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DELIBERATIONS RE ORATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1985

44-Down : Pleasant Island, today

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,144
Across
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Expresses a viewpoint : OPINES
7
Rice dish : PILAF
12
City north of Dallas : PLANO
17
Expression of regret : APOLOGY
18
A resin : ELEMI
19
Take a plunge again : REDIVE
21
Shakespeare's admonition to voters? : TALKERSARENOGOODDOERS
25
Former comedian Olsen : OLE
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Baltic people : LETTS
27
Eat noisily : SLURP
28
James ___ Garfield : ABRAM
29
Pleasant : NICE
31
Dakota Indian : TETON
33
Grain disease : ERGOT
35
Comfort : EASE
36
Related on the mother's side : ENATE
38
Frenzied : MANIC
40
Double curves : ESSES
42
Minuscule : WEE
43
Tax statement : RETURN
45
Sudanese town : RASHAD
47
Cities in Devonshire and Calif. : EXETERS
49
"Dies ___" : IRAE
51
Pastures : LEAS
52
Classification : GRADE
53
Soho fleabag : DOSS
56
A.L. or N.L. official : UMP
58
Drive forward : IMPEL
60
Present : SUBMIT
64
___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
65
Some combos : TRIOS
67
Mad dog, e.g. : BITER
69
Partner of desist : CEASE
70
With 119 Across, Dionysius's advice to politicians? : LETYOURSPEECHBEBETTER
74
Hunter on high : ORION
75
Nosing's locale : STAIR
76
Divide : SEVER
77
Forage plant : ERS
78
Extended : RANGED
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Fish : ANGLE
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___ generis (unique) : SUI
83
Words of understanding : ISEE
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"___ thee, Kate, 'twas burnt ... ": Shak. : ITELL
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Kind of tree : HALL
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Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
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Silly : ASININE
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Rural crossings : STILES
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Broadway hit of 1972 : GREASE
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Rather or Rowan : DAN
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Municipal : CIVIC
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Recess : NICHE
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Evergreen shrub : SALAL
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Sandy's remarks : ARFS
107
TV and radio : MEDIA
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Broadcast : STREW
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Reside : LIVE
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Part of a sunflower : PALEA
114
Parasite : LEECH
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Famed Swiss mathematician : EULER
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Highland sobriquet : MAC
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See 70 Across : THANSILENCEORBESILENT
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Incense spice : STACTE
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A "State Fair" star: 1945 : CRAIN
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Rues : REPENTS
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Upper space : ETHER
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Group just below marquises : EARLS
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Hard rains : SLEETS
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Having a milky iridescence : OPALINE
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Skunk : POLECAT
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Kind, unkindly : ILK
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Coward or carol : NOEL
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Heronlike bird : EGRET
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Complex of schools : SYSTEM
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A classified advertisement : PERSONAL
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O'Neill play : ILE
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Loupe : LENS
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Computed : FIGURED
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Future groom, possibly : PROPOSER
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Guided : LED
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Po feeder : ADDA
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Queen changed into stone : NIOBE
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Intimidate : OVERAWE
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Who's sorry now? : ATONER
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Blackboard adjunct : ERASER
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Assns. : ORGS
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Pochards : SMEES
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Decorative cases : ETUIS
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Person of Japanese descent : NISEI
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"Yellow Rose" place : TEXAS
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Go astray : ERR
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Steward : CHAMBERLAIN
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Siren or rake : SEDUCER
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Pleasant Island, today : NAURU
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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Month after Kislev : TEBET
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Arab princes : EMIRS
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Church lands : GLEBES
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Anguish : DOLOR
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Horse or light follower : OPERA
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Duchesse, e.g. : SATIN
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Kind of card : POSTAL
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Old English letters : ETHS
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Karpov's triumphs : MATES
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Pithy : TERSE
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Pertaining to linguistic sounds : TONETIC
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Team of horses : SPAN
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Ziegfeld creation : REVUE
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Hindu philosopher : YOGIN
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Figure for Sumners : EIGHT
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"His acts ___ seven ages": Shak. : BEING
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Popular fabric : DENIM
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___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Earth-mover : LEVELLER
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Reading desks : LECTERNS
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Revenue agcy. : IRS
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Conform : ADAPT
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Caldwell and Vaughan : SARAHS
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Distend : INFLATE
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Branch of knowledge : SCIENCE
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Hercules'-club, e.g. : SHRUB
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Nutriment : ALIMENT
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Learned men : SAVANTS
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Votes in : ELECTS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Selective fishermen : EELERS
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French legislature : SENAT
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Capital of Ghana : ACCRA
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City on the Rhine : WESEL
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He wrote "The Nazarene" : ASCH
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Parliament cry : HEAR
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Auspicious : RIPE
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Suffix for Israel : ITE
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Naphtha, for one : OIL
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Golfer Elder : LEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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