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New York Times, Monday, November 25, 1985

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { H K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,166
Across
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Boxers' pokes : JABS
5
Disappear gradually : FADE
9
Russia's ___ Sea : ARAL
13
Cinders of comics : ELLA
14
Tanker : OILER
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___ mecum (handbook) : VADE
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Quartet : FOUR
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Member of U.S. Army Special Forces : GREENBERET
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Tributaries : FEEDERS
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Most costly : DEAREST
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Fasteners : RIVETS
24
High-school V.I.P.'s : SRS
25
Roi's mate : REINE
27
"My Gal ___," 1905 song : SAL
29
Preclude : DEBAR
33
Sights in a fireplace : EMBERS
35
___ soup (fog) : PEA
37
Kind of grass : RIE
38
Shore-dinner entree : LOBSTER
40
Stylish : ALAMODE
43
W.W. II area : ETO
44
Gratuity : TIP
46
Defective : FLAWED
47
John McCormack was one : TENOR
50
Wrestling need : MAT
52
The Lone Eagle : LINDY
53
Container for tricks : BAG
55
Dueler's assistant : SECOND
57
Is published : APPEARS
61
Coarse woolen fabric : RATTEEN
64
Topper in a 1909 song : GRAYBONNET
66
Jason's ship : ARGO
67
Anagram for lore : ROLE
68
Desires : WANTS
69
Wading bird : IBIS
70
Imitated : APED
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Big Board initials : NYSE
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Mutt's pal : JEFF
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Plant of the lily family : ALOE
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Winner's award : BLUERIBBON
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Portuguese exports : SARDINES
5
Originals : FIRSTS
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Pothouse order : ALE
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Property-transfer document : DEED
8
Pelagic raptors : ERNES
9
Reluctant : AVERSE
10
Almost unique : RARE
11
Citrus drinks : ADES
12
Latvian : LETT
14
Monster : OGRE
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Poe or Pope : BARD
20
Turn inside out : EVERT
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Foolish person : SAP
25
Rent again : RELET
26
Become maudlin onstage : EMOTE
28
Pasture : LEA
30
Al Smith's topper : BROWNDERBY
31
Backed : AIDED
32
Like a 160-lb. seven-footer : REEDY
34
Harden : SET
36
Loser to Franklin: 1936 : ALF
39
Border : RIM
41
Mete : ALLOT
42
Claim : MAINTAIN
45
Dance step : PAS
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Followed orders : OBEYED
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River in Austria and Hungary : RAAB
51
Cylindrical : TERETE
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Develops : GROWS
56
Broadway musical : CATS
57
Taj Mahal site : AGRA
58
Shore : PROP
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Picket : PALE
60
Easy job : SNAP
62
Shield : EGIS
63
Part of a jet : NOSE
65
San Angelo-to-Abilene dir. : NNE

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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