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New York Times, Monday, November 18, 1985

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,159
Across
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Highlands girl : LASS
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Lily's relative : CAMAS
10
Thick slice : SLAB
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Vow : OATH
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Aureola : HALO
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Extent : AREA
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Erstwhile Turkish V.I.P. : PASHA
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Assert : AVER
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The little troublemaker : DENNISTHEMENACE
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Superlative ending : EST
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British stool pigeon : NARK
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Flying mammal : BAT
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Bonanza State : MONTANA
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Kind of pocket : FOB
34
Diva's song : ARIA
36
Composer Ain : NOA
37
Nonsense : TRIPE
39
The hard-working girl : TILLIETHETOILER
43
Paris abducted her : HELEN
44
Crude metal : ORE
45
Simple : MERE
46
Overhead trains : ELS
47
Nobelist in Medicine: 1907 : LAVERAN
51
Occupied a chair : SAT
52
"A ___ of Two Cities" : TALE
53
Sea gull : MEW
55
The spinach eater : POPEYETHESAILOR
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Neighbor of Iraq : IRAN
64
Heat or meat : ROAST
65
Knob : NODE
66
Put down : LAID
67
Coat with an alloy of lead and tin : TERNE
68
Canadian Indian : CREE
69
Concludes : ENDS
70
Fall flower : ASTER
71
Crowd : HERD
Down
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Burden : LOAD
2
Rhine feeder : AARE
3
Gun or actress : STEN
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Ladd film: 1953 : SHANE
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Acme of achievement : CAPSTONE
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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Entangle : MESH
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Greek goddess of wisdom : ATHENA
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Mariner : SEAMAN
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Cut of beef : SHANK
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Melted rock : LAVA
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Pianist Templeton : ALEC
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Drill : BORE
21
Doctrine : ISM
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Lave : BATHE
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Prankster in "The Tempest" : ARIEL
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Cultivates : TILLS
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"Tell it ___ in Gath" : NOT
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Lake in the West : TAHOE
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Plumbers' tools : FILES
32
"Carmen" is one : OPERA
33
Visorless cap : BERET
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Lager's relative : ALE
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Border : RIM
40
Buhlwork : INLAY
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"To ___ is human": Pope : ERR
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Truck driver : TEAMSTER
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Watchword for a soldado : ALERTA
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Prohibits : VETOES
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A.F.T. rival : NEA
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Cares for : TENDS
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Hoisting machine : WINCH
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Nap : PILE
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Seaport in Algeria : ORAN
57
___ in full : PAID
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Stag : HART
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Slave of yore : ESNE
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Learning : LORE
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It joins the Neisse near Frankfurt : ODER
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Donna or Rex : REED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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