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New York Times, Friday, January 18, 1985

22-Down : Authentic

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding 32-Across clue, also Syria, located in Asia.

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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,855
Across
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Boiler product : STEAM
6
"The ___," play by Aristophanes : WASPS
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Commando : STORMER
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Moves stealthily : TIPTOES
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Hairy : HIRSUTE
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Eightfold : OCTUPLE
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Freer display at D.C. : ART
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Comments : REMARKS
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A source of rubber : ULE
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Tailless amphibian : FROG
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Certain palms : SAGOS
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Luge : SLED
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Cahn output : TUNES
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Atl. City marker : IOU
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Hon : DEARY
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Seamstress's utensil : PINKINGSHEARS
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Former republic of NE Africa : UAR
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They, in Paris : ILS
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Useless but costly object : WHITEELEPHANT
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Gleamed : SHONE
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Actor Chaney : LON
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Work translated by Pope : ILIAD
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Sagacious : WISE
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Chart again : REMAP
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In ___ (wholly) : TOTO
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Triple this for a wine : EST
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Cuddly : LOVABLE
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Heat unit, for short : BTU
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Abstract : EPITOME
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British motor trucks : LORRIES
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Figure on Louisiana's seal : PELICAN
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Gourmet's cousin : EPICURE
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Amber is one : RESIN
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Coal beds : SEAMS
Down
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Saddle appendage : STIRRUP
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Richly embellished ice cream : TORTONI
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Sounds of hesitation : ERS
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River between Manchuria and the U.S.S.R. : AMUR
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Allots : METES
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Candle fibers : WICKS
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Some are co-ops : APTS
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Alphabetic trio : STU
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Demotic : POPULAR
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Late British movie star : SELLERS
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Part of an arrow : SHAFT
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Stay : REMAIN
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Muscular : TOROUS
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Unkempt : SEEDY
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Highly excited : AGOG
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Authentic : GENUINE
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Seasoning obtained by evaporation : SEASALT
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Ray : SKATE
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Territory in N India : DELHI
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Spleen : IRE
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Roof angle : HIP
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Susurrus : WHISPER
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Antagonistic : HOSTILE
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Ace, as part of a blackjack : ELEVEN
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Hill in the Southwest : LOMA
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Make possible : ENABLE
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Element used in alloy steels : NIOBIUM
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Shreds : TATTERS
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Long oar : SWEEP
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Drench : DOUSE
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Kind of numeral : ROMAN
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Drops heavily : PLOPS
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Genes' positions : LOCI
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O'Neill's ___ Smith : ERIE
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Las' followers : TIS
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Bldg. in Rockefeller Center : RCA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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