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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 1984

Author:
Ullmen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Ullmen has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Celestial source of radio waves : QUASAR
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Result of division : QUOTIENT
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Green : UNRIPE
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Support : UNDERLIE
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Mature ones : ADULTS
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Easily led : AMENABLE
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Oily car job : LUBE
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Gypsy's card : TAROT
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Appear to be : SEEM
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Signified : MEANT
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Jack or Robert : FROST
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Flavor checker : TASTER
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Former billiards great : HOPPE
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Tarbell or Lupino : IDA
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Grope : FEEL
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Connecting verb : COPULA
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Fallen angel : LUCIFER
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Camera part : SHUTTER
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Frolicked : LARKED
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Hindrance : CLOG
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"Tall, ___, and terrific" : TAN
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Danger on a highway : SLEET
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Diagrams : GRAPHS
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Area before a hangar : APRON
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Lame Mongol conqueror : TIMUR
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Coronation ostentation : POMP
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Crude : ROUGH
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Deceased : LATE
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Bee master : APIARIST
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Unclear : OPAQUE
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Weedy sea : SARGASSO
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Slayer of Fafnir : SIGURD
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Romney raisers : SHEEPMEN
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Gertrude, "Ep" and "Ein" : STEINS
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Scruple : QUALM
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Excessive : UNDUE
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Caribbean island : ARUBA
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Inarticulate : SILENT
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Likely : APT
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Remainder : REST
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Argument : QUARREL
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Cast off : UNMOOR
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"Night Music" playwright : ODETS
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Kind of totally successful strike : TEN
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An attendant on Cleopatra : IRAS
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Where Yanks met Ivans : ELBE
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A sight at Abu Simbel : NILE
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Pour out : TEEM
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Following : AFTER
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Crisp fabric : TAFFETA
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Brain action : THOUGHT
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Type of pearl or oyster : SEED
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Choose : OPT
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Golf stroke : PUTT
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What a crook may cop : PLEA
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Engender interest : EARN
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Escapees from Pandora's box : ILLS
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Two-way : DUAL
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Where Rio Branco is : ACRE
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Mince : CHOP
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"Ukulele ___": Cliff Edwards : IKE
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Argot : SLANG
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Bit of garnish : CROUTON
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___ Pointe: Detroit suburb : GROSSE
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Preserved fodder : SILAGE
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Crystalline form : PRISM
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A source of wine or strings for musicians : MAQUI
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Driving maneuver : UTURN
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Woodwind pipes : REEDS
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Approach at a singles bar : PASS
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Sunfish : OPAH
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Embog : MIRE
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D.C. gofer : PAGE
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Late large Cartwright : HOSS
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Chew the fat : RAP
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Exchange section : PIT

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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