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KNOCK, KNOCK

New York Times, Sunday, August 19, 1984

Author:
Mary Cee Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 575 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Mary Cee Whitten has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,703
Across
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Succulent plant : ALOE
5
Bravo and Mayo : RIOS
9
Novel thread : PLOT
13
Goad : PROD
17
Delivers a diatribe : RANTS
19
One of the deadly sins : ENVY
20
Venetian resort : LIDO
21
Papal garment : ORALE
22
Get-together problem of some joints : KNOCKKNEES
24
Mississippi who? : ANDMRSIPPY
26
"My Gal ___" : SAL
27
Cowboy cinema : OATER
28
Binders : TIES
29
Steam-bath sounds : HISSES
30
They publish lists : DEANS
32
"___ in a name?" : WHATS
34
He charges in Mexico City : TORO
35
Remington of TV : STEELE
37
Steeps : SOAKS
38
Paraclete's activity : AIDING
40
Finish lines : WIRES
41
Brooklyn's debt to Eden : TREE
42
"Sprite-ly" creatures : ELVES
43
Expression of surprise : OHO
46
Calydon sire : ARES
47
No way to run : AMOK
49
Bronze, pewter, etc. : ALLOYS
51
Mite that might blight : ATOM
52
Owner of Alice's workplace : MEL
53
"Crest-fallen" Russians : CZARS
54
First name of The Good Gray Poet : WALT
55
Brahmanic precept : SUTRA
56
Fanciful speculation : IDEOLOGY
58
Famed English surgeon: 19th century : PAGET
59
Not al fresco : INDOOR
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Elizabeth II's consort : PHILIP
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U.N. arm : ILO
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Attack : ASSAIL
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Act mannerly : BEHAVE
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Parts of the St. Lawrence Seaway : LOCKS
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Cobra's nemesis : MONGOOSE
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Sentient : AWARE
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Sufficient, to FitzGerald : ENOW
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Defeatists; traitors : BOLOS
74
White Sox bailiwick : CHI
75
Antony's approval : BENE
76
Mosaic components : SMALTI
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Loti contemporary : ANET
79
Lose traction : SKID
80
Guggenheim display : ART
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Dagwood's dog : DAISY
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Lacey protrayer ___ Daly : TYNE
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Londoner's saltpeter : NITRE
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Move forward like a conqueror : STRIDE
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Like some deals : SHADY
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Swinger's plea : HIGHER
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Ages upon ages : EONS
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Ray follows this : GAMMA
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Trimming for milady : RUCHE
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Agreement : ASSENT
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Goodfellow, Tex., is one : BASE
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Electra, to Menelaus : NIECE
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Genetic unit : DNA
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Iran who? : UPTHESTEPS
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Criticizes Grant's works : KNOCKSWOOD
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Dissolute men : ROUES
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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"I could ___ horse!" : EATA
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Gunwale pin : THOLE
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"Ma—He's Making Eyes ___," 1921 song : ATME
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Spitballs, e.g. : WADS
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Memo p.d.q. : ASAP
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
Down
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Enclosures in temples : ARKS
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Turner or Cantrell : LANA
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Tuscaloosa who? : ONOLDERELEPHANTS
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Catchall abbr. : ETC
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Landlords' incomes : RENTS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Plies compulsively : OVERWORKS
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Method: Abbr. : SYS
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Intertwines : PLAITS
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Sights in parades : LINES
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Consideration at the Big A : ODDS
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Kite of the P.G.A. : TOM
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Attica, for one : PRISON
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Séance sounds : RAPS
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Greek flask : OLPE
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Ottoman heads, once : DEYS
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Toasts : SKOALS
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A son of Nut : OSIRIS
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"Louisiana Hayride" author : KANE
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___ scholar : RHODES
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Tia Juana who? : TAKEAWALKWITHME
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Wide shoe sizes : EEES
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"Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
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Huntsman's call : TIVY
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Ready for the bunk : TIRED
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Tulsa who? : STORYPLEASE
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Io who? : ALOTTAMONEY
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Hoover who? : GOTTOLOCKTHEDOOR
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Parisian magazine : ELLE
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Boundary: Comb. form : HORO
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Tentmaker of yore : OMAR
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Amino acids source : AZOLE
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Epiphany trio : MAGI
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Portuguese port : LAGOS
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Video complement : AUDIO
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Battle of Plassey hero : CLIVE
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Hosiery problems : SNAGS
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Chicago's plane place : OHARE
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Ornamental loop : PICOT
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"A House ___ a Home": Adler : ISNOT
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Flatfish : SOLE
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___ au rhum : BABA
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Pitcher : EWER
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"It's ___ a Paper Moon," 1932 song : ONLY
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"Rocky" actress : SHIRE
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Stuffing for quilts : EIDER
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Kerchiefs : BANDANNAS
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New Orleans eleven : SAINTS
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U.S.N.A. students : MIDS
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Forlorn sound : SIGH
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Hive occupants : DRONES
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Sweet spud : YAM
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Most pleasant : NICEST
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Giggle : TEEHEE
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Yaks back, like a brat : SASSES
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Charge of the Widow Douglas : HUCK
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Was open-mouthed : GAPED
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Newsy digest : RECAP
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Nimbus : AURA
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Abomination to Lady Macbeth : SPOT
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Grape by-product : STUM
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Early Hungarian king : BELA
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Whit or bit : IOTA
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Vincent Lopez's theme song : NOLA
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Arabian gulf : ADEN
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Junior's shooter : TAW
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Predatory parrot : KEA
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Abbott's first baseman : WHO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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