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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1985

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,182

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Across
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Room in a casa : SALA
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Masticate : CHEW
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French female friends : AMIES
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Armed Forces acronym : AWOL
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Word with prim or tea : ROSE
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Strong suit : FORTE
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Ill. race track : HAWTHORNE
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Laissez-___ : FAIRE
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Presidential nickname : IKE
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First-rate : AONE
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Car component : FENDER
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Cleft city : BERLIN
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Golf-drive disaster : SLICE
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Force oneself upon : INTRUDE
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N.Y. race track : FINGERLAKES
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Depression meas. : NRA
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Chinese seaport : AMOY
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Bard's before : ERE
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Kin of a via : ITER
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Dad's retreat : DEN
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W.Va. race track : CHARLESTOWN
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German bread : STOLLEN
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Tibetan oxen : YAKS
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Rancher's rope : LASSO
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Rose high : SOARED
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Meal : REPAST
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Silkworm : ERI
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Rosaceous plant : AVENS
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Mich. race track : HAZELPARK
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Tea type : PEKOE
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Lock of hair : TRESS
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Quaker William : PENN
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Small masses : WADS
Down
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Hindu term of respect : SAHIB
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Alert : AWAKE
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Kind of berth : LOWER
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Hgt. : ALT
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Russ Columbo was one : CROONER
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Al Hirt's companion : HORN
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Slaves of yore : ESNES
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Sma' : WEE
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Acts upon : AFFECTS
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Complainer : MOANER
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Crocus, e.g. : IRID
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To be, in Toulon : ETRE
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Prophet : SEER
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Selassie : HAILE
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Punish, in a way : FINE
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Sluggish : LOGY
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Apt : LIKELY
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Follows the reapers : GLEANS
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Ellen of stage fame : DREW
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Merit : EARN
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Temporary fashions : FADS
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"___ a man . . . " : IMET
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Tot's taboo : NONO
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Railroad abbr. : ARR
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"___ long way . . . " : ITSA
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Social ranks : CLASSES
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Order, old style : HEST
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Oriental : EASTERN
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Scandinavian toast : SKOAL
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S.A. plains : LLANOS
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Fanon : ORALE
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Ranch in Ferber's "Giant" : REATA
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Made a gaffe : ERRED
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Levees : DIKES
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Carried away : RAPT
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Always : EVER
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Lap dog, for short : PEKE
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Radio-controlled bomb : AZON
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School dance : HOP
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Pussy foot : PAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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