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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 1985

Author:
Jeffrey A. Mercer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jeffrey A. Mercer has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,910
Across
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Freud's "Totem und ___" : TABU
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An O'Neal : TATUM
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Its cap. is Pierre : SDAK
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Pavlov : IVAN
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Rancher's lariat : RIATA
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Dock support : PILE
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Auriferous Connery film? : GOLDFINGER
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"___ Rock" (Simon-Garfunkel song) : IAMA
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Approve : ENDORSE
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Billy the Kid, e.g. : GUNMAN
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Snood : NET
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Urey or Stassen, to Guido : AROLDO
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Become manifest : APPEAR
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Fruit of an Asiatic palm : BETELNUT
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Hamlet's cry of distaste : FIE
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Smith and Jackson : KATES
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Whirl : EDDY
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"___ Clear Day" : ONA
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T.C.U. rival : SMU
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Compass pt. : ENE
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Once around the track : LAP
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___ vez (again, to Alfonso) : OTRA
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Admit : LETON
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___ de France : ILE
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Dubious story : TALLTALE
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Sings like a bird : TRILLS
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Arachnid : SPIDER
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Prepare leather : TAN
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Lacking pigmentation : ALBINO
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Pale and worn : HAGGARD
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"America" is a proper one : NOUN
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Glowing song-and-dance gal? : RUBYKEELER
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Gambler's "bones" : DICE
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Wear away : ERODE
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Fountain treat : SODA
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Pens : INKS
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Come to fruition : RIPEN
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Check : TEST
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Rugby's river : AVON
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Glabrous : BALD
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Ruined : UNDONE
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Sterne's "___ Shandy" : TRISTRAM
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Eldest, to Yves : AINE
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Children's game : TAG
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Shoshonean : UTE
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Actress Kidder : MARGOT
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Lathe part : SPINDLE
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Sparkling West role? : DIAMONDLIL
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Woman in "Summer and Smoke" : ALMA
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Sartre work : KEAN
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Crotchets : FREAKS
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Rubber tree : ULE
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Actor Vigoda : ABE
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Correct a watch : RESET
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On the move : AFOOT
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A 1492 caravel : PINTA
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"The Good Earth" was one of her gems : PEARLSBUCK
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J.F.K.'s Sec. of the Interior : UDALL
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Sorts : TYPES
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Fabric named after a French city : TULLE
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Frost's "The Road ___" : NOTTAKEN
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Madden : ENRAGE
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Goats, butterflies or plants : ALPINES
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Always, in poesy : EER
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Container : TIN
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Crèche figure : ADORER
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Swallow : INGEST
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Cut of meat : LOIN
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___ Park, birthplace of F.D.R. : HYDE
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Beatty film : REDS
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Mild oath : DRAT
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Psychic Geller : URI
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Jazz form : BOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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