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New York Times, Thursday, April 11, 1985

Author:
Brian G. Tyler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { B F H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Brian G. Tyler has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,938

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Across
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Counterpart of fraternal : SORORAL
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Idle chatter : PALAVER
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Run-of-the-mill : AVERAGE
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Raise : ELEVATE
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Threatens : MENACES
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Guided : STEERED
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Blab : PRATE
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Purvey : CATER
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Anger : IRE
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Kind of duck : LAME
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Candle : TAPER
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More than some : MANY
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Opposite of hiver : ETE
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Hen : LAYER
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Curriculum ___ : VITAE
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Renovates : RESTORES
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Highway havens : MOTELS
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Exclamation of disgust : RATS
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Quote : CITE
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Treats a violin bow : ROSINS
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Live with : TOLERATE
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A constellation : ARIES
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Fathered : SIRED
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Word with power or handle : MAN
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Tend : MIND
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Certain sports events : OPENS
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Ste. Jeanne ___ : DARC
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Kind of salad : EGG
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Bjorn Borg, for one : SWEDE
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Cracker : SALTINE
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Tire type : RETREAD
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Edited critically : EMENDED
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Mistake indication : ERASURE
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Antigone and Ismene : SISTERS
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Wishes : DESIRES
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Wall ornament : SAMPLER
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Yielded to esurience : OVERATE
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Appoints anew : RENAMES
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Speak pompously : ORATE
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Dash : RACE
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Mature : AGE
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Haitian seaport : LESCAYES
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Badger : PESTER
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Tailor : ALTER
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Salacious look : LEER
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Map abbr. : AVE
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Statistics term : VARIATE
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"Love Is ___," I. Stone book : ETERNAL
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Rock bass and rudd : REDEYES
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Imitates : APES
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Bakery items : TARTS
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Liturgical headdress : MITER
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Advances made by bankers : LOANS
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Performed a civic duty : VOTED
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True's partner : TRIED
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What an odometer measures : MILES
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At bay : CORNERED
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Abu Simbel figure : RAMESES
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Oriental art : ORIGAMI
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Kind of bar : SINGLES
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What some are fit to be : TIED
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Olympics competitor : AMATEUR
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Steak order : TARTARE
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Does a cryptographer's job : ENCODES
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Exceeds 55 : SPEEDS
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One of the English gentry : OWNER
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Back: Comb. form : DORSI
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Kind of walk or wall : SIDE
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Stops on a RR : STAS
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Trinitrotoluene, for short : TNT
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Poetic palindrome : ERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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