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New York Times, Wednesday, December 18, 1985

Author:
Mary C. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Mary Cee Whitten has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,189
Across
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Clock stopper? : FACE
5
Pointless : INANE
10
Mining product : COAL
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"___ Dream, Can't I?" : ICAN
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Proboscises : NOSES
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Arsenal stash : AMMO
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Start of a quotation from Dryden : THETRUMPETSLOUD
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Near graduate : SENIOR
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Lament : DEPLORE
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___ Girl (Clara Bow) : THEIT
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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Cynosure at a ball : BELLE
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Enero or febrero : MES
31
Thin pancake : CREPE
35
"It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
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Spring month in Milano : APRILE
38
Cub Scout unit : DEN
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Cask : TUN
40
Middle of the quotation : CLANGOR
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Melancholy : SAD
42
Dutch commune : EDE
43
Leaning : ASLANT
44
Machu Picchu land : PERU
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Printemps follower : ETE
48
City near Leipzig : HALLE
49
Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
51
Group character : ETHOS
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Algeciras is one : SEAPORT
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Preoccupy : OBSESS
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End of quotation : EXCITESUSTOARMS
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Biblical weed : TARE
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Part of U.S.N.R. : NAVAL
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Satiate : GLUT
67
Singing brothers' name : AMES
68
Trueheart's love : TRACY
69
Brain scans, for short : EEGS
Down
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Partner of starts : FITS
2
Aspirin target : ACHE
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City on the Orne : CAEN
4
Qualify : ENTITLE
5
Harden : INURE
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___ de plume : NOM
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Cleo's bosom buddy? : ASP
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Require : NEED
9
Poly follower : ESTER
10
Bingo official : CALLER
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Melville opus : OMOO
12
Asian river : AMUR
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Prospector's find : LODE
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Architect Mies van der ___ : ROHE
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Typewriter bar : SPACER
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Fix upon a stake : IMPALE
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Consisting of three : TERNATE
26
College in Lewiston, Me. : BATES
27
Get away from : ELUDE
28
___ up (formed a queue) : LINED
30
Seal : SIGNET
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A Ford : EDSEL
33
Thirtieth-anniversary gift : PEARL
34
Provide : ENDUE
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Hirt and Capp : ALS
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Place to park : LOT
40
Edible root : CARROT
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"A ___ to India," recent film : PASSAGE
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Catches sight of : ESPIES
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Man of the road : HOBO
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"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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In a wrathful way : HOTLY
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___ precedent : SETA
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A concern of a coed : EXAM
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Farm fraction : ACRE
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Nicholas or Ivan : TSAR
58
Perry's penner : ERLE
59
Self-satisfied : SMUG
60
Concordes : SSTS
62
Cavaliers' campus : UVA
63
Cul-de-___ : SAC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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