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NOT FOR DUFFERS

New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 1985

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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. 12,976
Across
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David, for one : CAMP
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Fountain drinks : SODAS
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Lead weight : PLUMB
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Cole adherent : SLAW
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Leigh Hunt hero : ABOU
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___ State Theater, Sarasota : ASOLO
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Middle Eastern liquor : RAKEE
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Forum wear : TOGA
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Golfer figuring his score? : TEETOTALER
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Tournament time? : OPENSEASON
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Resembling a tepee : TENTLIKE
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Lianas : VINES
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Word with scout or show : TALENT
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Actress ___ May Oliver : EDNA
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Compete with : RIVAL
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Spin in a roleo : BIRL
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Evening party : SOIREE
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French legislative body : SENAT
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Material for a fur coat : SEALSKIN
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Anent : INRE
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Lindbergh's guest on the links? : THELONEEAGLE
46
Federal agcy.: 1933–36 : NRA
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Polynesian native of N.Z. : MAORI
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Levin or Gershwin : IRA
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Yalie : ELI
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Durable wood : OAK
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Beard grown by an oats farmer : AWN
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What golfers strive for? : PAREXCELLENCE
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B–F connection : CDE
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Units of electrical current : AMPERES
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Revoke, in law : ADEEM
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Peeled rice : HUSKED
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Happen : OCCUR
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Vilify : SMEAR
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Modern Italian novelist Giuseppe ___ : BERTO
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December figures : SANTAS
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Checks : STEMS
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Mead wrote about them : SAMOANS
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Put duds on : TOG
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Golfer's favorite cookie? : CHOCOLATECHIP
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Joker : WAG
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Hole-in-___ : ONE
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Needlefish : GAR
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Motorist's org. : AAA
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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"Bei ___ Bist Du Schoen" : MIR
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Golfer's lament? : BYEBYEBIRDIE
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Churn up : ROIL
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Eclairs, etc. : PASTRIES
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Meal finishers, often : MINTS
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Chemical compounds : AMIDES
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Tills the soil : HOES
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Lead-pipe ___ : CINCH
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Hosea in the Douay Bible : OSEE
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Legal petition : APPEAL
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India's official language : HINDI
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Skilled craftsmen : ARTISANS
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Golfer's aspiration? : FLUIDDRIVE
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What single golfers try to avoid? : TENDERTRAP
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Kin: Abbr. : RELS
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Kind of kitchen : EATIN
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Certain biog. sketch : OBIT
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Resided : DWELT
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Beloved ones : DEARS
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Norse mythical giant : YMER
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Suffragette from Ripon : CATT
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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One of the Truk Islands : MOEN
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A golfer at home? : PUTTERER
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Glossy fabric : SATINET
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Japanese port : OSAKA
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He crashed with a Ford : DOLE
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October drink : ALE
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Actor Paul from Brooklyn : SORVINO
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Rotate the hand, in a way : PRONATE
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Revers : LAPEL
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Music makers, informally : UKES
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They can't join the L.P.G.A. : MEN
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Coarse : BESTIAL
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Delays by evasion : STALLS
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Mislay : LOSE
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Stravinsky ballet : AGON
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" . . . I shall not ___" : WANT
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Ye ___ gift shoppe : OLDE
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Ark. city near Memphis : EARLE
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Lendl of tennis : IVAN
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Take it easy : RELAX
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Shamir's predecessor : BEGIN
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Basic igneous rock : SIMA
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Iowa city : ONAWA
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Golf-club salesmen? : IRONMONGERS
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Ancient Chinese : SERES
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Hawthorne's birthplace : SALEM
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What a superstitious golfer might do? : KNOCKONWOOD
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Moslem decree : IRADE
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In the buff : NAKED
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Personnel chief : HIRER
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Specialized fisherman : EELER
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Creeping S.A. plant : IPECAC
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In ___ (hurrying) : ARUSH
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Deloul or hageen : CAMEL
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Minimum : LEAST
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Lab sci. prefix : CHEMI
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Gunther's "Inside ___" : EUROPE
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For every hund. : PCT
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RR depot : STA
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Bedtime ___ : STORY
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Adherent of a 19th-century religion : BAHAI
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Jazz dance : STOMP
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District sacred to the Muses : AONIA
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Eschars : SCABS
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Large quantity : SCADS
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Berlin's "___ Salome . . . " : SADIE
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Gulae : OGEES
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Marl, e.g. : EARTH
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Sets : GELS
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Sacerdotal : PRIESTLY
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Wide : BROAD
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Produced, as revenue : YIELDED
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Lofty : EMINENT
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Put under obligation : BIND
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Abetted : INCITED
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Paschal times : EASTERS
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Believer in one God : THEIST
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Golda : MEIR
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Kind of servant : CIVIL
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Fiat : ORDER
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Hair style : AFRO
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Commoner : PLEB
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Hungarian sheep dog : PULI
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"The ___ Report," 1976 book : HITE
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Theatrical org. : ANTA
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Khachaturian : ARAM
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Appellative : NAME
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Box : SPAR
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Uncooked : RAW
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Compass dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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