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New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1985

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,195
Across
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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Miami Dolphins' coach : SHULA
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Tcha or Twankay : TEA
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Thug : GOON
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Yearned : PINED
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Brothers : FRAS
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"But I was ___ . . . ": Yeats : YOUNGANDFOOLISH
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Prefix with school or war : PRE
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Cereal disease : ERGOT
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Warm and welcoming : HOMEY
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Willful? : TESTATE
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Wonder plus fear : AWE
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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Forebear : ANCESTOR
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Rose's love : ABIE
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Visayan island : LEYTE
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Silkworm : ERI
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Low-calorie margarine? : MIDDLEAGESPREAD
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He bested Adlai : IKE
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" . . . Time,/Will one day ___": Shak. : ENDIT
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Small land mass : ISLE
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Leaves a peak : DESCENDS
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Fitting : APT
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Friendly : AMIABLE
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Musical transition : SEGUE
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Unspoken : TACIT
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One, in Aberdeen : AIN
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Patently Paleozoic? : ASOLDASTHEHILLS
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No longer new : USED
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Grow toward evening : LATEN
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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___ Moines, Iowa : DES
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Cheekiness : BRASS
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Futurity, for one : RACE
Down
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Lake Burullus is there : EGYPT
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Garry or Roger : MOORE
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Grimaces : MOUES
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Sothern or Sheridan : ANN
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Rival of Athens : SPARTA
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Door attachment : HINGE
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Loosen a knot : UNDO
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Radical's position : LEFT
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Stir; flurry : ADO
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Festoon : TRIM
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Leisure : EASE
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Cinereal : ASHY
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Arctic sights : FLOES
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Equipment : GEAR
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"___ no more today!": S. Foster : OHWEEP
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All even : TIED
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Romans precursor : ACTS
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Shield : AEGIS
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No, in Nizhni Tagil : NYET
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Spots on the links : TEES
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Kind of hygiene : ORAL
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Emulate Shoemaker : RIDE
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Kid's vehicle : BIKE
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Dec. 13, e.g. : IDES
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Alan or Cheryl : LADD
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Looked lasciviously : LEERED
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Actress Moreno : RITA
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"The Little Engine That ___" : COULD
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Somme's capital : AMIENS
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Essence : PITH
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Pains' partners : ACHES
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Float : BALSA
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Shade of purple : LILAC
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Result : ENSUE
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Ibn-___ : SAUD
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Basic Latin verb : ESSE
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Departs : GOES
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Autocrat : TSAR
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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A vestment : ALB
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Suffix with cash : IER

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

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