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New York Times, Thursday, August 16, 1984

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid is asymmetric.
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,700
Across
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Teller's "home" : CAGE
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L.I. town : ISLIP
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Dolt : CLOD
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Siouan : OTOE
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Fruit for jelly : GUAVA
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Dorm : HIVE
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Certain pickpocket : MOLLBUZZER
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Often the last word : AMEN
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Goal : END
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Tayback's TV Mom : RAYE
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Billable one : CLIENT
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Chinook, to Boone : REDMAN
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Vaticinator : SEER
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Barest amount : IOTA
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Illicit : UNLAWFUL
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Alert watchman : ARGUS
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W.W. I admiral : SPEE
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Leo, e.g. : SIGN
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___ out (solved) : DOPED
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Lacoste of tennis fame : RENE
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"___ a Kick Out of You" : IGET
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Jug : EWER
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Insult : SMEAR
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Timber specialist : FORESTER
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Swashbuckler's event : DUEL
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Kodiak : BEAR
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Out of the country : ABROAD
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Aerial photo composite : MOSAIC
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Grand work : OPUS
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Ottoman V.I.P. : AGA
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Shortly : ANON
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Confidence man : HIGHBINDER
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Hotel-lobby area : DESK
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Rival for Agatha : ERLE
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Trace : SCENT
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Early matchmaker : EROS
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Attracted : DREW
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Pentateuch : TORAH
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Future star : COMER
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In harmony : ATONE
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Mercenary one : GOLDDIGGER
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Slither : EEL
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Reptile in a T. Williams title : IGUANA
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Famed model ___ Parker : SUZY
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Play the lounge lizard : LAZE
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"___ Gotta Crow" : IVE
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Lotted for development : PARCELED
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Office loafer : CHAIRWARMER
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Fruit for an ade : LIME
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Calcar : OVEN
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Slight depression : DENT
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Unruly ones : BRATS
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Grazer's milieu : LEA
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Frauds : MOUNTEBANKS
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Grimace with derision : SNEER
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Word with case or berth : UPPER
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Sponge of a sort : FREELOADER
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W. German city : UNNA
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Imitate Groucho : LEER
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Conditional phrase : ASIF
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I moisten: Lat. : RIGO
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Farmer, at times : SOWER
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Aloof : DETACHED
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Remain alive : SUBSIST
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Rorqual : SEI
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Apply ointment : DAUB
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Rocketry word : AGENA
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Vader of "Star Wars" : DARTH
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Concocted : MADE
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Lulu : ONER
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Fair : SOSO
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Oeillade : OGLE
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Word of relief : PHEW
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRR
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Fort Bragg res. : NCO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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