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New York Times, Monday, October 28, 1985

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,138
Across
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Wager : STAKE
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Dance movement : STEP
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Shipboard mop : SWAB
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Linda of "Alice" fame : LAVIN
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Prove boring : TIRE
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Cardinal All-Star: 1985 : HERR
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Live : EXIST
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Deep blue : ANIL
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"Born Free" lioness : ELSA
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Coin collector, in a way : WISHINGWELL
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Cut timber : LOG
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Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
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Mitigating : EASING
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Touched down : LANDED
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London's ___ Row : ROTTEN
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Ersatz butter : OLEO
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Dogfight adepts : ACES
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M.I.T. grads : ENGRS
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In general : OVERALL
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Hubert ___ Humphrey : HORATIO
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Helen's abductor : PARIS
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Beehive State : UTAH
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"The Wind in the Willows" hero : TOAD
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More compact : DENSER
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Things to be done : AGENDA
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Kind of drama : CLOSET
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Very light brown : ECRU
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Portia's calling : LAW
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Object of Emerson's "high respect" : WELLREADMAN
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Copycat : APER
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Wing: Fr. : AILE
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Woven dress fabric : VOILE
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Wight is one : ISLE
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Singer-actor Kristofferson : KRIS
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Cribbage combination : MELD
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Back talk : SASS
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Donnybrook : SETTO
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Lots : SLEW
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Judd Hirsch sitcom : TAXI
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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He begat Saul : KISH
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Undivided : ENTIRE
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Male partygoers : STAGS
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Kitchen utensils : TINWARE
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Clinton's canal : ERIE
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BB, e.g. : PELLET
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TV's "Murder, ___ Wrote" : SHE
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The Iron Duke : WELLINGTON
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Malicious burning : ARSON
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N.C.'s Fort ___ : BRAGG
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Protuberant : NODAL
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Afterward : LATER
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Where the Vice President is President : SENATE
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Chicago district, with "The" : LOOP
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Thomas ___ Edison : ALVA
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Scapegrace : NEERDOWELL
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Fishing boats : DORIES
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Workplace watchdog agcy. : OSHA
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Inkling : CLUE
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Saudi capital : RIAD
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Kind of fountain : SODA
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Good ___ (restored) : ASNEW
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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Garden structure : TRELLIS
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Cookout fare : STEAKS
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Tropical fruit : GUAVAS
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Prospector's holding : CLAIM
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Memory failure : LAPSE
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Salad green : CRESS
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Sicilian coin : LIRA
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Measured amount : DOSE
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One of the "tools of ignorance" : MITT
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Came to rest : ALIT
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Emperor in "Quo Vadis?" : NERO
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Sinclair Lewis nickname : RED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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