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New York Times, Saturday, August 18, 1984

Author:
Peter G. Snow
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,702
Across
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Peace pipe : CALUMET
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Use the voice : PHONATE
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Eternal : AGELESS
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Home of Transylvanians : ROMANIA
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Italian mayor : PODESTA
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Absconders : ELOPERS
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H.S. subject : ENG
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Beginning of a toast : HERESTO
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Where a wrestler works : MAT
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Prevarications : LIES
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Hoarfrosts : RIMES
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Rich source : LODE
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___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : LEROI
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Natalie’s father : NAT
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Hermit : LONER
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Person from Nineveh : ASSYRIAN
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Grade-school period : RECESS
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Brazilian dance : BOSSANOVA
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Part of AWOL : ABSENT
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Himalayan people : TIBETANS
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Rot : DECAY
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Good sense : WIT
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Provide an embankment : REVET
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Talk-show host Thicke : ALAN
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Ill-mannered ones : BOORS
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Palm type : SAGO
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Target for Trevino : PIN
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Grueling test : FURNACE
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Hied : RAN
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Chains : TETHERS
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White ant : TERMITE
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Hillary’s conquest : EVEREST
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Satan, e.g. : ENTICER
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Lowers an appraisal : DERATES
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Cassandra was one : SEERESS
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Brightest star in Auriga : CAPELLA
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Miseries : AGONIES
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Books for Heep : LEDGERS
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Interlock : MESH
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Catherines I and II : TSARINAS
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Positioned in advance : PRESET
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Actors Jack and Tim : HOLTS
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“Typee” sequel : OMOO
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Siesta : NAP
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A buttercup : ANEMONE
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Harangues : TIRADES
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Spring festivals : EASTERS
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A flowing forth : EMANATION
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Commodities item on Wall St. : SOYBEAN
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Settles : LOCATES
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Sarcasm of a sort : IRONY
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Pry : LEVER
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Adherent : IST
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“Auld ___ Morris,” Burns poem : ROB
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Fertilizer ingredients : NITRATES
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Conformed : ADAPTED
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Suppose : BELIEVE
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Less abundant : SCANTER
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Midas’s fatal flaw : AVARICE
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Nullifies : NEGATES
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Pitting devices : STONERS
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Defeats : WORSTS
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Scot’s scholarship : BURSE
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Act component : SCENE
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Yard parts : FEET
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Famous Russian-born artist-designer : ERTE
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Mr. in Helsinki : HRA
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Commune in czarist Russia : MIR

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

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