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New York Times, Wednesday, September 5, 1984

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,720
Across
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Lingerie item : BRA
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Shepherd’s concerns : EWES
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Decision maker : UMPIRE
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Sleazy publication : RAG
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Vidal : GORE
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Former Mideast leader : NASSER
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A Uris hero : ARI
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Score for Gretzky : GOAL
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Warbles : TRILLS
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Churchill Downs event : DERBY
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Cookout, e.g. : MEAL
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Ogle : EYE
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Golden-winged flicker : YELLOWHAMMER
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Succulent plant : ALOE
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Site of Dakar : SENEGAL
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Blackbirds : GRACKLES
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Roman official : EDILE
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Connection : LINK
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Coattails, e.g. : FLAPS
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Fruit of the blackthorn : SLOE
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Neighbor of Rome : UTICA
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Extinct diver : GREATAUK
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Malaysian city : MALACCA
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Suffix with Boswell or Johnson : IANA
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Large swallow : PURPLEMARTIN
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Pallid : WAN
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Pipe cement : LUTE
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Warehouse : ETAPE
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Summons : EVOKES
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Calla lily : ARUM
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Tugboat service : TOW
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Release : LETOUT
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“___, vidi, vici” : VENI
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Porter, for one : ALE
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Ornate : DRESSY
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“Poema del Cid,” e.g. : EPIC
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A neighbor of Leb. : SYR
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Diamond Jim : BRADY
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Peep show : RAREE
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“___ Like I,” Loos autobiography : AGIRL
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Poundcake ingredient : EGGYOLK
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Pay suit : WOO
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Epoch : ERA
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Alabama city : SELMA
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Make wild : UNTAME
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“Blue Angel” actress’s first name : MARLENE
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Greek letter : PSI
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Presque ___ Bay : ISLE
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Depend : RELY
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Highlanders’ language : ERSE
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Chickadee : BLACKCAP
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Printers’ measures : EMS
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Pack animal : WOLF
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Cant : HEEL
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Colorful warbler : REDSTART
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Colorado tributary : GILA
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Family name in baseball : ALOU
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Emblem of Wales : LEEK
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Depressed : GLUM
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Coolidge or Tushingham : RITA
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Indigo : ANIL
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Slump : SAG
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___-dieu (kneeling bench) : PRIE
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Juncture : SEAM
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Sting, to a zoologist : ACULEUS
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Lacking vitality : ANAEMIC
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Sharp-tongued : CRUSTY
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Fitting : APT
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Time off : LEAVE
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Informal farewells : TATAS
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River in Hungary : IPOLY
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More recent : NEWER
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N.Y.C.’s Tuesday : WELD
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Claim : AVER
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Eminence : NOTE
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Items in Ali’s rec. : KOS
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Ribbed fabric : REP
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Prefix with form or cell : UNI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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