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New York Times, Monday, June 24, 1985

Author:
Nancy McCarthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Nancy McCarthy has 47 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,012

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Across
1
David Low's colonel : BLIMP
6
Pious insincerity : CANT
10
Quick pokes : JABS
14
Not express : LOCAL
15
U.S.S.R.-China river boundary : AMUR
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Doubly curved molding : OGEE
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City S of Gainesville : OCALA
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Actress Schneider : ROMY
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Strongly alcoholic : HARD
20
Police persuaders : BILLYCLUBS
22
African river : NILE
23
N.C. college : ELON
24
Hide treater : TANNER
26
Full of lumps : CLODDY
30
Sapid : TASTY
32
Pilate's "man" : HOMO
33
Schoolroom fixture : DESK
35
Ghana's capital : ACCRA
39
Changed a bill : AMENDED
41
Fixes upon a stake : IMPALES
43
Lustrous velvet : PANNE
44
Germ plasm element : GENE
46
Odd notion : KINK
47
Saudi neighbor : YEMEN
49
Proficient ones : ADEPTS
51
Streisand : BARBRA
54
Big blow : GALE
56
Continually : EVER
57
Fabricated flimsily : JERRYBUILT
63
Puerto ___ : RICO
64
Unwritten : ORAL
65
Subordinate : UNDER
66
This, in Valencia : ESTO
67
Sunder : RIVE
68
Diacritical mark : TILDE
69
Accepted : TOOK
70
Comprehends : SEES
71
Porterhouse or sirloin : STEAK
Down
1
Amorphous lump : BLOB
2
Places : LOCI
3
Suffix with myth or poet : ICAL
4
Shop complex : MALL
5
Got in the game : PLAYED
6
Producer Ponti : CARLO
7
Equals in effect, with "to" : AMOUNTS
8
Anesthetized : NUMB
9
Furtive meetings : TRYSTS
10
Country corn bread : JOHNNYCAKE
11
On the other hand : AGAIN
12
Comedian Milton : BERLE
13
Exodus feast : SEDER
21
Glasgow's river : CLYDE
25
Nipa : ATAP
26
Fellow : CHAP
27
Glen Gray's Casa ___ Orchestra : LOMA
28
Prophetic sign : OMEN
29
Free-style fracas : DONNYBROOK
31
Basically alike : AKIN
34
Sharpness : EDGE
36
Very short film : CLIP
37
Lessee's responsibility : RENT
38
Fixes a price : ASKS
40
Doe and roe : DEER
42
Farinaceous : MEALY
45
Etch : ENGRAVE
48
Big leagues : MAJORS
50
Career beginnings : DEBUTS
51
Special Forces headgear : BERET
52
Dispatch boat : AVISO
53
Right-hand page : RECTO
55
City on the Rhone : ARLES
58
Lake port : ERIE
59
Military group : UNIT
60
Run in neutral : IDLE
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Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
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Tough trip : TREK

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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