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New York Times, Saturday, August 11, 1984

6-Across : Went by

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,695
Across
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Greek letter : THETA
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Went by : ELAPSED
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Little innocent : CHERUB
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Drain access : MANHOLE
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Holmes memoir : THEFINALPROBLEM
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Error generator : HASTE
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Type of protest : SITIN
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"___ ramblin' wreck ... " : IMA
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Spot : ESPY
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Finch : SERIN
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British weapon : STEN
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Suffix with Adam or Eden : ITE
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Dicer's bad throw : THREE
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Position : STAND
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Tenements : DECKERS
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Accounts : REPORTS
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Persephone : KORE
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Sly : WILY
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Virgin or Sandwich : ISLANDS
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Sets the pool balls again : RERACKS
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An anagram for slate : TAELS
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"Over ___," W.W. I song : THERE
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Bark : YAP
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Wagnerian goddess : ERDA
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Lawn essential : GRASS
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Beige : ECRU
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Jewish teacher : RAB
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Part of Hispaniola : HAITI
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Mohammedanism : ISLAM
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Holmes story : ACASEOFIDENTITY
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Like a valid defense : TENABLE
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This may be lame : EXCUSE
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Unceasing : ENDLESS
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Barbecue : ROAST
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Holmes adventure : THESPECKLEDBAND
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Built like a fullback : HEFTY
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Coloratura Mills : ERIE
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Cask : TUN
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Humblers : ABASERS
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More vapid : EMPTIER
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Ex-Asian coin made of silver wire : LARIN
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Soon : ANON
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Deg. for a Platonist : PHB
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Holmes adventure, with "The" : SOLITARYCYCLIST
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Component : ELEMENT
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Requires : DEMANDS
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"As ___ as unsunn'd snow": Shak. : CHASTE
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Freud's "The Ego and ___" : THEID
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Lucre in Livorno : LIRE
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Particle : SHRED
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Roman robe : STOLA
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Darrs : TERNS
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Steeple : SPIRE
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Cute marsupial : KOALA
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Some crockery : EWERS
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Battologize : ITERATE
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Crusader's adversary : SARACEN
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Conflicts : STRIFES
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Domicile occupant : RESIDER
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Kin of judo : KARATE
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Covered with foam : SPUMY
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The heart, to Tut : HATI
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British prisons : GAOLS
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Ebb and flow : ESTUS
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Orejon, e.g. : INCA
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___ soda : SAL
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Outer: Prefix : EXO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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