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Warren W. Reich
Warren W. Reich

CRITICS' QUIPS

New York Times, Sunday, September 2, 1984

Author:
Warren W. Reich
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 683 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Warren W. Reich has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,717
Across
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Separated : APART
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Disgraces : SHAMES
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___-majesté : LESE
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Wyoming's ___ Range : TETON
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Kind of con : LIFER
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Barbershop offering : POMADE
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Like the Gobi : ARID
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Fatuous : INANE
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"The Cremation of Sam McGee" : SERVICEWITHASMILE
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Carol or kolo : DANCE
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Conquistadores' loot : ORO
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Word after two or high : TONED
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Office-wall sign : THINK
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Like the Witch of the West : WICKED
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One of a symbiotic pair : HOST
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Town in Taiwan, now called I-lan : GIRAN
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Soupçon : HINT
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Citizen of Muscat : OMANI
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"The Luck of Roaring Camp" : HARTEWARMING
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Mrs., in Montréal : MME
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Chartres sheet : DRAP
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Treat a cut : IODATE
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Sound detector : EAR
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Belle's beau : SWAIN
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Files : RASPS
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Unskilled labourer : NAVVY
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Ball of the thumb : THENAR
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___ of Cleves : ANNE
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Room at the top : ATTIC
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Half of MXXIV : DXII
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"Gulliver's Travels" : SWIFTMOVING
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"Little Boy Blue" : FIELDPIECE
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Part of a triptych : PANEL
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Leningrad's river : NEVA
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Conservative : TORY
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Burdens : LADES
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Kostelanetz and Gide : ANDRES
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"___ Without a Cause," 1955 film : REBEL
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Nav. officer : ENS
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Long time : EON
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Work unit : ERG
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One ___ time : ATA
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Wave, to Pedro : OLA
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Vinegar, in Vienna : ESSIG
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Not on the level : ASLANT
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Coast Guard group : SPARS
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Pas de deux : DUET
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Step lightly : TRIP
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Ship of a famed trio : PINTA
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"The Importance of Being Earnest" : WILDEPITCH
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"Stopping by Woods . . . " : FROSTBITTEN
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Pronoun for the Andrea Doria : ESSA
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Presently : SOON
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Postal worker : SORTER
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Apollyon : SATAN
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Hunter's clue : SPOOR
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Rose of W.W. II : TOKYO
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Half a bray : HEE
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Hard, protective shell : LORICA
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Room for jugs and linen : EWRY
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Breakfasted : ATE
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"All Quiet on the Western Front" : REMARQUEABLE
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Sets of three : TERNS
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Besides : ELSE
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Having a single component : UNARY
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Towel word : HERS
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Haberdashery item : CRAVAT
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Angler's lure : SPOON
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Town in a Hersey title : ADANO
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Kinsman : SIB
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Woolen cloth : LODEN
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"The Funerall" : WHATSDONNEISDONNE
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Modify : AMEND
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Famous diamond : HOPE
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Elicitor : EVOKER
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Emulates Greeley : EDITS
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Tooth: Comb. form : DENTO
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Class-ring inscription : YEAR
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Road junction : ROTARY
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Storehouse : DEPOT
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"They ___ serve . . . " : ALSO
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Waterfront sight : PIER
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Hair style : AFRO
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Sun. cynosure : REV
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A son of Poseidon : TRITON
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Exhausted : SPENT
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Victor at Brandywine: 1777 : HOWE
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During : AMID
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Tumbler's need : MAT
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Old English letter : EDH
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Ocean plant : SEATREE
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Thin plate : LAMINA
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Actress Gray : ERIN
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Insect product : SILK
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Noted British painter of birds : EDE
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News : TIDINGS
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Pass a bill : ENACT
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Cistern : TANK
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Grimm opener : ONCE
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Penury : NEED
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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"Major Barbara" author : SHAW
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Mutuel-window sign : WIN
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" . . . ___ ever after" : HAPPILY
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Meat sauces : GRAVIES
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___-bitty : ITTY
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Town or college in Ohio : HIRAM
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Ciceronian products : ORATIONS
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"Spoon River Anthology" : MASTERSSTROKE
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Emulated P. T. Barnum : HOAXED
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Aim of consultation : ADVICE
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Illicit smoke : REEFER
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A.L. batting champ: 1956 : MANTLE
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"Death in Venice" : MANNABOUTTOWN
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Chinese dynasty : MING
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Conscript : DRAFTEE
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Jones of filmdom : INDIANA
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Relinquish : WAIVE
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Relative of a Ph.D. : SCD
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Snuffle : TWANG
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Drake's Golden ___ : HIND
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Guidry or LeFlore : RON
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Lacking comfort : SPARTAN
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Ralston or Miles : VERA
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Arafat's gp. : PLO
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Catalonian dance : SARDANA
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Certain college voters : ELECTORS
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Foam-covered : LATHERY
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Computer-key word : ENTER
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Poetic initials : TSE
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O. Henry's favorite device : IRONY
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Common flowering shrub : SPIREA
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Kind of bug or basket : LITTER
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Poker term : ANTE
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Stand behind : SWEARBY
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Flower part : PISTIL
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___-Lorraine : ALSACE
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Newcastle nappies : DIAPERS
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A TD earns six of these : PTS
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British V.I.P. group : PMS
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One end of a class : FOOT
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German mystic: 1575–1624 : BOHME
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RR stop : STA
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Make like a gull : SOAR
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Florida city : ORLANDO
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Hero's love : LEANDER
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Biblical verb ending : EST
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Stockbroker, at times : QUOTER
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Spanish ones : UNOS
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Wallet items : TENS
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Subjected to ablation : ERODED
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Blessed ___ : EVENT
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Like O'Neill's Yank : HAIRY
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Clothed : CLAD
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"Pins and Needles" songwriter : ROME
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Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
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Balmoral, e.g. : SHOE
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Hemingway nickname : PAPA
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Paul from Ottawa : ANKA
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Bambi et al. : DEER
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Saucy one : SNIP
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"And lead us not ___ . . . " : INTO
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Worst, in a way : BEST
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Querist's word : WHY
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Ab ___ (from the beginning) : OVO
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Decalogue adverb : NOT
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Pindar product : ODE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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