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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

ALTERED STATES

New York Times, Sunday, September 9, 1984

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 79, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 499 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,724
Across
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Uses a bolter : SIFTS
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Mubarak's predecessor : SADAT
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Travels fast : POSTS
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___ paribus (other things being equal) : CETERIS
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Memorable shrine : ALAMO
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Virgil, for one : MANTUAN
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In general : OVERALL
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Skin layer : DERMA
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Phoenician goddess of fertility : ASTARTE
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The Festive State? : MERRYLAND
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The Moslem State? : CALIPHORNIA
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Uses a rosary : PRAYS
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Repulsive : VILE
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Pelion's legendary supporter : OSSA
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Hockey great : ORR
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Morsel for Dobbin : OAT
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The Motion State? : KINETICUT
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Ocean eagles : ERNES
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Scads : SLEW
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___ nutshell : INA
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Astringent : HARSH
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Sign of a hit : SRO
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Suspended : HUNG
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Punjabi princess : RANEE
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Cardigan : SWEATER
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Jog one's memory : REMIND
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Closely packed : DENSE
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RR stop : STA
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Small valley : DALE
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Ouzo ingredient : ANISE
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Astronaut Sally : RIDE
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Origami material : PAPER
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Wedge or mashie : IRON
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Swindle : BILK
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History in verse : SAGA
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Tonsorial request : TRIM
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Roasting rod : SPIT
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"It ___ laugh": Pinero : ISTO
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Hold fast : CLING
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Bearing : MIEN
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Intimate : CLOSE
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N.C. college : ELON
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High in pitch : ALT
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Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
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Inclined : LEANED
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Part of ESP : SENSORY
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Fragrant : OLENT
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Put on guard : WARN
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Chemical suffix : INE
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On the ball : ALERT
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Resistance unit : OHM
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"Pique ___," Tchaikovsky opera : DAME
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Creator of 86 Down : MILNE
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The Racquet State? : TENNISSEE
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You, to Johann : SIE
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Coin for Olaf : ORE
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It is, in Bilbao : ESTA
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Only : SOLE
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With ardor : HOTLY
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The Writer's State? : PENCILVANIA
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The Clerical State? : COLLARADO
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Glut : ENGORGE
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Column style : DORIC
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Previously : EARLIER
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Leave the local : DETRAIN
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Skip over : ELIDE
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Multiform : DIVERSE
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Martin ___, né Ramon Estevez : SHEEN
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Tracking equipment : RADAR
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Button for Earl Anthony : RESET
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Existing apart : SEVERAL
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Battologize : ITERATE
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Charon's craft : FERRY
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Cafeteria items : TRAYS
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Fort ___, Okla. : SILL
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Burden : SADDLE
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Pub quaff : ALE
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Jeanne ___ : DARC
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Abbess : AMMA
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Burns poem : TOALOUSE
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Ali ___, famed brigand : PASHA
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Aware of : ONTO
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Pentagram : STAR
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Set in operation : TURNON
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Pope's "The Dunciad" is one : SATIRE
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Non ___ mentis : COMPOS
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Activity for Spartacus in 74 B.C. : SLAVING
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Cartographic creations : MAPS
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Approaches : NEARS
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One of a nautical trio : NINA
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Neck of land: Abbr. : ISTH
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Natural-gas component : ETHANE
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Benevolent : KIND
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Fleming and Smith : IANS
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Inch along : CREEP
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Previous to, in poesy : ERE
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The Highway State? : ROADISLAND
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The Broom State? : WHISKONSIN
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Apian gathering : SWARM
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Maupassant's "___ Vie" : UNE
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Fortification : REDAN
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Mug : STEIN
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Game fish : TARPON
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Plaza brat of fiction : ELOISE
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Leased : RENTED
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Hydrophobia : RABIES
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Maroon : ENISLE
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"Il Penseroso" poet : MILTON
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Numeral : DIGIT
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Fling : SPREE
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Driving competition : RALLY
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With lance in hand : ATILT
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Word with babe or head : SCARE
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Early physician : GALEN
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Religious insect? : MANTIS
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Wax: Comb. form : CER
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Darr or scray : TERN
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Hobble : LAME
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Dollar bill : ONE
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Poisonous evergreen shrub : OLEANDER
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Pivoted : WHEELED
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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The former Christiania : OSLO
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Frederick Austerlitz : ASTAIRE
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Least sharp : MILDEST
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Friend of Pooh : EEYORE
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Sulked : MOPED
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Castle and Rich : IRENES
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Extent : LENGTH
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World Cup sport : SOCCER
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___ marbles : ELGIN
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Explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Actor-singer Presnell : HARVE
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Heraldic borders : ORLES
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Center : CORE
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Dies follower : IRAE
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SE Kansas city : IOLA
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Parched : ARID
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Bed for Leo : LAIR
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Peak in Crete : IDA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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