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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

New York Times, Saturday, March 9, 1985

Author:
Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q V X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,905
Across
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Apparatus for Retton : BEAM
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Gnat : MIDGE
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Pike or perch : FISH
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Ending for confer : ENCE
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"Experience keeps ___ school . . . ": Franklin : ADEAR
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Shaft, in Spain : ASTA
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Degree for a novelist? : DOCTOROWLETTERS
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Small café : ESTAMINET
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Describing an anchor clear of the bottom : ATRIP
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Priestly quality : PIETY
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Emulates Rip : SLEEPS
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Matches : LIGHTS
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Contained : HELD
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Where the Kon-Tiki is now : OSLO
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French flower : SEINE
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Products of fertilized eggs : ZOA
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Banner for an actress? : STARSANDSTREEPS
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Turf : SOD
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Crackle's predecessor : SNAP
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Trudge : SLOG
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Emulates Pavlov's dogs : DROOLS
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Praying ___ : MANTIS
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Ermine, at times : STOAT
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Nom de plume's cousin : ALIAS
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One kind of insensibility : ANALGESIA
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Twilight of a poet? : GOETHEDAMMERUNG
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At all : ONCE
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Emphatic word after yes or no : SIREE
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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Severe : STERN
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Group of badgers : CETE
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Eliot hero : BEDE
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Cabell of baseball : ENOS
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Business abbr. : ACCT
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Implied comparison : METAPHOR
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Osmond and Wilson : MARIES
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"___ Care," hit song for Tanguay : IDONT
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Presidential also-ran : DEWEY
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City in SE Ontario : GALT
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Poet's word : ERE
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Kind of calf : FATTED
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Rhone tributary : ISERE
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Reduce to essentials : STRIP
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Metal fasteners : HASPS
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Skip : OMIT
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Less low : TALLER
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Conveyed : SENT
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Red-ink entry : LOSS
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Delighted : GLAD
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Greet the villain : HISS
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Hose blemish : SNAG
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Asner and Sullivan : EDS
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Stoicism founder : ZENO
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Menilite : OPAL
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Horned vipers : ASPS
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Indian of British Columbia : SALISH
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An Alcott : AMOS
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Abstruse : ESOTERIC
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Conditions : STATES
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Megalithic monument : DOLMEN
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Choler : RAGE
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Chinese figurine : MAGOT
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Single : ALONE
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Houghton, to Hepburn : NIECE
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Catch : SNARE
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Not so feral : TAMER
50
Mine entrance : ADIT
51
Unwavering : SURE
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___ the finish : INAT
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He wrote "The Morning Watch": 1954 : AGEE
55
Road curve : ESS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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