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New York Times, Friday, March 29, 1985

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,925

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Across
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Did the hucklebuck : DANCED
7
At the nadir : LOWEST
13
Diacritical mark : CEDILLA
14
Shows : EVINCES
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One of Webster's replies to Hayne : ORATION
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Old hand : VETERAN
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He, objectively : HIM
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This makes paints : PIGMENT
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
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Satanic : EVIL
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Approaches : NEARS
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Uitlander foe: 1899–1902 : BOER
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Plexuses : RETIA
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Kin of an ophicleide : BUGLE
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Of perfect happiness : EDENIC
32
Sans twinklers : STARLESS
34
German river : EDER
36
Artist-author Silverstein : SHEL
37
Laden : BURDENED
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Army engineer corpsman : SAPPER
45
Audibly : ALOUD
46
Kind of sister or story : SOB
48
Combine : MERGE
49
Sugar unit : LUMP
50
Mexican cornmeal mush : ATOLE
52
Trendy set : NEOS
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S.E.C. member : ALA
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Deviation from the rule : ANOMALY
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French business abbr. : CIE
57
Brilliant bird : TANAGER
59
Pragmatic person : REALIST
61
Disintegrate: Brit. : ATOMISE
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Enters the service : ENLISTS
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Annalists' items : EVENTS
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Fries quickly : SAUTES
Down
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Inferred : DERIVED
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Nudist : ADAMITE
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Basketball tourn. letters : NIT
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Football foul : CLIP
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Remove to a distance, in law : ELOIN
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Nick Carter's "___ Key" : DANGER
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Young hares : LEVERETS
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Oasts : OVENS
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Katarina ___, figure skater : WITT
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Marley's partner : SCROOGE
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Prickly plants : TEASELS
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Stick together : COHERE
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Deadfalls : SNARES
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On which nelsons occur : MATS
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In a queue : LINEDUP
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Whence a reliever comes : BULLPEN
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Played the paraclete : AIDED
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Carplike fish : BREAM
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Recent: Comb. form : CEN
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Gift-openers' sounds : AHS
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Touches up a Rembrandt : RESTORES
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Golf-ball ingredient from the bully tree : BALATA
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Howl : ULULATE
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Nicholas II's surname : ROMANOV
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Condemn : DOOM
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Exact : PRECISE
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Solipsists : EGOISTS
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Adjusts an alarm clock : RESETS
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Sounds raucously : BLARES
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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"Maria ___," 1933 song : ELENA
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Opposed, in the backwoods : AGIN
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Asian border river : YALU
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Soul, to Simone : AME
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Kindled : LIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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