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New York Times, Tuesday, January 22, 1985

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { F J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,859
Across
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Royal Norse name : OLAV
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Plucky : GAME
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Noggin : PATE
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Betel palm : ARECA
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"A ___ Able" : ASIN
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___ de la Société : ILES
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___ Major : CANIS
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Dispatched : SENT
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Crooks' nemeses : COPS
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Hayseed : CLODHOPPER
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Cypress feature : KNEE
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Wkly. arrival : TUES
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"My Sister ___" : EILEEN
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Rabbit fur : LAPIN
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The first Mrs. Soames Forsyte : IRENE
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Crèche figures : MAGI
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Ablative, e.g. : CASE
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Horatian creation : EPODE
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Slipped away : ELAPSED
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Washington's German baron : STEUBEN
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Poorest : WORST
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Concerning : ASTO
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"Of Thee I ___" : SING
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Eight gills : QUART
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Squander : WASTE
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Philatelists' books : ALBUMS
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Kiln : OVEN
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Liquori specialty : MILE
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Killjoy : SPOILSPORT
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Iris part : UVEA
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Syllogism word : ERGO
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Broader : WIDER
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Submerge : SINK
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Carol : NOEL
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Crème de la crème : ELITE
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Kin of Ph.D.'s : EDDS
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U.S.S.R. agency : TASS
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Quebec's Lévesque : RENE
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Buccal : ORAL
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Marquisette's weave : LENO
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Citric ___ : ACID
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Queen Esther's predecessor : VASHTI
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Quebec peninsula : GASPE
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Bacteria-free state : ASEPSIS
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Mesabi hole : MINE
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Veal Parmesan, perhaps : ENTREE
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Crosspatch : PICKLEPUSS
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Solitary : ALONE
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Caddoan abode : TEPEE
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Ruhr center : ESSEN
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C.P.A.'s record : ACC
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Sixteen drams : OUNCE
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Arrow poison : INEE
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"Le Roi d'Ys" composer : LALO
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Squirts : PIPSQUEAKS
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Symbol for André Watts : REST
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Garfield's sound : MEW
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Shebat's follower : ADAR
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R.I.P. notice : OBIT
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Basso Jozsef ___ : DENE
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M.I.T. grad. : ENG
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Anagram of must : STUM
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Crying ___ : TOWEL
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Comical trio : STOOGES
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Agreement : ASSENT
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Retort : ANSWER
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Titillate : AMUSE
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Lead-colored : LIVID
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Mingle : BLEND
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Early stringed instruments : VIOLS
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Malay outrigger : PROA
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Heap : PILE
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Frigg's mate : ODIN
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Sei halved : TRE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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