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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 1985

Author:
Hickmott
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has duplicate clues.
Hickmott has 8 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,931
Across
1
Obscures : FOGS
5
Won : GOT
8
N.D.'s largest city : FARGO
13
Plant of the lily family : ALOE
14
Southern constellation : APUS
16
Marketplace : AGORA
17
Bairn : WEAN
18
Beatles' meter maid : RITA
19
Pardon or slacken : REMIT
20
"Leave ___," variation on 37 Across : NOSTERNUNTONED
23
Concept, to Camus : IDEE
24
Stowe book : DRED
25
Fraud : DECEIT
28
Dutch city : EDE
29
Open a bit : AJAR
33
"___ Give You Anything ... " : ICANT
34
Stocky person : SQUAB
36
Darling stat. : ERA
37
"Leave ___," Delphic advice to Polycrates : NOSTONEUNTURNED
40
Carol ___, cover girl : ALT
41
Type of croquet : ROQUE
42
___ hand (helped out) : LENTA
43
Dame Myra: 1890-1965 : HESS
45
Swine genus : SUS
46
Golfer Gary : PLAYER
47
Canal for Sal : ERIE
49
Kind of pearl : SEED
50
"Leave ___," variation on 37 Across : NOTERNUNSTONED
56
Trunk vessel : AORTA
57
Coagulate : CLOT
58
Overlay : PAVE
59
One of a laundry duo : DRYER
60
Organic compound : ENOL
61
___ bien : TRES
62
Roofers' tools : ZAXES
63
Pongid : APE
64
Went under : SANK
Down
1
Bambi, e.g. : FAWN
2
Dieter's spread : OLEO
3
Small antelopes : GOAS
4
Conscious : SENTIENT
5
Attic : GARRET
6
Suppose : OPINE
7
Costume for Coppélia : TUTU
8
Denmark's ___ Islands : FAROE
9
Committee's program : AGENDA
10
"Tony ___," Sinatra film : ROME
11
Grating : GRID
12
Pilcorn : OAT
15
Saharan sight : SANDDUNE
21
Type of computer program : EDITOR
22
Negotiate : TREAT
25
Alice's cat : DINAH
26
Place for un maître : ECOLE
27
Trouters' specialties : CASTS
28
Shaffer hit play : EQUUS
30
Jackass's mate : JENNY
31
Alpine feature : ARETE
32
Detection device : RADAR
34
Continuous series : SEQUENCE
35
Kind of pass : BULLET
38
Polite refusal : NOSIR
39
Espouses again : READOPTS
44
Small sofa : SETTEE
46
Mortar's partner : PESTLE
48
Builds : REARS
49
Pry : SNOOP
50
Ibsen's "doll" : NORA
51
Gemsbok : ORYX
52
Radius's companion : ULNA
53
City E of Osaka : NARA
54
50-50 : EVEN
55
Lectern : DESK
56
Carpenter's tool : ADZ

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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