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New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 1985

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 568 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,906
Across
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Donnybrook : FRAY
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Wampum : PEAG
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Top Damascene : ASSAD
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Kind of oil or sand : TAR
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Masterpiece at St. Peter's : PIETA
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Father of Ahab : OMRI
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Kind of jacket : NEHRU
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Zeus's unpleasant daughter : ATE
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Betty and Nancy <--> polite phrase : FIRSTLADIES
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Dance in Dundee <--> street game : SCOTCHHOP
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Like the king of diamonds : ONEEYED
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Not at all : NOHOW
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Small aperture : OSTIOLE
29
"Where be your ___ now?": Hamlet : GIBES
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Yard of ___ (pub glass) : ALE
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Settle down : NEST
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Wall Street word : SELL
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Stimulus : GOAD
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Zola's demimondaine : NANA
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Serranoid market fish : CREOLES
41
"Murder, __," Turkus-Feder book : INC
42
Furniture item <--> law student's tome : BOOKCASE
45
Penitent : RUER
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Georgia, e.g. : SSR
49
"___ what your country . . . " : ASKNOT
51
Ball or head leader : MEAT
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Subcontinental lute : SITAR
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Boff finish : OLA
54
Steamed up : IRATE
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"___ be in England . . . " : OHTO
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Felony <--> champion : HOLDUP
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Enlighten : EDUCATE
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Propitiate : APPEASE
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Armbones : RADII
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Sandy tract in the U.K. : DENE
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Parliament <--> contortion : ENGLISHBODY
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Hawk : VEND
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Miller or Mae : DAISY
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Combs' partners : BRUSHES
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Placido of the Met : DOMINGO
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Foot part <--> apparel part : INSTEP
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Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
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Mauritian has-beens : DODOS
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Wine combiner : ENO
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Q–V link : RSTU
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Ancient vestments : EPHODS
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Vistula feeder : SAN
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Guns : REVS
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Paderewski, for one <--> guiding principle : STARPOLE
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By means of : VIA
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Rescue site in 1976 : ENTEBBE
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Strauss's Vienna : WIEN
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Gilet or jerkin : VEST
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Bill Klem's colleagues : UMPS
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O'Neal of cinema : RYAN
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Le dernier ___ : CRI
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Cash companion : CARRY
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Mahdi, e.g. : MESSIAH
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Hollis of the L.P.G.A. : STACY
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He has a lot to offer : REALTOR
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Repast <--> basketball maneuver : BREAKFAST
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Pam <--> Nicklaus's caddie's burden : JACKOFCLUBS
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Elected, in Epinal : ELU
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Banks or Kovacs : ERNIE
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Friend in a fracas : ALLY
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"Hey, ___," 1954 song : THERE
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Glowing : RED
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One-time nickel treats : SODAS
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College in Ore. : REED
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Spotted : SEEN
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Hearth plate <--> go awry : FIREBACK
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Make a new planting : RESEED
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A.B.A. men : ATTYS
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Mythical beast : YALE
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Jet-engine compartment : POD
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Honorific for a cardinal : EMINENCE
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Martian: Prefix : AREO
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Early cinema name : GISH
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Soft ___ (wrath averter) : ANSWER
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Sweeter than brut : SEC
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Earp affair <--> win a showdown : SHOOTOUT
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Some are lively : ARTS
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Gas conveyor : DUCT
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Largest lake in the Sierra Nevada : TAHOE
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Unit of Kiribati : ATOLL
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Spurn : REPEL
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Shackles : PINIONS
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Apulian wool market city : FOGGIA
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Major Joppolo's post : ADANO
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Critical comment, of a sort : HISS
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Ever : ONCE
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Favorite Lily Pons role : LAKME
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Grave, to Giordano : SERIOSO
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Motorists' org. : AAA
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Laban's elder daughter : LEAH
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Trial's companion : ERROR
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Frigid Adriatic wind : BORA
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Basket-weaving grass : OTATE
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Brake sharply <--> Bowa or Yount : STOPSHORT
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Torpid : SODDEN
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In a skid : SLUING
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Italian river of 1944 strife : RAPIDO
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Most precise : NICEST
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Emulates Casca : STABS
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Shoe size : TENB
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Feeble chuckle : HEHE
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Unstinted : LAVISH
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Swirls : EDDIES
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Durbin from Winnipeg : DEANNA
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Concord : UNISON
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Thumblike wing part : ALULA
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Clayey building material : PISE
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Taro root : EDDO
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Borough near the Humber : GRIMSBY
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Perform at Interlaken : YODEL
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Have a hankering : YEARN
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Repine : MOPE
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Ready, in Rennes : PRET
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Miami pass-catcher : DUPER
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Tennis stroke <--> transfer : OVERHAND
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Fish or fly : SAW
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Tot's vehicle : TRICYCLE
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Subvert <--> basketball gaffe : OVERTURN
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Peel, in a way : DISROBE
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Bearers of thyrsi : SATYRS
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Mailed : SENT
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Dreamy combiner : ONIRO
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Tiros's fellow traveler : ESSA
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Tends the rotisserie : BASTES
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Yalie with a megaphone : VALLEE
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A kind of earth : UMBER
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Singer Haggard : MERLE
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Fake combiner : PSEUD
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Teach's repository : CACHE
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Alibi and Ukelele : IKES
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Coiffure style : AFRO
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Not in harmony : AJAR
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Race driver Yarborough : CALE
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Tritons : EFTS
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Pueblo dweller : SIA
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His plots were borrowed by W.S. : KYD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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