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New York Times, Tuesday, June 11, 1985

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,999
Across
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Garage or yard event : SALE
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Name meaning "I trust" : FIDO
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TV's Hawkeye Pierce : ALDA
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Hebrew prophet : AMOS
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Pizzeria fixture : OVEN
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Net : CLEAR
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U.S. poet: 1899–1932 : HARTCRANE
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Airborne : ALOFT
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Adjectival suffix : INE
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Holy season : LENT
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Takes away forcibly : WRESTS
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Diminutive : BANTAM
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Plant spray : SPRIG
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Sector : AREA
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Fresh outbreak : RENEWAL
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Old-time tap dance : BUCKANDWING
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Put on years : AGE
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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County prosecutors: Abbr. : DAS
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A bond : GLUE
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Australian ranch: Abbr. : STA
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Close-fitting cap : DEERSTALKER
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One of the ants : SOLDIER
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Abominable Snowman : YETI
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Better's antithesis : WORSE
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Peers : NOBLES
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Expeditious : SPEEDY
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Wander idly : ROAM
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Pierrot of song : AMI
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Dish out : LADLE
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Dances attendance on : FAWNSUPON
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Seed coverings : ARILS
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"___ It Romantic?" : ISNT
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Musical Fountain : PETE
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Ex-servicemen : VETS
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Mrs. Truman : BESS
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Dispatched : SLEW
Down
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Indian term of respect : SAHIB
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Communal colony in Iowa : AMANA
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Actress Sophia : LOREN
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Mind-training system : EST
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Overseers : FOREMEN
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Netman Lendl : IVAN
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Fender-bender results : DENTS
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Wedded : ONE
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Assert without proof : ALLEGE
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Papal names (13, in all) : LEOS
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Silly : DAFT
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Learned skills : ARTS
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Compassionate : CARING
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Barton or Maass : CLARA
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British naval servicewoman : WREN
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Gate receipts : TAKE
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Affectedly nice : PRISSY
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Common vipers : ADDERS
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Airing : WALK
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Malarial fever : AGUE
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Sly glance : LEER
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Large-mouthed game fish : BASS
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Of the preceding mo. : ULTO
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Newcastle's surfeit : COAL
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"The ___ of the Worlds": Wells : WAR
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Smooth-tongued : GLIB
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Radio tubes : DIODES
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Unearthly : EERY
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They pay to stay : TENANTS
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Molecule constituents : ATOMS
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Lingers over, with "on" : DWELLS
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Expunge : ERASE
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Place for a boutonniere : LAPEL
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Overact : EMOTE
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Strength : SINEW
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Croat or Slovene : SLAV
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Whittle : PARE
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Do a magazine job : EDIT
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Confesses, with "up" : OWNS
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Tallish tale : FIB
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Raises : UPS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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