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New York Times, Wednesday, September 26, 1984

Author:
Colebury
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Colebury has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,741
Across
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Yawn : GAPE
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Murrow's "Hear ___," on radio : ITNOW
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Corn or oat follower : MEAL
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Like the Gobi : ARID
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Stiller's partner : MEARA
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Kind of brat or ant : ARMY
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Gaspar et al. : MAGI
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Phony strong man : PAPERTIGER
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Opening : SLIT
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Chemical suffix : OSE
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Singer Vic : DAMONE
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Snare : NOOSE
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Part of a NASA vehicle : LEM
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Agri Dagi, Mountain of Pain : ARARAT
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Meanings : PURPORTS
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Cravat material : REP
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___ acid (a vitamin) : FOLIC
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Ward off : AVERT
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Gomberg's instrument : OBOE
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Having secret import : RUNIC
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Cartoon light bulb : IDEA
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Forms : MAKES
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Wine region of France : MEDOC
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"Leave ___ to Heaven" : HER
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Departments : AGENCIES
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Demure : MODEST
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Adviser Landers : ANN
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Political slander : SMEAR
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Parts of calyces : SEPALS
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"Horton Hears a ___": Seuss : WHO
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Place for a figurehead : PROW
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Trapshooter's target : CLAYPIGEON
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Arizona Indian : PIMA
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Hero of 2,327 performances : ABIE
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Dig : DELVE
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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Nerio's husband : MARS
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Church officer : ELDER
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Cols.'s commands : RGTS
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Seamen's chats : GAMS
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U.S.S.R.'s ___ Sea : ARAL
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"Caveat emptor" item : PIGINAPOKE
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Harold Ross, e.g. : EDITOR
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Pretender : IMPOSTOR
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Irritate : TEASE
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Neck portion : NAPE
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Lode load : ORE
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Guard : WARDER
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Disfigure : MAIM
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Therefore : ERGO
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So be it : AMEN
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Ancient Greek instrument : LYRE
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Neighbor of St. Petersburg : TAMPA
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Clod : OAF
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Clear : LUCID
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Snare again : REBAG
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Turpentine sources : PINES
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Diversion; distraction : REDHERRING
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Proverbial non-monetary source : TREES
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Originate : START
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Optical unit : LUMEN
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Poetic contraction : EEN
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He sits below the salt : COMMONER
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Tonsure area : SCALP
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Miler Sebastian ___ : COE
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Kind of straight : INSIDE
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Natty : DAPPER
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What push may come to : SHOVE
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Action shared by a shill : SCAM
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Able in reverse : ELBA
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Match : PAIR
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Certain votes : AYES
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Fuse metals : WELD
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Neglect : OMIT
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Plugs : WADS
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Colloid : GEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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