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New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 1985

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,917
Across
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D.A.'s aide : ASST
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Radarscope signals : BLIPS
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Area over an eye or eyes : BROW
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Chopped cabbage : SLAW
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"And thus shall ye ___": Exod. : EATIT
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Papal court : ROTA
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Categorize : PIGEONHOLE
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Jehu : SPEEDER
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Diamond birds : ORIOLES
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Asian holiday : TET
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Behalf : STEAD
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Pleases a glutton : SATES
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In medias ___ : RES
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Part of a jack-in-the-green : SEPAL
33
Good motor sound : PURR
34
By way of : VIA
35
Teach, e.g. : PIRATE
36
Half a Broadway title : IDO
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Comes tumbling down : TOPPLES
39
Flax fibers : TOW
40
Soprano Farrell : EILEEN
42
Suffix for Arab or Serb : IAN
43
Excellent : AONE
44
Kind of heat : SOLAR
45
Med.-test reading : EEG
46
"___ of God," stage hit : AGNES
47
Mom's and Dad's moms : GRANS
49
Its cap. is Tallahassee : FLA
50
Wild duck : MALLARD
53
Rap sessions? : SEANCES
57
Lily from Africa : ALOE
58
Christmas-song creature : TURTLEDOVE
60
Incision : SLIT
61
"Paradise Lost" figure : URIEL
62
Foil's kin : EPEE
63
Their teeth are scarce : HENS
64
Cleans a meerschaum : REAMS
65
Millstone support : RYND
Down
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Nile menaces : ASPS
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Pink item : SLIP
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Emerson, e.g. : SAGE
4
Stereo component : TWEETER
5
He wrote "Western Star" : BENET
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"Waiting for Godot" actor : LAHR
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Assassinated Japanese statesman : ITO
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Guides : PILOTS
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Anagram for trees : STERE
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Chick's pad : BROODER
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Wad's relative : ROLL
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County in Neb. : OTOE
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___ of the Roses : WARS
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Pindaric pieces : ODES
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Medical comb. form : IASIS
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Oyster catchers : SEAPIES
25
People of intelligence : SPIES
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Partner of visual : AUDIO
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Sing lustily : TROLL
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Sunder : RIP
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"Cry, the Beloved Country" author : PATON
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Redeem oneself : ATONE
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English writer-critic: 1817–78 : LEWES
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Director ___ Stroheim : VON
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Female swan : PEN
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"O ___ addio," Verdi aria : TERRA
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Pool stroke : LAG
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Bald nestlings : EAGLETS
43
Take ___ (glim) : AGANDER
45
Last : ENDURE
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Wings on an avis : ALAE
48
Pianist Rubinstein from Poland : ARTUR
49
Drops a bay : FELLS
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Beer ingredient : MASH
51
Auk genus : ALLE
52
Kind of cloth : LOIN
53
Contain : STEM
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Ape : COPY
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Deadlocked : EVEN
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Source; origin : SEED
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Ebro estuary : RIA

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

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