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New York Times, Wednesday, June 5, 1985

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,993
Across
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Swarm : HORDE
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Sailors : TARS
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"The ___," TV program : ATEAM
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Bass-baritone Scaria : EMIL
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Present occasion : NONCE
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Fruit integument : RIND
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Behave dejectedly : MOPE
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Resolute : DETERMINED
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Stay : PROP
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Surge of wind : GUST
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Potential : LATENT
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Conqueror of Mexico : CORTES
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Swelling : EDEMA
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Moslem ruler : EMIR
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Composer Vincent d' ___ : INDY
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Particles : ATOMS
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"St. Jerome" painter : DAVINCI
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Moral : ETHICAL
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"We have met the ___ . . . ": O. H. Perry : ENEMY
44
Concern : CARE
46
City on Lake Biwa : OTSU
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Big Bertha's birthplace : ESSEN
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Deliberative body : SENATE
51
Dwarf tree : BONSAI
54
Desert fruit : DATE
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"Little Things Mean ___," Kallen hit : ALOT
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Have a wild time : TEARAROUND
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Prong : TINE
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Spicy taste : TANG
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Eskimo house : IGLOO
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"___ and out" : OVER
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Last word of Mo.'s motto : ESTO
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Cartoonist Bushmiller : ERNIE
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Headland : NESS
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Pumpernickels : RYES
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Erects : REARS
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It's on the watch : HAND
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Nebraska City's county : OTOE
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Lessee's payment : RENT
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Freshwater fish : DACE
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Come out : EMERGE
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Molding edge : ARRIS
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Articulate : JOINTED
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Queen in Swift's day : ANNE
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Interweave : RADDLE
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Enticement : TEMPTATION
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Con ___ (tenderly, maestro) : AMORE
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City and college in Wis. : RIPON
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Hibernated : SLEPT
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Euterpe's sphere : MUSIC
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Chinese nurse : AMAH
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Yield : CEDE
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Arabian sultanate : OMAN
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Split : RIVE
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Periods of the academic year : TRIMESTERS
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Henna user : DYER
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Meticulous : NICE
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Prefix denoting eight : OCTA
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Nuts, sometimes : MAST
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Veer : SLUE
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Polish river : NYSA
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Integument : TESTA
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Moderately slow movement in a symphony : ANDANTE
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Aunt's role, at times : SITTER
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More uncanny : EERIER
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Staff symbolic of office : BATON
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A source of oil : OLIVE
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Ides kin : NONES
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Historic city in Greece : ARGOS
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Simple : EASY
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Giant of folklore : OGRE
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Black, in Brest : NOIR
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Mates of bucks : DOES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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