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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1985

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,194

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Across
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Female horse : MARE
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Moby Dick's pursuer : AHAB
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Reminders, in short : MEMOS
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Eastern V.I.P. : IMAM
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Kind of block : CELL
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Actress Rich : IRENE
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Coed's escort : DATE
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Queenly nickname : CLEO
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Ocean greyhound : LINER
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Berle or Youngman : STANDUPCOMIC
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Diacritical marks : TILDES
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One of Curly's pals : MOE
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Pat : DAB
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Vault : LEAP
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Arrow poison : CURARE
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Lane : PATH
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Singer Johnny : CASH
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Eternally : EVER
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Despite everything : NOTWITHSTANDING
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In re : ASTO
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Jot : IOTA
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___ girl : GEISHA
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Peak : APEX
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Rainbow : ARC
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Perform : ACT
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Harsh : COARSE
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Not tied down : FREESTANDING
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Comedian Brenner : DAVID
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Scorch : SEAR
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Aroma : ODOR
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Lithe : AGILE
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Piece of pastry : TART
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A Dumas : PERE
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Luce's "The ___" : WOMEN
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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Customs word : TRET
Down
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Center, in poesy : MIDST
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Famed violin : AMATI
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Tax base in Britain : RATAL
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Remove errors : EMEND
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Blame : ACCUSE
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Render assistance : HELP
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Guinness or Templeton : ALEC
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Flourish : BLOOM
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Environment : MILIEU
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Leif's redheaded sire : ERIC
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Kingsley's "___ in White" : MEN
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Washington bill : ONE
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Indian weight : SER
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Former Mogul capital : DELHI
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Yemeni seaport : MOCHA
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Lifeboat-raising device : DAVIT
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Sports palace : ARENA
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"Wozzeck" composer : BERG
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Yearn : ACHE
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Ziti, e.g. : PASTA
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Fix over : REDO
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Tough puzzle : POSER
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Garret : ATTIC
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Pairs : TWOS
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Kind of mother or child : STEP
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Philippine city : NAGA
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Smidgeon : TRACE
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San Diego court star : NIXON
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Solidify : HARDEN
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Two-handed card game : ECARTE
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Orals, e.g. : TESTS
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Take as one's own : ADOPT
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Legislative ploy : RIDER
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Nocturnal sound : SNORE
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Plumed one : EGRET
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Rasp : FILE
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Waxed closure : SEAL
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Edible root : TARO
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Margery of seesaw fame : DAW
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Past : AGO
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Vigor : VIM

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

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