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New York Times, Thursday, February 7, 1985

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,875

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Across
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Cuts down : MOWS
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Venous fluid of the gods : ICHOR
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Hounds : DOGS
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Square's length times width : AREA
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Orifice : MOUTH
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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Coat superficially : GILD
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Noted Abstract Expressionist : MOTHERWELL
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The Vltava, to a Berliner : MOLDAU
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Place apart : SETASIDE
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Liquid used in dyes : ANILINE
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Divagate : ROVE
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Greek sea god : NEREUS
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Met mezzo-soprano : RESNIK
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Furious : ANGRY
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Firm : SOLID
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___ Duarte Perón : EVA
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Large containers : VATS
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Baby's bellyache : COLIC
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Wax imprint : SEAL
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W.W. II area : ETO
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Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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Château-Thierry's river : MARNE
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Agree : CONCUR
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Esteem : REGARD
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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Hung up the receiver: Brit. : RANGOFF
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Topple : OVERTURN
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Mouse, for example : GNAWER
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Source : WELLSPRING
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___ precedent : SETA
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French composer : LALO
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Of musical sound quality : TONAL
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Cut : SLIT
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Brings to court : SUES
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Candidate list : SLATE
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Famous name in motordom : OLDS
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Source of igneous rock : MAGMA
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Apollo 16 lunar lander : ORION
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The Iron Duke : WELLINGTON
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They supply horsemen : SADDLERS
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Exempt from harm : IMMUNE
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Cote sound : COO
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Hovels : HUTS
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Further : OTHER
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Grandiloquent language : RHETORIC
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Uses a divining rod : DOWSES
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Buddhist sacred mountain : OMEI
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Olympic top award : GOLD
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Lone : SOLE
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Uttered inanities : RAVED
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Light : AIRY
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Antiseptic solution : EUSOL
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Type of energy : SOLAR
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Worthless one : NEERDOWELL
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Karamazov brother : IVAN
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Borecole : KALE
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With, in Nice : AVEC
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Acronym for a defense group : NATO
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A cosmetic : LINER
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Debases : CORRUPTS
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A North Atlantic sea : SARGASSO
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Parisian nights : NUITS
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Horace or Thomas : MANN
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Verdi's "Don ___" : CARLOS
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Group of geese : GAGGLE
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Flynn of films : ERROL
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Malodorous : FETID
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College socs. : FRATS
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Temple team : OWLS
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Offspring of a vache : VEAU
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French women's magazine : ELLE
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Jazz singer Simone : NINA
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Cole or Turner : NAT

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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