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New York Times, Thursday, March 28, 1985

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,924
Across
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Fancy's opposite : FACT
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"Act One" subject : HART
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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A "Silkwood" actress : CHER
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This might be corny : OLEO
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Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
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Protection : CARE
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Anagram for nail : LAIN
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A day's march : ETAPE
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Place to eat, sleep and learn : BOARDINGSCHOOL
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Also : TOO
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Rowan : ASH
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Jetsam of 1773 : TEA
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Domestic hot spot : OVEN
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Most logical : SANEST
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Asian salt tree : ATLE
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Cantabs' rivals : ELIS
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Street show : RAREE
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Seafarer's expression : SHIVERMETIMBERS
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Show respect : KNEEL
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Type of mackerel : SCAD
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Specialty of 70 Across : SCAT
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Shakespeare offering : SONNET
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A Gardner : ERLE
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Avila aunt : TIA
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Aitch preceder : GEE
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Abbr. on a list : ETC
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Symbol of innocence : BABEINTHEWOODS
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Aromas : ODORS
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Spydom name : HARI
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Swerve sharply : VEER
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Slanted : LEANT
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Disastrous : EVIL
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A Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Singer Simon : ESTES
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Marsh growth : REED
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Jazz player's phrase : RIFF
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Mark S. Fowler chairs it: Abbr. : FCC
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Melville mariner : AHAB
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Nothing, in Noya : CERO
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October 31 alternative : TREAT
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Extend a show's run : HOLDOVER
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Trans-___, U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
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Controlling power : REIN
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Friendly Islands : TONGA
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Turn on ___ (be very pleasant) : THECHARM
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He wrote "Our Gang" : ROTH
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Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
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Melon or squash : PEPO
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German donkey : ESEL
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A friend of Winnie : ROO
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Draft curves? : SSS
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Items on the agenda : TASKS
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Kind of psychology : ETHNO
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E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
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"Desire Under the ___" : ELMS
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Sister's daughter, e.g. : NIECE
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Collars : NABS
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Upright : ERECT
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Seed's outer coat : TESTA
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Just as : EVEN
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Procyon, e.g. : STAR
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Thomas Gray et al. : ELEGISTS
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It's now J.F.K. International : IDLEWILD
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Perfect, in an Edwards film : TEN
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W.W. II area : ETO
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The clear sky : ETHER
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Report on : COVER
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Soft clay : BOLE
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Summer quaffs : ADES
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Marina sight : BOAT
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Pelagic creature : ERNE
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Affluent person : HAVE
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Mercyhurst College site : ERIE
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Where heros are made : DELI
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Self : SELF
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Eur. flyboys : RAF

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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