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New York Times, Monday, April 29, 1985

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,956

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Across
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Glassmakers' ovens : LEHRS
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Menagerie : ZOO
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"___ immortality and joy": Milton : QUAFF
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Of birds : AVIAN
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"___ Town": Wilder : OUR
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Useful : UTILE
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Small potatoes : PENNYANTE
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Book of maps : ATLAS
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Kind of European : INDO
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Farrow of films : MIA
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Takes a break : RESTS
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Sensational : STUNNING
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Lincoln in N.Y.C., e.g. : CTR
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Role for a lissome lass : INGENUE
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Pickle : JAM
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Mel of many voices : BLANC
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Sedateness : SOBRIETY
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Scolds : REBUKES
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Emmanuel Lewis TV role : WEBSTER
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One way to buy : ONCREDIT
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Saw's anagram : WAS
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Concise : LACONIC
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Pop's partner : MOM
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Flat-crowned hats : PORKPIES
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Crab Louis, e.g. : SALAD
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Sp. lady : SRA
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Sunflowerlike perennial : OXEYE
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Knick-knack shop : DIMESTORE
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Knee-bending dance : LIMBO
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Author Tarbell : IDA
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Revenue, in Rennes : RENTE
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Thicken : GEL
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Welles of "Citizen Kane" : ORSON
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___ lazuli : LAPIS
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Happening : EVENT
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Gandhi was one : HINDU
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Chattered incessantly : RANON
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Shipbuilder's warp : SNY
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Kind of city ordinance : ZONING
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Power failures : OUTAGES
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Cinnabar, for one : ORE
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Signalman of sorts : QUARTERBACK
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Total : UTTER
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Troubles : AILS
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Tire gone bad : FLAT
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One of the Parkers : FESS
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Lebanon's ___ Gemayel : AMIN
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One-time amusement-park favorite : NICKELODEON
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Ice unit : CUBE
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This minute : NOW
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Team Namath once led : JETS
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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"___ Breckinridge": Vidal : MYRA
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Edge of a steep place : BROW
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Chanteuse Horne : LENA
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Fundamentals : ABCS
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Only, in Ulm : NUR
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Ending for violin or vocal : IST
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A Dutch treat : EDAM
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"___ 'em!" : SIC
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Main deck : TOPSIDE
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Typical : NORMAL
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Perhaps : MAYBE
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A parent, to Pompey : PATER
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Presses : IRONS
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With an ___ the ground : EARTO
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"Skittle Players" painter : STEEN
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Lone : SOLE
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Plant stem : AXIS
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Space-machine units : LEMS
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Get the picture : DIG
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Hit sign : SRO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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