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New York Times, Monday, February 11, 1985

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,879

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Across
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___ buddies : BOSOM
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Lhasa ___ (Tibetan dog) : APSO
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Sea once part of the Caspian : ARAL
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Exonerating excuse : ALIBI
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Club numbered one to nine : IRON
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Little, in Livorno : POCO
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Treasured memento : RELIC
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Tasty : DELICIOUS
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Catcall : BOO
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Singer Della : REESE
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Expedition : HASTE
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Peers : LORDS
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Kind of snake : GARTER
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Cast : THROWN
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Combine : UNIFY
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Wrangler's gear : RIATA
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Bani-Sadr, e.g. : IRANI
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Speed inits. : MPH
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Equip : ARM
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Old pro : VETERAN
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Enviable test score : IOO
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Approval : YES
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Wilson famed for needlework : ERICA
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Masquerade ensemble : GETUP
44
Animated, in music : MOSSO
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Cash registers, e.g. : ADDERS
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Excise : REMOVE
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Iris used in sachet powder : ORRIS
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Idolize : ADORE
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Short comedies : SKITS
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___ Alamos, N.M. : LOS
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Set off dynamite : DETONATED
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Use a block and tackle : HOIST
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Agnes, in Acapulco : INES
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Body of mores : LORE
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Expunge : ERASE
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Key : ISLE
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Irish maid : LASS
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Constrict : STRAP
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Fishhook part : BARB
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Sandwich moistener : OLEO
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Storehouse for grain : SILO
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Kimono accessory : OBI
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Modern appliance : MICROWAVEOVEN
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Succored : AIDED
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Airtight pots : PRESSURECOOKERS
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Dover ___ : SOLE
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Navy's C.I.A. : ONI
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Collection of hives : APIARY
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Perch : ROOST
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Critical : ACUTE
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Ne'er-do-well : LOSER
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Food warmers : CHAFINGDISHES
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Sea accipiter : ERN
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Realty unit : LOT
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Lollobrigida : GINA
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Jeweler's showcase : TRAY
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Lease : HIRE
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Butts : RAMS
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Former capital of Japan : NARA
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"___ my lady . . . ": Romeo : ITIS
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Pittance : MITE
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Teem : POUR
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High-school affairs : HOPS
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Celtic language : ERSE
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Begley and Asner : EDS
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Glum : MOROSE
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Dramaturgy, for one : ART
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Wheel spokes, e.g. : RADII
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Idyllic locales : EDENS
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Stopover site : MOTEL
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Emulates Cordero : RIDES
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Colonnade : STOA
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Pinocchio, at times : LIAR
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Peak near the Aegean : OSSA
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Buck-and-wing segment : STEP
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Emerson's "Give ___ to Love" : ALL
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Smidgen for Spot : ORT

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

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