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Eli Wesoff
Eli Wesoff

New York Times, Saturday, January 26, 1985

37-Across : Part of a keyboard

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,863
Across
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Gift that finished Hercules : SHIRT
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Sweetsop : ATTA
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Shelley subject : MAB
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Pirogue : CANOE
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Roulette bet at Monte Carlo : NOIR
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Ending with quarrel or fear : SOME
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In honor of : AFTER
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Play down : SOFTPEDAL
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Utmost : NTH
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Bath, e.g. : SPA
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Survival group : FITTEST
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H. James biographer : EDEL
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Incursions : ASSAULTS
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Tune to a pitch : MODULATE
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Chef's meas. : TSP
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No matter what : INANYCASE
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Undergarment : SLIP
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Disserve : MAR
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Part of a keyboard : ENOTE
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Mrs. Lennon : ONO
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Word in a Durante song : INKA
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Certain tryouts : SPOTTESTS
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Thick, in Tours : DRU
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With concentration : INTENTLY
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Like sassafras : AROMATIC
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Actor McCowen : ALEC
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Encounter : RUNINTO
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Jolson's true first name : ASA
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Gauguin's beloved : ASE
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Learn the ropes : SMARTENUP
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Meet feat : VAULT
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Tony's relative : OBIE
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Auspicious : RIPE
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Moot point : ISSUE
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He served with G.R.F. : NAR
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German state : SAAR
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Contenders : VIERS
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Look over : SCAN
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Sickle handle : HAFT
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Uninformed : INTHEDARK
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Ebbets Field hurler : ROE
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With laconism : TERSELY
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Amphora adjunct : ANSA
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Besides : TOO
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Spats : TIFFS
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Hopper or Wood : ARTIST
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Paradigm : MODEL
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"Lives like a drunken sailor on ___": Shak. : AMAST
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Whacks : BELTS
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Dupes : SETUPS
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Sch. groups : PTAS
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Position : PLACE
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Dull brown : DUN
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Fabulous : AESOPIC
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Puccini heroine : MIMI
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Judah's second son : ONAN
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Makes leather : TANS
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Maidenhead neighbor : ETON
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Futile quest : LOSTCAUSE
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Part of I.L.O. : INTL
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Nosegay : POSY
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Singer James et al. : ETTAS
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Esteem : ADMIRE
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City incorporated with Jaffa : TELAVIV
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Ethyl or methyl ending : ENE
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Carry on : RANT
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Voices : UTTERS
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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Hip-moving dance : RUMBA
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Walking ___ (elated) : ONAIR
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Ancient Greek colony : IONIA
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Little, e.g. : APER
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Aspersion : SLUR
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Simmer times, in Paris : ETES
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___ tree (stumped) : UPA
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Thus, to Tomás : ASI

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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