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BUMPER STICKERS

New York Times, Sunday, February 10, 1985

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid is asymmetric.
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,878
Across
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Sword's old superior : QUILL
6
He commits grave crimes : GHOUL
11
Pyramids' features : TOMBS
16
Tendon adjuncts : BURSAE
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Designer Oscar de la ___ : RENTA
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Northern Indians : ALEUTS
20
For nudists : GRINANDBAREIT
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For South Pole drivers: ADOPT A ___ : PENGUIN
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Taylor, to friends : LIZ
25
Cornwall's wife : REGAN
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Hannibal's nemesis : SCIPIO
28
Manageable a-sea : YARE
29
Wood trimmer : ADZE
31
Site of Phillips U. : ENID
33
Origin enders : ATORS
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Odd, in Scotland : ORRA
35
Bobs : SLEDS
37
Kind of rocket : RETRO
39
Hikes : UPS
40
More huggable : CUTER
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Abounding in marsh plants : SEDGER
43
Coast : SEASIDE
45
Carrousel units : HORSES
46
"Yes, ___," by Sammy Davis Jr. : ICAN
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Scuppernong, e.g. : WINE
49
Vex; fret : CARK
50
For certain chauvinists : SAVETHEMALES
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For bakers : BANDIETS
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Omnipotent potentates : TSARS
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Whalers' get-together : GAM
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Compensated : REPAID
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Tie : DRAW
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It's west of Eur. : ATL
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Pilsener : LAGER
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Choleric : TESTY
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Can : AXE
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Kind of ball or tip : FOUL
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Cleaned the slate : ATONED
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"___ live and breathe!" : ASI
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Emulated Kean : ACTED
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For Angelinos : FREESMOG
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For bird watchers : HONKIFAGOOSE
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Bat : TEAR
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Japanese merchant ship : MARU
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Stoke : FUEL
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Spillane's "eye" : HAMMER
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"Make mine ___" : VANILLA
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Bauble : DOODAD
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E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
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Shake : JAR
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Shows approval : CLAPS
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Mattie Silver's love : FROME
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Powder : TALC
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Upright : MORAL
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One of Lendl's rivals : ARIAS
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Diamond inits. : STL
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Ostrich's cousin : EMEU
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Marbles : AGATES
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Soho fireplace : INGLE
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Goddess of vengeance : ARA
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Finishing i's : DOTTING
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For bonbon lovers : HAVEAGOODYDAY
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Native of Genève : SUISSE
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Manifest : OVERT
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Flaherty subject : NANOOK
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Turn up one's nose : SNEER
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Infants, in Avila : NENES
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Hindu land grants : ENAMS
Down
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Asked : QUIZZED
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Ossuary : URN
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Munich's river : ISAR
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London's Petticoat ___ : LANE
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Bank book : LEDGER
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Vt. product : GRANITE
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Former White House dog : HER
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People : ONES
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N.Y. city : UTICA
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Freedom : LATITUDE
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S.A. mammals : TAPIRS
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Spreads : OLEOS
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Hands : MEN
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For frustrated parents : BUGYOURKID
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British royal family : STUARTS
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Repress : BRIDLE
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"No, ___!" : SIRREE
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What a toaster lifts : GLASS
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Causes of distress : BANES
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Comes close : NEARS
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Homer translator : POPE
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More nervous : EDGIER
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Extend the vowels : DRAWL
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Conventicle groups : SECTS
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Willow : OSIER
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Auto of the 30's : CORD
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Dit's pal : RAH
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Gore : INSET
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Like Mr. Fix-it : HANDY
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A Russian anarchist : NEGATOR
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Villain : CAITIFF
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Alpenstock : STAFF
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One of the 400 : ASTOR
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Treasure : VALUE
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Gog's companion : MAGOG
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Sign-off : AMEN
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Chaliapin and Moscona : BASSI
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A dryad or Danaid : ERATO
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Strains : TAXES
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Charles XII was one : SWEDE
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K2, for one : PEAK
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President of Texas: 1838–41 : LAMAR
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John Drew co-star : REHAN
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For foes of road hogs : LETMECUTIN
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Column style : DORIC
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Durant's "The ___ Faith" : AGEOF
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Misrepresent : COLOR
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Spotted : SEEN
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Australian hardwood club : NULLA
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C.P.A. : AUD
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Event for Salazar : MARATHON
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Loathed : HATED
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Los ___, N.M. : ALAMOS
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Great, ruined Asia Minor city : MILETUS
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Spanish length measure : VARA
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Rodeo tools : LARIATS
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Frye activity : APING
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Type of sofa : DOSADOS
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Train name : AMTRAK
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Stall : DELAY
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Central Park figure : JOGGER
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Bay of ___, Corsica : SAGONE
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Preacher's place : MANSE
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Sabbatical : LEAVE
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U.S. painter-etcher-illustrator : SLOAN
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Explorer Hedin : SVEN
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Purviance of silents : EDNA
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Ending for expert : ISE
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Palindromic conjunction : ERE
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___ Kippur : YOM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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