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New York Times, Friday, January 11, 1985

Author:
Brett A. Blaylock
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { G K X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Brett A. Blaylock has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,848

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Across
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Ariadne's father : MINOS
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French historian: 1823–92 : RENAN
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Show : DENOTE
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Wed sub rosa : ELOPED
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Species of narcissus : JONQUIL
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Confidently held : AVERRED
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"___ of prevention . . . " : ANOUNCE
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Manumit : DELIVER
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Jacques's beast : BETE
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Votes opposed : NAYS
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Put in an appearance : CAME
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Mechanical fasteners : SETSCREWS
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Cast a ballot : VOTED
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Loci : SITES
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Rich in oxygen : AERATED
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Warded off : AVERTED
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Held fast : CLASPED
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Shot : FIRED
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Lot : SHARE
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Gave cheer to one in fear : REASSURED
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Four gills : PINT
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Nice noon : MIDI
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U.S. Govt. agency : NASA
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Firedog : ANDIRON
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Lay : REPOSED
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City in W Calif. : SEASIDE
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Relinquishments : WAIVERS
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Buddhist maxims : SUTTAS
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Say : ASSERT
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Signets : SEALS
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Measures of time : YEARS
Down
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Composer of "The Medium" : MENOTTI
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Judicial investigation : INQUEST
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Word that may be parsed : NOUN
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Auricular : OTIC
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Luna, to Laodice : SELENE
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"___, go!" : READYSET
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Legendary North Pole group : ELVES
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Word heard at Yuletide : NOEL
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Plum's kin : APRICOT
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Veined, to a botanist : NERVATE
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Receivers of gifts : DONEES
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Believed : DEEMED
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Blows in the ring : JABS
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Stowe novel : DRED
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Granted : AWARDED
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Stop : CEASE
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Invitation abbr. : RSVP
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"Quo ___?" : VADIS
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Court whistlers : REFS
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Uncanny quality : EERINESS
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Backbones : CHINES
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Four-wheeled carriages : LANDAUS
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Adept entertainer : ARTISTE
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Exceed the limits : RUNOVER
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Classroom needs : ERASERS
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Ariz.'s Painted ___ : DESERT
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Kin of thermae : SPAS
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Jet's route : AIRWAY
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Pops : DADS
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Most common, to statisticians : MODAL
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Singer Coolidge : RITA
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Contentment : EASE
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City in Tuscany : PISA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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