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New York Times, Wednesday, May 15, 1985

Author:
Charlotte Shore
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 57, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Charlotte Shore has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,972
Across
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Musician Shaw : ARTIE
6
Like fake fruit : WAXY
10
Fret : STEW
14
Not a soul : NOONE
15
Think-tank product : IDEA
16
Bee's residence : HIVE
17
Deliverer of a perfect pitch : TUNINGFORK
19
Billfold items : ONES
20
New romance, to Rona Barrett : ITEM
21
Prefix with plane or sol : AERO
22
Makeshift seat : LAP
23
Vivid red : CERISE
25
Shone : EXCELLED
29
Popular drink : COLA
31
Analyzes metal : ASSAYS
32
Not quite shut : AJAR
34
Vetoing votes : NOES
37
Sleuth, for short : TEC
38
Tweedy color : SALTANDPEPPER
42
One of Snow White's seven : DOC
43
Words of understanding : ISEE
44
Singer Diana : ROSS
45
Walked, in street parlance : ANKLED
48
N. C. college : ELON
50
Pug-nosed dog : PEKINESE
53
Most mystifying : ODDEST
57
"Network" star Beatty : NED
58
Famed legendary ship : ARGO
60
Battle of Lake ___: 1813 : ERIE
61
Like Wilde's wit : ACID
63
Comical transposition : SPOONERISM
65
Crude craft : RAFT
66
Captain or Michael : KIDD
67
Summary, for short : RECAP
68
Femme fatale of yore : CLEO
69
Freshwater fish : IDES
70
Allan of Sherwood Forest : ADALE
Down
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Ludicrous : ANTIC
2
Postman's rounds : ROUTE
3
Copy-machine chemical : TONER
4
Hostile : INIMICAL
5
Dusk, to Donne : EEN
6
Maggie, to Jiggs : WIFE
7
Put on a pedestal : ADORE
8
Duplicate : XEROX
9
Have a rap session : YAK
10
Treacherous spots for tars : SHOALS
11
Coats with a metal : TINPLATES
12
Christmas ___ : EVE
13
Jazz guitarist Montgomery : WES
18
Gourmet Greene : GAEL
22
"___ Girls" : LES
24
Make sense of, with "out" : SORT
26
Legal job : CASE
27
Flirty fellows : EYERS
28
Brave G.I.'s award : DSC
30
Miller and Rutledge : ANNS
32
Together : ASONE
33
Kind of dive : JACKKNIFE
35
Poet's paean : ODE
36
A fencing art : EPEE
39
Staff member : AIDE
40
Nags do it : PROD
41
Mused : PONDERED
42
Skip a stone across water : DAP
46
Led astray, in a way : LIEDTO
47
Finish : END
49
Fish-eating bird : LOON
51
Good tasting : SAPID
52
Cause to vanish : ERODE
54
Author Jong : ERICA
55
Hemp source : SISAL
56
Enchanting locale : TEMPE
59
Omniscient beings : GODS
61
Curve : ARC
62
Presidential nickname : CAL
63
Go schussing : SKI
64
Augustan, e.g. : ERA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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