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New York Times, Monday, April 22, 1985

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,949

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Across
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Pack down lightly : TAMP
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Sea mosses : ALGAE
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Tuck away : STOW
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African plant : ALOE
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Posts : MAILS
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Yearn : PINE
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___ Park, Calif. : REDWOODNATIONAL
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Chopping tool : AXE
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Club assessments : DUES
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Fixed in position : RIGID
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Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
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Calabooses : COOLERS
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Tasmania's capital : HOBART
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Pleased expressions : GRINS
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Increase a poker bet : RAISE
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Crooked : WRY
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Trees on which silkworms feed : WHITEMULBERRIES
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Trampoline : NET
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Roman date : NONES
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Kind of chamber : ANTE
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E.r.a., r.b.i., etc. : STATS
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Quoits player : TOSSER
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Collects in condensed form : ADSORBS
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Journey : TRIP
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___ Abzug : BELLA
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Stain : SOIL
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Droop : SAG
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Long Island hard-shell delicacy : BLUEPOINTOYSTER
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Baking compartment : OVEN
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War horse : STEED
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A Dumas : PERE
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Examine : TEST
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"If My Friends Could ___ Now," 1966 song : SEEME
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Port opposite Taiwan : AMOY
Down
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Scarlett's home : TARA
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Actor Karras : ALEX
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Style : MODE
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Church seat : PEW
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Quantity : AMOUNT
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Burdened : LADEN
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Certain snares : GINS
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Ga. neighbor : ALA
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Victor's loot : SPOILS
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Trace of color : TINGE
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Walk ___ (be elated) : ONAIR
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Joins inseparably : WELDS
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Tuesday worker, in a refrain : IRONER
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Latvian, e.g. : BALT
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Babies' beds : CRIBS
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French river : OISE
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Cut down : HEWN
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Will-___-wisp : OTHE
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Night crawlers : BAIT
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Big blows : GALES
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Litter peewees : RUNTS
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Triumphs : WINS
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Neural network : RETE
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Lure into danger : ENTRAP
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Home of Lot's descendants : MOAB
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Harsh sound : RASP
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The ___, channel near the Isle of Wight : SOLENT
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Vacuum tube : TRIODE
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Unctuous : OILY
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Prior's superior : ABBOT
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Search carefully : DELVE
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Turns sideways : SLUES
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Kind of pole : TOTEM
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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Part of a strawberry : STEM
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Flying prefix : AERO
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Author Zane : GREY
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
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Resident of: Suffix : ITE
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Bath is one : SPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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