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New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 1985

44-Across : Smelting fuels

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,160
Across
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Gibraltar simians : APES
5
U.S. anthropologist: 1901-78 : MEAD
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Father of Brünnhilde : WOTAN
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Kind of show : TALK
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King of the Huns : ATLI
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"A Town Like ___": Shute : ALICE
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Unctuous : OILY
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Intimations : CUES
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Opposite of verso : RECTO
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Football specialist : PLACEKICKER
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River in China : KAN
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Put on years : AGE
25
Mark in bowling : SPARE
27
R.I. resort : NEWPORT
31
Hardens : INURES
34
"The Greatest" : ALI
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Take care of : SEETO
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Earl or duke : TITLE
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Highly amusing : RICH
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Hideaways : LAIRS
43
Appoint : NAME
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Smelting fuels : COKES
46
Barney Oldfield, for one : RACER
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Eagle plus two : PAR
49
Whence to watch wakes : STERNS
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The firmament : HEAVENS
53
Crowd responses : ROARS
55
Genetic material : DNA
56
Browbeat : COW
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Urbanite in the sticks : CITYSLICKER
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Conceal : CLOAK
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This: Sp. : ESTE
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Of aircraft : AERO
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Crust : NERVE
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Maui garlands : LEIS
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Group pulling together : TEAM
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Linked together : YOKED
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Behaves humanly : ERRS
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Otherwise : ELSE
Down
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Perched upon : ATOP
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Burden for Jack and Jill : PAIL
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Fitzgerald or Raines : ELLA
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Airport luggage-carrier : SKYCAP
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North Atlantic food fish : MACKEREL
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Needle case : ETUI
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"The Early Years of ___ Waugh": 1962 : ALEC
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Records : DISKS
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Give one's word : WARRANT
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Corrida cheer : OLE
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Kind of parade : TICKERTAPE
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Sign of our times : NEON
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Selves : EGOS
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Outer: Prefix : EPI
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Ancient remains : RUIN
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Drug enforcement agts. : NARCS
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Author of "The Waste Land" : ELIOT
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Articles of woven twigs : WICKERWORK
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Spree : TEAR
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Famed violinist : ELMAN
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Crystal gazers : SEERS
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Spanish aunt : TIA
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N.Y. Philharmonic, e.g. : ORCH
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Leander's beloved : HERO
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Like some grapes : SEEDLESS
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Took a light meal : SNACKED
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Hindu queen : RANI
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___ Lanka (formerly Ceylon) : SRI
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Leave the premises : VACATE
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Inscribed stone pillar : STELE
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Gotham inst. : CCNY
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Ersatz butter : OLEO
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Ado : STIR
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Actor-singer Howard : KEEL
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Distinctive time periods : ERAS
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Rival of Carthage : ROME
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Gladiator's greeting : AVE

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