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New York Times, Thursday, October 3, 1985

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,113
Across
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Aggregate : SUM
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___ rug (dance) : CUTA
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Novelist O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Russian ruler: 880–912 : OLEG
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Sego-flower state : UTAH
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Cotton thread : LISLE
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Put lesser value on : UNDERRATE
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Former "97-pound weakling" : ATLAS
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Actress Ella : RAINES
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"Spoon River" poet : MASTERS
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Arab chief : EMEER
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Barbara ___ Geddes : BEL
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Colette novel : CHERI
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Submissions to popular vote : REFERENDA
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Morocco's capital : RABAT
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Kind of estate : REAL
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Frost's "The Witch of ___" : COOS
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Clergyman's dwelling : MANSE
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Burden : ONUS
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"___ and Lovers": Lawrence : SONS
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Iowa, to René : ETAT
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Malamud's forte : PROSE
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Altar used by ancient Semites : HIGHPLACE
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Unexpected loss : UPSET
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"Cap'n ___": Lincoln : ERI
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Cape Cod town : TRURO
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Vagary : CAPRICE
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Human being : PERSON
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Southwestern cottonwood : ALAMO
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Among other things : INTERALIA
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Grinder : MOLAR
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Hold back : REIN
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Fuzz : LINT
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Hammerhead part : PEEN
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Victorian oath : EGAD
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One of Ali's wins : TKO
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Bar order, for short : SOUR
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Middle: Prefix : MEDI
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Anathema : CURSE
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Attention getter : AHEM
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The Corsican : LITTLECORPORAL
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Man is one : ISLE
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Winged : ALAR
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Bungle, with "up" : MESS
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Sequoia in Calif. (world's largest living thing) : GENERALSHERMAN
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Powerful beam : LASER
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Pardon : REMIT
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Eurasian poplar : ABELE
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Page heading, in some tomes : ERRATA
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Perform once more : REENACT
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Event in Oct. 1929 : CRASH
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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Neurologist Krafft-___ : EBING
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Abstainer of a kind : FASTER
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Taboos : NONOS
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Extinguish, as a light : DOUSE
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Property, e.g. : ASSET
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Designed to be sung : MELIC
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Less corrupted : PURER
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Monastic V.I.P. : PRIOR
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Topple : UPEND
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Ironically extravagant : CAMP
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Puzzler's favorite plant : ALOE
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Porter's "___ Horse, . . . " : PALE
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Dail's land : EIRE
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Skirt feature : SLIT
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Pen sound : OINK
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Acronym often in the news : NATO
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Opposite of pos. : NEG
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Niño's kin : TIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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