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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 1985

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,115
Across
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Cheese made backward? : EDAM
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Coopers' tools : ADZES
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Canaanites' supreme god : BAAL
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An incarnation of Vishnu : RAMA
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Actress Nissen : GRETA
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U.S.S.R. Baltic port : RIGA
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Stone of ___, in the Orkneys : ODIN
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Bucolic : RURAL
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Graven image : IDOL
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Calif. affliction? : SANDIEGOLUMBAGO
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Dijon donkeys : ANES
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Foulard : TIE
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Archeologists' finds : SHARDS
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Fleet commander's vessel : FLAGSHIP
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Cliff-top shelter : AERIE
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Pseudologist : LIAR
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Em followers : ENO
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Nightclubs near Yankee Stadium? : BRONXHONKYTONKS
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Male gypsy : ROM
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In the horse latitudes : ASEA
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Hindu princess : RANEE
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Having a glossy surface : ENAMELED
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Delay : RETARD
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Expanse west of Eur. : ATL
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"Ulalume," e.g. : POEM
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Chinese slammer? : FOOCHOWHOOSEGOW
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Swedish pop quartet : ABBA
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Keens : WAILS
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Stage org. : ANTA
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Grimalkin's plaint : MEOW
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Wading bird : EGRET
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"Waiting for Godot" actor : LAHR
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Ophthalmologist's concern : EYES
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Exploits : DEEDS
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Punctuation mark in England : STOP
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Libido : EROS
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Art movement born in 1916 : DADA
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Lebanon's ___ Gemayel : AMIN
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Small orange : MANDARIN
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Coincides : AGREES
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Cargo of some smugglers : DRUGS
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Memorable comic Mostel : ZERO
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Beneficial : SALUTARY
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Temptations for politicians : BRIBES
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Verdi work : AIDA
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All excited : AGOG
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Sugarcane shoot : LALO
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Needle on a dial : INDEX
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U.S.S.R. aircraft : MIG
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Buffalo athlete : SABRE
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Avian anagram for Rhone : HERON
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Redolence : AROMA
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Amerced : FINED
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"Mighty ___ Rose": Nevin : LAKA
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Reddish dyestuff : HENNA
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Printer's roller : INKER
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Got shot : POSED
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What schlimazels usually do : LOSE
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Sacrosanct : HALLOWED
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Cycad and poon : TREES
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Certain porridges : OATMEALS
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Parrots : MACAWS
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Places for hen parties? : ROOSTS
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Propelled a raft : POLED
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Repute : FAME
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Toe the line : OBEY
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Heckelphone, e.g. : OBOE
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Remuneration of a sort : WAGE
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Take on : HIRE
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Punkie : GNAT
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He overthrew Galba : OTHO
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Woof's partner : WARP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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