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New York Times, Friday, March 22, 1985

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,918

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Across
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Bombay bigwig : RANA
5
Mud follower : BATH
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Something to flick : ASH
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Ignore : OMIT
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Imogen's Fidele in "Cymbeline" : ALIAS
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She, in Sonora : ELLA
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___ War (famed race horse) : MANO
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"Lost Horizon" director : CAPRA
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Pherkad is one : STAR
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Optical toy : PHENAKISTOSCOPE
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Stanford White extension : ELL
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Distaff busybody : YENTA
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O'Hara's Joey : PAL
27
Break bread : EAT
29
Leaked almost imperceptibly : SEEPED
32
Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
34
Red or Dead : SEA
36
Spanish satirist: 1809–37 : LARRA
38
24-sided figure : TETRAHEXAHEDRON
42
Thermoplastic : SARAN
43
W.W. II zone : ETO
44
Poetic times : EENS
45
Disclose : REVEAL
48
Cato's "It is" : EST
50
Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
51
Quartet from Mississippi : ESSES
53
Spy job : TAP
55
Like serpentine writing : BOUSTROPHEDONIC
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Transported emotionally : RAPT
63
" . . . a kiss through ___": Hugo : AVEIL
64
Jean or Walter : KERR
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"Ship" follower : AHOY
66
Stripper, possibly : MINER
67
Part of HOMES : ERIE
68
Thriller prop : GUN
69
___-bitsy : ITSY
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Start of a Stein line : ROSE
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Gambol : ROMP
2
Oriental nurse : AMAH
3
Judicial number : NINE
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Make amends : ATONE
5
Recoil : BACKLASH
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"Merry" in a game name : ALAI
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Under the "alfluence of incohol" : TIPSY
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Writer Bret et al. : HARTES
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Lowest female voice : ALTO
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Word before stick or happy : SLAP
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Loser to a tortoise : HARE
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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Shenanigan : ESCAPADE
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Hopped-up drink : ALE
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Stone tablet : STELE
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Crocks : POTS
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Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Kin of a metre : LITRE
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Duffer's device : TEE
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Bobbled : ERRED
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Worker : DRONE
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Mockery; caricature : TRAVESTY
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Borden weapon : AXE
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Faulkner hero : ANSE
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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A daughter of Zeus : ATE
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Inn : HOSTELRY
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Religious retreat : ASRAM
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One of 13 at the Vatican : LEOVII
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Boy or bit : TAD
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All tuckered out : SPENT
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Stud or draw : POKER
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Blow one's own horn : BRAG
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Punchbowl site : OAHU
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Bedtime-story word : UPON
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Shakes a leg : HIES
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"Quo Vadis?" character : NERO
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Rainbow flower : IRIS
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Algonquian language : CREE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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