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New York Times, Monday, December 16, 1985

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,187
Across
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Nuisance : PEST
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Planted : SOWED
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Scamper : RACE
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At once, once : ANON
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Having one component : UNARY
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Smoothed over : IRONEDOUT
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Varnish ingredient : RESIN
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Drill master? : DENTIST
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"___ Haw," TV program : HEE
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Finishes : MOPSUP
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Pursue : CHASE
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Played a role : ACTED
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Uris best seller : EXODUS
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Serve the soup : LADLE
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Singer Jerry : VALE
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Sweet, fortified wine : PORT
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Iniquity : EVIL
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Get control over : SEWUP
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Anatomical fold : RUGA
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Unless, in law : NISI
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Guest houses : INNS
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Provide the provender : CATER
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Stick : ADHERE
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Clipped : SHORN
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Hatch : COOKUP
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Put two and two together : ADD
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Copernican theorist : GALILEO
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Hwy. : RTE
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Fair structure : BOOTH
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Empties : CLEANSOUT
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Vinegar bottle : CRUET
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Arkin or Alda : ALAN
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Concerning : INRE
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Gluts : SATES
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Ship-shaped clock : NEF
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Reviews unfavorably : PANS
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Troy's last king : PRIAM
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Have an ___ the ground : EARTO
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Ice-cream server : SCOOP
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Take ___ (rest) : TEN
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Having a share of : INON
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Praise highly : TOUT
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Prank : ANTIC
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Levy on top of a levy : SURTAX
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Just ___ of those things : ONE
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Pale and wan : WASHEDOUT
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Buffalo's lake : ERIE
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Force unit : DYNE
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Draw forth : EDUCE
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Cotswold, for one : SHEEP
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Set out briskly : SALLIED
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Member of a choir : SOPRANO
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Tied : EVEN
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Advents : DAWNS
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Egg on : URGE
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Headliner : STAR
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Chanteuse Horne : LENA
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Eager : AVID
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Doled : DISHEDOUT
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Opulent : LUSH
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Tuscan city : SIENA
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Sing like Bing : CROON
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Some are civil : RIGHTS
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The bounding main : OCEAN
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Highway to Fairbanks : ALCAN
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Swedish coin : KRONA
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About-face for a driver : UTURN
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Rose and Fountain : PETES
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Basics : ABCS
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Copperfield's first wife : DORA
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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Thing taken from someone's book : LEAF
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Kickoff gizmo : TEE
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Draw on a straw : SIP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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