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New York Times, Monday, August 27, 1984

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q V }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,711

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Across
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Taps : PATS
5
Part of a BLT : BACON
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Munch : CHEW
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Atmosphere : AURA
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Fanny ___ (Baby Snooks) : BRICE
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At this place : HERE
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Fermenting grape juice : STUM
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Concerning : INRE
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Pizazz : OOMPH
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Joel Chandler Harris rabbit : BRER
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L–Q connection : MNOP
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Wings it : PLAYSITBYEAR
27
Piece of cake : BREEZE
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"___, We Have No Bananas" : YES
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Consume : EAT
31
Roughneck : YAHOO
35
Lehar's was merry : WIDOW
39
Stepped on it : SPED
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Accumulate, as bills : RUNUP
43
Brood of pheasants : NIDE
44
Valuable violin, for short : STRAD
46
Motorist's haven : MOTEL
48
Herbert's "The ___ Mill" : RED
49
Born : NEE
51
Ginger or Roy : ROGERS
53
Accept the consequences : FACETHEMUSIC
58
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" lyricist : HOWE
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Fruit of the pine tree : CONE
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Tlingit's pole : TOTEM
63
Theater sign : EXIT
64
___ couture : HAUTE
66
Kind of bag : TOTE
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Propensity : BENT
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Heron's cousin : EGRET
69
Soho streetcar : TRAM
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Rim : EDGE
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Users of 11 Down : DYERS
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Christiania, today : OSLO
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Stanley Steamer, e.g. : AUTO
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Swan or Bunny Berigan : TRUMPETER
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Swatch, e.g. : SAMPLE
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U.K. network : BBC
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Scheherazade and Ali Baba : ARABS
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High, wispy clouds : CIRRI
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Musical group : OCTET
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Close : NEARBY
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Adds one's two cents' worth : CHIMESIN
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Hair tint : HENNA
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Blooper : ERROR
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Emulate Niobe : WEEP
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Somewhat obscure : HAZY
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"It Was a Very Good ___," Sinatra hit : YEAR
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Wood for an archer's bow : YEW
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Porgy's woman : BESS
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Enthralled : RAPT
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Sing sans words : HUM
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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Three strikes : OUT
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Conductors : DIRECTORS
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Brandenburg river : ODER
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Espouses : WEDS
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Molding with a zigzag pattern : DANCETTE
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Land of El Misti : PERU
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One of the Tweedles : DEE
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Sullivan's "The ___ Chord" : LOST
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Engraved : ETCHED
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Early Florentine painter : GIOTTO
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Tricked : FOXED
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Astonishing, in a way : AWING
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Songwriter Carmichael : HOAGY
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Toughen : ENURE
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Rhythm for Richard Wilbur : METER
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Useful Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Office note : MEMO
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French conjunctions : ETS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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