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New York Times, Wednesday, January 9, 1985

Author:
Kathryn Righter
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kathryn Righter has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,846
Across
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Boys : LADS
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A power source : STEAM
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Secure : SAFE
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French violinist: 18th century : ANET
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Ling-Ling, e.g. : PANDA
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Notion : IDEA
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Norse sagas : EDDAS
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About: Abbr. : CIRC
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Part of a drummer's gear : CYMBALS
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Egyptian monarch : PHARAOH
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West role : LIL
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Metric unit : STERE
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A.S.A.P. : SPEEDILY
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Hampers : DETERS
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For each : PER
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Luftwaffe, to R.A.F. : ENEMY
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Glacial block of ice : SERAC
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State or lake : UTAH
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Opera hat : GIBUS
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Prima donna : DIVA
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Stoneworker : MASON
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Replacement parts for a cobbler : SOLES
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Wax: Comb. form : CER
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Resins used in varnish : ELEMIS
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Summer beverage : LEMONADE
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Milky gems : OPALS
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Anger : IRE
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Part of a signature : SURNAME
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Everlasting : ETERNAL
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Playing card : TREY
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Vinegary: Comb. form : ACETO
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Weathercock : VANE
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First rib-loser : ADAM
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Type of type : ROMAN
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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Potential blooms : BUDS
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Anoint, old style : ANELE
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Rise sharply : SOAR
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Secular : LAIC
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Griffith or Williams : ANDY
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Judge : DEEM
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Nativity site : STABLE
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Kind of bee : SPELLING
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Bits : TADS
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Finish : END
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Make suitable : ADAPT
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Like some hot potatoes : MASHED
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Hidden : SECRETED
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Cherubini creation : ARIA
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Gambling game : FARO
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Engrave with acid : ETCH
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White House figure : AIDE
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Hellenic hawk : ARES
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Emblems : SYMBOLS
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Froth : SPUME
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Corolla part : PETAL
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Expunge : ERASE
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Garlands : LEIS
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Heath : ERICA
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Was delirious : RAVED
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Frighten : SCARE
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Holiday season : YULE
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This puzzle has three sets of ___ : HOMONYMS
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Musical half step : SEMITONE
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Palm or liquor : NIPA
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Painful : SORE
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Maple fruit : SAMARA
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Hysteria : NERVES
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Ecole assignment : LECON
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Stiletto thrust : STAB
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Indic language : URDU
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Peruse : READ
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Defense acronym : NATO
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Ballerina Pavlova : ANNA
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He was "every inch a king" : LEAR
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Scottish uncle : EME

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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