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NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTS

New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1985

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,151
Across
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"Waiting For Godot" star : LAHR
5
Word with way : FARER
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Counselor-___ : ATLAW
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Caspian feeder : URAL
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Tony's cousin : OBIE
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Lead-in, for short : INTRO
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Actor from Toronto : URICH
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Zilch : NONE
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One who lacks manual dexterity : TERFINGERS
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Homemade libation : DELIONWINE
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Helmsmen : STEERERS
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Charteris sleuth : SAINT
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Gretzky is one : OILER
31
Pinkish : ROSY
32
Played charades : MIMED
33
Bowlers : HATS
35
Surrogate sovereign : REGENT
38
Continued tiresomely : RANON
39
Bas-___ (3-D works of art) : RELIEFS
42
Sweetens the pot : ANTES
43
Second deal : REDISTRIION
45
Fourth Arabic letter : THA
47
Ramsgate raincoats : MACS
48
Met offering : AIDA
49
Relaxation : EASE
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Sound in a heat wave : PHEW
51
Boris Becker beauty : ACE
52
Trivial : INSIGNICANT
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Cubing device : DICER
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Accentuated : STRESSED
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Take under one's wing : ADOPT
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Settlement : COLONY
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Accounts : TALES
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Monster and N.M. river : GILAS
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City SW of Madras : SALEM
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Sculptor's tool : CHISEL
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Galsworthy novel : TOLET
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Town legislator : ALDERMAN
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Cluny products : LACES
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Singing group from Minneapolis : REWSSISTERS
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Deg. for a would-be magnate : MBA
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Prime Minister of Somalia: 1969 : EGAL
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Matador's cloak : CAPA
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Relinquish : CEDE
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Stratum of ore : SEAM
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Tatami : MAT
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Architectural brace : FLYINGTRESS
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Hair conditioner : RINSE
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Engaged in repartee : REPLIED
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"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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Drove in forcibly : DINTED
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Strike : SMITE
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Bombay weight unit : TOLA
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Odin's crowd : AESIR
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Perth ___, N.J. : AMBOY
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Manhattan, e.g. : COCKTAIL
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Eleanor Roosevelt portrayer : JANEALEXER
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Raymond Hubbell ballad of 1916 : POORTERFLY
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Polynesian drinks : AVAS
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Starr of the old West : BELLE
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Muse of poesy : ERATO
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Churchill's "___ Country" : AFAR
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Col.'s command : REGT
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Fishline leader : SNELL
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Librarian's gadget : DATER
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Since then, in Ayr : SYNE
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Zillions : LOTS
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Assist arsonists : ABET
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Charter : HIRE
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Boston Garden whistlers : REFEREES
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Adjective for the N.Y.P.D. : FINEST
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Fit to be tied : ANGRY
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Paths of trav. : RTES
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Behave humanly : ERR
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"Tancredi" composer : ROSSINI
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Hearer : AUDIENT
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Course; swing : TREND
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Spirited song : LILT
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Hero of a Handel oratorio : ACI
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The ___, rock group : WHO
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Imprudent : UNWISE
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Muddy the waters : ROIL
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Singer Murray : ANNE
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Salacious look : LEER
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Thespian Jeremy : IRONS
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"Tell it ___ Gath" : NOTIN
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Disney's inventive mouse : AMOS
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World's fourth-largest isl. : MADAG
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Yegg's act : HEIST
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Sunburn remedy in the tropics : ALOE
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Vishnu incarnations : RAMAS
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Pass laws : ENACT
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Popular present : GTCERTICATE
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Changed the décor : REDID
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Mirthful : RIANT
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Decalogue component : FTHCOMMMENT
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Luster : SHEEN
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Soars : RISES
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Lops crops : REAPS
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Out of kilter : AWRY
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Bricklayer, e.g. : PILER
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"The ___ of Greece . . . ": Byron : ISLES
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Hob or hang followers : NAILS
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Is otiose : IDLES
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Raccoonlike beast : COATI
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Alms : DOLES
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Pointillist's prop : EASEL
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Framework : CADRE
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Dundee daisy : GOWAN
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Pungs or luges : SLEDS
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Kadiddlehopper : CLEM
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Ishmael's mother : HAGAR
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Hypothermal : TEPID
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"Time is ___ of Trouble": Dickinson : ATEST
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Degrade : ABASE
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Appointed : NAMED
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Like a starfish : RAYED
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Drama segment : SCENE
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Giraudoux's "Adorable ___" : CLIO
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Frank's folks : SINATRAS
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Plant life : FLORA
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Horse's hock : GAMBREL
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Columbus's fleet, e.g. : TRIO
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Did a secretarial chore : RETYPED
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He wrote "Stundenbuch" : RILKE
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A confessor : PRIEST
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Ophthalmologist, e.g. : DOCTOR
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Sniff : SMELL
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Rich cake : TORTE
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Partly open : AJAR
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Roof rim : EAVE
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Red-tape problem : SNAG
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Wheel rod : AXLE
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Chesterfield : COAT
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Join closely, old style : AFFY
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Manchurian port : ILAN
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Greek harp : LYRE
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Some N.F.L. defensemen : LBS
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Suffix for velvet : EEN
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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