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New York Times, Saturday, May 18, 1985

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,975
Across
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Judge's seat : BANC
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Gunwale pin : THOLE
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David, for one : CAMP
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Conception : IDEA
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Kind of sleeve : SETIN
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By mouth : ORAL
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Group of Clydesdales : TEAM
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"Long tails" : ERIES
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High dudgeon : RAGE
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Winner of 35 Across: 1979 : SPECTACULARBID
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Be diuturnal : LAST
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___ Tau, U.S.S.R. range : ALA
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Esteem : VALUE
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Elaborate tent : PAVILION
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Nitpick : CAVIL
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Greece's ___ of Tempe : VALE
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___ Dinh Diem of S. Vietnam : NGO
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One of racing's "Big Three" : PREAKNESSSTAKES
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Broadcast : AIR
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Against : INTO
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Book by D. S. Freeman : RELEE
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An epithet of Juno : SATURNIA
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Commodities : WARES
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Sarah Polk, ___ Childress : NEE
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" . . . in corpore ___" : SANO
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Winner of 35 Across: 1969 : MAJESTICPRINCE
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Scope : AREA
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Bandleader Jones : ISHAM
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Earthen pot : OLLA
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Ligatures : TIES
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Suppress : ELIDE
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U.S. naturalist: 1838–1914 : MUIR
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Leveret : HARE
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Full : SATED
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Word with leap or lunar : YEAR
Down
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Pelham or stiver : BIT
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July drinks : ADES
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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Flower named for a Jesuit : CAMELLIA
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African sleep-inducer : TSETSE
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Afghan city : HERAT
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Of a sound receiver : OTIC
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Stead : LIEU
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Dominates : ENSLAVES
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Enclosure for horses : CORRAL
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Fine horse : ARAB
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Star-trekkers of old : MAGI
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Begged : PLED
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Make watertight : CAULK
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A.k.a. The Greatest : ALI
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Miscellany : VARIA
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Sidestep : AVERT
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Vermicelli, e.g. : PASTA
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Likewise : ALSO
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Linen tape for trimming : INKLE
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Double curves : OGEES
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Word with bag or cone : NOSE
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Apr. is their busy month : CPAS
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First of a Latin trio : VENI
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A gay time : NINETIES
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SE Italian seaport : TRANI
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Study of phenomena on high : AERONOMY
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Discomfort : UNEASE
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Dos' followers : RES
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Basked : WARMED
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Deck item : SPADE
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School subj. : MATH
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Scotto specialty : ARIA
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Scoff : JEER
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___ de Pascua (Easter Island) : ISLA
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I.o.u. : CHIT
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Aid to solution : CLUE
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Tales man : ELIA
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Schedule abbr. : ARR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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