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Lois Sidway
Lois Sidway

New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1985

10-Down : Small planets

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,119
Across
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Big blow : GALE
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Sound from Big Ben : BONG
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Patron saint of Wales : DAVID
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Over-the-hill letters : AWOL
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Welsh actor Novello : IVOR
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Besides, with "from" : ASIDE
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Favoritism : BIAS
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Dancer George de la ___ : PENA
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Headquarters honcho, temporarily : OFFICEROFTHEDAY
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Repair a patchy lawn : RESEED
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Arrange in layers : TIER
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Invitation req. : RSVP
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Mom or Pop, sometimes : GROCER
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Chief monk : ABBOT
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Its first president was Douglas Hyde : EIRE
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Verdi villain : IAGO
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Symbol of strength : IRON
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Student's secondary specialty : MINOR
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Small amount : DRAM
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Flanders of fiction : MOLL
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City in the Midi : ALES
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"Two can live as cheaply ___" : ASONE
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Sharp whistling sound : SWOOSH
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Bargain : DEAL
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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Went by : PASSED
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Tom Seaver was one: 1967 : ROOKIEOFTHEYEAR
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Fossil resin : AMBER
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Subtropical fruit : KIWI
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Craze : RAGE
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Native New Zealander : MAORI
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Leona Mitchell's hometown : ENID
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Evils : ILLS
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"___ of robins ... " : ANEST
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Pad : DIGS
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"___ Death": Grieg : ASES
Down
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Eva of "Green Acres" : GABOR
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"The farmer takes ___ ... " : AWIFE
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Idles : LOAFS
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Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
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Hens and roosters, e.g. : BIPEDS
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Once again : OVER
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Taboo word on TV : NONO
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Botanical operation : GRAFT
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One of Santa's team : DASHER
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Small planets : ASTEROIDS
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Competed : VIED
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Notion : IDEA
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Repudiate : DENY
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Part of C.P.A. : CERT
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Go-getter : TIGER
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Conceal : VEIL
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Yearned : PINED
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Robert Moses biographer : CARO
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Former Alaskan governor : EGAN
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City on the Tiber : ROME
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Intents : AIMS
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Mopper's target, at times : BROW
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Kind of machete : BOLO
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Watching crowd : ONLOOKERS
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Mother of J.F.K. : ROSE
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Skiing family name : MAHRE
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Wings for Amor : ALAE
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Enthusiasm : SPIRIT
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Lacewing larva's lunch : APHIDS
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Linked : YOKED
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Aleppo is here : SYRIA
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Performing pinnipeds : SEALS
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Super shot for Snead : EAGLE
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Habiliments : DRESS
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Nicaraguan native : RAMA
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Muscat's locale : OMAN
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Heinz Holliger's instrument : OBOE
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Ended, to Tati : FINI
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Kindling bit : TWIG

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

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