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New York Times, Monday, October 14, 1985

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 3, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,124

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Across
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In the sack : ABED
5
Command : BEHEST
11
Aphorism : SAW
14
Withered : SERE
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Portuguese city : OPORTO
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Laker, for one : PRO
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Easily set off : HAIRTRIGGER
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Old card game : LOO
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Once more : ENCORE
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Spotted : ESPIED
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Garment insert : GORE
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Public disorder : RIOT
26
Group of three : TRIAD
29
Bangtail : NAG
32
Former : OTHER
35
Smallest in a farrow : RUNT
36
Reach : ATTAIN
38
Turkish title : AGA
39
Century plant : ALOE
40
Strike tactic : SITIN
41
A. C. Doyle et al. : SIRS
42
Checkers : MEN
43
Drew back : SHRANK
44
Algonquian : CREE
45
Groom carefully : PREEN
47
Before, poetically : ERE
48
Abstains from food : FASTS
49
Portico for Pericles : STOA
51
Recondite : DEEP
53
Associate : COHORT
55
"Roamin' in the Gloamin'" composer : LAUDER
59
Harem room : ODA
60
With exactitude : TOAHAIRLINE
64
Luau fare : POI
65
Wrap up : ENFOLD
66
Collier's access : ADIT
67
Go astray : ERR
68
Cancel : DELETE
69
"___ the six hundred": Tennyson : RODE
Down
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Court ace in the 70's : ASHE
2
String or wax follower : BEAN
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Olympian Heiden : ERIC
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Lose face : DEROGATE
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Mole, for one : BORER
6
Roof piece : EPI
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Razorback : HOG
8
Unit of work : ERG
9
Pilot : STEER
10
Process of twisting : TORSION
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Make unnecessary distinctions : SPLITHAIRS
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___ Islands, off Indonesia : AROE
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Brassie, for one : WOOD
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Moved on foot : TROD
22
Saucepan or pipkin : POT
24
Whole : ENTIRE
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Hike : TRAMP
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Autocrat : RULER
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Persistently annoying : INONESHAIR
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Oil of flowers : ATTAR
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Won : GAINED
33
Bird famed for its plumage : EGRET
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Tears down a British building : RASES
36
Residue : ASH
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Printing material : INK
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Monastic's garment : SCAPULAR
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Expressed indignation : SNORTED
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Ike's hdqrs. in the 40's : ETO
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Trepidation : FEAR
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Expiate : ATONE
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Suppress : ELIDE
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Struggle with : COPE
54
Redolence : ODOR
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Prank : DIDO
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Wife of Geraint : ENID
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Network : RETE
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C.I.O. mate : AFL
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Till : HOE
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High, musically : ALT

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

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