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New York Times, Thursday, April 25, 1985

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,952
Across
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Conductor's concern : TEMPO
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Herman and Ruth : BABES
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Less expenses : NET
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"___ Jimmy Valentine" : ALIAS
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Be overtheatrical : EMOTE
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Witch bird : ANI
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Lustful looks : LEERS
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Kind of sale : STOREWIDE
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Small part of a franc : CENTIME
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Postpone : PUTOVER
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Former Spandau inmate : SPEER
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Tatters : SHREDS
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Middling : SOSO
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Punished by a fine : AMERCED
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First Arabic letter : ALIF
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Flapper Age vehicle : ROADSTER
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Mendicant's request : ALMS
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She wrote "Dix Portraits" : STEIN
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Woody's son : ARLO
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Famed Russian mystic : RASPUTIN
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Mountain where Moses died : NEBO
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Resilient : ELASTIC
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Suppose : DEEM
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"That ___ gift . . . common sense": Meredith : RAREST
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Trite sentimentality : SMARM
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In : ELECTED
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Awakening : AROUSAL
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High in nutrients : RICHENING
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Rusty Staub was one in the 60's : ASTRO
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Play a role : ACT
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Laundry cycle : RINSE
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Entertainer Ross : DIANA
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Anagram for one : NEO
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Certain NCO's : SSGTS
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Young haddock : SCROD
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Soapstone : TALC
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S. Grant foe : ELEE
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Carriage : MIEN
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Nouns, verbs, etc. : PARTSOFSPEECH
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Pianist Gabrilowitsch : OSSIP
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Be suitable (to) : BESEEM
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Bu., e.g. : AMT
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Betty of comics : BOOP
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B.C. Italian : ETRUSCAN
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Stewed : SEETHED
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Artless : NAIVE
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Over : ENDED
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Ranks : TIERS
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Common phrase on a song sheet : WORDSANDMUSIC
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___ culpa : MEA
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Sublets : RERENTS
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European coal basin : SAAR
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Spicy stew : OLLA
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Canadian-born U.S. admiral : SIMS
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Reine's spouse : ROI
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Mahogany, for one : TREE
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Dresden's river : ELBE
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Leeway : ROOM
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Part of N.Y.C. : STATENIS
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Poetic contraction : TIS
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Long overcoats : ULSTERS
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Likenesses : IMAGES
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Maxwell, e.g. : CAR
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Showed a reel again : RERAN
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Linda Lavin vehicle : ALICE
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Verso's reverse : RECTO
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Burma and Tobacco : ROADS
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Bell sound : DING
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Mira is one : STAR
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Pisa divider : ARNO
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Backpack : LOAD
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Clock-setting in Newfoundland: Abbr. : NST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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