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YOU MIGHT SAY THAT . . .

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1985

Author:
Sally Coyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 688 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 25, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,997
Across
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Good-natured exchange : BANTER
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___ Alaska : BAKED
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Final touch : ICING
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Word with share or sole : PLOW
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Salad ingredient : ENDIVE
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Byron poem : LARA
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Directors are ___ : STAGECOACHES
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To get kindling, ___ : CHOPSTICKS
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Word with apart or amiss : TAKE
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City in Utah : OGDEN
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Par ___ (by airmail) : AVION
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African worm : LOA
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Site of many Van Gogh paintings : ARLES
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City maps : PLATS
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Engaged lass : FIANCEE
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Affixed : APPENDED
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Contradict : BELIE
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Lassie and Asta are ___ : DOGSTARS
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Spiny : THORNED
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Another look is a ___ : SECONDSIGHT
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In medias ___ : RES
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Sprawled : LOLLED
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In Hades : BELOW
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Kentish freedman : LAET
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Poilu's weapon : ARME
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"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
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Spit or pin followers : CURLS
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Travail : AGONY
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___ the face of : FLYIN
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Forms a lap : SITS
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Nimbus : HALO
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Ambit : SCOPE
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Rock salt : HALITE
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Skater Babilonia : TAI
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Dowsers are ___ : WELLWISHERS
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Saltwater springs : SALINES
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Anglo-Saxon freemen : CEORLS
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Heathcliff's milieu : MOORS
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___ Mai, Thai city : CHIANG
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A biblical language : CHALDEE
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Medieval bards were ___ : TALEBEARERS
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Finance man: Abbr. : CPA
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Moon valleys : RILLES
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Apples, e.g. : POMES
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West namesakes : MAES
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Synagogue : SHUL
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Western ski resort : ASPEN
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At ___ (uncertain) : ALOSS
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Factory : PLANT
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Flinch : START
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Bandleader Kenton : STAN
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Songbird : CHAT
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Vogue : CRAZE
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Run : COURSE
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Mountain on which Aaron died : HOR
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A couturier's display is a ___ : CLOTHESLINE
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Chaise occupant : LOUNGER
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All : ENTIRELY
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Fraternal-order member : MOOSE
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Long pillows : BOLSTERS
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Foxy fellow : REYNARD
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Obloquy : ABUSE
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Comedian Milton : BERLE
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Black bird : ANI
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Harsh light : GLARE
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"We're off ___ the Wizard" : TOSEE
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___ en scène : MISE
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Marionettes are ___ : BLOCKHEADS
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Artists' studios are ___ : DRAWINGROOMS
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___ were (seemingly) : ASIT
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Advantages : EDGES
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Arbitrated for the Cards : UMPED
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Dine in public : EATOUT
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Humdinger : LULU
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Tedious : WEARY
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Old hat : PASSE
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Gag feeder : STOOGE
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Kind of man or seller : BEST
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Pier of a sort : ANTA
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Minn. neighbor : NDAK
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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___ Curie, daughter of Marie : EVE
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Taped : RECORDED
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___ lizard (Gila monster) : BEADED
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Suffixes with suffer and utter : ANCES
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Actress Madeline : KAHN
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Scottish uncle : EME
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Reject : DISALLOW
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Provoked : INCITED
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Small salmon : COHOS
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Goffer : IRON
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Pinch : NIP
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Feature of the Gay Nineties : GASLIGHT
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Flexible : PLIANT
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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Mork's planet : ORK
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Existed : WAS
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Eyed provocatively : OGLED
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Make croutons : TOAST
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Worthless : VAIN
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Writers Edwards and Sexton : ANNES
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River of the Southwest : PECOS
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Mossback : FOGEY
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Air fare is a ___ : CARRYINGCHARGE
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Recluse : EREMITE
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Ascetics of yore : ESSENES
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Finally : ATLAST
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Exaggerated fear : PHOBIA
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A victory celebration is a ___ : POLITICALPARTY
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Mr. Gardner's namesakes : ERLES
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Carillon item : BELL
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Actress Keaton : DIANE
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Asian goat antelope : SEROW
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Spills over : SLOPS
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Wall Street optimists : BULLS
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Spent : ALLIN
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Street for Pedro : CALLE
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Bitter : ACERB
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Furze : GORSE
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Part songs : FALAS
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"___ Johnny!" : HERES
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Pumps, e.g. : SHOES
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Minute distances : HAIRS
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Wednesday's eponym : WODEN
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Moslem prayer leaders : IMAMS
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Money in Peru : SOLES
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A pane of stamps : SHEET
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President Arthur's wife : ELLEN
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Davit, e.g. : CRANE
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Uninvited attendee : CRASHER
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Water-soluble protein : HISTONE
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Jag or cog : TOOTH
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Dumbfound : AMAZE
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Ship official : PURSER
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Edits : ALTERS
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Consisting of flaky layers : PLATY
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Dwarf : STUNT
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Get ___ of oneself : AHOLD
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Catch, in Cannes : PRISE
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Rustic road : LANE
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Pickled pigs' feet, e.g. : SOUSE
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Type of light-verse quatrain : CLERIHEW
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Locked : CLOSEDUP
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Bryant and Whittier : COLLEGES
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Model-T adjunct : CRANK
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Legation : EMBASSY
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Kind of cream or dough : SOUR
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Scicoloni on the screen : LOREN
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Scholastic's phrase for "existence realized" : INACTU
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By : BESIDE
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Wood for cabinetwork : ALDER
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" . . . Amateur Hour" man : BOWES
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Cuckoo : GAGA
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Bugle call : TAPS
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Marquand sleuth : MOTO
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M : IOOO
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Self-righteous : SMUG
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Family of Ercole III : ESTE
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Palais social event : BAL
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Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
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"Black gold" : OIL
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Noted painter of birds : EDE
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Training inst. at Woolwich, Eng. : RMA
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Marmot's kin : RAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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