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New York Times, Wednesday, May 22, 1985

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,979

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Bear's risk on Wall St. : SPEC
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Stiff and brittle : CRISP
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Moved rapidly : SPED
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Roman cloak : TOGA
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Steamship : LINER
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Ornamented 18th-century hairdress : TETE
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Alda or Arkin : ALAN
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Scheme : ANGLE
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Merit : EARN
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Irene, e.g. : GODDESSOFPEACE
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Type of map : INSET
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Weapon, in Tulle : ARME
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Virginia ___ (woodbine) : CREEPER
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Paid attention to : HEEDED
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A. Huxley's "___ and Essence" : APE
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Split : RIVE
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Arabian chief : AGA
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Bulwark : RAMPART
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Foot: Comb. form : PED
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Sprint : RACE
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Chinchilla's cousin : RAT
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Cavalry swords : SABERS
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Happy : PLEASED
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Hurl : CAST
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Thin nail : BRAD
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She wrote "The Poor Little Rich Girl" : GATES
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Pax vobiscum : PEACEBEWITHYOU
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Powder ingredient : TALC
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Corruptible : VENAL
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Moat : FOSS
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"Thirty days ___ . . . " : HATH
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Torpid : INERT
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She-bear, to Seneca : URSA
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Misplaces : LOSES
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Fall faller : LEAF
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Hart : STAG
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Marco ___, Venetian traveler : POLO
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Minced oath : EGAD
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Cooked in sugar : CANDIED
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Category : CLASS
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Flush with water : RINSE
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Metal bar : INGOT
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Ego : SELF
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Trainers : PREPARERS
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Soft-shell clam : STEAMER
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Calumets : PEACEPIPES
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Cozy room : DEN
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Record : ENTER
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Palindromic conjunction : ERE
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Actor George from Great Neck : SEGAL
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Indian treaty devices : PEACEBELTS
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Bookkeeping pro : CPA
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Chris ___ Lloyd : EVERT
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Cincinnati team : REDS
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Heavenly instrument : HARP
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Evel Knievel, e.g. : DAREDEVIL
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Likely : APT
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Crazy : MAD
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Be silent, to Solti : TACET
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Otalgia : EARACHE
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Shy : BASHFUL
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Pouch : SAC
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Chromosome constituents : GENES
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Conscious : AWARE
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Inclines : TILTS
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Jack ___, TV personality : PAAR
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"There Shall ___ Night": Sherwood : BENO
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Ancient times : YORE
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Tasmania's Mount ___ : OSSA
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This includes SAC and TAC : USAF
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Tea, in Tours : THE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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