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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1985

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 236 (avg 1.26)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,981
Across
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Sail support : MAST
5
Strait near Java : SUNDA
10
Shadowbox : SPAR
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Big Egyptian bird : IBIS
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Neighbor of Taurus : ORION
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English river : AIRE
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Stones from the sky : METEORITES
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Bright star in Lyra : VEGA
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Click beetle : ELATER
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Ford of "Can You Top This?" : SENATOR
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Commemorative slab : STELA
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"Oysters ___ season" : RIN
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Tattletale : REVEALER
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All there : INTACT
34
Date for Domitian : IDES
35
A ship remembered : MAINE
37
Waikiki wreath : LEI
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Firearm : GUN
39
Sugar, bread, etc. : STAPLES
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Silence : GAG
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Old French coin : ECU
43
Alaskan peninsula : KENAI
44
Measured quantity : DOSE
45
Renter : LESSEE
47
Innkeeper of old : HOSTELER
50
___ and outs : INS
51
Plant of the lily family : ONION
52
Compensation : REDRESS
56
"Let ___ do it" : GEORGE
60
Jai ___ : ALAI
61
Variable, as a nova : INCONSTANT
64
Neighbor of Ecuador : PERU
65
Extinguish : DOUSE
66
Famed Alaskan : EGAN
67
Whops : TANS
68
Green newt : EBBET
69
Bristlelike organ : SETA
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Mute actor : MIME
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A labor leader : ABEL
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Wife of Ramachandra : SITA
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Disease-carrying flies : TSETSES
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Bay : SORREL
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Swiss canton : URI
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Basketball tourn. : NIT
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Bucks' mates : DOES
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Stupid : ANSERINE
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Wise man : SAVANT
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Painter Mondrian : PIET
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Former constellation : ARGO
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Rise high : REAR
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Greek mountain chain : OETA
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Mets, Padres et al. : NINES
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Geneva's lake : LEMAN
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Plains Indian : ARAPAHO
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Star in 15 Across : RIGEL
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Bring out : EDUCE
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Morning star : VENUS
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Star in Perseus : ALGOL
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Desist : CEASE
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Striped animal : TIGER
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Troy, to Achilles : ILION
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Part of a Greek theater : SKENE
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Place on a Yorkshire river : TEESSIDE
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Signifies : DENOTES
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Dog Star : SIRIUS
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Seal : SIGNET
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Pedal appendages : TOES
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Spellbound : RAPT
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Ancient town in Lucania, Italy : ELEA
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Mend socks : DARN
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Supercilious one : SNOB
57
Furor : RAGE
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Small biting fly : GNAT
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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Ernie Banks was one : CUB
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Chemical suffix : OSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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