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New York Times, Thursday, December 12, 1985

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,183
Across
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Kind of book or roll : BANK
5
Mexican dish : TACOS
10
Breath of wind : WAFT
14
"Typee" sequel : OMOO
15
Accustom : ENURE
16
Woody's son : ARLO
17
With 36 Across, event in a marsh : YOUNGHERONTRIES
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Most shabby : DINGIEST
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Heraldic borders : ORLES
22
Sweeten the kitty : BET
23
Prong : TINE
25
One of the Fords : GERALD
29
Mull : RUMINATE
33
Rousseau hero : EMILE
34
Musical finale : CODA
35
Rod : GAT
36
See 17 Across : TOCATCHSOMEFISH
40
Ending for anchor or graph : ITE
41
Before aujourd'hui : HIER
42
T.L.C. dispenser : NURSE
43
Areas : TERRAINS
46
Helm or hoer : TILLER
47
Theatrical org. : ANTA
48
Taunt : RAG
49
Candied : GLACE
52
Sends by rapid transit : AIRMAILS
57
Old bird's comment on above : LOOKWHOSSTALKIN
60
Teener's woe : ACNE
61
Rouse : AWAKE
62
Feature of Florence's duomo : DOME
63
Spare-tire changer : DIET
64
Renowned diarist : PEPYS
65
Runner Audain : ANNE
Down
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Hopalong Cassidy portrayer : BOYD
2
Mine, to Michel : AMOI
3
Verb's object, usually : NOUN
4
King of the movies : KONG
5
Giggled : TEHEED
6
"___ of traitors!" : ANEST
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Brusque : CURT
8
Spanish treasure : ORO
9
Former Kobe coin : SEN
10
Colony of rabbits : WARREN
11
Extra protection for some seeds : ARIL
12
Cut and run : FLEE
13
Sling : TOSS
18
Tasty fowl meat : GIBLET
19
Singer Tennille : TONI
23
Historic royal family : TUDOR
24
Moslem priest : IMAM
25
Jokester's question : GETIT
26
Chew the scenery : EMOTE
27
Kitchen utensil : RICER
28
___ Newburg : ALA
29
Ramblers : ROSES
30
"I Wish I Had ___," Kahn-Le Boy song : AGIRL
31
French cup : TASSE
32
Upper regions of space : ETHER
34
Crockery : CHINA
37
Bill : CHIT
38
Brainteaser : ENIGMA
39
Suffix with fate or hate : FUL
44
Uproar : RACKET
45
Again : ANEW
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Pies, to a cuisinier : TARTES
48
Hazardous : RISKY
49
Garden bloom, for short : GLAD
50
Places : LOCI
51
Top-rated : AONE
52
Instr. on a rush job : ASAP
53
Former Met diva : ALDA
54
Image: Var. : IKON
55
Draw : LIMN
56
Snick-or-___ : SNEE
58
Chance : HAP
59
Loan word : OWE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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