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New York Times, Monday, August 6, 1984

Author:
Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q U V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,690
Across
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Congers : EELS
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Mamba's cousin : COBRA
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Arrived : CAME
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Whip part : CROP
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Noted Canadian physician : OSLER
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Spoken : ORAL
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D.C. advisory group : CABINETOFFICERS
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Abstruse : ESOTERIC
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Cattle roper's need : NOOSE
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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"The Forsyte ___" : SAGA
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Secret : ARCANE
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Capitol feature : DOME
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M.I.T. room : LAB
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Type of estate : REAL
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Wings, in Le Havre : AILES
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Suffix for opal : INE
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Book's condensed enumeration : TABLEOFCONTENTS
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Ugandan name : IDI
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Warm-weather pests : FLIES
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Roman fiddler : NERO
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Twilight, to Tennyson : EEN
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Balsams : FIRS
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Drawer of a sort : MAGNET
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Took a train : RODE
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Sped : TORE
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Gielgud or Guinness : ACTOR
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First and second, e.g. : ORDINALS
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Pertaining to P. D. Stanhope : CHESTERFIELDIAN
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Loathe : HATE
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Elevators, in Eton : LIFTS
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A Best : EDNA
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Seasons in Soissons : ETES
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Atlas section : INSET
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Harvest : REAP
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"Behold!" to Brutus : ECCE
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Periods : ERAS
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Timberwolf : LOBO
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Illegal pitch : SPITBALL
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Force : COERCE
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Ancient Rome's port : OSTIA
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Certain union : BLOC
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Ump's companion on a gridiron : REF
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Dog talk, in comics : ARF
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Type of butter : COCOA
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Of 12 Down: Comb. form : AREO
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Planet or war god : MARS
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In addition : ELSE
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A city light : NEON
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Absorb, in a way : INGEST
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Opera features : SOLOS
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So be it : AMEN
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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He wrote "Peg Woffington" : READE
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Type of fever : CABIN
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Prepares carrots : DICES
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Household-closet material : LINEN
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Cave, in poesy : ANTRE
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Stupefy : BESOT
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Exertion : EFFORT
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Fetid : OLID
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Produce : ENGENDER
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Swift's "A ___ Proposal . . . " : MODEST
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Pasadena parade feature : ROSES
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Commonplace : TRITE
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Tooth malady : ACHE
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Friendly conversation : CHAT
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Spot for a képi : TETE
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Switch positions : OFFS
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___-de-camp : AIDE
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Cinch : SNAP
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New Haven student : ELI
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___ Tin Tin : RIN

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

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