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New York Times, Monday, May 20, 1985

Author:
Bitoni
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Bitoni has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,977
Across
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Tries for apples : BOBS
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Jack and Jill's burden : PAIL
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Skipper's hands : CREW
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Ayatollah's land : IRAN
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A famous Stevenson : ADLAI
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"For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
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Composer Bartók : BELA
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Punctuation mark : COLON
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Lounging wear : SLIPPERS
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Admit, colloquially : FESSUP
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Faction : SIDE
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Of yore : OLDEN
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Feathery : LIGHT
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Fancy duds : GLADRAGS
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Like Sutherland's songs : ARIOSE
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Hamelin's bane : RATS
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Nanki-___ : POO
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Word with per or red : CENT
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Artless : NAIVE
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Horseman's prod : SPUR
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U.S.A. language : ENG
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Slide to the side : SLUE
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Misplay in pinochle : RENEGE
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Angry : SEETHING
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Penates' companions : LARES
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Fowl's resting place : ROOST
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Swallow speedily : GULP
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Kind of hound : BASSET
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Rick Sutcliffe's sport : BASEBALL
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Scoreboard word : RUNS
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Overact : EMOTE
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American Indian : ERIE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Trucker's stop : DINER
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Canadian-born entertainer : ANKA
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A.A.A. handouts : MAPS
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Agent Eliot : NESS
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Clothing or shelter : NEED
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Babies' catchalls : BIBS
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City S of Moscow : OREL
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Indonesian island : BALI
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Picture : SNAPSHOT
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What the awaiting father did : PACED
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Be gaga over : ADORE
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Contents of Pandora's box : ILLS
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Thai language : LAO
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Sub's nemesis : CHASER
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Food fish : REDSNAPPER
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Woof's partner : WARP
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Balloonist's aide : INFLATER
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Fruit throwaways : PITS
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Kin of Ph.D.'s : EDDS
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Norwegian king : OLAV
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"She'll wear satins and ___ . . . " : LACES
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Galsworthy heroine : IRENE
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Cookie : GINGERSNAP
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Norwegian composer : GRIEG
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Scoop-shaped chisel : GOUGE
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Bruises : SORES
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Asked for, as help : ENLISTED
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Relative : AUNT
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Podded vegetable : SNAPBEAN
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Kind of shine : SHOE
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French pronoun : ELLE
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Plays at quoits : TOSSES
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Entrances : GATES
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Patrons of a sort : USERS
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Hat feature : BRIM
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Distinctive quality : AURA
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Kind of meal : BONE
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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___ as not : LIKE
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Show the way : LEAD
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Short time, for short : MIN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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