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New York Times, Tuesday, January 1, 1985

Author:
Avery
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,838

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Across
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Kind of cat : TOM
4
Item on a guitar : FRET
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Eaten away : EROSE
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Gemstone : OPAL
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Città Eterna : ROMA
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Boundary : LIMIT
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Marcello's wish on Jan. 1 : FELICECAPODANNO
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Designed : FRAMED
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Slangy refusal : NIX
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Attachment on property : LIEN
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Tall tales : YARNS
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Grangers' measures : ACRES
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Teamster's rig : SEMI
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Approached : NEARED
33
Lily's relative : ALOE
37
Tears : RIPS
39
Montélimar's river : RHONE
40
Spectacle in Philadelphia on Jan. 1 : MUMMERSANDBANDS
43
Walking ___ (ecstatic) : ONAIR
44
Guy on a ship : STAY
45
Luxuriate on the beach : BASK
46
Town NNE of Paris : SENLIS
48
Desserts : ICES
50
Mattress-stuffing material : KAPOK
52
Kefauver : ESTES
57
Fleming and Hunter : IANS
61
Martini base : GIN
62
Existent but unrevealed : LATENT
63
"I do ___ . . . " (words for Jan. 1) : SWEARANDRESOLVE
66
Dunne from Louisville : IRENE
67
Certain crosses : TAUS
68
Farm implement : PLOW
69
British motorists' needs : TYRES
70
Point on the Isle of Man : AYRE
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Method: Abbr. : SYS
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Chewy candy : TOFFY
2
"Ernani," e.g. : OPERA
3
Of the cheekbone : MALAR
4
Lynn of baseball : FRED
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Sinbad's mount : ROC
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Jan. 1, 1863 : EMANCIPATIONDAY
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S.A. beast : TAPIR
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Olden days : ELD
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100 dinars : RIAL
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All: Comb. form : OMNI
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Trigonometric function : SINE
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Kind of collar : ETON
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Describe : LIMN
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Luck, in Ireland : CESS
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Some bovids : OXEN
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Out of order : AMISS
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One of the Yugoslavs : SERB
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Fail, humanly : ERR
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Ishmael's skipper : AHAB
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Author Jaffe : RONA
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Purposes : ENDS
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Stand in an orchestra : DESK
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Biblical prophet : AMOS
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Object shaped like a half moon : LUNE
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Arabia's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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Tiffin's cousin : SNACK
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Actor Rhodes : ERIK
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Indigo is one : DYE
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Story of heroism : SAGA
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Coral and Red : SEAS
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Niña companion : PINTA
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Street sign : STOP
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Narrates : TELLS
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Government agent : ENVOY
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Olla-podrida, etc. : STEWS
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"___ a bird?" : ISIT
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Crooked : AWRY
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Poetic contraction : NEER
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Sound : SANE
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___-majesté : LESE
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Thing, in law : RES
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Capek drama : RUR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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