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BIDDING WITH THE BARD

New York Times, Sunday, November 24, 1985

Author:
Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 620 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Caroline G. Fitzgerald has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,165
Across
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Oh! in Oschatz : ACH
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Nimble : ALERT
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Expectant father, often : PACER
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Third Reich police : GESTAPO
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Hind : ROE
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Salk target : POLIO
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A poplar : ALAMO
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Hamlet or Romeo : AVENGER
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North: bids a minor suit : ILLCALLFORCLUBS
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Pitcher and catcher : BATTERY
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Llama's relative : ALPACA
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Asian festival : TET
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Matter-of-fact : DRY
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Kwa language : EDO
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Plow man John : DEERE
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Petitioned : SUED
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It precedes upsilon : TAU
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Cause : EFFECT
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Dullard, in spades : NERD
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East: challenges North's bid : ILLDOUBLEYOURFOLLY
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Abstract being : ENS
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Twelve or thirteen tricks : SLAM
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Rink org. : NSA
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These run high : ELS
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Hoof sound : CLOP
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Chimney sweep's target : SOOT
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Junior runs these for Mom : ERRANDS
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Increase the bid : RAISE
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South: see 57 Across : ILLMOVEYOURSUIT
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Alan Alexander and family : MILNES
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Half of MVI : DIII
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Bristling : ERECT
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Like some veal : BREADED
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___ the finish : INAT
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Utters : STATES
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Pack : TOTE
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Bikini part : BRA
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West: bids a major suit : OURHEARTSSHOULDBEASGOOD
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Codex contents: Abbr. : MSS
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Real, as a diamond : TRUE
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Dominion : EMPIRE
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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Golden State N.B.A. player : WARRIOR
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Sights in the Southwest : MESAS
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Particular : ITEM
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Mud volcanoes : SALSES
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North: a jump bid : NOMAKEITTWOMORE
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Like a cliché : TRITE
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City of Lebanon or Libya : TRIPOLI
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Scold : RATE
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Newspaper sect. : ROTO
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Summer mo. : AUG
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Grasshopper's critic : ANT
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Goad : BAIT
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Knight from Conn. : TED
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East: passes : ISHOULDNOTBIDAGAIN
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Porto ___, Benin's capital : NOVO
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Merrill-Styne hit : PEOPLE
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"Frae morn to ___ ... " : EEN
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Dash : ELAN
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Canary's cousin : SERIN
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Bill : TAB
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Besides : AND
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Org. for some drivers : PGA
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Burnt ___ : SIENNA
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___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
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South: asks that the bid be recorded : MARKOURCONTRACT
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Some electricians : WIREMEN
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More unfriendly : ICIER
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Blake of "Shuffle Along" : EUBIE
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Kiki of rock fame : DEE
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Manage : STEWARD
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Color again : REDYE
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Tap problems : DRIPS
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Kind of lot or job : ODD
Down
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She saved Theseus : ARIADNE
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Actress Dewhurst : COLLEEN
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Auxiliaries : HELPERS
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Swiftly : APACE
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Poet Ridge : LOLA
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Cubit : ELL
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Moroccan mountain range : RIF
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"A tutor who ___ the flute ... " : TOOTED
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Covenant : PACT
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Tennis term : ALL
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Like a tail : CAUDAL
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Drench : EMBRUE
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Promising : ROSY
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Kaplan or Kotter : GABE
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Dodger : EVADER
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Enhance : SETOFF
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Wilbrand's discovery : TNT
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Generation : AGE
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By means of : PER
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Kid ___, jazz trombonist : ORY
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Bridge essential : CARD
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French painter Odilon ___ : REDON
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Severe critic : SLATER
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City SE of Stuttgart : ULM
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They pull skiers : TBARS
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___ point (center of interest) : FOCAL
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Mrs. Irving Berlin : ELLIN
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Secretive : CLOSE
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Symbols : TYPES
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"The Man ___," 1924 song : ILOVE
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Addict : USER
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Busybody : YENTE
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Like Father William : OLD
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Initials on a warship : USS
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___ Canals : SOO
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Lawful forger : SMITH
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Revives or recalls : RUBSUP
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Display : AIR
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Midway attractions : RIDES
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Characteristic style : IDIOM
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Comical blanket-lover : LINUS
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Equivocators : LIARS
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Previous to this : YESTER
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Bk. sizes : OCTS
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Western lizards : UTAS
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Kind of physician : META
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Under most favorable conditions : ATBEST
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Buck's mate : DOE
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Motor or meter leader : THERMO
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Billing time: Abbr. : EOM
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A librettist for Verdi : BOITO
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O.K.! : ROGER
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"There is Nothin' Like ___" : ADAME
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Needle case : ETWEE
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Macaws : ARAS
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Capek classic : RUR
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Lollypop flavor : LIME
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Three, to Hans : DREI
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Blacken : GRIME
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English architect Jones : INIGO
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Alley ___ pass, in basketball : OOP
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"Take the ___," Strayhorn hit : ATRAIN
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Rustic, to Milton : SWAIN
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Dismantle : STRIP
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Originated : AROSE
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Meteor or sphere leader : LITHO
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Deign : STOOP
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Novelist ___-Fournier : ALAIN
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Sort : KIND
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Teammate of Jo-Jo Moore : OTT
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Little boy : TAD
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Lead all the diamonds, e.g. : RUN
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City NNW of Pusan : TAEGU
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Bleat : BAA
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Waterspout : TORNADO
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Manifested : EVINCED
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Gave : DONATED
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Last syllable of a word : ULTIMA
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Hobber, in quoits : LEANER
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A-Q or K-J : TENACE
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Decrepit : BEDRID
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Looked fiercely : GLARED
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___-do-well : NEER
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Scenes : SITES
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Yield : BEND
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Arabian chief : AMIR
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Tiny opening : PORE
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Bit : SNIP
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Exclamations of disgust : AWS
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Morse-code character : DIT
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Homophone for heir : ERE
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Actor Ayres : LEW
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Answer to a puzzle : KEY
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Mongrel : CUR
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Kimono sash : OBI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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