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New York Times, Saturday, June 1, 1985

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,989
Across
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Swedish canal : GOTA
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Ace, e.g. : CARD
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City divisions : WARDS
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Composer Wilder : ALEC
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Brain passage : ITER
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Watchful : ALERT
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Gab or song follower : FEST
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S.A. ostrich : RHEA
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Princetonian : TIGER
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Ol' Man River : FATHEROFWATERS
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Law-enforcement gps. : PDS
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A Gynt : ASE
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Helen of Melbourne : REDDY
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Nothing but : ALL
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A James biographer : EDEL
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Wild Bill Donovan's org. : OSS
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Whistler et al. : PAINTERS
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They have lots of brass : MILITARYBANDS
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Best Actress: 1983 : MACLAINE
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Wee, to Burns : SMA
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Anagram for nose : ONES
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Author Whitten : LES
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Cordage fiber : ISTLE
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___ Kabibble : ISH
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Actor Gulager : CLU
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Pro's opposite : CON
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Auction ending : EER
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Latin is one : MOTHERLANGUAGE
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Former name of Rijeka : FIUME
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Inner Hebrides island : IONA
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Team : SPAN
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Assault : ONSET
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Inert gas : NEON
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Game having chukkers : POLO
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Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
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Nor. neighbor : SWED
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Swelter : STEW
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TV or movie electrician : GAFFER
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Fatty ester : OLEATE
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Tried out : TESTED
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Protein hormone : ACTH
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Wispy white clouds : CIRRI
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Comte de la Fère : ATHOS
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Navigation hazard : REEF
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Football ruse : DRAWPLAY
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Section of Los Angeles : WATTS
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Altered test marks : REGRADED
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Textile machines : DRESSERS
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River craft: Abbr. : STR
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Paradises : ELYSIA
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Extemporizes : ADLIBS
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Overhead transp. : ELS
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"Guys and ___" : DOLLS
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___-ski : APRES
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Alcohol heaters : ETNAS
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"___ Nacht," carol for Wilhelm : STILLE
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Nomination : NAMING
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" . . . some woman more interested in a ___ . . . ": G. Moore : MANSMIND
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Farm structure : ICEHOUSE
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Bevan et al. : ANEURINS
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Ruler, in Hawaii : MOI
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Dome of history : TEAPOT
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Lawyer for Luigi : LEGALE
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Heretofore : ERENOW
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Atkins and Huntley : CHETS
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Pirogue : CANOE
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___ off (erratic) : ONAND
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D.C. group : TMEN
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Film-industry pioneer : LOEW
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Zip-code assigner: Abbr. : USPS
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Expression of reproach : FOE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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