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New York Times, Thursday, May 2, 1985

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,959
Across
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Off one's trolley : LOCO
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Earwigs, mites and such : PESTS
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Neighbor of Niger : MALI
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Actor Novello : IVOR
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Poplar : ASPEN
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Enemy of Iraq : IRAN
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Census results, e.g. : VITALSTATISTICS
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Indicated : DENOTED
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Scoundrel : VARLET
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Actress Teri : GARR
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Soccer great : PELE
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Gap : LACUNA
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Cowcatcher of a kind : BOLA
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Stretcher with legs : COT
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Pass over : OMIT
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Popular street name : MAIN
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"Two can live as cheaply ___" : ASONE
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Group of bodybuilders : VITAMINBCOMPLEX
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Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
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Croat or Serb : SLAV
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Gridster Grange : RED
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Clog or ghillie : SHOE
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N. J. city : EDISON
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As strong ___ ox : ASAN
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Rude little dude : BRAT
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"Ocean's ___," Sinatra film : ELEVEN
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Din : CLATTER
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Friend and foe of McEnroe : VITASGERULAITIS
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Picnic hamperers : ANTS
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"I Want ___ . . . " : AGIRL
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Car of yesteryear : NASH
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Nifty : NEAT
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Charles and Lynda Bird : ROBBS
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Merriment : GLEE
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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Romantic Roman poet : OVID
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___ d'Azur : COTE
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Swinger at the zoo : ORANGUTAN
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It makes a nice sandwich : PASTRAMI
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Glyceride, e.g. : ESTER
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French biplane of W.W. I : SPAD
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Asian winter festival : TET
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Whine : SNIVEL
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British bishop's bonnet : MITRE
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Seed protection : ARIL
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Give punch to the punch : LACE
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R.P.I., e.g. : INST
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What a painting may be on : LOAN
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Bow low : SALAAM
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Okla. Indian : PONCA
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Peggy Lee hit : LOVER
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___ a minute : AMILE
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Mentioned : CITED
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Perennial best seller : BIBLE
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Thirst quenchers : COLAS
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"___ Time," 1979 revue : ONEMO
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Lady Bird, for one : TEXAN
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Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
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Like some headaches : SPLITTING
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Hits' partners : MISSES
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Duds for a farmer : OVERALLS
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Shelter for a Sopwith Camel : HANGAR
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Facts : DATA
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Queeg's "Halt!" : AVAST
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Book-jacket bit : BLURB
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Writer Hunter : EVAN
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Row : LINE
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Kett of comics : ETTA
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Plagiarize : CRIB
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Get up : RISE
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Claudius's I : EGO
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Pronoun for the Pinafore : SHE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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