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New York Times, Friday, November 1, 1985

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,142
Across
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Expunge : ERASE
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Nasser's successor : SADAT
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Forestall : PREVENT
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Iron or gold : ELEMENT
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City on the Reuss : LUCERNE
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Den denizen : NESTLER
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Fools' Day mo. : APR
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" ... ___ is done": Book of Common Prayer : OURWORK
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Ma that says "Maa!" : EWE
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African village : STAD
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Like neon : INERT
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Japanese cousin of Mr. : SAN
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Apportions : METES
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"___ Were a Rich Man" : IFI
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Plunger's loss : SHIRT
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Democritus follower : ATOMIST
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Perform at La Scala, palindromically : AIRANARIA
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Wine or vine : MADEIRA
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Depose : ATTEST
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Went West, perhaps : MOVED
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Indsl. activity : MFG
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Organic fertilizer : HUMUS
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Literary collection : ANA
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Fair, in Ferrara : FIERA
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Placate a glutton : SATE
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Soak flax : RET
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Downwind : LEEWARD
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Filbert : NUT
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Bewildered : ATALOSS
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Weather-map features : ISOBARS
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Gulf on the Ionian : TARANTO
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Bequest recipient : LEGATEE
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Paper amount : SHEAF
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First Egyptian king : MENES
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Threw forth : ERUPTED
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Box again : RECRATE
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Hail, to Caesar : AVE
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Kind of therapy : SERO
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Havana lass : SENORITA
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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"___ Set," 1957 film : DESK
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Figure for a C.P.A. : AMT
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Progress intelligently planned : TELESIS
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Blood part : PLASMA
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Italian province : TERNI
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Décor style since 1895 : NEWART
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"Last Case" sleuth : TRENT
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Palindrome for pitchers : WEFANAFEW
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Marquis ___ : DESADE
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Penned a pig : STIED
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Powhatan's captive : SMITH
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Gap : HIATUS
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Yamamai's kin : ERI
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Old English money unit : ORA
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"___ of the Night": Mailer : ARMIESOF
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Juno ___ (Roman goddess) : MONETA
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Incarnations : AVATARS
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Give off : EMANATE
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Does a surgeon's job : SUTURES
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Feared fly : TSETSE
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Corday's victim : MARAT
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Perceval's quest : GRAIL
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Celebration, Italian style : FESTA
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Electric-furnace inventor : ARSEM
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___ Star State : LONE
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Palazzo Ducale resident : DOGE
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Behave like Cato the Elder : BAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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