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New York Times, Thursday, April 18, 1985

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,945
Across
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Strong winds : GALES
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Nos. man : CPA
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Reprimand : CHIDE
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"___ for naebody": Burns : ICARE
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Part of a trip : LEG
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The U.S. Congress : CAPITOLHILL
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Hortatory : EMOTIVE
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Deflect, as light : REFRACT
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Done, to a Tuscan : FINITO
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Curare relative : INEE
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Anent : ASTO
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Precursors of mode : PIEALA
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"Here's ___!" : JOHNNY
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" . . . how sweet is love itself ___": Romeo : POSSESSD
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Bar stock : ALE
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___ throw (short distance) : ASTONES
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Revels : ROISTERS
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___ prunes : STEWED
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Unrefined : COARSE
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Anagram for Ashe : SHEA
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Top cards : ACES
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Discoverer of six comets : DONATI
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Do C.C.C. work : REBOISE
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"War and Peace" heroine : NATASHA
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Sweet drink : ADE
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The State Department : FOGGYBOTTOM
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Needlefish : GAR
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Speech form : IDIOM
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Type of toast : MELBA
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Unit of energy : ERG
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Flavorful : TASTY
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"___ a Grecian Urn": Keats : ODEON
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___ signum (see the proof) : ECCE
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Humbug : SHAM
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Big trouble's bit : TIPOFTHEICEBERG
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Bulldog, for one : EDITION
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___ order (align) : SETIN
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Waistcoat : GILET
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Berliner's expletive : ACH
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Hideaway : LAIR
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Word with praise : SELF
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Stainless : CLEANASAWHISTLE
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Peter's ___ : PENCE
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Prized marble : AGATE
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Hen's product: Comb. form : OVI
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Get one's goat : RILE
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Contested : OPPOSED
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Not in harmony : AJAR
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Type of performance : SOLO
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Euripides drama : ION
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Compass pts. : ESES
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Not a full prof. : ASST
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Mythical Aztec hero : NATA
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Knife of yore : SNEE
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Art cult : DADA
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Corp. officers : TRS
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Indifferently : SOSO
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Landed : ESTATED
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"___ to Live": O'Hara : ARAGE
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Coniferous tree : CEDAR
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Set of names: Comb. form : ONYMY
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Collar : NAB
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Fermi's subject : ATOMO
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Gide's "___ Die" : IFIT
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Pop : SODA
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Protection : EGIS
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Bindlestiff : HOBO
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" . . . ___ with seven wives" : AMAN
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Received : GOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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