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New York Times, Monday, June 4, 1984

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,627
Across
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Wisdom tooth : MOLAR
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Dominating power : SWAY
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Sharp thrusts : JABS
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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Southernmost Great Lake : ERIE
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Stratford's river : AVON
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Set sights on : AIMAT
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Second word of many : DADA
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Worldwide relief org. : CARE
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Burlesque headliners : TOPBANANAS
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Cows, to Cowper : KINE
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Movie "King" : KONG
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"Father of the H-bomb" : TELLER
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Treat indulgently : PAMPER
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Kind of thread : LISLE
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Environmentalist's sci. : ECOL
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Homophone for scene : SEEN
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Adult insect : IMAGO
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Called loudly : SHOUTED
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Language textbook : GRAMMAR
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Periods in office : TERMS
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Leak out : OOZE
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French pastry : TARTE
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Showy decoration : TINSEL
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Not on board ship : ASHORE
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Tres ___ : BIEN
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Baba au ___ : RHUM
57
Like some diamonds : PEARSHAPED
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First word of many : MAMA
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One opposed : ANTI
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Overact : EMOTE
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Leave undone : OMIT
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Bad day for Caesar : IDES
68
Paperboy's tour : ROUTE
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Decorate anew : REDO
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Take part in : ENTER
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Water-filled trench : MOAT
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Home of Harding : OHIO
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Nightingale carried one : LAMP
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T. E. Lawrence follower : ARAB
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Shoot over : RETAKE
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Site of an 1870 French defeat : SEDAN
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Argue : WRANGLE
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Tragic Verdi heroine : AIDA
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Leavens : YEASTS
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"Missing" star : JACKLEMMON
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Be of use : AVAIL
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Carried : BORNE
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Scornful expression : SNEER
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Some Scandinavians : NORSE
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Nuisance : PEST
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Yearn for : ACHE
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An Alhambra builder : MOOR
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Salad ingredient : PLUMTOMATO
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"Picnic" author : INGE
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Assemble a final film print : EDIT
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Biblical prophet : AMOS
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Look with wonder : GAZE
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City in central U.S.S.R. : OREL
40
"A Life for the ___": Glinka : TSAR
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Scolds : RATES
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Lincoln-Douglas confrontations : DEBATES
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Put in working order : REPAIR
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Be intrinsic : INHERE
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Tank forces : ARMOR
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Disgrace : SHAME
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August forecast : HUMID
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South Bend footballers : IRISH
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Conductor Akira ___ : ENDO
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Egyptian deity : AMON
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Show sullenness : POUT
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Ending for room : ETTE
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Does, e.g. : DEER

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

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