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New York Times, Monday, January 7, 1985

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,844

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Across
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Mexican food : TACOS
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Exotic bird : MINA
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Injure : HARM
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Harden : INURE
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Manganese and malachite : ORES
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Meditated, with "over" : PORED
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"Pop ___ the weasel" : GOES
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Facts : DATA
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Mixture : SALMAGUNDI
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Deg. holder : GRAD
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Weight in India : TOLA
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Hammer : SLEDGE
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Kitchen gadget : SLICER
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Organize : GETUP
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Dog that went to Oz : TOTO
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Notices : SEES
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Nocturnal lemur : LORIS
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Displayed : EVINCED
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Matriculator : STUDENT
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Islamic spiritual center : MECCA
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Impression : IDEA
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Golden ___ of the West Coast : GATE
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Sequence : ORDER
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Trample : STEPON
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Force : MUSCLE
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Princely Italian house : ESTE
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Sanction : ABET
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Mixture : MISCELLANY
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Roast: Fr. : ROTI
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Nigerian seaport : LAGOS
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Def. alliance : NATO
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So be it : AMEN
68
Quibble : EVADE
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School on the Thames : ETON
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Ointment-yielding plant : NARD
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Not so common : RARER
Down
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Apexes : TIPS
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Puzzler's favorite ox : ANOA
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Ringlet : CURL
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Utah city : OREM
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Collected : SEDATE
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V.I.P. : MOGUL
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Historical period : IRONAGE
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Penury : NEED
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Help : ASSIST
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Mixture : HODGEPODGE
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Henry ___ Wallace : AGARD
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Place a new label on : RETAG
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Victor at Gettysburg : MEADE
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Prickly evergreen shrub : GORSE
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A knockout : LULU
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Goblet part : STEM
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World spinner : LOVE
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Suffix with Ham or Shem : ITIC
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Mixture : CONCOCTION
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Sum ___ fui . . . : ESSE
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One of the Adamses : EDIE
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Harvest : REAP
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"___ each life . . . " : INTO
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British gun : STEN
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Reiner or Sagan : CARL
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Morsel : TASTE
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Backstage employee : DRESSER
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Lower in dignity : DEMEAN
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Bank employee : TELLER
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Seine tributary : MARNE
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Untersee craft : UBOAT
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Argument : SETTO
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Lurch forward on heavy seas : SCEND
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"My Friend ___" : IRMA
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Mount St. Helens production : LAVA
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Thickening agent : AGAR
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Protuberance : NODE
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Belgian canal connector : YSER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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