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New York Times, Tuesday, August 21, 1984

Author:
Avery
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,705
Across
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Playing card : CLUB
5
Nitwit : BOOB
9
Subject : TOPIC
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___ avis : RARA
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Zaragoza's river : EBRO
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Lasso : RIATA
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Soviet sea : ARAL
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Soccer player, abroad : FOOTBALLER
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College at Oxford : BALLIOL
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Ad ___ committee : HOC
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Epoch : ERA
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Round Table knight : BORS
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Without profit : ATCOST
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Early religious sect member : ESSENE
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Mystery author Ngaio : MARSH
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Ratite birds : RHEAS
33
Realtor's sign : SOLD
34
Actor Bates : ALAN
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Scorch : SEAR
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Chases away : SHOOS
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List : ROTA
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French star Jacques : TATI
42
Single : LONE
43
More like Solomon : WISER
44
Wants : NEEDS
46
Made lace : TATTED
47
Mix-up : TANGLE
50
Jones of the sea : DAVY
51
Matrimonial declaration : IDO
52
Eggs, to Nero : OVA
54
Optic part : EYEBALL
58
U.S. statesman who wrote "The Discipline of Power" : GEORGEBALL
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U.S. author-critic : AGEE
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Entertainer Janis : ELSIE
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Outer: Comb. form : ECTO
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Famous Broadway name : LUNT
65
Swamp growth : REEDS
66
Precious : DEAR
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Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
Down
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A crustacean : CRAB
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Pasternak heroine : LARA
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Russian river : URAL
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Friction-reducing machine part : BALLBEARING
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Sooner than : BEFORE
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Parts of Plato's drachma : OBOLS
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Togetherness word : BOTH
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Treatises : TRACTS
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"Black gold" : OIL
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Ancestral: Comb. form : PALEO
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Anatomical canals : ITERS
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Jeweler's weight : CARAT
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Management groups : BOARDS
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Charged particles : IONS
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Philanthropic event : CHARITYBALL
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Whilom : ERST
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Queens stadium : SHEA
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Place of government : SEAT
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Saturn features : MOONS
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Medicinal herb : ALOE
33
Having footwear : SHOD
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Mislaid : LOST
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Aromatic ointment : NARD
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Blouse part : SLEEVE
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Salute from a distance : WAVE
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Funeral orations : ELOGES
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Polk's successor : TAYLOR
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Beast of India : TIGER
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Loop of rope : NOOSE
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Nile triangle : DELTA
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Retired : ABED
55
Attack of tremors : AGUE
56
Provide the use of : LEND
57
"___ woman in your life . . . !": Lerner : LETA
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Relieve of : RID
60
Top card : ACE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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