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New York Times, Wednesday, June 26, 1985

Author:
Elaine George
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Elaine George has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,014
Across
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"To ___ and a bone . . . ": Kipling : ARAG
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Best-selling drink : COLA
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Phase : FACET
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Island off Java : BALI
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Whilom Reagan Sec. of State : HAIG
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Idolize : ADORE
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"Give ___ a horse . . . " : AMAN
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Bayou soup ingredient : OKRA
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Balzac's birthplace : TOURS
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Iced, spiced wine drink : SANGAREE
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Engine lever : TAPPET
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Author Hunter : EVAN
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Fountain treats : MALTEDS
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Gyroidal : SPIRAL
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Sack : FIRE
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Torment : HARASSMENT
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Aptly named cheese : EDAM
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Askew : ATILT
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"Snake eye" : ONE
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Having wings : ALATE
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Iranian of yore : MEDE
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Baptism, matrimony, etc. : SACRAMENTS
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Cause of ruin : BANE
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Lord Nelson's crewmen : LIMEYS
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Plentiful : COPIOUS
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Last royal governor of Mass. : GAGE
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Cooling drink : LEMONADE
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Fall yard-worker : RAKER
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Diminish : WANE
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Top Romanov : TSAR
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Upright : ONEND
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Glimpsed : EYED
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Gets stuck in muck : MIRES
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This, to Maria : ESTA
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Whoppers : LIES
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Down with, in Paris : ABAS
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Hindu deity : RAMA
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King of the comics : ALAN
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Mixer at a bar : GINGERALE
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Hymn tunes : CHORALS
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Like a bucket of song : OAKEN
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Capital of Rome : LIRE
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One of the Khans : AGA
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Femme ___ : FATALE
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Espouse : ADOPT
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Two-door on four wheels : COUPE
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Threw wildly at Shea : ERRED
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Checks and probes : TESTS
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Skipper's "Stop!" : AVAST
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Piquant : TART
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U.M.W. member : MINER
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Spurious : SHAM
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Noggin : PATE
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Crocus or gladiolus : IRID
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Fight with Athos : FENCE
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Voices anguish : MOANS
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Basic and powerful : ELEMENTAL
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Canute, for one : DANE
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Ramsey Clark's occ. : ATTY
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Kind of hall : MESS
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Chico's comrade : AMIGO
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Author Bellow : SAUL
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San Francisco Bay city : ALAMEDA
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Managerial groups : BOARDS
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Hoppe shot : CAROM
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Muscat native : OMANI
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Raising game : POKER
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Ballroom Castle : IRENE
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Playwright Jean : GENET
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Wagers : LAYS
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Piedmontese wine center : ASTI
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Go out with : DATE
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Large sea birds : ERNS
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Teensy : WEE

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

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