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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

New York Times, Saturday, March 23, 1985

Author:
Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,919
Across
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Kind of shot for Trottier : SLAP
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Sortita, e.g. : ARIA
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Item once worn by Clete Boyer : CLEAT
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Redford's wife : LOLA
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Howard and Jaworski : RONS
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Major : LARGE
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"Pleasure's ___ . . . ": Byron : ASIN
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Awe or Tay : LOCH
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Tear-jerker : ONION
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Optimistic Miller play? : BEFORETHEASCENT
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Scoreboard slot : RUNS
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Minute : WEE
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Calyx segments : SEPALS
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Turkish chief : AGA
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A B.Y.U. attendee, e.g. : SOPH
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Leading : PRIME
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Sale sign : ASIS
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Bull ___, Citation's sire : LEA
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Convoluted Beatles offering? : ANEASYNIGHTSDAY
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One of a game trio : TIC
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Ruin : UNDO
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Like pots or pans : UTILE
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Understands : SEES
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___ Bay, Japan : ISE
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Accent : STRESS
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The way, in China : TAO
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"Educating ___," 1983 film : RITA
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Inverted Gorki title? : THEUPPERHEIGHTS
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Cobblers' leather strips : RANDS
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"Daily Planet" lass : LOIS
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Mentor : GURU
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Do ___ : ORDIE
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Dispatched : SENT
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Lecher's look : LEER
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Coins in Colima : PESOS
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On the Java : ASEA
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Sloe chaser : EYED
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Piece of cake, sometimes : SLAB
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Forfeit : LOSE
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First Arabic letter : ALIF
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Comprehensive picture : PANORAMA
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Composer Harold's family : ARLENS
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Haley's blockbuster : ROOTS
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Foot part : INCH
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Retired court star : ASHE
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Actress Glenn ___ : CLOSE
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Thurber's "Lanterns and ___" : LANCES
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One of five expanses : ERIE
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Balanchine ballet : AGON
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Yurt, e.g. : TENT
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"Robert's ___ of Order" : RULES
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Flooded : AWASH
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One-time dandy's garb : SPATS
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Cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
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Rook or bishop : PIECE
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Private lines : ASIDE
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Acronym for a computer snafu : GIGO
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Joe Miller joke : OLDIE
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Rings : PEALS
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Centennial electee : HAYES
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Harding and Sheridan : ANNS
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Typewriter's top-line quintet : YUIOP
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Score direction : TUTTI
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Bring up the rear : STRAGGLE
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Hollywood structure : STUDIO
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Forty winks for Fernández : SIESTA
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Chevets : APSES
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ESP pioneer : RHINE
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Too much, in Toulouse : TROP
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Aesop animal : HARE
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Some linemen : ENDS
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Lohengrin's bride : ELSA
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Anonymous Richards : ROES
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Long-gone Long : HUEY
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Pine, e.g. : TREE
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Voiceless consonant : SURD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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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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