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New York Times, Tuesday, July 17, 1984

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,670
Across
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Eatery : CAFE
5
Identical : SAME
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Utter : SPEAK
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Body of knowledge : LORE
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Soho buggy : PRAM
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Terra follower : COTTA
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Seed coat : ARIL
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Roomy vessels : ARKS
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Stage extension : APRON
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"___ Not Unusual," Tom Jones hit : ITS
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Lake west of Shanghai : TAI
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Current unit : AMPERE
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Command to shake a leg : MAKEITSNAPPY
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Bee: Comb. form : API
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U.K. time : GMT
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Mar. follower : APR
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Mulish : OBSTINATE
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Crucifix inscription : INRI
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Accepting with good humor : MAKINGTHEBESTOF
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"The fat ___ the fire" : ISIN
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Trapeze whiz : AERIALIST
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Half a score : TEN
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European salamander : OLM
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Refrain bit : TRA
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Succeed : MAKEONESMARK
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Dailies : PAPERS
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Use a darning egg : SEW
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Bon ___ (stylishness) : TON
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Antelope : ELAND
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Scissors case : ETUI
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Yours, to Yves : ATOI
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Show joy : SMILE
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Ragged : TORN
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Large fishhook : GAFF
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Falcon feature : TALON
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In ___ (distracted) : AFOG
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Goidelic language : ERSE
Down
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Allege : CLAIM
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Ventricle outlet : AORTA
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Gambol : FRISK
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Teleost fish : EEL
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Having a tiff : SPATTING
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Gobelin, e.g. : ARRAS
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Exploiting : MAKINGTHEMOSTOF
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Picas : EMS
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Little devil : SCAMP
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Opium source : POPPY
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Balzac's "to be" : ETRE
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Ending for comment : ATOR
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Batman's creator : KANE
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Fitting : APT
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Pucker, in sailmaking : EATIN
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Szechwan city : IPIN
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Meccan mogul : AMEER
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Prefix with freeze : ANTI
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Virtuosi : PROS
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Rock fissure : RIFT
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Leave out : OMIT
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Diamond item : BASE
34
Pelt : SKIN
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Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
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Moslem religion : ISLAM
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Kind of dental X-ray : BITEWING
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Rabbit ___ (TV antennae) : EARS
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Approves : OKS
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___ Park, Edison's workplace : MENLO
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"As You Like It" site : ARDEN
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Nerve: Prefix : NEURO
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Rose extract : ATTAR
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Santa's "runways" : ROOFS
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Bowie ___ : KNIFE
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Gnat, e.g. : PEST
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Diva Gluck : ALMA
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Sandbox toy : PAIL
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Tea anagram : ETA
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Mature : AGE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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