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New York Times, Friday, September 14, 1984

7-Down : Russian urn for tea

Author:
D. Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { H J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,729
Across
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Brutal ones : BEASTS
7
Hit signs : SROS
11
Some New Deal initials : WPA
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Jawaharial's daughter : INDIRA
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Gas: Comb. form : AERO
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A Dadaist : ARP
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Quantity less than 100 shares : ODDLOT
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Chief : MAIN
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___-hoo (a call) : YOO
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Partridge's associates : ETYMOLOGISTS
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Whirl : SPIN
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Glossy black : RAVEN
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___ Cong : VIET
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One-eighth gallon : PINT
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Some accts. : IRAS
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Indicating form : MODAL
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Longing : YEN
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Peaceful : SERENE
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Layer : COAT
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Indiana city : GARY
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Occur : BEFALL
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Dumb : MUTE
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Vintner's container : VAT
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Rub out : ERASE
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Island east of Java : BALI
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Sap : DOPE
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Record : DISC
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Detection system : RADAR
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Fired : AXED
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Specialist whose field covers 675,000 species : ENTOMOLOGIST
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Compete : VIE
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So be it : AMEN
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Cars or desserts : COUPES
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Possessive pronoun : ITS
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Capitol of Calvados : CAEN
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Establish one's position : ARRIVE
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Permit : LET
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Score in quoits : LEANER
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Short life-history : BIO
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Upshot : END
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Join to : ADD
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Uncommunicative : SILENT
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Gait between a walk and a run : TROT
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Lustful; lecherous : SATYRICAL
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Russian urn for tea : SAMOVAR
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Old silver coins of Spain : REALES
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Sky Hunter : ORION
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Jim Croce creation : SONG
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Road border : WAYSIDE
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Exceedingly variable : PROTEAN
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Mormon Church official : APOSTLE
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A colleague of Danton : MARAT
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Dentine : IVORY
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K.G.B. man : SPY
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Baked dish : PIE
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Du Maurier's "Jamaica ___" : INN
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Exclusive : SOLE
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Like Wilde or Swift : SATIRICAL
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Maine bay : CASCO
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___ Archipelago (network of prisons) : GULAG
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Plague : BEDEVIL
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Green arsenate of copper : ERINITE
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Most secure : FASTEST
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Raphael subject : MADONNA
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___ angelica (organ stop) : VOX
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Tarzan's Cheeta : APE
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Dancer Shawn : TED
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Whalebone : BALEEN
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A poisonous plant : DATURA
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Type of type : ROMAN
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Mugger's comeuppance : MACE
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Touchy : SORE
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Skewer : PIN
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A pome made her leave home : EVE
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Sun. topic : SER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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