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RAZING THE PHRASING

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 1984

Author:
Edward Marchese
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Edward J. Marchese has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,731
Across
1
Suit : BEFIT
6
___ Islands, off New Guinea : AROE
10
"Moby Dick" protagonist : AHAB
14
Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
18
Stand fast : ABIDE
19
Famed N.Z. miler : SNELL
20
Dried up : SERE
21
Helen of Troy's mother : LEDA
22
The Culbertson Method? : CALLASPADEASPADE
25
Air-conditioner meas. : BTUS
26
Kind of jerk : KNEE
27
Church calendar : ORDO
28
Ran : SPED
29
"___ homo!" : ECCE
30
Graf ___, German battleship : SPEE
31
Friendly Islands : TONGA
33
Stuck in the mud : MIRED
34
Emulate Zubin Mehta? : FACETHEMUSIC
40
Book mistakes : ERRATA
42
Collins role in "Dynasty" : ALEXIS
43
Kind of list or bay : SICK
44
Maple genus : ACER
45
Mil. rank : CPL
48
Pause : LETUP
49
Baksheesh : ALMS
51
Political pamphlet : TRACT
52
New Zealand parrot : KEA
53
Plumbing operation? : LEADPIPECINCH
57
Forceful : DRIVING
59
Noted journalism name : ALSOP
60
Moon's farthest point from earth : APOGEE
62
Inner: Prefix : ENTO
63
Musical group : SEPTET
66
Seashell pink : TUSSORE
69
Heating fuel : AIRGAS
71
Chill : AGUE
72
Bay State's ___ Mountains : HOOSAC
74
Waterfalls, in Scotland : LINNS
76
Aromatic resins : BALSAMS
78
Forty-niner's dream? : FLASHINTHEPAN
84
Building wing : ELL
85
Rope fiber : SISAL
87
Weems and Husing : TEDS
88
Three-time A.L. batting champion : OLIVA
89
___ judicata : RES
90
Levant sailboat : SAIC
91
Portico for Plato : STOA
93
___ Aires : BUENOS
94
Adolescent : TEENER
96
How to handle Nolan Ryan? : PULLAFASTONE
99
Kind of offering : BURNT
101
Word with system or plexus : SOLAR
103
French cheese : BRIE
104
Indigo shrub : ANIL
105
Suffering : PAIN
106
Jimmy, e.g. : TOOL
107
Corn Belt state : IOWA
111
Type of bus or skirt : MINI
112
How a seamstress manages? : ONPINSANDNEEDLES
116
Swamps : BOGS
117
Metric units in verse : FEET
118
Chose : OPTED
119
Contract : LEASE
120
S.M.U. or T.C.U. : INST
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Thatcher supporter : TORY
122
Fabled monster's lair : NESS
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Coarse cotton cloth : MANTA
Down
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O. J. was one : BACK
2
Second Israeli ambassador to the U.S. : EBAN
3
Quannet or rattail : FILE
4
Worthless : IDLE
5
Afternoon gathering : TEA
6
Garland : ANADEM
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Change the wallpaper : REDO
8
"This ___ House," 1954 song : OLE
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Resilient : ELASTIC
10
Quiverleaf : ASPEN
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Cap, helmet, etc. : HEADGEAR
12
Ending for dull : ARD
13
Basketball Hall of Fame coach : BEE
14
Although : ALBEIT
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Willie Sutton's motto? : GETCRACKING
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Draw out : EDUCE
17
Facilitated : EASED
19
Overindulgence : SPREE
23
Coll. group : SOPHS
24
Child-care name : SPOCK
30
Dot painting : STIPPLE
32
Shopping area : ARCADE
33
Cuban poet-patriot : MARTI
34
Suffer defeat : FALL
35
Nautical term : ALEE
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Former Fed. job-training program : CETA
37
Substances that ooze out : EXUDATES
38
Leathernecks' org. : USMC
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Pedro's "Positively!" : SISI
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Disloyal : RECREANT
46
Five: Comb. form : PENTA
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Nigeria's capital : LAGOS
49
Highest Philippine peak : APO
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Weak: Comb. form : LEPTO
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Thunder dispenser : THOR
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Connecting two land masses : ISTHMIAN
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Town in Peru : NASCA
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U.S.N. member : CPO
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Little poem : VERSELET
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Icy : GELID
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Type of saw : SABER
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Parisienne's peer : EGALE
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Emulate a puppeteer? : PULLSTRINGS
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N.F.L. rival : USFL
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Mule "on the Erie Canal" : SAL
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Originating within a company : INHOUSE
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Actor Davis and others : OSSIES
75
Office holders : INS
77
Charisma, e.g. : ASSET
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Aircraft acronym : STOL
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Cure : HEAL
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Mexican evergreen : PINO
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The Bard's river : AVON
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Hans's beak : NASE
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Come ___ (fail utterly) : ACROPPER
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Welty's "Music from ___" : SPAIN
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Excites : TURNSON
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___ Atha Cliath (Dublin, to Gaels) : BAILE
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Persuade to help : ENLIST
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Residences : ABODES
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Fern leaf : FROND
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Salten tale : BAMBI
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Alliance : UNION
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Nonprofessionals : LAITY
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Explosives : TNTS
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Conception : IDEA
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"The Good Earth" mother : OLAN
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Rebecca or Nathanael : WEST
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Sailing : ASEA
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Frequently, to Keats : OFT
113
Prefix for Impressionism : NEO
114
Impersonate : APE
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One of the wahoos : ELM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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