best seller by Jean Stein : EDIE
41
Piston-packing ring : GASKET
45
Humdinger : ONER
46
Marked, as a manuscript : STETTED
48
New York's geographical hub : ONEIDA
49
Least rubicund : PALEST
52
Heine's sigh : ACH
53
Approaches : NEARS
56
Greek letters : PSIS
57
Ga. capital : ATL
58
Russ Westover's heroine : TILLIE
60
Feat for Pete Peeters : SAVE
61
Mil. vessels : LSTS
62
Valises : LUGGAGE
64
Merganser : SMEW
66
Palindrome part : IMADAM
69
Waugh work : BRIDESHEADREVISITED
73
Too : OVERLY
74
Subsequently : THEN
75
One way or another : SOMEHOW
77
Lily plant : ALOE
79
"Beowolf" is one : EPIC
81
Francis from Boston : ARLENE
83
Period : AGE
84
Cook book : COMA
85
He painted "Christina's World" : WYETH
86
Bauble : TOY
87
Lively wit : ESPRIT
89
Soprano : TREBLE
91
Greek vase : AMPHORA
94
Epinicia : ODES
95
Enclosed, as a pool : INDOOR
96
Wings for Amor : ALAE
97
Like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar : TALL
99
Scheldt feeder : LYS
100
Absolute : UTTER
102
Keystone ___ : KOPS
104
City near Phoenix : MESA
106
Arabic dialect : IRAQI
109
Eyeball covering : SCLERA
111
Pampers : CATERSTO
115
Carte before the course : MENU
116
December 31 activity : USHERINGIN
118
Mosaicist : TILER
119
Window section : PANE
120
Snead's needs : TEES
121
City in Turkey : ADANA
122
Mothball : STORE
123
Lover's quarrel : SPAT
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At loose ___ : ENDS
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Actor Clunes : ALEC
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Desires : YENS
Down
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Exchequer : FISC
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___ code : AREA
3
Draw off wine : RACK
4
"___ unto the breach" : ONCEMORE
5
Showy flowers : DAHLIAS
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One way not to run : AMOK
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U.S. import : TIN
8
Daughter of William the Conqueror : ADELA
9
Eager : AGOG
10
Part of an ensemble : BLOUSE
11
Pulitzer Prize poet: 1929 : BENET
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Annapolis grad. : ENS
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Car necessity : LICENSEPLATE
14
Incite : ABET
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Thaw : MELT
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Mandrel : AXLE
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Waterloo is here : IOWA
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Grommet : EYELET
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Perennial herb : MAIDENSWREATH
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Relative of a dalmatic : ALB
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Cereal : BRAN
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Exact : PRECISE
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Psyche components : EGOS
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"Three men ___" : INATUB
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Neat and clean : WELLGROOMED
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Lat. phrase : ETAL
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Prelude to an invention : IDEA
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Some of Nelson's last words : KISSMEHARDY
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Emulate Harold Ross : EDIT
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Soviet wire service : TASS
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Oculus mundi : OPAL
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Wilder subject : THEMATCHMAKER
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Geological time period : STADE
51
Blake beast : TIGER
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Release via a deed : REMISE
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Actress ___-Anne Down : LESLEY
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Pay a compliment : GIVEABOUQUET
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Old English letter : EDH
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Unanimously : ASONE
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Annual marchers : DIMES
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Issue a sensational promo : HYPE
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Establishes : ENROOTS
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Strays : DOGIES
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Opponents of the 18th Amendment : WETS
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Heading on a playbill : ACTI
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Forsaken : LORN
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Romance lang. : ITAL
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Northern constellation : LYRA
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"Bird thou never ___": Shelley : WERT
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Trend in a specific direction : POLARITY
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Louis Marie Julien Viaud : LOTI
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Bradley U. site : PEORIA
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Annual source of information : ALMANAC
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Curved : ARCHED
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Permit : LET
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Zoo attraction : PANDA
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Congeals : SETS
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Evil spirits : IMPS
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Harvest : REAP
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Soprano Moffo : ANNA
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Excluding : LESS
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Motion picture : CINE
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Darr : TERN
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Pyrite and galena : ORES
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Shoshone : UTE
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"Sleepy-time ___" : GAL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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