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New York Times, Friday, November 8, 1985

9-Down : Did a bit of research

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { H J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,149
Across
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Plantation domicile : MANOR
6
Bartletts : PEARS
11
Off one's rocker : BANANAS
13
Assigned quarters : BILLETS
15
Believer in demons, etc. : ANIMIST
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Parvenu : UPSTART
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Current exploration of scientific interest : COMETPROBE
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Get a lode of this! : ORE
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Relish : SAVOR
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Vehicle for E.T. : UFO
23
Like Down East speech : NASAL
26
Porker pads : PENS
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Weave a web : SPIN
28
___ Moines River : DES
30
Laurent's laugh : RIS
31
"Turandot" character : PONG
32
"The ___," Nigel Calder book : COMETISCOMING
36
Eerie, in Dundee : ORRA
37
Part of H.R.E. : EMP
38
Mimi Kennedy TV role : NAN
39
Snub : REIN
40
Mimicked : APED
42
Intrinsically : PERSE
46
Comical character : WAG
47
Raised rapidly : RANUP
49
Area east of Amer. : EUR
50
Alert : ATIP
52
Halley, e.g. : ASTRONOMER
55
They're spectacular in Ariz. : SUNSETS
57
TV installment : EPISODE
58
Boot-camp G.I. : TRAINEE
59
Connected : RELATED
60
Lanchester and Maxwell : ELSAS
61
Ecological sequences : SERES
Down
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"Are you a ___ mouse?" : MANORA
2
Resins in varnish : ANIMES
3
Tom, Dick or Harry : NAME
4
"Don't bet ___!" : ONIT
5
Irritates immensely : RASPS
6
Tom in a nursery rhyme : PIPERSSON
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Chi. lines : ELS
8
Lady Bird's middle name : ALTA
9
Did a bit of research : READUPON
10
Fokker action in W.W. I : STRAFING
11
Food for Sir Francis? : BACON
12
Word with hanger : STRAP
13
Kind of plague spread by fleas : BUBONIC
14
Robust : STRONG
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Like many budgets : OVERSPENT
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Madison Ave. denizen : ADMAN
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Actress Jamie ___ Curtis : LEE
27
Porcupine's protection : SPINE
29
Esters of fatty acids : STEARATES
32
Living being : CREATURE
33
First : ORIGINAL
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Deadlock : IMPASSE
35
Chart : MAP
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"___ thou made before the hills?": Job 15:7 : ORWAST
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Painter of "Four Apostles" : DURER
43
Distant : REMOTE
44
Relatives of buckskin : SUEDES
45
Adhered to the Ptolemaic system : ERRED
48
Leo and John, e.g. : POPES
51
Greek letters : PSIS
53
Shade of green : NILE
54
Glacial ridges : OSAR
56
Alfonso's queen : ENA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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