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New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 1984

Author:
Larry Goldhirsch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Larry Goldhirsch has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,716

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Across
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___ Simbel, Egypt : ABU
4
Bluish green : TEAL
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Eponym’s contribution : NAME
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Oodles : GOBS
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Abstain from : FORGO
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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Verb that reverses time : EMIT
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Almighty : OMNIPOTENT
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Welch : RAQUEL
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Famed Mormon family : OSMONDS
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Immature : UNRIPE
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Type of jet engine : ION
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Schoolroom missile : SPITBALL
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Mercer song: 1944 : DREAM
31
“___ Off to Larry,” 1961 Del Shannon hit : HATS
32
Come to terms : AGREE
34
Tears, to Tennyson : DEW
36
Yoko ___ : ONO
37
Opera’s Varnay et al. : ASTRIDS
39
Textile screw pine : ARA
40
___-de-vie : EAU
41
Morsels : BITES
42
Pianist Gilels : EMIL
43
Swedish port : YSTAD
45
Any Jesuit, e.g. : CELIBATE
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Full of: Suffix : OSE
49
Early Christian theologian : ORIGEN
50
Cannonballs : BARRELS
54
Noted English inventor: 1847-1908 : AYRTON
57
The antis : OPPOSITION
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Sport, to a guru : LILA
61
Flanges : RIMS
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“The ___,” Lustbader novel : NINJA
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They may be split or tight : ENDS
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Faulkner man : ANSE
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“Cogito, ___ sum” : ERGO
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Erhard prog. : EST
Down
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Radio-tube stabilizer : AGER
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Safari blind : BOMA
3
Like Kilroy, once : UBIQUITOUS
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Male clowder member : TOM
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Raptor at sea : ERN
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World Bank word : AGIO
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Askew : LOPSIDED
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“ ... ditties of ___”: Keats : NOTONE
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Obey : MIND
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Feats : STUNTS
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Thin layers of rocks : FOLIA
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“O tempora! ___!” : OMORES
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Composer Donald ___ : ERB
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___ National Park, Okla. : PLATT
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Great pupil of Titian : ELGRECO
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Old woman’s abode : SHOE
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Site of Iloilo : PANAY
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Hard : ADAMANTINE
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___ badge : MERIT
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Perron part : RISER
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Ridge : WALE
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Demeans : ABASES
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Put out of action : SIDELINE
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Glenn Miller vocalist : EBERLE
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Knobbed : TOROSE
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Tropical vine : LIANA
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Per. from July 1, 1957 to Dec. 31, 1958 : IGY
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Dry, cold wind : BORA
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Tachometer rdgs. : RPMS
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The big house : STIR
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Auto pioneer : OLDS
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Political cartoonist : NAST
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Participial ending : ING
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Juan’s eye : OJO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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