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New York Times, Saturday, June 8, 1985

Author:
Larry Goldhirsch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Larry Goldhirsch has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,996
Across
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Sly trick : WILE
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Ship's bow : PROW
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Hymn : PSALM
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Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
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Balder's slayer : LOKI
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Amiri Baraka, once ___ Jones : LEROI
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Vidi, translated : ISAW
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Horus's mother : ISIS
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Omanis, e.g. : ARABS
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Kidney: Comb. form : RENI
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Nickleby's employers : CHEERYBLES
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Division for Dryden : STANZA
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Boswell was one : SCOT
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Girls who do the polka? : DOTS
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"Make ___ Daddy," old TV show : ROOMFOR
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Cardinal's headdress : SCARLETHAT
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Thespian's "I'm on a ___!" : ROLE
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Port NE of Glasgow : ALLOA
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Sinbad's airlift : ROC
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Simulacrum : IMAGE
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Japanese wrestling : SUMO
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Burro, for one : PACKANIMAL
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Deejay's gear : HEADSET
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Guesswork, for short : SPEC
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Sound from Thor? : PEAL
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Shot-putter : HEAVER
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Pip's brother-in-law : JOEGARGERY
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Off target : WIDE
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Paravane : OTTER
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Alike, in Aix : EGAL
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Radar-screen spot : BLIP
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"Can't! Don't! ___! ... ": Kipling : SHANT
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Clayey mixture : MARL
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Parisienne's periodical : ELLE
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Hebrew prophet : HOSEA
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Lay low : SLAY
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Phnom Penh coin : RIEL
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Low dams : WEIRS
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Atlas feature : INSET
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Climber in hot regions : LIANA
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Rosa Bud's intended : EDWINDROOD
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Folded : PLICATE
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___ ha-Shana : ROSH
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Joad family, e.g. : OKIES
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Gaggeroos : WISECRACKS
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___ the gallery : PLAYTO
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Croat's neighbor : SERB
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Sea E of the Caspian : ARAL
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Earring's place : LOBE
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Regret the loss of : MISS
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Search about : ROOT
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"The Dram-Shop" author : ZOLA
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Deceptions : STRATAGEMS
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Uriah Heep's exposer : MRMICAWBER
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Spume : FOAM
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Speed skater Pleshkova : OLGA
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Titubate : REEL
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Dress accessory : SASH
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Aid for Spade : CLUE
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___-Ata, U.S.S.R. : ALMA
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Hic, haec, ___ : HOC
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Arrow poison : INEE
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British nobleman : PEER
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Leafless condition : APHYLLY
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Lacedaemon : SPARTA
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Sanctioned : LEGAL
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Fine, hairlike growths: Bot. : VILLI
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Cato was one : EDILE
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Drive back : REPEL
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Banter : JOSH
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Three-month Roman emperor : OTHO
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Letters from Greece : ETAS
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Actor Hackman : GENE
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___ avis : RARA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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