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New York Times, Monday, March 25, 1985

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,921

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Across
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Easy fly ball : POPUP
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Tiff : SPAT
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Battle : FRAY
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Rub out : ERASE
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A first name in whodunits : ERLE
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Midler film, with "The" : ROSE
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Carl Lewis is one : RACER
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"___ creature was . . . " : NOTA
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"Belvedere of Sicily" : ENNA
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Generous : ALTRUISTIC
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German dam : EDER
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Jerk-test joint : KNEE
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Escorts : USHERS
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Docked, as hair : BOBBED
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___ magna, prelate's vestment : CAPPA
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Heraldic band : ORLE
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Poufs' kin : RATS
35
"What's in ___?" : ANAME
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Amble : SAUNTER
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Edwin Moses is one : HURDLER
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Show contempt : SNEER
44
Unsettled : OPEN
46
Zest : ELAN
47
Not so many : FEWER
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Until this time : TODATE
51
Folly : BETISE
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Pathological suffix : OSIS
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With, in Paris : AVEC
57
Generous : BIGHEARTED
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Mechanical repetition : ROTE
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Adriatic wind : BORA
65
Musical-scale inventor : GUIDO
66
Moon crater : OKEN
67
Catchall abbr. : ETAL
68
Join : ENTER
69
Grouse house : NEST
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Spouse of a knight : DAME
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Pitiless : STONY
Down
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Pisan's pear : PERA
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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Covenant : PACT
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Addict : USER
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Wig of yore : PERUKE
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Sound judgment : SENSE
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Screen or shield : PROTECT
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Choir voices : ALTI
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Spode item : TEACUP
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Generous : FREEHANDED
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Heavy-stroked script : RONDE
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Actor from Kansas City : ASNER
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"The ___ at the spring": Browning : YEARS
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French department or river : INDRE
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Bandy words : SPAR
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Office bigwig : BOSS
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Cerulean : BLUE
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Generous : BENEFICENT
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Court star in the 70's : ASHE
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Indonesian island group : AROE
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Gist : MEAT
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Petrel's cousin : ERNE
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___ bien : TRES
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Free : UNTIE
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Plan : PROGRAM
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Like a water shrew's feet : WEBBED
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Orange and Indian : OSAGES
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Rank below viscount : BARON
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Call forth : EVOKE
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Huguenots' heads : TETES
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Cleavable rock : SHALE
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Smallest Greek letter : IOTA
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Peewee : RUNT
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Yugoslav hero : TITO
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Original sin site : EDEN
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Sturdy boat : DORY

Answer summary: 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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