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ODD JOBS

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1984

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,696
Across
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Augusta invitee : MASTER
7
Dijon desserts : TARTES
13
Gabor and Lupescu : MAGDAS
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Performs a canticle : INTONES
21
Lots : OCEANS
22
Old style love song : AMORET
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Pitting machines : STONERS
24
What a candy farmer can do : MILKCHOCOLATE
26
What a Persian outfielder can do : SHAGRUGS
28
Female rabbit : DOE
29
Furbish : RENEW
30
Available : ONTAP
32
Teacher of Guarnieri : AMATI
35
Saunter : AMBLE
38
Russian writer Ehrenburg : ILYA
42
What an aerial broker can do : TRADEWINDS
45
___ Tafari (Haile Selassie) : RAS
46
Challenge to climbers : MASSIF
49
Helps on 46 Across : COLS
50
"A short madness": Horace : ANGER
51
Calvin follower : IST
52
What the meat tailor did : PRESSEDHAM
54
Author Rand : AYN
55
"Too ___ be true" : GOODTO
57
Arens or Herzog : ISRAELI
58
American muralist : AHL
60
"___ body meet a body . . . ": J.C. Cross : IFA
62
Literary strife : AGON
63
Emulate Magnum : DETECT
66
Father of Theseus : AEGEUS
68
"Myth of Hercules" painter : RENI
69
Footlike part : PES
72
What an underwater gunner can do : SHELLFISH
74
Monsarrat's "The Cruel ___" : SEA
75
Singer Cantrell : LANA
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___ clay (frailty) : FEETOF
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Costly strings, for short : STRADS
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Historic periods : ERAS
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Northumberland river : ALN
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Anchor tackle : CAT
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Enlighten : EDUCATE
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Mariachi maven : ALPERT
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Type : ILK
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What an orchestral trapper can do : SNAREDRUMS
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Imogene's co-star : SID
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Basket fiber : ISTLE
100
Newman or Whiteman : PAUL
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___ a pin : NEATAS
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Auction ender : EER
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What a fish organizer can do : POOLSHARKS
105
Player who cuts the cards : PONE
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Festoon : DRAPE
108
Contact-restoring device : RESET
109
Lady of a 1932 hit song : EADIE
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Kind of jib or salami : GENOA
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Accouter : ARM
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What a judge can do in a saloon : BARFLIES
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What a fruit squeezer can do : CHOKECHERRIES
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Glacial deposit : MORAINE
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Lady of Lérida : SENORA
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Dimes, quarters, etc. : SPECIE
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Burr and Hamilton, e.g. : ENEMIES
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Levy : ASSESS
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Bara, Pringle et al. : SIRENS
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Adorn leatherwork : EMBOSS
Down
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Liberty or America : MISS
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Literary coll. : ANTH
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Periclean promenade : STOA
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Chinese fraternity : TONG
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Part of invierno : ENERO
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"M*A*S*H" episode, now : RERUN
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Fun-loving Rover Boy : TOM
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Kind of rain : ACID
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Inserts a fresh clip : RELOADS
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"___ to your leader" : TAKEME
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Abbr. with a check : ENC
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Admonition to a cinema gabber : SSH
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Nutmeg spice : MACE
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Eavesdropper in Act III of "Aïda" : AMONASRO
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Automaton : GOLEM
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What an art engineer can do : DRAWBRIDGES
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Biog. note for Plutarch : AET
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Anne or Geneviève: Abbr. : STE
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Upper-rank NCO : SSGT
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Joint-sealing gasket : ORING
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Ex-basketballer Sanders : SATCH
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Malay sailer : PROA
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Entitled to putt first : AWAY
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Most unmusical : TINNIEST
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"___ in is a rotten egg" : LASTONE
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Locale of Tartu and Pärnu : ESTONIA
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African warrior unit : IMPI
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Gibbons of Malay : LARS
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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No. 1 Damascene : ASSAD
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Miss Rubens of the silents : ALMA
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Painter of the ballet : DEGAS
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Thoughtful phrase : ISEE
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Perceived : FELT
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Kind of fuel : DIESEL
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Beth's preceder : ALEF
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Crab catcher : OAR
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"___ loaf is better . . . " : HALFA
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Tyrant : FUHRER
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Bedspread fabric : CHENILLE
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Offensive in 1968 news : TET
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Pvt. and cpl., e.g. : GIS
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Gratified : PLEASED
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Previously : EARLIER
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What a monstrous photographer can do : SNAPDRAGONS
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Cowlick, e.g. : LOCK
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Enzyme : ASE
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Borgnine movie role : FATSO
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Yemeni seaport : ADEN
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Toff, U.S. style : DUDE
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Discard : SCRAP
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Erskine or Durant : AUTO
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D.C. agent : TMAN
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Sum, ___, fui . . . : ESSE
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Maturative agents : RIPENERS
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Minus : LESS
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SANE concern : NUKE
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Preakness winner: 1942 : ALSAB
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O.T. first five : TORAH
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Munsel or Lumumba : PATRICE
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Auditor : HEARER
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Sri Lanka export : PEKOE
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___ Joan Sutherland : DAME
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Perfume ingredient : IRONE
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Violinist Zimbalist : EFREM
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Chow or lo ___ : MEIN
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Paschal ___ : LAMB
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Year in Louis the Fat's reign : IIIO
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Endings for ethyl and butyl : ENES
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Org. meeting : SESS
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Monogram of 1861 : CSA
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"For ___ a jolly good . . . " : HES
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Ar–tee connection : ESS
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Initials at Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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French possessive : SES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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