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New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 1984

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q U V W X }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,691
Across
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Flock’s last word : AMEN
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Stylish : CHIC
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Grind harshly : GRATE
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Garden swinger : GATE
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Actress Shaw : RETA
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High respect : HONOR
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British composer: 18th century : ARNE
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The same: Lat. : IDEM
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Modify : ALTER
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Jean Arthur, née ___ : GLADYSGREENE
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Surfeit : SATE
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“Conning Tower” auth. : FPA
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One of a Latin trio : AMO
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More, to Manuelo : MAS
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Corset-factory group : GORERS
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Theatrical failure : FLOP
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Fanon : ORALE
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Old card game : LOO
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Swiss river : AARE
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Bob Dylan, né ___ : ROBERTZIMMERMAN
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Portent : OMEN
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C, to Cato : IOO
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Revolted : AROSE
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Chalcedony : SARD
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Wobble : TOTTER
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Russian state: Abbr. : SSR
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Between ar and tee : ESS
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Good buddy : PAL
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Choir member : ALTO
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Engelbert Humperdinck, né ___ : ARNOLDDORSEY
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
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French literary lion : GIDE
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Lena or Marilyn : HORNE
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Aug. 13, e.g. : IDES
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Plane section : TAIL
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Dutch painter Jan : STEEN
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Foolish old guy : COOT
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Equal, in France : EGAL
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Biblical king (no fooling!) : AGAG
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Soft soil : MARL
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Sicilian spouter : ETNA
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Requirements : NEEDS
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Monte of fiction : CRISTO
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Timid bettor : HEDGER
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Passage for Publius : ITER
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Originated at : CAMEFROM
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African nation : GHANA
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Customary function : ROLE
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Mound dweller : ANT
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Digit : TOE
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Go amiss : ERR
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Hunter : YAGER
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___ Downs : EPSOM
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Cottonwoods : ALAMOS
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Quagmire : MORASS
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Key, sometimes : OPENER
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Glum : MOROSE
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Scents : AROMAS
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Cavalry weapons : SABERS
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Poet who inspired “Cats” : ELIOT
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Klinger portrayer : FARR
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Give, for a time : LEND
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Giant : TITAN
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Faunal : ZOOLOGIC
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An ___ the ground : EARTO
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Suitor in Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” : TADDEO
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Firstborn : ELDEST
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Do not rush in dressing : PREEN
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Speechify : ORATE
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Biographer Edwards : ANNE
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Where doges once basked : LIDO
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Kind of party : STAG
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Lamb who had a Mary : ELIA
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Item for a cheerleader : YELL
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Cries of surprise : AHS
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Realty parcel : LOT
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Miners dig this : ORE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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