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New York Times, Monday, March 11, 1985

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, 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.
David Steinberg notes:

In 34-Down clue, "parisienne" was not capitalized; left it as in the original.

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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,907

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Across
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Competent : ABLE
5
Consumer advocate : NADER
10
Peak : ACME
14
State of mind : MOOD
15
Public-relations concern : IMAGE
16
Kind of chop : LOIN
17
D ___ David : ASIN
18
King of Naples: 1808–15 : MURAT
19
He wrote "Bus Stop" : INGE
20
Breakfast order : SCRAMBLEDEGGS
23
Haggard book : SHE
24
Bullring sound : OLE
25
Ana and Claus : SANTAS
28
Answers : RETORTS
31
Genetic substance, for short : RNA
32
In progress : AFOOT
36
One, to Marie : UNE
37
Secular : LAIC
38
Second breakfast : COFFEEANDDANISH
42
Soho dandy : TOFF
43
Old ___ (London theatre) : VIC
44
"The Eve of St. ___": Keats : AGNES
45
Hot time in Paree : ETE
46
Dakar is its capital : SENEGAL
49
More compact : DENSER
51
Laugh, in Lyon : RIS
52
Romaine lettuce : COS
55
Accompaniment for 20 Across : BUTTEREDTOAST
59
Lather maker : SOAP
61
Emulate W. J. Bryan : ORATE
62
Killer whale : ORCA
63
"___ in Love with Amy" : ONCE
64
Talked wildly : RAVED
65
Fervor : ZEAL
66
Cowardly Lion of filmdom : LAHR
67
Steps over a wall : STILE
68
C. Brontë's Jane : EYRE
Down
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Gather : AMASS
2
Painter Hieronymus : BOSCH
3
Longest French river : LOIRE
4
Best or Ferber : EDNA
5
"Jack, be ___" : NIMBLE
6
Charm : AMULET
7
Risk : DARE
8
Mild oath : EGAD
9
Examined again : RETESTED
10
Bring into agreement : ALIGN
11
Oblige : CONSTRAIN
12
U.S.S.R. plane : MIG
13
Chemical suffix : ENE
21
Malory's "Le ___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
22
Yak away : GAS
26
Parsley relative : ANISE
27
Meistersinger Hans : SACHS
29
Small amount : OUNCE
30
Spherical: Abbr. : RND
32
Emulated Nazimova : ACTED
33
American organist-composer : FOOTE
34
He wrote "La Vie parisienne" : OFFENBACH
35
Switch word : OFF
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Highly volatile fuel: Abbr. : LNG
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Foot muscles : EVERTORS
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Rhone feeder : AIN
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Flemish city : AALST
46
TV box : SET
47
She foiled a witch : GRETEL
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___-camp : AIDEDE
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Outstanding : SUPER
52
He wrote "Sally in Our Alley" : CAREY
53
Hollywood award : OSCAR
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Tasteless : STALE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Slow flow : OOZE
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Musical syllable : SOL
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Actress Munson : ONA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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