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New York Times, Friday, August 10, 1984

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,694
Across
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Soapstone : TALC
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___ now (today) : ASOF
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Fillet : BONE
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Home on high : AERIE
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Introductions : PREAMBLES
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Start of a Williams title : CATON
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Come close to lawbreaking : SAILNEARTHEWIND
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Modernist : NEO
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Casanova, for one : ROUE
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Loser to H.C.H. : AES
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Role in "The Green Pastures" : LAWD
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Noxious : MIASMAL
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Macaw : ARA
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Stentorian : LOUD
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Steve and Fred : ALLENS
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Consistent : UNIFORM
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Persistent also-ran : STASSEN
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Abominate : DETEST
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Author Kingsley : AMIS
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Jay's cousin : PIE
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Subject to earthquakes : SEISMIC
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Amerce : FINE
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___ on (suppressed) : SAT
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Begone! : SCAT
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Ending with musket : EER
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Not now—later, perhaps : ATSOMEOTHERTIME
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Played anew : REENACTED
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Blessed ___ : EVENT
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Seine tributary : EURE
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Actor Cronyn : HUME
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Import : SENSE
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W.C.T.U. members : DRYS
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Bugle call : TAPS
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Pearl Mosque city : AGRA
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Ambush : LIEINWAIT
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Supplied fuel to a steamer : COALED
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French novelist ___ Prévost : ABBE
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Tanning place : SOLARIUM
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"___ leads to London": Masefield : ONEROAD
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Role in "Gunsmoke" : FESTUS
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Stride : PACE
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Levees : SEAWALLS
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Ade book: 1896 : ARTIE
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___ share : LIONS
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Ameliorate : MEND
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L–P connection : MNO
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Pertaining to blood : HEMATIC
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Eulogize : LAUD
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Composer of "Rule, Britannia" : ARNE
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Tenon's complement : MORTISE
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"___! poor Yorick . . . " : ALAS
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Outdistance : LOSE
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Ghosts, in haunted casas : ESPIRITUS
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Adolf's refusal : NEIN
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Dagger of yore : SNEE
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Hanging decorations : FESTOONS
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Metalworker's milieu : SMITHERY
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Olympics contestant, e.g. : AMATEUR
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Reached home : SCORED
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" . . . to ___ pail of water" : FETCHA
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Friar Tuck's cudgel : STAVE
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Blanched : ASHEN
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Distinctive time : ERA
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Stuttering comedian Roscoe : ATES
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Allot : METE
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Office note : MEMO
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W. German river : EDER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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