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New York Times, Friday, December 6, 1985

Author:
Larry Goldhirsch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Larry Goldhirsch has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,177

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Across
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___-bang (recklessly) : SLAM
5
Drains : SAPS
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Mansard features : EAVES
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Claudius's successor : NERO
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Kind of Australian grass : ULLA
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Hives : UREDO
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At any time : EVER
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"Oz" author : BAUM
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A sister of Jupiter : CERES
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Lessor's return : RENT
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"Little Iodine" creator : JIMMYHATLO
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Party to a bill of exchange : DRAWEE
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Store detective, at times : EYER
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Catenaries : ARCS
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Etna and Pelée, e.g. : SPEWERS
33
Annulments : ABOLITIONS
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Mother of Romulus and Remus : ILIA
38
Composer of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" : MARKS
39
Proper : DUE
40
Assign : ALLOT
41
Teen malady : ACNE
42
Arrange systematically again : RETABULATE
44
___ McCoy : THEREAL
46
Early Virginian : DARE
47
R.L.S. component : INIT
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Delivered goods in trust : BAILED
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"Little Orphan Annie" creator : HAROLDGRAY
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QB Brian : SIPE
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Look ___ (hurry up) : ALIVE
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Demanding : HARD
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Rocketry org. : NASA
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Entertainer Anouk : AIMEE
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Yugoslav of yore : TITO
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Noted violinist : STERN
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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L.A. sports team : RAMS
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Klinker cohort : SNERD
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Simple machine : LEVER
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Cobo Hall, for one : ARENA
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"Beetle Bailey" creator : MORTWALKER
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Theme : SUBJECT
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Egret feature : PLUME
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Golf great : SAMMYSNEAD
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Cheat : EUCHRE
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Green, in heraldry : VERT
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High-born, in Hesse : EDEL
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Slangy affirmatives : YEPS
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Goddess of strife : ERIS
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Certain windows : SIDELIGHTS
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"The Spirit" creator : WILLEISNER
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"___ Cinders," 1926 film : ELLA
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Tumult : RIOT
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Stuff : SATE
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Musical family name : BACH
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Eure neighbor : ORNE
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Umpire's call : OUT
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Astral body : AURA
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"Anthem" author : RAND
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A role for Beverly Sills : BABYDOE
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Actress Brennan : EILEEN
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Drill : TRAIN
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Woody vine : LIANA
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College in S England : EPSOM
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Monty Hall achievements : DEALS
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German composer Joseph : HAAS
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Got off a steed : ALIT
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Frost : RIME
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Again : OVER
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Uffizi display : ARTE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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