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New York Times, Thursday, January 31, 1985

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,868
Across
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Cleveland or Lincoln : CITY
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François's feather : PLUME
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Israeli seaport : ACRE
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Tony's cousin : OBIE
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Perlman purchase : ROSIN
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Wind sound : MOAN
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Ustinov play : BEETHOVENSTENTH
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Greek nickname : ARI
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He wrote "Metamorphoses" : OVID
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Within, to Titus : INTRA
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Some Cowboys : LINEMEN
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Kind of fly : POP
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Wife of Aegir : RAN
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Soupçon : TASTE
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Spiritual advisers : GURUS
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A case for Cicero: Abbr. : ACC
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O.T. book : HOS
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Luau dip : POI
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Let go : FREE
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Vehicle for Swoosie Kurtz : FIFTHOFJULY
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Powder base : TALC
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Highlander's own : AIN
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Gelada or pongo : APE
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Ending for glamour or vapour : ISE
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Vision : DREAM
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Potpourri ingredient : PETAL
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The youngest Cratchit : TIM
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"___ a Wonderful Life" : ITS
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Resemble purposely : IMITATE
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Parsley's kin : ANISE
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Banking acronym : IRA
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They're open at some opens : NINETEENTHHOLES
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Father, to Virgil : PATER
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Leg coverings : HOSE
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Irish tax : CESS
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Of the same opinion : ATONE
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Leftovers for Lassie : ORTS
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Metallic element : COBALT
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Spain and Portugal : IBERIA
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Connections : TIEINS
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Still : YET
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Put to the test : PROVE
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Book by Henry Green : LOVING
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No longer new : USED
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Mrs. Gump : MIN
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Printers' measures : ENS
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Word of assent : AMEN
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Like a certain Mary : CONTRARY
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Pessimist's struggle : RATRACE
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Increase : ENHANCE
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" . . . and the ___ the brave?" : HOMEOF
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Waiter's take : TIPS
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System of principles : ETHIC
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College V.I.P. : PROF
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Séance board : OUIJA
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"Once ___ Mattress" : UPONA
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Spring up : START
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Fast : FLEET
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Peggy and Ian : FLEMINGS
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Gets a wiggle on : HIES
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Haughty : UPPISH
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Enormous : TITANIC
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Stupid : ASININE
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Worms, to an early bird : DIET
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Potholder of a kind : MITTEN
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He keeps one in stitches : TAILOR
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Napping : ATREST
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Rents : LEASES
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Skiing family name : MAHRE
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"I must down to the ___ again": Masefield : SEAS
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Inner: Comb. form : ENTO
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Conservation org. : EPA
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Have a bite : EAT
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Cry of discovery : OHO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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