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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 1985

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,883
Across
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Retirement accts. : IRAS
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Missile acronym : MIRV
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Mitigate : EASE
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Hebrew bee : BETH
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Checkup feature : XRAY
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Treaty org. : NATO
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Preminger and Kruger : OTTOS
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Garden "snake" : HOSE
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Avine collective : MURDEROFCROWS
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High, craggy hill : TOR
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Propel a wherry : OAR
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West Pointers : CADETS
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Command to a tailor : LENGTHEN
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Yoga posture : ASANA
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Flag : WILT
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Victorian or Edwardian : ERA
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Feline collective : KINDLEOFKITTENS
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Summertime in N.Y.C. : EDT
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November tally : VOTE
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Ignited anew : RELIT
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" . . . ___ and in his tongue": Shak. : DEEDLESS
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Actress Ruth : HUSSEY
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Jimmy's successor : RON
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Emulate Howard : ACT
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Ursine collective : SLEUTHOFBEARS
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Elevator man : OTIS
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___ step, in dancing : FAROE
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Cloth measure : BOLT
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Marino-to-Duper play : PASS
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Swinburne's "___ the Microscope" : UNDER
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Den : LAIR
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Cafeteria need : TRAY
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Landlocked land : LAOS
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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___-Saud : IBN
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Widen a hole : REAM
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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___ of the stick : SHORTEND
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Mother: Comb. form : MATR
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Division word : INTO
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This may be over your head : ROOF
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Memorable Italian director : VISCONTI
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Incite by argument : EXHORT
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" . . . Indians, all in ___" : AROW
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Lip : SASS
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Give the once-over : EYE
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Peasants, sometimes : HOERS
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Of a hope chest : DOTAL
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Scandal sheet : RAG
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Encrusted : CAKED
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Stage whisper : ASIDE
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Alighieri : DANTE
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These raise Londoners : LIFTS
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Berlin's Sommer : ELKE
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Soles' chasers : HEELS
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Banks on whom the Cubs banked : ERNIE
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Weatherman's adjective : NASTY
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Presses a suit : WOOS
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Momentous : EVENTFUL
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Armistice : TRUCE
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Qualified to make a will : TESTABLE
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Ornate : DRESSY
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Tellegen of silents : LOU
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
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"Bright" inspiration for Keats : STAR
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Actress Eilbacher : LISA
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Tennis's Mandlikova : HANA
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Word on a dollar bill : ORDO
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Z. Taylor and Tecumseh : FOES
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Range : ROAM
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Pickings or Pickens preceder : SLIM
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Select : OPT
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Between, in Bari : TRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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