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New York Times, Tuesday, December 10, 1985

Author:
Frank Geary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q W }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Frank Geary has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,181
Across
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Fastener : HASP
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Nimble : AGILE
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Droops : SAGS
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Opposed : ANTI
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Turner and Cantrell : LANAS
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Pelvic bone: Comb. form : ILIO
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King of the jungle : LION
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Edward Teach, notorious pirate : BLACKBEARD
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Wheel rim : FLANGE
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Cereal seeds : KERNELS
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Spinning : AREEL
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Astronaut Evans : RON
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Heath : ERICA
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Placebo : SOP
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Snipe's milieu : MARSH
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Pirate flag : JOLLYROGER
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Give ___ whirl (try) : ITA
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Nickname for author Wharton : EDIE
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Express a view : OPINE
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Design : PLAN
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Economy org. : CEA
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Kidd's men : BUCCANEERS
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The present time : TODAY
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Capuchin monkey : SAI
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British spy, hanged in 1780 : ANDRE
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Aitch preceder : GEE
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Camel's cousin : LLAMA
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Cares for : ATTENDS
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Bonnet or carriage : CALASH
63
Fictional pirate : JOHNSILVER
66
What video means : ISEE
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Mimicked : APED
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Sheer linen cloth : TOILE
69
Epsilon follower : ZETA
70
Arctic gull genus : XEMA
71
Checks : STEMS
72
Bridge position : EAST
Down
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One of a pair : HALF
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Shrub yielding indigo : ANIL
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Zeno's "classroom" : STOA
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Apex : PINNACLE
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He wrote "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" : ALBEE
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"My ___ Sal" : GAL
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___ pickle (on the ropes) : INA
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Deficiency : LACK
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Glacial ridge : ESKER
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Burnt ___, artist's pigment : SIENNA
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Winglike parts : ALAE
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"Golden West" person : GIRL
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Builds a lawn : SODS
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___ Bones (Ichabod's nemesis) : BROM
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Neutral color : GRAY
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Town near Kingston, N.Y. : ESOPUS
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Reasonable : LOGICAL
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Oust : EJECT
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Site of lots of bucks : RODEO
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Epic by Homer : ILIAD
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Writing tool : PENCIL
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Sore as hops : RILED
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Brenda or Belle : STARR
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Medieval guild : HANSE
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Emulate Jesse James : ROB
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F.D.R. measure : REA
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Punish : PENALIZE
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A Hottentot : NAMA
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Order of business : AGENDA
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Cravings : YENS
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Works on authors' works : EDITS
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Sights on ranges or granges : ACRES
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Greek hero : AJAX
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Small shark : TOPE
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"Let ___ eat cake" : THEM
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Aperture : SLOT
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On the Yellow : ASEA
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Units for Boris Becker : SETS
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Topic in the tropics : HEAT
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Contend : VIE
65
Shade tree : ELM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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