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New York Times, Tuesday, October 15, 1985

Author:
Stanley B. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Stanley B. Whitten has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,125

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Across
1
Tool handle : HAFT
5
Commanded : BADE
9
Clear sky : ETHER
14
Epithet of Athena : ALEA
15
Havoc : RUIN
16
Fissile rock : SHALE
17
Lascivious look : LEER
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___ time (never) : ATNO
19
Lukewarm : TEPID
20
Masters champ: 1979 : FUZZYZOELLER
23
Military command : ATEASE
24
Gantry and Rice : ELMERS
28
Hawaiian goose : NENE
30
Supporting column shaped liked a man : TELAMON
31
Nile menace : ASP
34
Transit patron : RIDER
36
Upper crust : ELITE
37
Frosty : ICED
39
Radials : TIRES
41
Type of gin : SLOE
42
Carries : TOTES
44
Sample : TASTE
46
Goof : ERR
47
Certain handicapped persons : CRETINS
49
Market : SELL
51
Business-letter adverb : HERETO
52
Lamented : WAILED
56
Packers' founder : CURLYLAMBEAU
60
Linguine, e.g. : PASTA
63
Khayyám : OMAR
64
Photographer Morath : INGE
65
Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
66
Lab liquid : ACID
67
Wild carrot or fennel : DILL
68
Art form : GENRE
69
Crazes : FADS
70
Snake eyes : ONES
Down
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Have ___ mind to : HALFA
2
Attu native : ALEUT
3
Drive off, old style : FEEZE
4
Buster Crabbe role : TARZAN
5
___ out (act boldly) : BRAZENIT
6
Jam ingredient : AUTO
7
Feast : DINE
8
Chemical compound : ENOL
9
Winwood or Parsons : ESTELLE
10
Rising warm-air columns : THERMALS
11
Chance : HAP
12
New Haven student : ELI
13
Flushed : RED
21
River to the North Sea : YSER
22
Michele or Peggy : LEE
25
Author Zola : EMILE
26
Helicopter part : ROTOR
27
Nasty look : SNEER
29
Emulates William A. White : EDITS
30
Lock : TRESS
31
Gee follower : AITCH
32
Tally : SCORE
33
Fisherman of note : PETER
35
Baseball stat : ERA
38
Radar, e.g. : DETECTOR
40
Airplane attendants : STEWARDS
43
Place : SITUATE
45
Ancient kingdom : ELAM
48
Neither's partner : NOR
50
Sexuality : LIBIDO
53
Ulyanov : LENIN
54
Two-under-par feat : EAGLE
55
Contests : DUELS
57
Dawdle : LOAF
58
Village People hit song : YMCA
59
___-back (relaxed) : LAID
60
Figure in "Charlotte's Web" : PIG
61
He wrote "The College Widow" : ADE
62
Transgress : SIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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