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New York Times, Monday, January 14, 1985

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,851

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Across
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___ Major : URSA
5
In excess : EXTRA
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___ mater : ALMA
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Get one's goat : RILE
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Danger : PERIL
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Roulette bet at Monte Carlo : NOIR
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Expensive : DEAR
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Loathsome : ABOMINABLE
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Not important : UNVALUED
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Patterns : MODELS
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Soapstone : TALC
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Assign by measure : METE
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Clean up : POLICE
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Decry : MINIMIZE
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Metallic element : IRON
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Italian province : TRENTO
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Old horse : NAG
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Old horses : PLUGS
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Cheer in Cuernavaca : OLE
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Low point : NADIR
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Goddess of dawn : EOS
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Woolen fabric : ANGORA
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Certain : SURE
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Plausible : SPECIOUS
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Writer Ortega y ___ : GASSET
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Other : ELSE
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Evergreen : PINE
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Queen Anne's lace, e.g. : CARROT
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Containers for lubricants : OILDRUMS
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Strong aversion : ABHORRENCE
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Chamber-music ensemble : TRIO
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Comic-strip hero : TEEN
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Ordinary : USUAL
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Elbe feeder : EGER
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Untidy : MESSY
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Depression : DENT
Down
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An Indic language : URDU
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Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
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Eastern European : SLAV
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Making effervescent : AERATING
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Shoulder ornament : EPAULET
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Mediterranean sailing ship : XEBEC
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Trampled : TROD
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Edge : RIM
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Nourishment : ALIMENT
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Garland : ANADEM
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Ear part : LOBE
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Factory : MILL
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God of war : ARES
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Brainstorm : NOTION
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Resinous substance : LAC
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Sapper : MINER
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Pan's appurtenances : PIPES
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Lowest deck : ORLOP
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"To a ___," Burns poem : LOUSE
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Greek island : MELOS
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A southern constellation : INDUS
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A neighbor of Sudan : ZAIRE
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Plumed heron : EGRET
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Picaroon : ROGUE
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Mariner : SAILOR
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Made a statement : ASSERTED
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Quack medicine : NOSTRUM
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With legerity : AGILELY
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Rick the catcher : CERONE
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Computer gate : AND
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Type sizes : PICAS
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Broadway musical : CATS
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Explorer Tasman : ABEL
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Flow: Comb. form : RHEO
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Burden : ONUS
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Exhort : URGE
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Deportment : MIEN
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Separate carefully : SORT
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Compass dir. : ESE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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