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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Friday, July 13, 1984

64-Across : Uncommon dice throws

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,666
Across
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Eureka! : AHA
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Hallucinatory drug, for short : LSD
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Camel relative : LLAMA
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Ribbed : COSTATE
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World Series winners: 1983 : ORIOLES
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Quieting : HUSHING
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Snakeroot : BUGBANE
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Come up : SUBVENE
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Mitigates : EASES
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Zetterling : MAI
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Ford lemon : EDSEL
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Cinematic takes : SHOTS
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Early English money : ORA
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"___ a Shoo In," 1961 song : IWAS
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Mao's successor : HUA
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Phoenix court team : SUNS
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Horne : LENA
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Tie up the turkey : TRUSS
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Shoshones : UTES
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"Dear ___" : ABBY
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Czech actor Herbert : LOM
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Hebrew letter : KAPH
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Double this for a Kenyan revolutionist : MAU
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Broadway flops : BOMBS
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Alluvial deposit : GEEST
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Dickinson from Kulm, N. D. : ANGIE
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Razorbill : AUK
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Wall hanging : ARRAS
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Some Yanquis : GRINGOS
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Concerning : INRE
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Hobgoblin : BUGABOO
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Tightrope walker : ACROBAT
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Uncommon dice throws : ELEVENS
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Whacks : LARRUPS
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Dissuade : DETER
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Soon-to-be alums. : SRS
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Command to Dobbin : GEE
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Ancient Greek region : ACHAEA
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French breed of fowl : HOUDAN
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Predacious insect : ASSASSINBUG
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Deps. : STNS
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Frees from chicle : DEGUMS
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Swiss units for watches : LIGNES
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Like some leaves : LOBED
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Tubbed trio : MEN
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Kind of bulb : THREEWAY
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Clear : OBVIOUS
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"Nought shall make us ___": Shak. : RUE
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Scrooge utterance : BAHHUMBUG
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___ Marshall, military analyst : SLA
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Ukrainian river : SOUTHERNBUG
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Former lightweight champ : ERNE
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Girl : LASS
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Tough job : TASK
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Norman town : STLO
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Mother ___ : SUPERIOR
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Dalai ___ : LAMA
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Israeli statesman : EBAN
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Cato and Nero, to Pablo : ROMANOS
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Begum's spouse : AGA
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N. African Moslem : BERBER
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Toasts : SKOALS
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Mexican's woolen blanket : SARAPE
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Poisonous fly : TSETSE
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"___ at the office" : IGAVE
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Plato dialogue : ION
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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River bottom : BED
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Caucho : ULE
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Tennis feat : GET
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B.&O. et al. : RRS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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