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New York Times, Tuesday, September 11, 1984

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,726

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Across
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Painter of "The Mock Turtle's Story" : DALI
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Rigid : STIFF
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Scheme : PLOT
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Esau's father-in-law: Gen. 26:34 : ELON
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Teacher : TUTOR
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Govern : RULE
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State, in France : ETAT
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White poplar : ABELE
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Zest : ELAN
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Liquid assets investment : MONEYMARKETFUND
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Corded fabric : REP
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One of the Stooges : MOE
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Calm : SERENE
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Word game : ANAGRAMS
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Duffers' needs : TEES
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Helen Hunt Jackson novel : RAMONA
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Tangled mass : MAT
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Muse of lyric poetry : ERATO
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Groove : RUT
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Seat of Knox Co., Mo. : EDINA
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Assist : AID
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Aspects : PHASES
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Sikorsky : IGOR
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Main part : KEYSTONE
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Small-grained limonite : PEAORE
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Kind of can or pan : TIN
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Big Board letters : IBM
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Discount investments : ZEROCOUPONBONDS
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Of a lyric poem : ODIC
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Capital of Saitama : URAWA
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Display light : NEON
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Adams or Nolte : NICK
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"Boléro" composer : RAVEL
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Facts : DATA
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Summers, in Nantes : ETES
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Winter vehicles : SLEDS
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Pace : STEP
Down
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Judge : DEEM
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Singing voice : ALTO
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Savings & ___ : LOAN
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Rate of return on investments : INTEREST
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Post-office worker : STAMPER
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Brass instrument : TUBA
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Roman road : ITER
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Word before lore : FOLK
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Citizen : FREEMAN
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Like better : PREFER
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Legislator's special expense account : LULU
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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Mind the baby : TEND
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Urge : YEN
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Roman wraps : TOGAE
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Cut of beef : STEAK
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Weird : EERIE
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Prepared : READY
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Entertain : AMUSE
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Negotiable paper : NOTE
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Spanish friend : AMIGO
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Demesne house : MANOR
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Gaze : STARE
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Island near Ireland : ARAN
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Of the eye : OPTIC
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Investment gems : DIAMONDS
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Esteems, British style : HONOURS
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Lower-back anesthetics : SPINALS
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Market investments : STOCKS
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Wane : EBB
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District : ZONE
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Oriental food : RICE
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Russian river : URAL
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Cover a road surface : PAVE
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Was indebted : OWED
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Undiluted, as a drink : NEAT
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Show strong fondness for : DOTE
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Cinch : SNAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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