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New York Times, Wednesday, October 23, 1985

Author:
McKeon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
McKeon has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,133
Across
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Anticipating eagerly : AGOG
5
A poplar : ABELE
10
Rotters : CADS
14
Crimson Tide coll. : BAMA
15
Kind of class, at sea : CABIN
16
Notion : IDEA
17
J. C. Harris's trickster : BRERRABBIT
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___ Trent, Dickens heroine : NELL
20
Dirges : EPICEDES
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Nancy's man : RONNIE
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Horatian creations : ODES
24
Mythical queen of heaven : HERA
25
Hit musical: 1980 : BARNUM
28
Blue-flowered herb : HAREBELL
32
Japanese apricot : UME
33
Dry: Gr. : XEROS
35
Rani's raiment : SAREE
36
Gam or Moreno : RITA
38
Mark of a scribe : SERIF
40
Talk irrationally : RAVE
41
Complication : SNARL
43
Bar : ESTOP
45
Actor Silvers : SID
46
Victor in a fabled race : TORTOISE
48
Indentation : RECESS
50
Alexander was the fifth : POPE
51
Capp's hyena : LENA
52
Mysterious : ARCANE
55
Some college courses : SEMINARS
59
Consumer-owned store : COOP
60
A sister of Peter Rabbit : COTTONTAIL
62
To be, in Toulouse : ETRE
63
"Watership Down" author : ADAMS
64
Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
65
A ruminant : DEER
66
Insertion mark : CARET
67
" . . . ___, perturbed spirit!": Hamlet : REST
Down
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Secular clergyman of France : ABBE
2
Irving protagonist : GARP
3
Sacred mountain of China : OMEI
4
He brings la carte : GARCON
5
Pedants : ACADEMES
6
Untried ones : BABES
7
Abates : EBBS
8
Number in a Roman deck? : LII
9
To come in, at Caen : ENTRER
10
Vermilion : CINNABAR
11
Capital of South Yemen : ADEN
12
Nabe store : DELI
13
"Love for ___," 1930 song : SALE
18
Updike's "Rabbit ___" : REDUX
22
Mineral sources : ORES
24
___ in for (intends harm to) : HASIT
25
Explosion : BURST
26
___ acids : AMINO
27
Do some road work : RETAR
28
Word with play or laugh : HORSE
29
Cancel : ERASE
30
Closefitting trousers : LEVIS
31
City on the Aire : LEEDS
34
Former artful Dodger : REESE
37
School supply : ARTPAPER
39
Preeminent : FOREMOST
42
Diving bird : LOON
44
Take ___ hand (write) : PENIN
47
Medicinal plant : IPECAC
49
Three-beat gait : CANTER
51
"___ Entertain You" : LETME
52
Made a hole-in-one : ACED
53
Learning method : ROTE
54
Basic part : CORE
55
Capella, e.g. : STAR
56
Swiss river : AARE
57
Parts of hoops : RIMS
58
Lath : SLAT
61
Harem room : ODA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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