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CROSSWORDESE

New York Times, Sunday, March 31, 1985

Author:
Peter G. Snow
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 558 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Peter G. Snow has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,927
Across
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Shade trees : ELMS
5
Colony on the wing : SWARM
10
Deceived : DUPED
15
Kick : BOOT
19
Celt : GAEL
20
Debate : ARGUE
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Incensed : IRATE
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___ breve : ALLA
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AWN : GRAINBEARD
25
EFT : SALAMANDER
27
Places where brine is evaporated : SALTERNS
28
Amusing : DROLL
30
Microphone inventor : EDISON
31
Hannah ___, Van Buren's bride : HOES
32
Certain spoons : CLUBS
33
Signs loved by angels : SROS
34
A Burmese group : KARENS
37
Dalis of opera : IRENE
38
Adjective for Everest : HIGHEST
42
Stravinsky and Sikorsky : IGORS
43
ERG : ENERGYUNIT
46
Dep. : STA
47
Henri, René et al. : NOMS
48
Auto part : AXLE
49
Household god : LAR
50
Dusty or Home Run : BAKER
52
Period : ERA
53
TAU : GREEKLETTER
57
River into the Bay of Biscay : LOIRE
58
Became insufficient : RANSHORT
60
Titles for Fatima's descendants : EMIRS
61
Cultivated : FARMED
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Promote : BOOST
63
Plant's tiny opening : STOMA
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Kidney bean : PINTO
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Scrutinize : PERUSE
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Chief Justice: 1874–88 : WAITE
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Pilots' unusual landings : PANCAKES
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Jack the nipper : FROST
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ERS : BITTERVETCH
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Styron hero : NAT
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Erstwhile money in Madras : ANNAS
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A follower : ONE
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Apiece : EACH
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Beatles' meter maid : RITA
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Anchorwoman Walker of Boston : LIZ
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ETC. : ANDSOFORTH
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Postpone : DEFER
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Dutch province : ZEELAND
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Ariz. Indians : PIMAS
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Ecclesiastical headwear : MITERS
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Sashes for Pitti-Sing : OBIS
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Conclusion : FINIS
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Culloden ___, Scotland : MOOR
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Frozen desserts : BOMBES
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Former Red Sox ace : TIANT
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Grounds : TERRAINS
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OCA : EDIBLEROOT
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ORT : TABLESCRAP
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Platform's platform : SOLE
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Bore : EAGRE
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De Soto contemporary : EDSEL
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Sybarite's delight : EASE
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Trampled : TROD
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Pairs : DYADS
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Photographer's developers : DOPES
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___ job (this puzzle) : SNOW
Down
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Roe : EGGS
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"Granada" songwriter : LARA
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Corn product : MEAL
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Glides : SLITHERS
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N.H.L. team : SABRES
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Christopher and Percival : WRENS
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Moslem officials : AGAS
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River in W Europe : RUR
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Yenta, e.g. : MEDDLER
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Fail to follow orders : DISOBEY
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Eurasian range : URALS
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Lose strength : PALL
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Japanese outcast : ETA
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Fault : DEMERIT
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Dismiss : BANISH
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Agricultural town in Alberta : OLDS
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___ strut, on a plane : OLEO
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Relative of a loch : TARN
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City lights : NEONS
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"Is thy servant ___ . . . ?": II Kings 8:13 : ADOG
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Rundle : RUNG
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Ria : CREEK
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Bake, as eggs : SHIRR
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Ralph of baseball's Hall of Fame : KINER
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Israeli coin : AGORA
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AES : ROMANBRONZE
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Ria : INLET
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ULU : ESKIMOKNIFE
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Marked a weight deduction : TARED
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Use muscle power : EXERT
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Rob Roy's refusals : NAES
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Rebelled : AROSE
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Scald vegetables or almonds : BLANCH
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Trunk in a trunk : AORTA
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Ibsen play : GHOSTS
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"So ___ be with Caesar": Shak. : LETIT
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Gush : EMOTE
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Horologe : TIMER
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March name : SOUSA
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Serin : FINCH
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Surfeits : SATES
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Herd of seals : PATCH
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Palatinate, to a Berliner : PFALZ
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"Sesame Street" character : ERNIE
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Harmattan, e.g. : WIND
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Bold women : PEATS
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Horner or Peter : EATER
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Fourth-day creations : STARS
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Chains : BONDS
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Miles and Vague : VERAS
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Goes over again : RETRACES
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A flavoring or medicine : ANISEED
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Drugs : OPIATES
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Trollope's Phineas ___ : FINN
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Elided : OMITTED
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Christian creations : DIORS
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Hit a high curve at Wimbledon : LOBBED
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Explorer Tasman : ABEL
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Mushrooms resembling sponges : MORELS
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Scandinavian bay : FIORD
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Brawl : MELEE
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Defeat : BEST
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Reputation : ODOR
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___ Minderbinder of "Catch-22" : MILO
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Pompey's mufti : TOGA
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Recipe abbr. : TBSP
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Where Kerman is : IRAN
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Ovid : NASO
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Eject : SPEW
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Skate : RAY
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Stir : ADO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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