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New York Times, Monday, August 20, 1984

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,704

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Across
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Urge, with "on" : EGG
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Disney pooch : SCAMP
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Mexican coin : PESO
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Canvas cover, for short : TARP
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"Enigma Variations" composer : ELGAR
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Hankering : ITCH
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Close : NEAR
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Radium discoverer : CURIE
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Largest of the Marianas : GUAM
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Relativity theorist : ALBERTEINSTEIN
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Dove sounds : COOS
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B'way sign : SRO
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Profession : CAREER
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Docility : TAMENESS
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Ringed by : AMID
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Modern songwriter : ARLEN
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Venus, to Virgil : DEA
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Theme of this puzzle : NOTEDSCIENTISTS
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Before, to Prior : ERE
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Having wings : ALATE
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An N.B.A. team : NETS
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Uninhabited : DESOLATE
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Spread out : DEPLOY
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Hiatus : GAP
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Just fair : SOSO
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Law-of-gravitation propounder : SIRISAACNEWTON
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Surface a road : PAVE
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Ann Arbor's river : HURON
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White-tailed eagle : ERNE
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Cry of regret : ALAS
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Take the stump : ORATE
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Backward star? : RATS
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Decimal-system units : TENS
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Sample : TASTE
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Olla, e.g. : POT
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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Celt : GAEL
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Snatch : GRAB
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Region : SECTOR
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Hints : CLUES
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Fields for Fabius : AGRI
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Principal : MAIN
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Newspaper people : PRESSMEN
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Word with hearted or toed : PIGEON
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Needle case : ETUI
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Scrutinize : SCAN
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Lawmaker re electrical resistance : OHM
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Go before : PRECEDE
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Fish eggs : ROE
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Council of ___: 1545–63 : TRENT
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Flogged, in a way : CANED
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Love, in Milano : AMORE
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Baptism and bar mitzvah : RITES
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Hackneyed : TRITE
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Toward shelter : ALEE
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Old Ford car : EDSEL
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Fight : SETTO
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Like a brat : SASSY
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As quick as ___ : ACAT
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Newman hockey film : SLAPSHOT
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"A friend ___ is a friend lost": H. B. Adams : INPOWER
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Female monster : OGRESS
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Plot's main premise : DONNEE
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Compass point : ESE
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English entomologist Hugh ___ : SCOTT
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Vendition : SALE
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Physiologist Pavlov : IVAN
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Invisible vapor : AURA
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River in Turkey : ARAS
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Snare : TRAP
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Upon : ONTO
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Cozy place : NEST
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Boone or O'Brien : PAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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