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New York Times, Saturday, November 23, 1985

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In 14-Across clue, "Lyna" should be "Łyna"; left as in the original. Regarding the 30-Down clue, this was really just in crosswords.

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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,164
Across
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Knoxville event: 1982 : FAIR
5
Flower of N.M. : YUCCA
10
Guy, in Gloucestershire : CHAP
14
The Lyna River, to a Berliner : ALLE
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Pleione's husband : ATLAS
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Neighbor of a Navajo : HOPI
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Tribune : DAIS
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Become innervated : REACT
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Crisp bread : RUSK
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Showed feeling : EMOTED
22
Sadducee's opponent : PHARISEE
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A biographer of Ike : DONOVAN
26
Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
27
Purple : REGAL
29
Restrain : TETHER
32
Boggs of baseball : WADE
35
Pearl Buck's "The ___" : EXILE
37
Time long gone : YORE
38
October Club's quaff : ALE
39
"___ Buttermilk Sky" : OLE
40
Cap : LID
41
Garner : REAP
43
Old native of Mo. : OSAGE
45
November 13, e.g. : IDES
46
Relative of a crab apple : MEDLAR
48
Jeweler's weight : CARAT
50
Certain fast horses : BARBS
52
Swiss lake : LUCERNE
56
Patterns : STENCILS
59
Comport (oneself) : DEMEAN
60
Group of Asian languages : THAI
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Japanese gateway : TORII
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Stork's kin : IBIS
64
Skills : ARTS
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Separate : APART
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Bantu language : ZULU
67
Reed : RUSH
68
Meuse feeder : LESSE
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To be, to Caesar : ESSE
Down
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Withered : FADED
2
Cottonwood : ALAMO
3
Utica neighbor : ILION
4
Give back : RESTORE
5
Football arithmetic : YARDAGE
6
All-purpose trk. : UTE
7
Peal : CLAP
8
Store : CACHE
9
Fertility goddess : ASTARTE
10
Ski turn, for short : CHRISTY
11
Common; ordinary : HOUSEHOLD
12
Church part : APSE
13
Peak man : PIKE
21
Verge of sorts : EVE
23
Raun : ROE
25
Ariadne's isle : NAXOS
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Flowering bush : LILAC
30
Lake Amerind : ERIE
31
Beatty film : REDS
32
Close : WARM
33
Away from the wind : ALEE
34
Freeloaders : DEADBEATS
36
Kind of eagle : LEGAL
42
Toughen metal by hammering : PLANISH
43
Ocular : ORBITAL
44
Learned : ERUDITE
45
List : ITEMIZE
47
Fogbow : ARC
49
Expert : ACE
51
Incline : SLOPE
53
Picture riddle : REBUS
54
They're often filed : NAILS
55
Follow : ENSUE
56
White spot on a horse's forehead : STAR
57
Word with way : THRU
58
Sp. wives : SRAS
62
Apr. collector : IRS

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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