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New York Times, Friday, May 3, 1985

Author:
Michael J. Parris
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Michael J. Parris has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,960
Across
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La ___, Milan opera house : SCALA
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Part of a ketch : KEEL
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Uncertain : IFFY
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Feast of Lots : PURIM
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Vena ___, major blood vessel : CAVA
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Performs : DOES
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Out on ___ (stranded) : ALIMB
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" . . . Roaring Camp" author : BRETHARTE
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"Spandau" author : SPEER
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Snick's companion : SNEE
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Black, viscous liquid : TAR
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"Antic Hay" author : ALDOUSHUXLEY
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Pry about : SNOOP
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Ford or Pyle : ERNIE
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Cries of surprise : OHS
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Correct copy : EDIT
35
Baseball-game division : INNING
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Garden tool : HOE
37
Equine restraint : BIT
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P. Wylie's target : MOM
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Jan. 1 drink : NOG
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Unhealthy : MORBID
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Blue Nile source : TANA
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U.S.N. officer : ENS
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Mulligrubs : COLIC
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"Marilyn" author : NORMANMAILER
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Affirmative vote : YEA
53
Arrive : COME
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Second of a Roman's three names : NOMEN
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"The Immoralist" author : ANDREGIDE
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Snare : NOOSE
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Joint : KNEE
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Word on a nickel : UNUM
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Infamous marquis : SADE
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Trims branches : LOPS
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Tend : SEETO
Down
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Resorts of sorts : SPAS
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Mea ___ : CULPA
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African gazelle : ARIEL
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Treated with caustic : LIMED
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"The Devil's Dictionary" author : AMBROSEBIERCE
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Br. order : KCB
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Range of hearing : EARSHOT
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Align : EVENUP
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Rubber basis : LATEX
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Cretan mountain : IDA
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Prospectors' boom year : FORTYNINE
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A Greek cheese : FETA
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Flemish river : YSER
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"The Venetian Affair" author : HELENMACINNES
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Ruined : UNDID
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Garter word : SOIT
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Gannet's kin : ERN
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Privy to : INON
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Rollers at Eastertide : EGGS
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Resistance units : OHMS
32
Nocturnal avian cry : HOOT
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Courted, in a way : SERENADED
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Part of ancient Asia Minor : IONIA
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Soft, chalky loam : MALM
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Sis's rel. : BRO
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Strengthened muscles : TONEDUP
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"___ Real," Williams play : CAMINO
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Tycoon : MOGUL
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Free : LOOSE
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Rage onstage : EMOTE
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Alley button : RESET
51
Himalayan fauna : YAKS
52
Noted Danish composer : ENNA
55
Laughton role: 1932 : NERO
57
Arikara : REE
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A German river : EMS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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