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DOUBLE TALK

New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 1984

Author:
Barry L. Cohen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 660 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Barry L. Cohen has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,661
Across
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Be informed : HEAR
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Delta material : SILT
9
Preminger film: 1944 : LAURA
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Memorable chanteuse : PIAF
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"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
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Winter wear : SCARF
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Indian state : ASSAM
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Fish : ANGLE
25
Cover cabaret show : REVIEWREVUE
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Remained sober : STAYEDSTAID
29
Ristorante dish : SCAMPI
30
Perish : DECEASE
32
" . . . like the ___ of many waters": Isa. 17:13 : RUSHING
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Notorious marquis : SADE
35
Beatty film : REDS
36
Archeologist's find : RELIC
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Heraldry term : ENTE
40
Moslem official : AGA
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Kansas city : IOLA
45
Protection against flying sauce : BIB
47
Tumbler prettifiers : DECALS
49
Strange street sale : BIZARREBAZAAR
53
Cetacean lament : WHALEWAIL
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Creator of Oz : BAUM
58
Affected with frenzy : MANIC
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Bradley and Khayyám : OMARS
61
He hatched a Robin : MILNE
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Completely absorbed : ENRAPT
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Oil or water follower : TANK
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Rocky hills : TORS
67
Street urchins : GAMINS
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Solid: Comb. form : STEREO
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R.N.'s specialty : TLC
70
Did a blacksmith's work : SHOD
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Big London landmark : BEN
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Writer Hentoff : NAT
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Bird in a Kesey title : CUCKOO
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Diocesan centers : SEES
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Hash-house sign : EATS
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Summer on the Somme : ETE
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Obi : SASH
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Tiny trick : SLIGHTSLEIGHT
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Fritzlar's river : EDER
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It's longer than life : ART
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Opera-house level : TIER
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Mare's morsels : OATS
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Most resentful : SOREST
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Prefix with lithic : NEO
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Donkey, in Dunkerque : ANE
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Major-___ : DOMO
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Fortune : LOT
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Wealth : RICHES
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Israeli actor and family : TOPOLS
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Noted German musicologist : KAPP
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Far Eastern desert : GOBI
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Diagram or plan : SCHEMA
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Animated : ALIVE
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Like a sophist's arguments : FALSE
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Humble : ABASE
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Big bird : EMEU
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Trawler's sensible item : SANESEINE
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Give up goodies : DESERTDESSERT
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Milk curdler : RENNIN
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Town in Ontario : EMO
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Teasdale : SARA
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American humorist : NYE
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Last of a Latin trio : AMAT
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Ringworm : TINEA
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Winged : ALAR
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Compatriot of Dali : MIRO
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Unoriginal people : COPIERS
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Prison pattern : STRIPES
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Hold together : COHERE
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Mr. Ed with laryngitis : HOARSEHORSE
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Nocturnal cavalier : NIGHTKNIGHT
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Certain Iroquoians : ERIES
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Spa at Lake Geneva : EVIAN
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Baseball's Del : ENNIS
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Raw; unseasoned : GREEN
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Apart from that : ELSE
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Tasty : SAPID
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"___ are the days . . . " : GONE
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Space : AREA
Down
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Towel word : HERS
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Power-station prod. : ELEC
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Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
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City ENE of Paris : REIMS
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Ukr., e.g. : SSR
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Readied champagne : ICED
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Four-time Wimbledon winner : LAVER
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Brief quiet on the front : TRUCE
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Lauder girl : LASS
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China or golden ___ : ASTER
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Dos Passos trilogy : USA
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Stingaree : RAY
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___ Cup, in yachting : AMERICAS
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Montana maneuver : PASS
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Socially active : INTHESWIM
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Moreover : AGAIN
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Spark starter : FLINT
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Grease monkey's work : REPAIR
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Annoying mike effect : FEEDBACK
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Brink : EDGE
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French organist-composer : WIDOR
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Almost princely : DUCAL
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Where Brunei is : ASIA
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Type of sch. : ELEM
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Artist Hopper : EDWARD
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Annealing ovens : LEHRS
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French clerics : ABBES
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Polypheme : GIANT
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Unclouded sky : AZURE
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Steer's last stop : ABATTOIR
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Houses of ill repute : BROTHELS
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Auto-race place : LEMANS
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Steal ___ on : AMARCH
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Kind of computer : ANALOG
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Pipe metal : ZINC
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Brought together, politically : ALINED
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Natural : INNATE
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He directed "The Knack" : LESTER
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Dr. Seuss's Thidwick : MOOSE
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Little, in Lyon : PEU
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Warning sounds : TOCSINS
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Acquirers : GETTERS
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Luigi's sixth : SESTO
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___ el Azraq (Blue Nile) : BAHR
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Contemporary of Léger : KLEE
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Mass rush : STAMPEDE
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"Conscience makes ___ of us all": Wilde : EGOTISTS
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Yule figures : SANTAS
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Anatomic interstice : AREOLA
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Drop by : STOPIN
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Court targets : HOOPS
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Weather-map line : ISOBAR
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Does aquatints : ETCHES
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Author Gay : TALESE
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Word often in parentheses : SIC
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Coeur ___, Idaho : DALENE
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Uvula, e.g. : LOBE
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Virile chaps : HEMEN
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Corundum : EMERY
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Pan-fry : SAUTE
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Exhausts : OVERTIRES
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Garson of Broadway : KANIN
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Molotov cocktail ingredient : GASOLINE
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Wraps up : FINISHES
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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___ nous : ENTRE
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"Cielo ___," Ponchielli aria : EMAR
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Oklahoma city : ERICK
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Kin of a lavalava : SARONG
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Fatigue symptom : ACHE
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Compatriot of Epstein : MOORE
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" . . . to fetch ___ of water" : APAIL
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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Putting on a Little act : APING
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Kingdom, to Rocco : REGNO
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Former Tokyo V.I.P. : OHIRA
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Ovid's existence : ESSE
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Serve : TEND
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Cnemis : SHIN
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"Rome of Hungary" : EGER
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Syngman of South Korea : RHEE
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Tartarus topper : ETNA
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Gallina products : OVA
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Torn of films : RIP
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Famed poet's monogram : TSE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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