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New York Times, Friday, November 15, 1985

Author:
Hickmott
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Hickmott has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,156
Across
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Animal's blister : BLAIN
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Autumnal cry : RAH
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G.I.'s therapy center : REHAB
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Keep an ___ the ground : EARTO
15
Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Sicilian seaport : AVOLA
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Meantime? : GREENWICH
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Jeopardy : PERIL
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Turkish title : AGA
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Heel : CAD
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"Strike not ___ . . . ": Shak. : ASTROKE
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Shade of brown : TORTOISE
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Gable role : BUTLER
28
River to the North Sea : EMS
29
Sound investment? : STEREO
31
Virgil's epic opener : ARMA
34
Latin's lunch, perhaps : TACO
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Margins : EDGES
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Lixivium : LYE
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Virgule : SLASH
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A descendant of Aaron : ELI
43
Herd of seals : PATCH
46
Lhasa ___ (type of dog) : APSO
47
African antelope : ORYX
48
Neophyte : ROOKIE
50
Aust. state : NSW
52
Whet : AROUSE
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Recondite : ESOTERIC
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Preserver's activity : CANNING
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On the ___ vive : QUI
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"___ pig's eye!" : INA
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Emulate Barrymore : EMOTE
64
Old-timer? : HOURGLASS
67
Versifier : RIMER
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Storied age : ERA
69
Sacred song : MOTET
70
Maudlin : BEERY
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Flow's counterpart : EBB
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Marble : AGATE
Down
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Sired : BEGAT
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Presto's opposite : LARGO
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Behind : AREAR
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Adam follower : ITE
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Bilko, for one : NONCOM
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Plunders : RAIDS
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"Dr. Seuss's ___" : ABC
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Sunk fence : HAHA
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Ecstasy : RAPTURE
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Turned inside out : EVERTED
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Watchman? : HOROLOGER
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Uniform : ALIKE
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Hay packer : BALER
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Sites of some front porches : WAISTS
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Skipper's dir. : SBE
25
High time in Hampshire? : TEA
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Con on the run : ESCAPEE
30
Buffet : TOSS
31
Peak : ALP
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Kind of rug : RYA
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Pacemaker? : METRONOME
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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English cathedral city : ELY
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Newscaster's time : SIX
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What R. Lovelace loved : HONOUR
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Opposed : COUNTER
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Stockings and socks : HOSIERY
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Part of i.o.u. : OWE
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Japanese game of forfeits : KEN
51
Brand : STIGMA
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Bitter : ACERB
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Plant of the nettle family : RAMIE
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Newly hatched : SQUAB
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Lariat : RIATA
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Gusset : INSET
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Vaisya is one : CASTE
60
Indian clarified butter : GHEE
65
Coronation prop : ORB
66
Cord unit : LOG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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