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New York Times, Monday, February 25, 1985

Author:
Barbara J. Weakley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
Barbara J. Weakley has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 53-Across clue, the draft was abolished more than a decade before this puzzle was published.

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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,893
Across
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Large, thick pieces : SLABS
6
Cicatrix : SCAR
10
Expense : COST
14
Chaos : HAVOC
15
Hawaiian island : OAHU
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Butter's rival : OLEO
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Witch doctor's fetish : OBEAH
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Secluded spot : GLEN
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Plant : MILL
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Panic : TERROR
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Varied : MANIFOLD
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Entranceway : DOOR
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Caper : DIDO
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Kneecaps : PATELLAS
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Typical : NORMAL
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Cargo : LOAD
36
Chinese weight : LIANG
38
Yarn : TALE
39
Rainbow : ARC
40
Spouse's relative : INLAW
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Antique : OLD
42
"How sweet ___!": Gleason : ITIS
44
African lake : NYASA
45
Punctilious one : PRIG
46
Frat brother's activity : DATING
48
News-item heading : DATELINE
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Not so plentiful : LESS
52
Siberian river : LENA
53
Draftees : PRIVATES
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Liturgy : RITUAL
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Rant's partner : RAVE
62
October stone : OPAL
64
"Beau ___" : GESTE
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
66
Exploding star : NOVA
67
Spars : MASTS
68
Multitudinous : MANY
69
Watched : EYED
70
Subtle airs : AURAE
Down
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Injection : SHOT
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French poet: 16th century : LABE
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Declare : AVER
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Got on : BOARDED
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Academy : SCHOOL
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Soak, in Yorkshire : SOG
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Serene : CALM
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In the van : AHEAD
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Modern convenience : RUNNINGWATER
10
Solace : COMFORT
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Mixture : OLIO
12
Hawk : SELL
13
Related : TOLD
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Vagabond : ROLLINGSTONE
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Altar words : IDO
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Wet : RAINY
27
Glen ___ : PLAID
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Main corporeal vessel : AORTA
29
Implied but unspoken : TACIT
30
Caesar or Waldorf : SALAD
32
New Zealand native : MAORI
33
Spent : ALLIN
34
Shelf : LEDGE
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Twangy : NASAL
43
Argentine : SILVERY
45
Ky.'s Pennyroyal, e.g. : PLATEAU
47
Teachers' org. : NEA
49
Riddle : ENIGMA
51
Indian soldier, formerly : SEPOY
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High-school dance : PROM
54
Vishnu incarnation : RAMA
55
A tsar : IVAN
56
Redeem : SAVE
58
Member of the U.N. : USSR
59
"___ boy!" : ATTA
60
___-majesté : LESE
63
Stripling : LAD

Answer summary: 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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