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New York Times, Friday, May 17, 1985

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,974
Across
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Festive redhead? : BALL
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It has a peal : BELL
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Tare's partner : TRET
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Site of Bowie's fate : ALAMO
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Toast topping : OLEO
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___ Ridge, race horse : RIVA
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" . . . Country Roads" singer : JOHNDENVER
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He gave England a lift : OTIS
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Springtime abbr. : APR
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Borge, for one : DANE
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Kansas City team : ROYALS
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Hades : DIS
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He's a Dahl : ROALD
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Will matters : ESTATES
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Went back to square one : DIDOVER
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Item under a vase : DOILY
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Calvados's capital : CAEN
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El Bahr : NILE
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Russian waterway : URAL
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Rob Roy, e.g. : CANOE
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Spanish wax : CERA
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Elvis's middle name : ARON
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Berate mildly : CHIDE
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Proof a mistake was made : ERASURE
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Fruit-filled pastry : STRUDEL
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Daly's TV co-star : GLESS
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Sturgeon product : ROE
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Ponta Delgada's locale : AZORES
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Suffix for axiom : ATIC
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Pleased producer's placard : SRO
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Ile de la ___ : CITE
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Victor at San Jacinto : SAMHOUSTON
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___ bag (carryall) : TOTE
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Allies' goal in 1945 : ELBE
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Fissile rock : SHALE
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Prolific auth. : ANON
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He's making a list : DEAN
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Features in a Texas song : EYES
Down
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___ California : BAJA
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Tilted : ALOP
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"Oz" actor : LAHR
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K–O connection : LMN
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City near Köln : BONN
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Eel's young 'un : ELVER
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Iacocca : LEE
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Alsace-___ : LORRAINE
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"Parrish" actor: 1961 : TROYDONAHUE
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"Educating ___," 1983 film : RITA
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Malicious : EVIL
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Scottish goblet : TASS
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Item for Ripley : ODDITY
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Riley's lot : EASE
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Long in the tooth : OLD
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Cubs bigwig : DALLASGREEN
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Music halls : ODEONS
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Infer from data : EDUCE
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More sensitive : SORER
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Wonder Woman's headdress : TIARA
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Gives the willies to : SCARES
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Intense : VIVID
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Gloss over : ELIDE
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Go partying : REVEL
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Doce meses : ANO
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Fondled : CARESSED
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Spring bloom : CROCUS
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Rubber source : ULE
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The Stooges, e.g. : TRIO
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Brazilian dance : SAMBA
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Meeting's minutes : ACTA
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Jerusalem : ZION
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Hahn or Kahn : OTTO
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Now's partner : THEN
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Order to Fido : STAY
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Romeo or Juliet : ROLE
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"Fin" components : ONES
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Kin of kvass : ALE
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Haggard book : SHE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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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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