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New York Times, Tuesday, April 9, 1985

Author:
H. Hastings Reddall
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
H. Hastings Reddall has 27 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,936
Across
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Sugar serving : CUBE
5
Uncloses : OPENS
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___ au lait : CAFE
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Opposite of written : ORAL
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Proportion : RATIO
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Earthenware jug : OLLA
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House and Senate : LAWMAKINGBODIES
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Annex : ELL
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___ Eleanor Roosevelt : ANNA
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Protect with sandbags, etc. : REVET
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God of war : ARES
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"Miss Otis ___" : REGRETS
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Peace conference : PARLEY
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Elflike creatures : PERIS
30
Toward the ocean : ASEA
31
Suffix denoting a collection : IANA
32
___ Moines : DES
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Ultimate D.C. decision makers : THESUPREMECOURT
40
Elongated fish : EEL
41
Roulette bet : NOIR
42
Where Burma is : ASIA
43
Uncontrolled gatherings : RIOTS
44
Pattern on a TV screen : RASTER
46
Eyepiece grid : RETICLE
49
Transmitted : SENT
50
Public storehouse : ETAPE
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Mariner's haven : COVE
52
Actor Vigoda : ABE
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U.S. Presidents : CHIEFEXECUTIVES
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T.V.A. site : TENN
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Banish : EXILE
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Take it easy : REST
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Scraps for Spot : ORTS
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Gets one's dander up : RILES
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Gaelic : ERSE
Down
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Songwriter Porter : COLE
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Russian river : URAL
3
Cry loudly : BAWL
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Slippery ___ : ELM
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Scotland's ___ Islands : ORKNEY
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Physical discomforts : PAINS
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Sicilian menace : ETNA
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Afr. republic : NIG
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Weep violently : SOB
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Composers of secret messages : CODERS
11
In existence : ALIVE
12
Group of warships : FLEET
13
Far and Middle : EASTS
18
Swiss river : AARE
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Of unrestrained indulgence : ORGIAC
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Too bad! : ALAS
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Paper quantity : REAM
25
Sea eagle : ERNE
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Top of the head : PATE
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Virginia ___ : REEL
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Harbor sights : PIERS
32
Do a maid's job : DUST
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Fourth part of HOMES : ERIE
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Rigel is one : STAR
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Children's worldwide org. : UNICEF
37
Sight in suburbia : POOL
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Solemn ceremony : RITE
39
Malt kiln : OAST
43
Becomes mature : RIPENS
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Ziegfeld offerings : REVUES
45
French violinist: 18th century : ANET
46
Right-hand page : RECTO
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Clear sky : ETHER
48
Infect or spoil : TAINT
49
Architect's foundation piece : SOCLE
51
Line, as a roof : CEIL
52
State confidently : AVER
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Mamie's predecessor : BESS
54
Tivoli's Villa d'___ : ESTE
56
Suffix with ballad : EER
57
"Repeal" Amendment : XXI
58
Anger : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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