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RANK-AND-FILE LIBRARY

New York Times, Sunday, November 17, 1985

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 579 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,158
Across
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Thresher's husks of wheat : CHAFF
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Pie part : CRUST
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Balaam's mount : ASS
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Snail's relatives : SLUGS
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Jeopardy : PERIL
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Dispatch : HASTE
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Even if, to Tennyson : THO
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Buddhist caves site : KARLI
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Large: Comb. form : MACRO
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Whirling : AREEL
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Mountain climber's action : HOLDINGON
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Film for which Odets wrote the screenplay: 1936 : THEGENERALDIEDATDAWN
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Concorde, e.g. : SST
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Wry face : MOUE
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Portico : STOA
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On the Java : ASEA
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Gilbert and Sullivan group : YEOMENOFTHEGUARD
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Curaçao city : WILLEMSTAD
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Masons' needs : HODS
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Where to view a gnu : ZOO
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Building wing : ANNEX
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Home of Katharina and Bianca : PADUA
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Sin : ERR
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Field mouse : VOLE
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Chou En-___ : LAI
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Source of Samson's strength : HAIR
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Coward opus : PRIVATELIVES
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Related : KIN
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Honshu port : UBE
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Wind into a ball : CLEW
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Country singer Bandy : MOE
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C. S. Forester opus: 1945 : COMMODOREHORNBLOWER
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Edge : HEM
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Canonical hour : NONE
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Exclamations of worry : OYS
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___ Filippias, Greek town : NEA
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Shaw opus : MAJORBARBARA
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Mendelssohn's "Lieder ___ Worte" : OHNE
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Windy City time : CST
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Spanish landladies : AMAS
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British swell : NOB
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Slyly derisive : SNIDE
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Follower of D. C. Beard : SCOUT
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Race part : LAP
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Luzon lake : TAAL
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Vivace : ANIMATEDLY
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Shirley Temple vehicle: 1935 : THELITTLECOLONEL
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Wimbledon calls : LETS
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"Prince ___," by R.L.S. : OTTO
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Venom route : FANG
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Life, in Lyon : VIE
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S. E. Morison opus on Columbus : ADMIRALOFTHEOCEANSEA
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Smooth-skinned peach : NECTARINE
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Fifth-century Roman general : ASPAR
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In the least : ATALL
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Bit of land : ISLET
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Bill's possible future : ACT
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Snow, in Sonora : NIEVE
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Conductor-teacher Boulanger : NADIA
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Ecole item : LIVRE
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Bess Truman, ___ Wallace : NEE
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Some are Great : DANES
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Old auto : ESSEX
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Meas. of periodic rate : CPM
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Ardor : HEAT
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Kind of bishop or duke : ARCH
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Burnt offering? : FIRESALE
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Beats : FLOGS
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T. N. Page's "Marse ___" : CHAN
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Steak order : RARE
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Addict : USER
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Irate : STEAMEDUP
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Wear out : TELLON
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"To Catch ___," Hitchcock film : ATHIEF
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Crispin's product : SHOE
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Underestimated : SOLDSHORT
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Winter sportswear : SKITOGS
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Former automobile style : LANDAU
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City renamed Ulan Bator in 1924 : URGA
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Kind of lamp or worm : GLOW
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___ Fein, Irish society : SINN
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Gone with the trend : DATED
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Sci. of word origins : ETYM
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Pair : DUO
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"___ on the Wild Side": Algren : AWALK
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Of an Egyptian peninsula : SINAIC
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Ecuadorean inshore current : ELNINO
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Caught sight of : ESPIED
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Town near Alma-Ata : OTAR
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"___ Wednesday," H. Lloyd film : MAD
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Crooked, in Caithness : THRAWN
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Black Sea arm : AZOV
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Cameo, for one : ROLE
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Causes : DOES
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Ghoul, perhaps : EXHUMER
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Toxophilites : ARCHERS
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In any way : EVER
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What a belvedere commands : VIEW
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Aug. 1945 weapon : ABOMB
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Worldwide workers' gp. : ILO
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Welsh writer-actor Williams : EMLYN
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Most free : LOOSEST
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Units of elec. conductance : MHOS
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Ham ___ (deli order) : ONROLL
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L.B.J. son-in-law : ROBB
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Puccini's "La ___" : BOHEME
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Put into cipher : ENCODE
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Upshot : RESULT
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D.A.'s : ATTYS
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Brewer's need : MALT
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Trick : JAPE
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Native of Izmir : ANATOLIAN
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Absence of sense of pain : ANALGESIA
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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Wife of Athamas : INO
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Keyboard instruments : CELESTAS
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Do a chemical measurement : TITRATE
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Famed Persian mystic poet : ATTAR
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Part of T.A.E. : ALVA
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Spend time idly : LOITER
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Spent and sterile : EFFETE
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Margay or serval : CAT
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Present : ONHAND
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Jejune : INANE
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Indigo : ANIL
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Arnaz : DESI
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Year in the reign of Henry II : MCLV
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Head of a tale : ONCE
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Links event : OPEN
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Spelunker's milieu : CAVE
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"___ Tu," 1932 song : ERES
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St. Louis bridge : EADS
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Negligent : LAX

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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