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New York Times, Wednesday, November 13, 1985

Author:
Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,154
Across
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Long-range wpn. : ICBM
5
Computer adjunct : MODEM
10
Historic March day : IDES
14
Author Ephron : NORA
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Sappho's Muse : ERATO
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Beak : NOSE
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Volgograd's former name : STALINGRAD
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Clout : SWAT
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French connectives : ETS
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Eye irritation : STYE
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God of the heavens : URANUS
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Sesame paste : TAHINI
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In power : RULING
28
Soprano Ponselle : ROSA
30
On the side : LATERAL
33
Wedge of gold : INGOT
36
Luigi's lunch, perhaps : PASTA
38
Chopper : AXE
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Love attachment : LORN
40
Ill will : SPITE
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Fruit drinks : ADES
42
Mauna ___ : LOA
43
Filched : STOLE
44
Food fish : SMELT
45
Sparks affection : ENDEARS
47
Alphabetic quartet : RSTU
49
Looses : UNTIES
51
Major arteries : AORTAE
55
Cowardly : CRAVEN
57
"___ fan tutte": Mozart : COSI
59
Ave.'s cousin : RTE
60
Game on horseback : POLO
61
Postbaccalaureate inst. : GRADSCHOOL
64
Supporter : ALLY
65
Uncanny : EERIE
66
Tip-top : AONE
67
Stone and Stallone : SLYS
68
Bound : ROPED
69
Raced : SPED
Down
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Map within a map : INSET
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Terra ___ : COTTA
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Impudent : BRASH
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___ de mer : MAL
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Non compos ___ : MENTIS
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Carousal : ORGY
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Venturesome one : DARER
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Letter from Greece : ETA
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Tune to a key or pitch : MODULATE
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Wildly visionary : INSANE
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Belittle : DOWNGRADE
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Genesis name : ESAU
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Gels : SETS
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"All that glisters ___ gold": Shak. : ISNOT
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Beatles' meter maid : RITA
25
Dietary need : IRON
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Type of overcoat : ULSTER
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Place next to : APPOSE
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Figure skater's leaping spin : AXEL
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For fear that : LEST
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"Winnie ___ Pu": Lenard : ILLE
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"Darkness at ___": Koestler : NOON
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By degrees : GRADUALLY
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Suffer : AIL
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Part-time news correspondent : STRINGER
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Asian river : AMUR
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Glut : SATE
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Impassive : STOIC
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Some diplomats : ENVOYS
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Talked back : SASSED
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Rampart part : SCARP
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Cavalry unit : TROOP
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Expiate : ATONE
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Fished for morays : EELED
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Tax preparers, for short : CPAS
56
Rock partner : ROLL
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Garfield's canine friend : ODIE
62
Antique auto : REO
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Owns : HAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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