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TABLE TALK

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 1985

Author:
Virginia P. Abelson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 555 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Virginia P. Abelson has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,004
Across
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A brandy : MARC
5
Gin : TRAP
9
Bill of umpiring fame : KLEM
13
Former governor of Ariz. : CASTRO
19
"Il mio tesoro" is one : ARIA
20
Jabberwocky word : WABE
21
Second Mrs. Chaplin : LITA
22
Elizabeth I's tutor : ASCHAM
23
Bruno Frank play : STORMINATEACUP
26
Stow in a hold : STEEVE
27
Land of King Tupou IV : TONGA
28
William H. Webster's employees : GMEN
29
A cocktail : STINGER
30
Rattler's end : CABOOSE
33
Official with a list : DEAN
34
Having no key : ATONAL
35
Crazy as ___ : ALOON
36
Supports for crow's-nests : MASTS
37
British mil. group : RAF
38
Bearish periods : SAGS
41
Ash ___, a Monroe home : LAWN
42
Weill-Blitzstein song : MACKTHEKNIFE
46
Lady of Sp. : SRA
47
Start of a Shakespearean title : ALLS
48
Medieval chest : ARCA
49
Help : AID
50
Scented : NOSED
52
Clock numeral : III
53
Covering for tanks : ARMORPLATE
57
Mount ___, peak in Israel : CARMEL
58
Consecrate : SANCTIFY
60
Golfer Irwin : HALE
61
Company : SOCIETY
62
Natural fertilizers : GUANOS
63
Calendar abbr. : OCT
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Author of "The Seven Storey Mountain" : MERTON
65
"A dillar, ___" : ADOLLAR
67
Preminger or Kruger : OTTO
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Stores or collections : ARSENALS
71
Adorée and Taylor : RENEES
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Cornmeal dish : SPOONBREAD
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Set : GEL
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Likewise : DITTO
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Eroded : ATE
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Indian princess : RANI
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John preceder : DEMI
79
Country in E Afr. : ETH
80
Pie in the sky? : FLYINGSAUCER
85
Home of many Shiites : IRAN
86
Nikita's refusal : NYET
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Before, to Byron : ERE
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Islamic month : RABIA
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"Of Thee ___" : ISING
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Roadway material : GRAVEL
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Bates or Paton : ALAN
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Airline employee : HOSTESS
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Looks for food : FORAGES
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Wildebeests : GNUS
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Franck : CESAR
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"___ for Benny," 1945 movie : AMEDAL
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Home of TV's Ewings : SOUTHFORKRANCH
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Coryza symptom : SNEEZE
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Shield border : ORLE
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Broad-topped hill : LOMA
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Whit : IOTA
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Flammable material : TINDER
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Legal paper : DEED
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World's largest country : USSR
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Call : TERM
Down
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Bell and Barker : MAS
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Expertise : ART
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Any Venetian canal : RIO
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Some Paul Revere products : CARTOONS
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Minn. team : TWINS
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Antelope's home : RANGE
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Rhyme scheme : ABAA
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Hamster, e.g. : PET
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___ Falls, city in Ore. : KLAMATH
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Freedom : LICENSE
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Vingt-___, gambling game : ETUN
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Cartographer's creation : MAP
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Discarded : CASTOFF
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He married a Duke : ASTIN
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Parts of operas : SCENAS
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Williams play : THEGLASSMENAGERIE
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This may cause a hit : RAVE
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Part of an ephah : OMER
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Head of the Unification Church : MOON
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Cast out, in a way : EGEST
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Sedate : STAID
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Port on the Strait of Dover : CALAIS
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Mutism : ALALIA
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Lawn game : BOWLINGONTHEGREEN
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Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
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Man with an army : ARNIE
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Hatfield haters : MCCOYS
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Welcome : GREET
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With morosity : SADLY
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Boat basins : MARINAS
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" . . . and my bended ___ a pillow": Confucius : ARMFOR
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Actress Jackson : KATE
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Made into law : ENACTED
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Mark Twain's elder brother : ORION
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"___ Two Cities" : ATALEOF
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Kind of finish : PHOTO
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Milk: Comb. form : LACTO
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___ B. Parker, U.S. jurist : ALTON
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Privateer : CORSAIR
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Gem facet : CULET
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Tranquil : SERENE
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Gourd used as a musical instrument : MARACA
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TV's Miss Brooks : ARDEN
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Zeus, to Zeno : DEITY
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Doing business : OPEN
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Auto-racing city : LEMANS
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Hamlet's companions of arrows : SLINGS
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Handle, to Hesse : STIEL
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Orr was one : BRUIN
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Movies' Dr. Kildare : AYRES
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Upset : DISTRAIT
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Something reducing differences : LEVELER
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Bit of wheat : GRANULE
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Recognized rank : SALUTED
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Disconcert : ABASH
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Swapped : TRADED
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River to the Danube : ISAR
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Staring : AGAZE
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Pillars surmounted by busts : HERMS
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Actor Werner : OSKAR
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Quick : FAST
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Arena in Atlanta : OMNI
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Author Vidal : GORE
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Cote cries : COOS
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Turf : SOD
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Common ailment : FLU
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Father of Shem, to an Italian : NOE
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Rockefeller in N.Y.C. : CTR
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Shack occupant : HAM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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