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New York Times, Thursday, November 7, 1985

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,148
Across
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Dust particles : MOTES
6
Sapient : SAGE
10
Countenance a 14 Across : ABET
14
Felony, e.g. : CRIME
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Japanese plants : UDOS
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Basilica area : BEMA
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Star of "Two Women" : LOREN
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Status of many a retiree : PENSIONER
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Cadmus's daughter : INO
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Russet or winesap : APPLE
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Prankster : CUTUP
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Readily evaporating : VOLATILE
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Deliver a ditty : SING
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Actress Anderson : LONI
28
Lathe insertion : MANDREL
31
Knitting : CONTRACTING
35
Goddess of mischief : ATE
36
Sioux : OTOE
37
Falls short : FAILS
38
A.F.B. in Korea : OSAN
39
Comparative ending : IER
40
Haven for Dantès : MONTECRISTO
42
Earthy fortification : RAMPART
44
Sp. wives : SRAS
45
"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Small dagger : STILETTO
50
Shop of a sort : SALON
52
Hit hard : SMOTE
53
Cry of discovery : AHA
54
Need : PRIVATION
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Ait or cay : ISLET
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Sweeten the kitty : ANTE
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Erstwhile : ONCE
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Reliever Gossage : GOOSE
61
"___ in the Attic": Hellman : TOYS
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S. Korean soldiers : ROKS
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Stropper : HONER
Down
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When Henry II became king : MCLIV
2
Maine U. town : ORONO
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Italo-Austrian Alps district : TIROL
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Scotch uncle : EME
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Solon : SENATOR
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Humble petitioner : SUPPLICANT
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Fred's dancing partner : ADELE
8
Auctioneer's "Amen" : GONE
9
Ar–tee connection : ESS
10
Teem : ABOUND
11
Pasture growth : BENTGRASS
12
Cassowary-like bird : EMEU
13
Diamond protector, for short : TARP
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Baker's topping : ICING
22
Ralph Rackstraw's ship : PINAFORE
25
Old, in Oldenburg : ALTE
26
Literary language of India: Var. : SANSCRIT
28
Turnpike markers : MILESTONES
29
State, in France : ETAT
30
Open-mesh fabric : LENO
31
Coconut fiber : COIR
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Great Barrier Island : OTEA
33
Standard condition : NORMALITY
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Small bird : TIT
38
River to the Seine : OISE
40
Heavenly cuisine : MANNA
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Elizabethan gallant : RALEIGH
43
Authenticates : PROVES
46
Garb for Gainsborough : SMOCK
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Tiercel's toenail : TALON
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"___ Foolish Things . . . " : THESE
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Roy Rogers vehicle : OATER
50
Tiff : SPAT
51
Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
52
Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
55
Rocky hill : TOR
57
Late "Barney Miller" actor : SOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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