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New York Times, Monday, January 28, 1985

28-Across : Lofty

Author:
Dale O. Burgener
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Dale O. Burgener has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,865
Across
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Ancient Syria : ARAM
5
La ___, Milan opera : SCALA
10
Hyde or Central : PARK
14
Weighty work : TOME
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Group of speakers : PANEL
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Woodwind with nasal tones : OBOE
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Had creditors : OWED
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Relating to eight : OCTAL
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Cinder : SLAG
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Start of a line by Tennyson : MANISTHEHUNTER
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Quote : CITE
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Pop : DAD
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Chant : INTONE
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Lofty : ELEVATED
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Portuguese saint : SAO
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Kelly or Moore : GRACE
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The clear sky : ETHER
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Food fish : LING
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More painful : SORER
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Seine feeder : EURE
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Calamities : EVILS
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Some subs : NUKES
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"Cara ___," 1954 song : MIA
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Misleads : DECEIVES
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Poked quickly : JABBED
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Toothed item : COMB
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End of 20 Across : WOMANISHISGAME
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Cab : TAXI
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Des Moines native : IOWAN
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Utilizer : USER
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Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
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Aromatic plant : ANISE
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Close : NEAR
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"Let Freedom ___" : RING
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Disabled : LAMED
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___ souci : SANS
Down
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Minute particle : ATOM
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Up-front group of seats : ROWA
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So be it : AMEN
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Italian doctor : MEDICO
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Shoplifters' nemeses : SPOTTERS
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Hidden stores : CACHE
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Pot builder : ANTE
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Girl's name meaning "weary" : LEAH
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Refer (to) indirectly : ALLUDE
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Be subsequent to : POSTDATE
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Qualified : ABLE
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Leo's lament : ROAR
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Ten-gallon cask : KEG
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"Of Thee I ___" : SING
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Hub of a wheel : NAVE
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Surrounded by water : ISLED
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Ingenuous : NAIVE
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Gin and ___ : TONIC
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Beiges : ECRUS
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Onionlike herb : LEEK
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Little Tom : THUMB
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Spooky : EERIE
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Fear greatly : DREAD
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First-class : AONE
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Coruscant : GLEAMING
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Answered : REJOINED
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Hindu god : SIVA
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Certain U.S. weapons : SAMS
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Pardonable : VENIAL
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Rifles' kid brothers : BBGUNS
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Thriller episode : CHASE
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Gully, usually dry : WADI
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Conestoga team : OXEN
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New Rochelle college : IONA
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Sink or ___ : SWIM
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On the Coral : ASEA
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Shabby : MEAN
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Makes mistakes : ERRS
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Gob : TAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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