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New York Times, Monday, December 30, 1985

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, 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. 13,201
Across
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Don clothes : DRESS
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Carrots' companions : PEAS
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Rambles : ROVES
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Scholar, usually from abroad : EXCHANGESTUDENT
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Makes a cup of tea : STEEPS
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Pressing : URGENT
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Watchman in uniform : SENTRY
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Kind of rib or time : PRIME
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Exist : ARE
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___ trap (prepares to ensnare) : SETSA
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Top-notch : AONE
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Pierre's assent : OUI
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Limit of resources : TETHER
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Apprentices in classrooms : STUDENTTEACHERS
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Knobbed : TOROSE
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Possess : OWN
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Therefore : ERGO
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Straight up : ERECT
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Imitate peacocks, in a way : PREEN
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Come out of a cave : EMERGE
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Melancholy, in Paris : TRISTE
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Cause : REASON
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Institution for future instructors : TEACHERSCOLLEGE
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Army mess : CHOW
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Madrid room : SALA
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Strange : WEIRD
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"The ___ of Texas ... " : EYES
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Hebrew measure : OMER
Down
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Swingers in a jungle : APES
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Barber's call : NEXT
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Fish of the carp family : DACE
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"Who ___, Lord ... ": John 9:36 : ISHE
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Touch, e.g. : SENSE
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Sch. subject : ENG
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Caviar : ROE
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Guarantee : ASSURE
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Pharmacist's concern : DRUG
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Took a cab : RODE
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Fifty-fifty : EVEN
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Shipped out : SENT
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Fast plane : SST
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Church nook : APSE
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Attempt : TRY
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Pert. to seamen : NAUT
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A musical interval : TRITONE
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Use glue : PASTE
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Opposite of stator : ROTOR
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Habituate : INURE
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Red Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
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Jiffy : SEC
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The clear sky : ETHER
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As to that : THERE
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Twilled fabric : SERGE
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Hot crime : ARSON
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Quarter of four : ONE
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Wallop : TAN
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N.Y. time zone : EST
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Pitcher : EWER
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Punish : AMERCE
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Pare : PEEL
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French season : ETE
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Enlarges : GROWS
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Far: Comb. form : TELE
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Physics Nobelist: 1944 : RABI
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Champagne bucket : ICER
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Place for tools : SHED
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Too : ALSO
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Something to be sewed : SEAM
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Stare amorously : OGLE
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Close by : NEAR
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Playing marble : TAW
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Bashful : SHY
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Cedar Rapids institution : COE

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

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