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Gayle Dean
Gayle Dean

New York Times, Saturday, December 7, 1985

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,178
Across
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Pequod’s captain : AHAB
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Item discussed by Lucretius : ATOM
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City in Marion Co., Fla. : OCALA
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Sheltered inlet : COVE
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Broadway play: 1966–69 : MAME
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Awacs feature : RADAR
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Start of a quotation : THEHEADISALWAYS
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Skin lesions : SORES
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Famed hill in Meath : TARA
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Pres. Washington : GEO
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Endures : LASTS
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Best seller by Dr. X: 1965 : INTERN
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Quotation: Part II : THEDUPE
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Arp art : DADA
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Conger : EEL
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Pot builder : ANTE
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Quotation: Part III : OFTHE
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Cattle pen : CRIB
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Shoals : REEFS
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Burin or gimlet : TOOL
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End of quotation : HEART
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Comet’s appendage : TAIL
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Silent : MUM
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Broods : LITTERS
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Malice : SPLEEN
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Fix the roof : RETAR
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Dockers’ org. : ILA
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Culmen : ACME
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Let : LEASE
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Author of quotation : LAROCHEFOUCAULD
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Smithy’s item : ANVIL
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Fissure : REFT
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Hall or family follower : TREE
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Flat : STALE
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Author of “Things I Remember”: 1975 : ERTE
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Sign of boredom : YAWN
Down
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Townshend ___: 1767 : ACTS
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Santa’s exclamation : HOHO
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Asseverate : AVER
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Observed : BEHELD
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Org. for a G.P. : AMA
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Small boy : TAD
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Pretermits : OMITS
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Cartouche : MESA
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Entertainer Tony : ORLANDO
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Raven’s cry : CAW
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Bit from “Poor Richard’s Almanack” : ADAGE
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Cake section : LAYER
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Pyromaniacal act : ARSON
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A son of Isaac : ESAU
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Melody for Moffo : ARIA
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Box : SPAR
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Doctrines : TENETS
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First White House golfer : TAFT
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Georgia or Cal. : TECH
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Hither : HERE
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An 1820 pen name : ELIA
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Corrupt : DEFILE
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Gowiddie is one : TEA
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Bibliophile’s purchase : TOME
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Cuckoo’s announcement : HOUR
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Deciduous shaders : ELMS
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A cheese : BRIE
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Narrow opening : SLIT
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Londoner’s molasses : TREACLE
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Small measure : INCH
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Powder : TALC
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Formal agreement : TREATY
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Patriot Deane : SILAS
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Factory : PLANT
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Insect form : LARVA
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Direct attention (to) : REFER
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Adjective for a sou : MERE
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Invisible emanation : AURA
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Marshy inlet : SLEW
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Hagman’s Genie on TV : EDEN
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Slick substance : OIL
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Frequently, to Keats : OFT
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American Indian : UTE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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