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New York Times, Tuesday, March 12, 1985

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,908
Across
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Sea dogs : SALTS
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Excursion : TRIP
10
Distinctive time periods : ERAS
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Con ___ (lovingly): Mus. : AMORE
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Aborigine in Japan : AINU
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Poet Ogden : NASH
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Rabbit : LAPIN
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"Decameron" author : BOCCACCIO
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Simmer time in Sedan : ETE
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Stream sediment : SILT
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Was overly sweet : CLOYED
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ICBM or SAM : MISSILE
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Ananias, e.g. : LIAR
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Kind of pad : INK
28
The element carbon, e.g. : NONMETAL
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Empty boasting : BRAGGADOCIO
36
Robin Hood's drink : ALE
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Be deserving of : EARN
38
Señora Perón : EVA
39
Historic town NW of Moscow : KLIN
40
Make do, with "out" : EKE
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Vatican legate : PAPALNUNCIO
45
Millet subjects : PEASANTS
47
Married : ONE
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Shot tosses : PUTS
49
Essay : ATTEMPT
53
British martyr-saint : URSULA
56
Harris's ___ Rabbit : BRER
57
Norwegian violinist Bull : OLE
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Tchaikovsky's "___ italien" : CAPRICCIO
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Herbert Hoover, for one : IOWAN
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Symbol of early March : LION
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Charged particles : IONS
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Upright : ERECT
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Leaf cutters : ANTS
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Former Venetian magistrate : DOGE
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Challenges : DARES
Down
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Ore.'s capital : SALEM
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Fine violin : AMATI
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Easy paces : LOPES
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Three: Prefix : TRI
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Having awareness of : SENSING
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Postpone : TABLE
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Very funny fellow : RIOT
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It often follows Co. : INC
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"Tosca" composer : PUCCINI
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Bis : ENCORE
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Risqué : RACY
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Name on a French map : ASIE
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Did a farrier's job : SHOD
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Where Crockett fell : ALAMO
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A memorable Chase : ILKA
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Vestige : SIGN
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Kind of train : LOCAL
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Variable stars : NOVAS
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Chalky silicate : TALC
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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Open-mesh fabric : LENO
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Paging signal : BEEP
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Do an autumnal job : RAKE
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Govt. divisions : DEPTS
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Patella site : KNEE
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King of Greece: 1947–64 : PAULI
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Sodium carbonate, e.g. : ANTACID
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Promise to pay : NOTE
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Like a raw recruit : UNTRIED
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Treats contemptuously : SPURNS
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Came into being : AROSE
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Haying machine : MOWER
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"Peyton ___" : PLACE
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Camps out : TENTS
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U.S.C. rival : UCLA
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Play featuring Sadie Thompson : RAIN
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Type of news or survey : SPOT
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Former Met impresario : BING
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Dovecote sound : COO
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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