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Gayle Dean
Gayle Dean

New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 1985

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,922
Across
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Aspersion : SLUR
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Road hazard : SLEET
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P.S. group : PTA
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Melody : TUNE
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Silverheels role : TONTO
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Director Howard : RON
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Start of an anonymous quotation : ITSNOUSECRYING
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Marine hitchhiker : REMORA
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Curvy letters : ESSES
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Quotation: Part II : OVERSPILTMILK
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Singer Paul : ANKA
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Taunt : TEASE
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Assassinate : SLAY
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Bards : POETS
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Pacify : ALLAY
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Make fond : ENDEAR
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Farm machine : REAPER
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Insect form : LARVA
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Love : ADORE
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Nick Charles's dog : ASTA
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Scottish terrier : CAIRN
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TV equine : MRED
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Quotation: Part III : ITONLYMAKESIT
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Griddlecake : LATKE
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Writer : SCRIBE
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End of quotation : SALTYFORTHECAT
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French island : ILE
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Competitor : RIVAL
68
Rambler, e.g. : ROSE
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Draft org. : SSS
70
Platform for Plummer : STAGE
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Speedy jets : SSTS
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Mix : STIR
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Stringed instrument : LUTE
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Not cured, as ham : UNSMOKED
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Prune, as old shrubs : RENOVATE
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"Athenaeum" painter : STUART
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___ Altos, Calif. : LOS
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Compass dir. : ENE
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And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
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Rocky peak : TOR
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Rainbow makers : PRISMS
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Throat part : TONSIL
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Author Thirkell : ANGELA
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Pay dirt : ORE
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Still : YET
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Kind of diver : SKY
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Yellow or Coral : SEA
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"___ Joey" : PAL
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Man is one: Abbr. : ISL
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Cordelia's father : LEAR
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Mimic : APE
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Negative prefix : NON
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Tin Pan Alley gal : SAL
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Affirmative vote : YEA
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Risqué : RACY
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Fans : ADMIRERS
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Colonnades : PORTICOS
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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Comedian Skelton : RED
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Phrixus's transport : RAM
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By way of : VIA
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Vessel for Ham et al. : ARK
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Trouble : AIL
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State of equilibrium : STASIS
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Sums up : TOTALS
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Tali : ANKLES
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Snuggle : NESTLE
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Allow : LET
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Acad. : SCH
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Cordage fiber : BAST
60
Summers in Sedan : ETES
62
Parts of a cen. : YRS
63
Tantrum : FIT
64
Eggs for Cato : OVA
65
Very poor magazine : RAG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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