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New York Times, Saturday, July 21, 1984

Author:
Hickmott
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Across
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Mythological shield : AEGIS
6
"___ the word!" : MUMS
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Tipster : TOUT
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Persian : IRANI
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"___ True What They Say . . . ?" : ISIT
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Nimbus : AURA
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U.S. artist-inventor : MORSE
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Arms factory? : SPEARMINT
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Computer language? : ADDERSTONGUE
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" . . . like a ___ in the sky": Carroll : TEATRAY
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Brazilian dance : SAMBA
27
Weller or Gamgee : SAM
28
Sad Big Ben? : BLUEBELL
31
Keeve : TUB
34
Two-toed sloths : UNAUS
36
Secular : LAIC
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"To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
39
Gamut : RANGE
40
Sicilian hot spot : ETNA
41
Actress Kirk : LISA
42
Assisted : AIDED
43
Complement to yang : YIN
44
Siamese followers? : CATTAILS
46
Loc. or op. follower : CIT
49
Diaphanous : SHEER
50
Gear for Steichen and Arbus : CAMERAS
54
Yankee bull pen? : PITCHERPLANT
58
Circulatory system? : BLOODROOT
61
Straighten : ALINE
62
Sesame and peanut extractions : OILS
63
Cassowary's cousin : EMEU
64
Scatter again : RESOW
65
Harvard undergrounder? : BEET
66
Rages : FADS
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They beat deuces : TREYS
Down
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Point toward : AIMAT
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Wear away : ERODE
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Lake in Italy : GARDA
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Gores : INSETS
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Madre or Nevada : SIERRA
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Indistinct : MISTY
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Zip-py org. : USPO
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Bearing : MIEN
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Male caribou : STAG
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Docile : TAMEABLE
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Gallic affirmative : OUI
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Samovar : URN
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Make lace : TAT
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Stratagem : RUSE
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Japanese warrior : SAMURAI
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Thought-provoking : MEATY
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Crêpes from Natasha's kitchen : BLINI
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Noted N.A. highway : ALCAN
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Troops : BANDS
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Racing sled : LUGE
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Item seen in lots of lots : USEDCAR
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Soapstones : TALCS
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Fictional Heep : URIAH
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Thrash : BASTE
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Brad or spad : NAIL
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Fence fixture : GATEPOST
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Lifeless : ARID
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Reveal : IMPART
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Job O. Henry had : TELLER
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Whale of a constellation? : CETUS
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___ Cain : RAISE
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Vex : ANNOY
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Goulash and ragout : STEWS
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Not kosher : TREF
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Robin Cook novel : COMA
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Cultivated : HOED
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His mom gave us Hope : BOB
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Prevaricate : LIE
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Violinist Bull : OLE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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