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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1985

Author:
Charlotte Shore
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Charlotte Shore has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,175
Across
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Creator of Schmoos : CAPP
5
Christie was one : DAME
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"___ first you don't succeed . . . " : IFAT
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Largest continent : ASIA
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Muscat is its capital : OMAN
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Cordial flavoring : ANISE
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Fender hollow : DENT
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Word heard at church : LORD
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Mushy dish from buckwheat : KASHA
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Comely Czechs, perhaps : SATELLITEDISHES
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No, at the Capitol : NAY
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"___ She Sweet?" : AINT
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He wrote "Hyperion" : KEATS
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Had on : WORE
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Tuscaloosa's loc. : ALA
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Panay native : ATI
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Gulp : SWIG
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Science of vision : OPTICS
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Game you only lose once : RUSSIANROULETTE
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Horizontal beam : LINTEL
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"I could ___ horse!" : EATA
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Actor-director Howard : RON
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Diocese : SEE
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Shoemaker's model : LAST
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Tendency : TREND
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Mob disorder : RIOT
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Season in Paris : ETE
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Fog and mist, maybe : FELLOWTRAVELERS
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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Optimistic feeling : HOPE
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Elvis was one : IDOL
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Salts' talks : YARNS
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Copycat : APER
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Feed storehouse : SILO
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Hitch : SNAG
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Student's book : TEXT
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Give a leg up : HELP
Down
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Chaps who chicane : CADS
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Where to meet Bobby Shaftoe : ASEA
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Four gills : PINT
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Protect an idea : PATENT
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Wheelbarrow's cousin : DOLLY
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Mine, to Fifi : AMOI
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Shopping plaza : MART
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Evoke affection : ENDEAR
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Overwrought : INASTATE
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Piscator's prey : FISH
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Noted netman : ASHE
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Mad Hatter's affairs : TEAS
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Similar : AKIN
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Knight's heroine : LASSIE
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Become extinct : DIEOUT
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One of the Marxes : KARL
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Needle cases : ETUIS
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Oise tributary : AISNE
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Be the victor : WIN
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Fairy-tale monsters : OGRES
30
About a quart, in England : LITRE
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Medieval knight's garment : ACTON
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Act like a pig : WALLOW
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Neb. river : PLATTE
37
Dispatch : SEND
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High grade of silver : STERLING
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Morsel for a Suffolk : OAT
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As matters now stand : ATTHAT
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Hot-dog condiment : RELISH
50
Atomic particles : IONS
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Bainter and Wray : FAYS
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Panache : ELAN
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Woman Zhivago loved : LARA
55
Use a lariat : ROPE
56
Pinnacle : APEX
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Ernie Kovacs's widow : EDIE
58
Canary's trill : ROLL
59
Spill over : SLOP

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

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