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STAR TRICKS

New York Times, Sunday, March 3, 1985

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 504 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,899
Across
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Tree : CORNER
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Something to be counted : COST
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Former featherweight champ : PEP
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Metal fastener : HASP
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Small space : AREOLA
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Coxey's ___ (1984 marchers) : ARMY
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Under the weather : ILL
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Sei's cousin : ORCA
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What Kojak watches? : TELLYVISION
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Golfer Calvin's garden staple? : PEETEMOSS
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Equal, to Pierre : EGAL
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Landed properties : ESTATES
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Meter ___ : MAID
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Quaver, for one : NOTE
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River of NW France : ORNE
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"___ are the times . . . " : THESE
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Attic festival : HALOA
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What singer Pat can do to seem busy? : BOONEDOGGLE
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Placer contents : GOLD
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Wild goose : BRANT
44
Bobbins : REELS
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Usually : ASARULE
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Raccoon's kin : COATI
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Pouched racquet : CROSSE
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Smallest of the Cyclades : DELOS
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Not curly, as hair : LANK
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Cnemis : SHIN
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Famed skater's favorite game? : HEIDENGOSEEK
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Actress Molly's favorite dessert? : PICONPIE
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"The ___ Love . . . ": 1924 song : ONEI
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Gung-ho : EAGER
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Beloved of Radamès : AIDA
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Boxer Billy's racket? : CONNGAME
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Newscaster Daniel's favorite meal? : SCHORRDINNER
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Midi city : ALES
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Old Norse poem : RUNE
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Purloin : STEAL
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Frugal one : SPARER
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Small sandpiper : STINT
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William, Dick and Eleanor of filmdom : POWELLS
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Author Potok : CHAIM
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Ky. college : BEREA
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Macaws : ARAS
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How actress Dorothy sings? : LOUDONCLEAR
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Late bloomer : ASTER
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"___ Stoops to Conquer" : SHE
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First name in whodunits : ERLE
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"___ Day's Night," Beatles film : AHARD
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Prefix with natal : ANTE
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Phocid : SEAL
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Goddess banished from Olympus : ATE
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Noah's eldest : SHEM
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Commercial section of London : EASTEND
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Household need : PAIL
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Josip Broz on the wagon? : TITOTALER
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What a raconteur shouldn't dangle? : PAARTICIPLE
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W.W. II locale : STLO
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Paddock papa : SIRE
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Lustrous fabric : SATEEN
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Sneak exposed by Micawber : HEEP
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Precognition, for short : ESP
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Greek resistance gp. of W.W. II : ELAS
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Tendencies : TRENDS
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Connected series : CATENA
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Webfoot's home : OREGON
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Tell : RELATE
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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English urban district on the Ouse : ELY
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Enthusiastic review : RAVE
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Leader of the 26th of July movement : CASTRO
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Good Queen Bess : ORIANA
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Struck : SMOTE
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Actress Daly : TYNE
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Cabin boy in "Moby-Dick" : PIP
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Antimony is one : ELEMENT
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Give satisfaction : PLEASE
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Did some gardening : HOED
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Firth, e.g. : ARM
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Flogs : SCOURGES
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Lozenge : PASTILLE
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"Liebestod" singer : ISOLDE
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Fit to be ___ : TIED
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Soupy from N.C. : SALES
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Ermine in summer : STOAT
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"___ soit qui mal y pense" : HONI
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Iron and Stone : AGES
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Tudor or York : HOUSE
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Totality : ALL
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Retard : BRAKE
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Site of U. of Maine : ORONO
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Actor from Pittsburgh : GRODIN
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Fluffs : BONERS
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For the problem at hand : ADHOC
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"___ evil . . . " : SEENO
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Starman, e.g. : ALIEN
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Receptacle : CASE
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Insect's trill : CHIRR
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Prepared potatoes, in a way : RICED
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Some Rialto seats : LOGES
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Steeple : SPIRE
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Hymnist John Mason ___ : NEALE
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Winning hit, in baseball argot : GAMER
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Native medicine man in Hawaii : KAHUNA
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City on the Loire : NANTES
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French pioneer in psychiatry : PINEL
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Standard of perfection : IDEAL
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Hines and Warren : EARLS
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Receptacle for holy water : FONT
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Former name of Communism Peak : GARMO
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Colonial broadcaster : CRIER
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" . . . this ___": C. F. Adams : ISWAR
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Rather brief : SHORTISH
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Actress Goddard : PAULETTE
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Candy striper : AIDE
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Calchas was one : SEER
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Swap : TRADE
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Obvious : PATENT
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Prill or stibnite : ORE
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Grip of sorts : CLEAT
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Faultfinders : BLAMERS
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Okinawan seaport : NAHA
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Lobster claws : CHELAE
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Arabian romance : ANTARA
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Metric measures : STERES
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Squid : SEAPEN
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Greeted : HAILED
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Terry and Glasgow : ELLENS
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Ancient Mariner's cry : ASAIL
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Kind of fence : SPITE
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Bus station : STOP
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Recess at Notre Dame : APSE
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Congressman's reg. : DIST
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Van Winkle : RIP
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Telpher : CAR

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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