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New York Times, Wednesday, August 29, 1984

Author:
John H. Hales
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,713
Across
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S.A. grasslands : PAMPAS
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Inseparable companion of Lynceus : IDAS
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To and ___ : FRO
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Grieg temptress : ANITRA
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"La ___," O. Lewis book : VIDA
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Sunrise goddess : EOS
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Edit : REDACT
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Vitamin C compound : ENOL
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Grid. linemen : RTS
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High musical note : ELA
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Best film: 1943 : CASABLANCA
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Legal point : RES
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End of a chess game: Abbr. : CHM
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Sailing hazard : REEF
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René's lady friends : AMIES
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Debris : TRASH
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A British crown colony : HONGKONG
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Lake or canal : ERIE
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Nimble : AGILE
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Chi. Loop loopers : ELS
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Hollywood award : OSCAR
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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Rodgers-Hammerstein musical: 1943 : OKLAHOMA
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Kin of fewest : LEAST
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Kind of preview : SNEAK
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Ketch common to the Mideast : SAIC
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Paul's ltrs. : EPS
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Captain's record : LOG
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Broadway hit: 1969 : OHCALCUTTA
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Gaelic John : IAN
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Chum : PAL
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Ireland, once : EIRE
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City NE of San Diego : LAMESA
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Cassowary's cousin : EMU
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Area at the head of a glacier : NEVE
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Inadequate : MEAGER
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Bird's bill : NEB
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___ chic : TRES
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Impose a tax : ASSESS
Down
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K.P. tool : PARER
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Consecrate with oil, old style : ANELE
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He had a golden touch : MIDAS
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Sch. affiliate : PTA
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Bowlike line : ARC
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Louis Armstrong's nickname : SATCHMO
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Singer Burl : IVES
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Units of money in Libya : DINARS
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Unburnt, sun-dried brick : ADOBE
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Helmet for Richard III : SALLET
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Bracken or brake : FERN
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Mil. group on campus : ROTC
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Ammonia derivative : AMINE
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Newly : AFRESH
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Gingerbread. e.g. : CAKE
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A king of Moab : EGLON
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Direction for Perlman : ARCO
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Thailand, formerly : SIAM
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Consort of Zeus : HERA
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Filament of flax : HARL
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Pointed arch : OGEE
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Actress Foch : NINA
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Tongue : GLOSSA
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Form of trapshooting : SKEET
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Robles : OAKS
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One of the Canaries : LAPALMA
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Aptitude : TALENT
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Sign on a mountain road : SCURVE
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Less friendly : ICIER
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City on the Meuse : LIEGE
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Caravan stops : OASES
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Kennel sounds : GNARS
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Candid : OPEN
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Harness piece : HAME
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Cudgel : CLUB
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Driving conveniences : TEES
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Family members : MAS

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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