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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1985

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,174

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Across
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Stake : PALE
5
Successor to Nasser : SADAT
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Olympic track legend Zatopek : EMIL
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San Antonio battle site : ALAMO
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Italian coastal resort : LIDO
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Bandleader who taught Louis Armstrong : KINGOLIVER
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Take it easy : LAZE
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Propulsion device : ENGINE
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Necessitated : ENTAILED
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Big Eight team : SOONERS
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Gull's cousin : TERN
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Soundly defeats : ROUTS
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Marsh wader : EGRET
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Uninteresting : BORESOME
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Steady gaze : STARE
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Space : AREA
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Gangsters' gals : MOLLS
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Roman poet : OVID
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Ascot : SCARF
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Lengthy recitals : LITANIES
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Hunting call : HALLO
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Assesses : RATES
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Word with run or rule : HOME
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Book carrier : SATCHEL
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Its capital is Bangkok : THAILAND
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Punjabi city : LAHORE
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Merit by performance : EARN
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"One O'Clock Jump" composer : COUNTBASIE
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Maginot or Siegfried : LINE
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Almost underwater : AWASH
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Apex : PEAK
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Piccadilly attraction : EROS
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Untwist a ship's rope : UNLAY
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Cheek : SASS
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Small hairy dogs, familiarly : PEKES
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Acid type : AMINO
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Jargon : LINGO
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Famous marbles : ELGIN
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London auctioneer's workplace : SALEROOM
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Clay, later : ALI
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Bandleader Brubeck : DAVE
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Catkins : AMENTS
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Rich dessert dish : TORTE
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The Duke of jazz : ELLINGTON
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Middle Eastern currency unit : RIAL
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Woodworker's tool : ADZE
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___ the line (conformed) : TOED
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Unique types : ONERS
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War god : ARES
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Japanese wrestling style : SUMO
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"I cannot ___ lie" : TELLA
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Indian musician Shankar : RAVI
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Jay Gould's railroad, once : ERIE
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Turner and Heath : TEDS
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Wallop : BASH
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Veritable : REAL
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Fatha of the keyboard : EARLHINES
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Bordeaux beds : LITS
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Sly : STEALTHY
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Ass : FOOL
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Take ___ at (try) : ASTAB
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Les Brown and his Band of ___ : RENOWN
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A neighbor of Hong Kong : MACAU
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Cowboy's leggings : CHAPS
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Hebrew prophet : HOSEA
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Silkworms : ERIAS
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Emblems for Welshmen : LEEKS
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A type of vision : TELE
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Rock musical : HAIR
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Twofold : DUAL
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C.I.A.-F.B.I. cousin : NSA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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