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New York Times, Wednesday, August 15, 1984

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,699
Across
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Duke’s castle, e.g. : HOME
5
Guest’s sojourn : VISIT
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Cleaner’s concern : SPOT
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Olfactory stimulant : ODOR
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Edible arum : TARO
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Londoner’s term for the installment plan : NEVERNEVER
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Field : AREA
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“Ode on a ___ Urn” : GRECIAN
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Oz’s ___ City : EMERALD
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Swift creations : TALES
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Angers : IRES
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Burnett or Channing : CAROL
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Idyllic utopia : SHANGRILA
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Card game : HEARTS
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Russian river : OKA
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British carbine : STEN
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Cab. post : AGR
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Emulate the Mayos : OPERATE
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Peculiar : ODD
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100 sen in Cambodia : RIEL
44
Spire adorner : EPI
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Likeness one might not like : EFFIGY
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Where many visit but few stay : DREAMLAND
50
Vanishes bit by bit : FADES
51
Signet : SEAL
52
Apply oneself to : GETAT
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A sheikdom : BAHRAIN
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Type of road : MACADAM
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“Thanks ___” : ALOT
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Camp Fire Girls’ activity : NATURELORE
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Poet laureate: 1715 : ROWE
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Growl : GNARR
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Earthly paradise : EDEN
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Loch in the news : NESS
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Impudent : SASSY
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Merely O.K. : SOSO
Down
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Kong preceder : HONG
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Breslau’s river : ODER
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Change position : MOVE
4
Builder : ERECTOR
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Corruptible : VENAL
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Dunne and Rich : IRENES
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Former Soho coin : SOV
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What “video” means : ISEE
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End : TERMINATE
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Tourists, often : STARERS
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Like fleas and ticks : PARASITOID
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Warty amphibian : TOAD
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Theater district : RIALTO
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Work unit : ERG
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Proper job for a supporter? : SHORING
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Swiss ___ : CHARD
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Teutonic god : AEGIR
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Cheap spectacles : RAREESHOWS
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Alias, for short : AKA
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Shelf : LEDGE
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Rooney and Williams : ANDYS
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Transliterators’ problems : SPELLINGS
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Govt. ecology office : EPA
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Scratch out : EFFACE
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Ophelia’s brother : LAERTES
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Femmes ___ : FATALES
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Lea sound : MAA
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Objects : DEMURS
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Loiter : TARRY
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Ideal home for mousers : BARN
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S. African lily : ALOE
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Juan’s grandma : NANA
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Dead as a ___ : DODO
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Atalanta’s lover : ARES
60
Less, in music : MENO
63
London donees’ words : TAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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