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New York Times, Saturday, January 12, 1985

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has supersymmetry.
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,849

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Across
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Deduction for shrinking : SCALAGE
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Passed in great numbers : TROOPED
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Canadian capital city : HALIFAX
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Noted British geneticist: 1892–1964 : HALDANE
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Sans living organisms : ABIOTIC
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Positions toward an object : ORIENTS
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Soviet jet : MIG
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Rushed to an assault : STORMED
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Hiemal mo. : DEC
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Singer Murray : ANNE
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Glaze for pottery : SMEAR
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Vexed : SORE
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"___ body cry?": Burns : NEEDA
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More, in Madrid : MAS
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City in S.D. : HURON
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Gershwin opus: 1927 : STRIKEUPTHEBAND
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Moravian/English weapon : BREN
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Chits : IOUS
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Cambrian and Jurassic : GEOLOGICPERIODS
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Develop : RIPEN
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Amorous sound : COO
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Particularly: Abbr. : ESPEC
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Coolers : ADES
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Mazo de la Roche setting : JALNA
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Seaport in Ghana : TEMA
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Meredith or Shula : DON
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Speaks indistinctly : MUTTERS
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Pejorative noun suffix : REL
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Unlawful, in Iberia : ILICITO
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Counterfeit : IMITATE
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Addict's antithesis : NONUSER
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Lightly, in prescriptions : LEVITER
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Occupy completely : ENGROSS
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Hobbers, in horseshoes : LEANERS
Down
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Medicine men : SHAMANS
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Presidential selections : CABINET
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Circuit tuner : ALIGNER
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Parcel for Pedro : LIO
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P.M. periods : AFTS
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Single-foot and walk : GAITS
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Retired hams? : EXCOMMUNICATORS
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House Speaker : THOMASTIPONEILL
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Of great singularity : RARER
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Fetid : OLID
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"___ to Billy Joe" : ODE
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Kind of moth : PANDORA
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Alimentary canal : ENTERON
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Stoop : DESCEND
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Acquire, as recompense : REAP
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Food : EDIBLES
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Support : SUBSIST
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Where Goodrich got rich : AKRON
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Ravel's "L'___ espagnole" : HEURE
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Brain surgeon's meas. : EEG
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Scuffle : HOE
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One of a series of steps : GRADINE
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Phantom : EIDOLON
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Broadway event : OPENING
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Gun manufacturer : COLT
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Function : OPERATE
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Persephone's mother : DEMETER
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Mountaineers, e.g. : SCALERS
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Germanic people who went to Kent : JUTES
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Napoleon's force : ARMEE
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With "capnist," hater of tobacco smoke : MISO
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Hindu "Destroyer" : SIVA
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Despicable person : CUR
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Type of type : TIN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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