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New York Times, Saturday, January 19, 1985

Author:
Brown
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Brown has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 12-Across clue, "Sophie Faninal" should be "Sophie von Faninal"; left as in the original. In 34-Across, "The" should be "A"; left as in the original.

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S
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C
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H
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I
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T
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S
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P
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A
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S
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M
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B
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S
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H
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K
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R
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O
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R
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A
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Y
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A
B
C
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E
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O
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A
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R
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D
Y
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O
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R
A
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A
R
R
A
N
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B
U
D
S
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R
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A
M
P
A
N
T
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P
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A
R
T
I
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B
E
A
M
E
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H
O
G
A
R
T
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H
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S
A
N
D
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A
L
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K
E
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A
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L
I
S
T
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G
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O
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P
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R
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T
E
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C
L
O
T
H
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T
O
D
O
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A
C
A
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D
A
T
E
D
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G
E
N
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S
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T
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C
O
M
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S
O
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L
U
T
I
O
N
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S
N
O
O
Z
E
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S
W
E
A
R
O
U
T
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G
R
U
E
L
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N
O
M
A
N
S
© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,856
Across
1
Metamorphic rock : SCHIST
7
Sudden spell of activity : SPASM
12
Title spurned by Sophie Faninal : BARONESS
14
Conservative : HUNKER
16
Go too far : OVERSTEP
17
Eventually : INTIME
18
Pan : ROAST
19
Lachrymose : TEARY
21
Christie's "The ___ Murders" : ABC
22
Old tongue : ERSE
23
Missouri feeder : OSAGE
24
Akbar's capital : AGRA
25
Madder substance : DYE
26
Burdens for Brutus : ONERA
27
Firth of Clyde island : ARRAN
28
May's "darling" ones : BUDS
29
Unrestrained : RAMPANT
31
Start of a tome : PARTI
33
He shone before Koch : BEAME
34
Engraver of "The Rake's Progress" : HOGARTH
36
She wrote "Indiana": 1832 : SAND
37
Similar : ALIKE
38
Tilting : ALIST
40
Pol. initials since 1880 : GOP
43
Formality : RITE
44
Draper's merchandise : CLOTH
45
Commotion : TODO
46
Here, in Honduras : ACA
47
Old hat : DATED
48
Guardian spirits : GENII
49
"Benson" is one : SITCOM
51
Break; breach : SOLUTION
53
Nap : SNOOZE
54
Charge, as for a warrant : SWEAROUT
55
Thin porridge : GRUEL
56
___ land (area between armies) : NOMANS
Down
1
Aromatic mint : SAVORY
2
Area near a goalie's cage : CREASE
3
Gymnastic device : HORSE
4
Sec. : INST
5
Clique : SET
6
African pests : TSETSES
7
"Rocky" actress : SHIRE
8
Weak : PUNY
9
Grasshopper's critic : ANT
10
Picture produced by X-rays : SKIAGRAM
11
Thin layer of tissue : MEMBRANE
12
Used an auger : BORED
13
Assagai, e.g. : SPEAR
15
Eat one's words : RECANT
20
Lab substance : AGAR
23
Piece of gossip : ONDIT
24
Hungarian national hero : ARPAD
26
Eccentric : OUTRE
27
Catkin : AMENT
28
Thicket : BRAKE
30
Disconcert : ABASH
31
Task of blue knights : POLICING
32
Rabble-rouser : AGITATOR
34
Pester : HARASS
35
Sentry's word : HALT
36
Type of strike : SITDOWN
39
Wind-borne deposit : LOESS
40
Area at the angle of the jaw : GONION
41
Repugnant : ODIOUS
42
Sharp end : POINT
44
Deloul, e.g. : CAMEL
45
Tropical fish : TETRA
47
"The decent docent doesn't ___": McCord : DOZE
48
Scene of W.W. II fighting : GUAM
50
Neck, in Nice : COU
52
Virgo's predecessor : LEO

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

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