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New York Times, Saturday, March 2, 1985

5-Down : Relax

Author:
Larry Goldhirsch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,898
Across
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Jet-set problems : LAGS
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Not likely : UNAPT
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" ... long in city ___": Keats : PENT
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Crier's call : OYEZ
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QB Montana, for short : NINER
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Title-search figure : AREA
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Feast : DINE
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Chinese appetizer : WONTONSOUP
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Engrave : INSCRIBE
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Hawthorne's "___ from an Old Manse" : MOSSES
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Cutler's need : HONE
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A Levy of Broadway : ABIE
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Shakespearean contraction : TWOULD
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Reprimand : SCOLDING
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Hourly : HORAL
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Showy flower : PEONY
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Philippine tree : DAO
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Balanced : EVEN
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Novelist John le ___ : CARRE
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Award for a TV ad : CLIO
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Gunpowder, e.g. : TEA
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Position properly : ALIGN
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Pottery fragment : SHERD
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"Do I stand ___?": Browning : ANDSTARE
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Vexatious : THORNY
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Benches for the masses : PEWS
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Chickadee's crop : CRAW
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An adjective for science : AMORAL
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Most meager : SLIMMEST
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Chinese main course : SESAMEBEEF
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W German river : EDER
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Film comedian Jacques : TATI
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"A Touch of Class" star : SEGAL
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Cécile's concept : IDEE
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Capital of S Yemen : ADEN
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Suffragist Lucy : STONE
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Nuque : NAPE
Down
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City N of Stockton, Calif. : LODI
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Hebrew letter : AYIN
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Roman family group : GENS
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Style of Chinese cooking : SZECHUAN
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Relax : UNWIND
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Daughter of Tantalus : NIOBE
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Meara or Boleyn : ANNE
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Gerbil, for one : PET
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Tommy Dorsey's companion : TROMBONE
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Handed over : PASSED
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Libido : EROS
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___ Welt (Berliner's New World) : NEUE
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Camper's curfew : TAPS
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Fuzzy, as wool : NOILY
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Kipfel : ROLL
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It fell on Chicken Little : ACORN
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Greek letter : THETA
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Made on a loom : WOVEN
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Echo, e.g. : OREAD
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Conductor Koussevitzky : SERGE
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Flaneur : IDLER
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Resort in Scotland : NAIRN
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Cry of delight : GOODY
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Matches : PAIRS
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Like certain otters : CLAWLESS
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Chinese main course : CHOWMEIN
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Mr. T's group : ATEAM
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Pillow cover : SHAM
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Muscle twist : SPRAIN
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Toy : TRIFLE
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Unsullied : CLEAN
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Film pooch : ASTA
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Fermented honey beverage : MEAD
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Elbe feeder : OSTE
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Utah's state flower : SEGO
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Summary of Norse myths : EDDA
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One source of oil : SEEP
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Diomate, e.g. : TREE
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Lay down : BET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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