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New York Times, Monday, October 7, 1985

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,117
Across
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Allah's lands : ISLAM
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Showy flower : IRIS
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"___ Tall Sally," 1956 song : LONG
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Gleamed : SHONE
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Art ___ : DECO
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Nerissa, to Portia : HANDMAIDEN
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Aloha, in Britain : TATA
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Adam's ___ (water) : ALE
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Chinese horn : OBOE
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Pulled the plug : OPENED
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Big Mo meal : MESS
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Exits from a grotto : EMERGES
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Stone of many colors : OPAL
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Race (usually about 26 miles) : MARATHON
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Metallic fabrics : LAMES
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Oriental or Arabian : ASIAN
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U.N. labor arm : ILO
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Member of a certain college : ELECTOR
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Smears : SMUDGES
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Expanse east of the U.S.A. : ATL
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Opportunely : ONCUE
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Western lake resort : TAHOE
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Dawn : DAYBREAK
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Adherents : ISTS
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Far from figurative : LITERAL
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Plot of land : ACRE
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Give a performance : APPEAR
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Clumsy craft : ARKS
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Rorvik's "In ___ Image ... " : HIS
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Soy or Roy : BEAN
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Disney cartoons : ANIMATIONS
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Impart : LEND
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Rattan : CANE
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Originated : AROSE
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Units of energy : ERGS
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Astute : KEEN
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Famed Greek physician : GALEN
Down
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Bandleader Jones : ISHAM
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Layered rock : SHALE
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How some exiles live : LONESOMELY
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Furthermore : AND
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Exec's note : MEMO
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Language student's problem : IDIOM
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Liberates : REDEEMS
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Rink flooring : ICE
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A medical scanning record : SONOGRAM
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Gossip's delight : LATEST
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Archibald of the N.B.A. : NATE
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Happy : GLAD
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Fourth person : ABEL
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Comic strip by Schulz : PEANUTS
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Detailed description, for short : SPEC
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Poker term : RAISE
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Seaport in Ore. : ASTORIA
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Regis or Hunter, in N.Y.C. : HIGHSCHOOL
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Butter's cousin : OLEO
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Word with dive or drops : NOSE
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Conduct : LEAD
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Prov. in Canada : ALTA
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Alms boxes : ARCAE
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Kind of mind : ONETRACK
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Computer "food" : DATA
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U.S.S.R. republic : UKRAINE
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Combines : BLENDS
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Actress-writer Chase : ILKA
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Kay ___, "Stop the Music" singer : ARMEN
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Dishwasher cycle : RINSE
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Krupp works site : ESSEN
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Homophone for 18 Down : ABLE
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Lord or baron : PEER
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Twinge : PANG
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Hart : STAG
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Refusal in Renfrew : NAE
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Sen. citizen's nest egg : IRA

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

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