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CONTRAS

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 1985

62-Down : Vicissitudes

Author:
Stanley Glass
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,843
Across
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A ___ (deductive) : PRIORI
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Wetland : FEN
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Target for Trevino : HOLE
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Gift housing : WRAP
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Unter den ___ : LINDEN
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News agcy. : UPI
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Biblical prophet : AMOS
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Ancient Crimean people : TAURI
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Acquiesce : ASSENT
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Irwin Shaw novel : RICHMANPOORMAN
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Admen's come-ons : TEASERS
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Phil Mahre's forte : SKIING
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A Tarzan : CRABBE
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Cape in Mass. : ANN
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"I ___ Rhythm" : GOT
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Where to see a memorial : CENT
33
Japanese woman diver : AMA
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Dissents : NAYS
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Kingsley's "The Sands of ___" : DEE
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Role for Flagstad : ISOLDE
40
Moved ahead cautiously : NOSED
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Eject roughly : BOOT
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Hangs gracefully : DRAPES
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Banned pesticide : DDT
46
Opening to a mold : SPRUE
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Border on : ABUT
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Jumped an electric gap : ARCED
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Billy or Tokyo : ROSE
53
Lachrymose : TEARY
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A.E.F. after Nov. 1918 : RETURNERS
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Channel island : WIGHT
57
Extent : RANGE
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Passes, in card games : BYS
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Being, to Baudelaire : ETRE
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He sings,"Ridi, Pagliaccio" : CANIO
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Fired : SACKED
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Employ : USE
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Canal maker : DREDGER
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An article for André : UNE
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Sir Stafford ___, British statesman : CRIPPS
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Culex's kin : AEDES
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Go oystering : TONG
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Gullet : MAW
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Roundup item : LASSO
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Register scorn : SNEER
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"Bonanza" ranch : PONDEROSA
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Bass-baritone Monk : ALLAN
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Seems reasonable, with "up" : ADDS
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Wallace colleague : SAFER
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Actress Gray : ERIN
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Hammers : PEENS
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Brit. legislators : MPS
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" ... there ain't no ___ Clause": Chico Marx : SANITY
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Sans mixer : NEAT
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Interior styling : DECOR
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Antal ___, conductor-composer : DORATI
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Bill's partner : COO
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Footless : APOD
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Indo-Chinese people : LAO
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Sister of Baal : ANAT
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Fannie chaser, in bank lingo : MAE
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Down at the mouth : MOROSE
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Not interminable : FINITE
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Actress Parsons : ESTELLE
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Vacillate : BLOWHOTANDCOLD
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Food named for a goddess : CEREAL
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Singer Ross : LANNY
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Story's start : ONCE
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Writer Talese : GAY
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Awn : ARISTA
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Status taken down from Piccadilly in '84 : EROS
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Deteriorate : WEAR
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Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
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Annie Oakleys : PASSES
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Río de la ___, Uruguayan border : PLATA
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Gone heavenward : RISEN
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Ramifications : INSANDOUTS
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Keats works : ODES
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Err at bridge : RENEGE
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Prefix with version : INTRO
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Baum marten, e.g. : FUR
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Certain projectors : EPISCOPES
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Plated, as some coins : NICKELED
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One of Noah's descendants : HAMITE
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Arabian sultanate : OMAN
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The whole story : LONGANDSHORTOFIT
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Sixth sense : ESP
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Book also called "Voina i mir" : WARANDPEACE
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Cugat specialty : RUMBA
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Sheik of ___ : ARABY
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Longfellow's murmurers : PINES
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Crag : TOR
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Stags' mates : HINDS
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Wood sorrels : OCAS
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Swizzle stick : STIRRER
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Choral composition : MOTET
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"___, Brute" : ETTU
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Iris Murdoch's "The ___ Love Machine" : SACREDANDPROFANE
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Alienate : ESTRANGE
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Part of a fishhook : BARB
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Nuptial verb, at times : OBEY
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Count of Monte Cristo : DANTES
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Motherless calf : DOGIE
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Standing : RANK
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Prod : URGE
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Observed : EYED
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Grommets : RINGS
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Comeback : RESPONSE
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He may be fording : WADER
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Grants : CEDES
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Divers : SUNDRY
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Vicissitudes : UPSANDDOWNS
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Walter and Willis : REEDS
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This goes like claque work : CLAP
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Famed missionary in Maine : RALE
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Swinburne, e.g. : ISLE
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Former : ONETIME
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Approximately : MOREORLESS
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Where Bhutan is : ASIA
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Desire : WANT
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Margaret Mead's laboratory : SAMOA
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Slender cigars : PANATELAS
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Custer's last major : RENO
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Home of the Whitney Handicap : SARATOGA
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Type of boom : SONIC
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Elmer Gantry's wife : CLEO
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Temper : DANDER
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Otherwise, to Ovid : CETERA
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Stroll : AMBLE
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Central and guiding : POLAR
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Bangor neighbor : ORONO
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B.M.I. rival : ASCAP
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Overjoy : ELATE
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Bartók and Lugosi : BELAS
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Diffident : SHY
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Early Peruvian : INCA
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A Trojan War precipitator : ERIS
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Drag : TOW
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Woad : DYE

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

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