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New York Times, Thursday, November 21, 1985

1-Across : Open two interlocking tabs

Author:
Dorothy Davis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Dorothy N. Davis has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,162
Across
1
Open two interlocking tabs : UNZIP
6
Butter in a pasture : RAM
9
Support for 10 Down : MAST
13
"___ nascitur, non fit" : POETA
14
Dark red : PUCE
15
Machu Picchu dweller : INCA
16
Evasive trick : STALL
17
Magnetized : ATTRACTED
19
TV soap opera : ALLMYCHILDREN
21
Nigerian native : IBO
22
Shoe width : EEE
23
Stropping person : HONER
25
Modifies : ALTERS
27
Haggard title : SHE
29
F.D.R. measure : NRA
30
Cozy place : NEST
31
"___ child has to work for its living" : SATURDAYS
34
"___ in Love," Dion hit : ATEENAGER
37
Sign that delights misocapnists : NOSMOKING
40
Mite: Comb. form : ACAR
44
Teammate of Bill Terry : OTT
45
Poetic contraction : OER
46
Cell union : OOGAMY
48
Boutique : STORE
50
First name of a Ugandan exile : IDI
51
Records for a deejay : LPS
52
TV soap opera : ONELIFETOLIVE
57
Serious; dour : SMILELESS
58
Ill. port : CAIRO
60
Welles role : KANE
61
"K-K-K-___," 1918 song : KATY
62
Copperfield's second wife : AGNES
63
"Picnic" playwright : INGE
64
Chowed : ATE
65
Snare of a sort : NOOSE
Down
1
Downs' partner : UPS
2
Outstanding : NOTABLE
3
Fanatics : ZEALOTS
4
"___ play in Peoria": Ehrlichman : ITLL
5
Cheater or pilgrim : PALMER
6
Actress Gordon: 1896-1985 : RUTH
7
Play opener : ACTI
8
Blackbird : MERL
9
Phone or wave preceder : MICRO
10
Aerial : ANTENNA
11
Set : SCENERY
12
Tyke : TAD
14
Tempo : PACE
18
Stick : ADHERE
20
"___ Georgio," Pavarotti film : YES
21
Fleming or Smith : IAN
24
Headland : RAS
26
Rock where Samson hid: Judg. 15:8 : ETAM
27
Kind of party : STAG
28
Affectionate embrace : HUG
31
Site of Mt. Hor : SEIR
32
Mary ___ Mobley (Miss America 1959) : ANN
33
Pull : DRAG
35
City SW of Salt Lake City : TOOELE
36
Supplement, with "out" : EKE
37
Our, in Orne : NOS
38
Footstool : OTTOMAN
39
Pitting : STONING
41
"Cosmicomics" author : CALVINO
42
Electric units : AMPERES
43
Tracks for frt. trains : RYS
46
French king: 888-98 : ODO
47
Nickname of pitcher Boyd : OILCAN
49
D. S. Freeman book : RELEE
50
___-bitsy : ITSY
53
A famous Chase : ILKA
54
Act of skill : FEAT
55
Isabella d'___, Leonardo subject : ESTE
56
Venetian villain : IAGO
57
Have fun at Sun Valley : SKI
59
Suffix with malt : OSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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