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New York Times, Saturday, July 7, 1984

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 5, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,660
Across
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Part of Dobbin's foot : PASTERN
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Tampa Bay Rowdies' game : SOCCER
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Unconfined : ATLARGE
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American landscape painter : LAFARGE
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Canine woes : THEBITESOFFLEAS
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Seine sights : ILES
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Hawks' antitheses : DOVES
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Yale or Whitney : ELI
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Fiber cluster : NEP
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Coe or Ovett : MILER
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Barbecue item : SPIT
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Philippine native : ATI
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Distinction : HONOR
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Ill will : SPITE
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Ham's activity : SENDING
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Made smooth and lustrous : SATINED
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Present : GIVE
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Protracted : LONG
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Mail boats : PACKETS
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Piled up : AMASSED
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Afterward, at Monte Carlo : APRES
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Fold : PLEAT
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Gibbon : LAR
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Dutch painter of "The Quack" : LAAR
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Aviates : SOARS
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Enzyme : ASE
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Outside: Comb. form : ECT
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Famed bag man : SANTA
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Monkshood : ATIS
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Nectar search : THEFLIGHTOFBEES
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Portico : TERRACE
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Underwrite : ENDORSE
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Lamb products : ESSAYS
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Removes iron oxide : DERUSTS
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Metallic films : PATINAS
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Olympian : ATHLETE
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Dormant volcanoes : SLEEPINGCRATERS
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Identifies : TABS
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Assam silkworm : ERI
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Col.'s command : RGT
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In want : NEEDING
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Morley of "60 Minutes" : SAFER
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Switch positions : OFFS
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Golfer Peete : CAL
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Crawling critics : CREEPINGSLATERS
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Part of the French motto : EGALITE
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Moved a house : RESITED
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Romeo and Juliet : LOVERS
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Alone : SOLO
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French impressionist : MONET
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Gyrates : SPINS
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Uredo : HIVES
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A weasel : STOAT
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Levee worker : DIKER
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Egyptian geishas : ALMAS
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Board for Benton : PALETTE
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Parisian gangsters : APACHES
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Item to throw in : SPONGE
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Made effervescent : AERATED
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Most facile : EASIEST
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Clothes : DRESSES
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Wooden strip : LATH
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Levantine ketches : SAICS
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Do in : SLAY
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___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Monk's title : FRA
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"Paris ___," Brady book : ONE
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Drive in N.Y.C. : FDR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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