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New York Times, Thursday, July 5, 1984

Author:
Charlotte Shore
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Charlotte Shore has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,658
Across
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Chooses : OPTS
5
Nine-banded armadillo : PEBA
9
Distort : SLANT
14
Kingly proclamation : FIAT
15
Tomahawks : AXES
16
Coin in Praha : HALER
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Drafty spot : FLUE
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E.r.a., e.g. : STAT
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Spanish explorer: 16th century : ONATE
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Descartes was one : EPISTEMOLOGIST
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"Gabrielle with Jewelry" painter : RENOIR
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By ___ (mechanically) : ROTE
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Peripatetic sleeper : SOMNAMBULIST
30
Kin of zap and bam : POW
33
Red Wings or Black Hawks : TEAM
34
Watery sound : SPLOSH
35
Mine entrance : ADIT
37
Women's ___ : LIB
39
Most western Aleutian island : ATTU
40
Fill the musket again : RELOAD
43
"I ___ Kick Out of You" : GETA
46
Onager : ASS
47
Redford, in "Three Days of the Condor" : CRYPTOLOGIST
50
Blackthorn's fruit : SLOE
51
Foe of the Sioux : OMAHAS
54
Carnegie or Nobel : PHILANTHROPIST
58
Terence's tongue : LATIN
59
Kind : SORT
60
Common Latin abbr. : ETAL
62
Vote in : ELECT
63
Listless: Slang : BLAH
64
Clinging plant : VINE
65
Bewildered : ATSEA
66
Adjective for a cinch : EASY
67
Hence : ERGO
Down
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Away : OFF
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Warehouse employee : PILER
3
Brownish gray : TAUPE
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Mugs : STEINS
5
Recreation : PASTIME
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Outer : EXTERNAL
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On the ___ (functioning well) : BEAM
8
"Any port in ___" : ASTORM
9
Sprout : SHOOTUP
10
Actor Frank from Bayonne : LANGELLA
11
Soviet mountain range : ALAI
12
Clears : NETS
13
Shipping discount : TRET
21
Chimney sweep's bane : SOOT
22
Strokes at Wimbledon : LOBS
26
Buddy, in Bilbao : AMIGO
27
After theta : IOTA
28
Concordes : SSTS
29
So : THUS
30
Shady square, in Paris : PARC
31
German-Polish river : ODER
32
Clever : WILY
36
Layer of ore : TOPSLICE
38
Mild oaths in Sligo : BEGORRAS
41
Home of the Braves : ATLANTA
42
River of Strathclyde : DOON
44
Spiky grass : TIMOTHY
45
Hurry-up req. : ASAP
48
Doesn't disturb : LETSBE
49
Emulate Fagin : THIEVE
52
Up and about : ASTIR
53
Squeaky-voiced comedian Arnold : STANG
54
Entreaty : PLEA
55
Stop short : HALT
56
Followers: Suffix : ITES
57
Raúl's greeting : HOLA
61
August sign : LEO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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