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New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1985

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,196
Across
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Emulates Joe Miller : JOKES
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Musical based on an Eliot work : CATS
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Shoe part : VAMP
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"Give ___ horse . . . " : AMANA
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___ d'oeuvres : HORS
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Eastern V.I.P. : EMIR
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Edible decorations : CANDYCANES
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Chess pc. : KNT
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Oregon's capital : SALEM
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Yuletide cynosures : TREES
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Elizabeth Taylor's Mike : TODD
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Columbus inst. : OSU
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Gift and wreath decorations : REDRIBBONS
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Sleigh pullers : REINDEER
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Baseball's Reese : PEEWEE
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Henri's desire or hangnail : ENVIE
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Fri. follower : SAT
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Talked continuously : RANON
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"___ Fideles" : ADESTE
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Prepares to affix Christmas seals : MOISTENS
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Yuletide hero : SANTACLAUS
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Ancient tongue : ERSE
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Runner Sebastian : COE
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Hitchcock's "___ Window" : REAR
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Holly unit : BOUGH
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Item : THING
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Edge : HEM
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Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Traditional main course : ROASTGOOSE
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___ Sanctorum : ACTA
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Eject : OUST
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Angry : IRATE
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A son of Odin : THOR
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Ordinal suffixes : ETHS
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Heron's cousin : EGRET
Down
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A Frost : JACK
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Muscat is its capital : OMAN
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Philosopher Immanuel : KANT
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Finish : END
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Authority : SAYSO
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Babylonians' kin : CHALDEES
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Top-notch : AONE
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Nervous thrill : TREMOR
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Draft agcy. : SSS
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Deviate : VEER
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Jeanne's friend : AMIE
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"___ eyes have seen . . . " : MINE
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Chief exec. : PRES
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Nucleus : CADRE
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Potatoes, e.g. : TUBERS
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Ancient Irish chief's heir : TANIST
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Taste wassail : SIP
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Regions : AREAS
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___ hand (help) : LENDA
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Cheer : LIVEN
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"Toys in the Attic," e.g. : DRAMA
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Kitchen utensil : BEATER
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A have : OWNER
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Broadway lights : NEONS
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This might be common : SENSE
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Unfasten : DETACH
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Trippers, in London : TOURISTS
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He wrote "The Name of the Rose" : ECO
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"But she did scorn a present that ___ her": Shak. : ISENT
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Release : LETOUT
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A marble : AGGIE
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Kind of hook or neck : BOAT
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Mus. group : ORCH
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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Apparel : GEAR
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Post-Christmas dish : HASH
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White with age : HOAR
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Ferrara name : ESTE
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Encounter : MEET
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Caviar : ROE
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Part of O.A.S. : ORG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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