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New York Times, Tuesday, January 8, 1985

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,845
Across
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Stout : ALE
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Tiff : SPAT
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Cutie : DOLL
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Sandarac : ARAR
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Not a soul : NOONE
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Five-and-ten : DIMESTORE
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Sag : SLUMP
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Heaven: Comb. form : URANO
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Braun and Sydow : VONS
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Mineral deposits : ORES
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Tightwad : PENNYPINCHER
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Story : YARN
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Blood-hued : HEMATIC
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Neckpiece : BOA
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Newport, R.I., has one : OCS
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Daft : INANE
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Tightly together : ATCLOSEQUARTERS
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Compass pt. : NNE
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Permit : LET
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"Fear God, and ___ commandments": Eccl. 12:13 : KEEPHIS
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Forum frock : TOGA
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Type of bread : PUMPERNICKEL
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Con game : SCAM
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African antelope : PALA
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Saki : MUNRO
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Pivotal : POLAR
64
Social affair : RECEPTION
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Express a view : OPINE
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Some Feds : TMEN
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Being : ESSE
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Young adults : TEENS
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Assists : AIDS
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"Take ___, She's Mine" : HER
Down
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Total : ADDUP
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France's longest river : LOIRE
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Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
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Posed : SAT
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Sphere : PROVINCE
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Baseball's Hank : AARON
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Ditch : TRENCH
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Response to a ques. : ANS
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Pigment : COLORANT
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Travel : TOUR
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"Don't tread ___" : ONME
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Agts. : REPS
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Dustin Hoffman role : LENNY
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Salty sauce, British style : SOYA
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Haggard heroine : SHE
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Paid athletes : PROS
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Arabian prince : EMIR
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Concerning : INRE
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"___ la vie!" : CEST
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Rowers' bench : BANK
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Indian of Okla. : OTOE
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Farm measure : ACRE
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Mil. unit : SQN
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U.S. journalist: 1889–1974 : LIPPMANN
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Waikiki's isle : OAHU
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Not discovered : UNTRACED
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Long period : AEON
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Devilish tot : IMP
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Ancient Laconian city : SPARTA
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Furniture trimming : GIMP
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Kind of angle : ACUTE
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Varnish base : ELEMI
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Baked dough with filler : KNISH
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Jagged : EROSE
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Hermit : LONER
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Blemish : SPOT
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Get by : COPE
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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___ judicata : RES
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U.S.N.A. graduate : ENS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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