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New York Times, Wednesday, May 29, 1985

Author:
Norman S. Wizer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { G J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Norman S. Wizer has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,986

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Across
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Serbo-Croatian : SLAV
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___ so good : SOFAR
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Kind of opera : SOAP
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Ship of fiction : CAINE
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Facility : EASE
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Food for an essayist? : CHARLESLAMBCHOP
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Meanings : INTENTS
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Essence : NATURE
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Practices : USES
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Card game : FARO
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Come ___ (meet by chance) : ACROSS
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Part of C.I.A. : CENTRAL
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Partner of fast : LOOSE
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Court order : WRIT
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Headland : RAS
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Food for a comedian? : ORSONBEANSPROUT
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Philologist Mario ___ : PEI
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Wild talk : RANT
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Aptly named author : READE
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State : DECLARE
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Plant disease : MILDEW
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Hose hazards : RUNS
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Feast : DINE
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Far ___ (way off) : AFIELD
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Given an unsuitable role : MISCAST
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Food for a pop singer? : NATALIECOLESLAW
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Omit a syllable : ELIDE
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Gael's land : EIRE
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Withered : SERE
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Deep-___ (discarded) : SIXED
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Kind of check or light : SPOT
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Pouch : SAC
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Where Samson slew Philistines : LEHI
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___ Islands, off Galway : ARAN
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Highly skilled musician : VIRTUOSO
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Panoramas : SCENES
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Kilns : OASTS
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A Dumas : FILS
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Miscellany : ANA
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Items for a rummage sale : REMNANTS
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District : SECTOR
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Diamond Head is here : OAHU
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Casbah character ___ le Moko : PEPE
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Wane : LESSEN
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"Maverick" brother : BART
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Fencing maneuver : FEINT
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Askew : ALOP
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Prepared apples : CORED
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W.W. II riveter : ROSIE
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Derrick : CRANE
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"I like ___ that leads away . . . ": Towne : AROAD
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Summa cum ___ : LAUDE
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Erodes : WEARS
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Pottage : STEW
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Armagnac and cognac : BRANDIES
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Albert or Charles : PRINCE
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Sets free : RELEASES
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Cause to be : CREATE
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Calm : LULL
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Deceived : MISLED
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Formicary dwellers : ANTS
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Diet : FARE
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Road to Roma : ITER
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Year in Henry I's reign : MCIX
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Ship's berth : SLIP
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Hawaiian staple : TARO
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Like a mad hen : WET

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

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