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ALTAR-ATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 1985

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 586 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,990
Across
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Avoid formal nuptials : ELOPE
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Château story : ETAGE
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Embarrass : ABASH
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Poke : JAB
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Unit of capacitance : FARAD
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Ancient stringed instrument : NEBEL
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Malory's "___ d'Arthur" : MORTE
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Gone by : AGO
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J. M. Barrie opus : THELITTLEMINISTER
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Mover's need : VAN
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Incipient grads : SRS
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Groups in coops : BROODS
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Old English letter : EDH
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He abdicated for love : EDWARD
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A rival of Babylonia : ELAM
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Musical syllables : TRAS
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Where cows browse : LEA
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Carson McCullers opus : THEMEMBEROFTHEWEDDING
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Hound's sound : YELP
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Golden or Walden : POND
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Suffix with Brooklyn or Israel : ITE
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Excessive sentimentality : GOO
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" . . . Shrew" musical : KISSMEKATE
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Place : PUT
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Lugged a thug to the jug : RANIN
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Baseball stat. : ERA
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International aid org.: 1943–47 : UNRRA
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Rumanian city : IASI
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Traveler's need : VALISE
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Pusher's activity : ADDICTING
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Self-defense system : KARATE
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Evelyn Waugh opus : BRIDESHEADREVISITED
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Vampires : LAMIAS
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Tend to move (toward) : GRAVITATE
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Furniture wheel : CASTER
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Mine, in Metz : AMOI
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"Ad ___ per aspera," Kansas motto : ASTRA
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Handle clumsily : PAW
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Tequila, e.g. : LICOR
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Japanese woman diver : AMA
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Rarity, to J. R. Lowell : ADAYINJUNE
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Hippie's home : PAD
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"___ your pardon!" : IBEG
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Thessalian mountain : OSSA
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Poe opus, with "The" : FALLOFTHEHOUSEOFUSHER
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Altar on high : ARA
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"Middletown" co-author : LYND
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Climbing, twining stem : BINE
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Australian marsupial : WOMBAT
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Opp. of masculine : FEM
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Cozy; familiar : HOMISH
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Woolf's "___ Dalloway" : MRS
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Nest-egg acct. : IRA
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Browning opus : THERINGANDTHEBOOK
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Where to find cattails : FEN
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Rose-colored dye : EOSIN
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Lout : LOOBY
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England's Isle of ___ : ELY
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Hit hard : SMOTE
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Daisy cutter's relative : LINER
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Prenuptial events : DATES
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Newts : EFTS
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Bert of "leonine" fame : LAHR
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Pyrite and galena : ORES
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Chum : PAL
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Safe, as some mushrooms : EDIBLE
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Inter, as a Pharaoh : ENTOMB
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End: Comb. form : TELO
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Retired : ABED
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Engagement gift : GEMSTONE
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A descendant of Aaron : ELI
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Halfway between bow and stern : AMIDSHIPS
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Nonsense! : BOSH
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Skill : ART
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Addison's partner : STEELE
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Kept control over : HERDED
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Sumatran neighbor : JAVA
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Chinese gelatin : AGAR
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Uniting force : BOND
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Mine vehicle : TRAM
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Spruce : NEAT
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Handful of cotton : WAD
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Napoleons I and III: Abbr. : EMPS
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Country address: Abbr. : RFD
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Tad : TYKE
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"Next of skin" : HEIR
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Lohengrin's love : ELSA
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Eastern Church bishop : EPARCH
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Take turns : ROTATE
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Needle case : ETUI
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Rainy : WET
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Light : IGNITE
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Bruited : NOISED
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Part of "G.W.T.W." : GONE
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Less clear : MUDDIER
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Make beloved : ENDEAR
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___ Kringle : KRISS
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N.J. river or bay : RARITAN
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Winged ant : ALATE
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Madagascan lemur : INDRI
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Biographer of artists: 1511–74 : VASARI
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"We ___ please" : AIMTO
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Othello's betrayer : IAGO
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"Gunsmoke" role : KITTY
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Nantyglo and ___, Wales : BLAINA
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Scaramouch : RASCAL
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Gets around : EVADES
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Appearance : VISAGE
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Music symbol : CLEF
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Eastern nurse : AMAH
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Small, rich cupcake : MADELEINE
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Door sign : PUSH
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Handle, to Henri : ANSE
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Tear's partner : WEAR
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Fitting : APT
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Largest Arab emirate : ABUDHABI
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He loved Carmen : JOSE
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Charged atom : ION
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Sci. room : LAB
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Emulates Bryan : ORATES
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Understand thoroughly : FATHOM
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Song of praise : HYMN
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___ dictum : OBITER
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Dace or plaice : FISH
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Not in anyone's possession : UNHELD
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Man and ___ : WIFE
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Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
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"___ happy returns!" : MANY
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Glass material : FRIT
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Judah's second son : ONAN
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Gds. : MDSE
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Debatable : MOOT
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Peignoir : ROBE
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""The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
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That, in Toledo : ESO
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"For Me and My ___," 1917 song : GAL
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Scarf : BOA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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