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New York Times, Tuesday, May 21, 1985

Author:
Shirley Soloway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,978
Across
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Sea greenery : ALGA
5
Used oars : ROWED
10
Rummage : GRUB
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Klutz : LOUT
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Expensive violin : AMATI
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Ready for use : RIPE
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Harbor or wine : PORT
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Hagler's weapons : FISTS
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Sacred image : ICON
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Unplanned : SPUROFTHEMOMENT
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" . . . and ___ well" : ALLS
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Branch : ARM
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Strength : MUSCLE
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Andersen portrayer in 1952 : KAYE
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Meek ___ lamb : ASA
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Loos or Louise : ANITA
34
Glow below the mantel : FIRELIGHT
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Floor unit : TILE
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Firm : SOLID
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Fingertip item : NAIL
39
A mushroom : TOADSTOOL
41
Suburb of Minneapolis : EDINA
42
Naval off. : ENS
43
Partner of crafts : ARTS
44
Hags : CRONES
45
Enzyme suffix : ASE
46
Secular : LAIC
47
Unplanned : CATCHASCATCHCAN
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Touch upon : ABUT
56
Northern deer : MOOSE
57
Nastase of the courts : ILIE
58
Warning to Nanette : NONO
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Churchman : ELDER
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Mrs. Charles : NORA
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Pitcher : EWER
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Shies : REARS
63
Impersonator : APER
Down
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European vacation area : ALPS
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Noose : LOOP
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Indian mentor : GURU
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Lured : ATTRACTED
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Type of lottery : RAFFLE
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Neglects to include : OMITS
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Word with cloth or basin : WASH
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Luncheon follower : ETTE
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Shocked : DISMAYED
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Fairy-tale creator : GRIMM
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Aquatic cereal grass : RICE
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"Once ___ . . . " : UPON
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Inclination : BENT
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Earthen container : OLLA
22
Soviet grain center : OREL
25
Photo finish : MATTE
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Marriage : UNION
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"___ Marner" : SILAS
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Weight units, for short : KILOS
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Seed covering : ARIL
30
Once more : AGAIN
31
Polish : SHINE
32
Map collection : ATLAS
34
Yard segment : FOOT
35
Asian peninsula : INDOCHINA
37
Newspaper headline : STREAMER
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Obi, e.g. : SASH
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Scandinavian navigator : ERIC
44
Prepares food for an affair : CATERS
45
Thespian : ACTOR
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Beneficial beam : LASER
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Rattan : CANE
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"Baby, Take ___," 1934 song : ABOW
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TV's "Name That ___" : TUNE
50
Fish dish : SOLE
51
Musical ending : CODA
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Hoof sound : CLOP
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River at Leeds : AIRE
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Close : NEAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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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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