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New York Times, Friday, June 28, 1985

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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F
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R
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I
4
E
5
Z
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E
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G
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R
9
A
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D
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E
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S
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L
A
W
Y
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R
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S
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B
L
A
T
A
N
T
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A
M
O
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B
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L
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T
T
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C
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R
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J
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U
T
I
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L
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Z
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S
H
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E
D
I
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T
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O
P
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N
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D
I
A
L
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S
A
M
O
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S
28
S
O
D
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T
E
E
N
Y
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N
A
D
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R
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N
E
33
A
R
E
S
T
34
D
A
I
35
S
36
D
R
O
P
37
C
38
O
L
L
A
T
39
E
40
C
O
S
41
T
42
S
43
H
A
R
E
S
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R
A
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T
46
P
E
E
P
47
S
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O
L
O
R
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R
I
S
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S
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A
A
R
E
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R
I
T
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D
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V
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S
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R
I
D
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A
B
U
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S
I
V
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L
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M
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C
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T
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N
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A
R
R
A
N
G
E
62
E
N
D
E
R
S
63
K
E
D
G
E
S
© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,016
Across
1
Architectural adornment : FRIEZE
7
A, B, C, etc. : GRADES
13
Bailey, Belli et al. : LAWYERS
15
Glaringly obtrusive : BLATANT
16
Like a microscopic animal : AMOEBAN
17
Trellis : LATTICE
18
Indian reign : RAJ
19
Make serviceable : UTILIZE
21
"___ Didn't Say Yes" : SHE
22
Shape up a script : EDIT
24
Express a belief : OPINE
25
Push-button predecessor : DIAL
26
Aegean island : SAMOS
28
Turf : SOD
29
Wee : TEENY
30
Public defender, in a way : NADER
32
Most intimate : NEAREST
34
Head-table location : DAIS
36
Unit of rain : DROP
37
Compare critically : COLLATE
40
Budget considerations : COSTS
43
Prey of the hounds : HARES
44
Stoolie : RAT
46
Furtive glimpses : PEEPS
48
Genus of swans : OLOR
49
Escalates : RISES
51
Alpine Rhine feeder : AARE
52
Slower, in mus. : RIT
53
Disencumbers : DIVESTS
55
Disencumber : RID
56
Insulting : ABUSIVE
58
Ominously indistinct : LOOMING
60
Hiker's flask : CANTEEN
61
Put in order : ARRANGE
62
Co-Nobelist in medicine: 1954 : ENDERS
63
Anchors : KEDGES
Down
1
Signal fires : FLARES
2
Riyadh fasting period : RAMADAN
3
Mt. Suribachi's locale : IWOJIMA
4
Spud feature : EYE
5
Indian ox : ZEBU
6
A daughter of Nereus : ERATO
7
Ice : GLAZE
8
Evaluate : RATE
9
N.Y.S.E. abbr. : ATT
10
Oxeyes : DAISIES
11
Put under a spell : ENCHANT
12
Hard and tough : STEELY
14
Sassy ones : SNIPS
15
Bedazzled : BLINDED
20
Celebrity : LION
23
Tot : TODDLER
25
Kind of fishing : DEEPSEA
27
Marine barkers : SEALS
29
Flock : TROOP
31
Spanish estuary : RIA
33
Bowlike line : ARC
35
"I have ___ to be Thine . . . ": Melville : STRIVEN
37
Prospero's slave : CALIBAN
38
Resonant : OROTUND
39
Adroitness : EASE
41
Activity in a car chase : TEARING
42
Small-game trap : SPRINGE
43
Roman poet-satirist : HORACE
45
Electrical genius Nikola : TESLA
47
Marsh plants : SEDGES
49
Splits : RIVES
50
"Delivery" bird : STORK
53
One using a cutting tool : DIER
54
Grievous : SORE
57
Sault ___ Marie : STE
59
"All poets are ___": Burton : MAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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