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New York Times, Tuesday, July 16, 1985

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,034
Across
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Did work with : PLIED
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Type of jazz singing : SCAT
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Aperture : HOLE
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Utah river : UINTA
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___ Ranger : LONE
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Hyalite : OPAL
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Thurmond of S.C. : STROM
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Shortly : ANON
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Comical one : CARD
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Trickery : SHENANIGAN
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Stimulate : URGE
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Left : GONE
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Spring holiday : EASTER
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Kitchen device : MASHER
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Peel : STRIP
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Bristle : SETA
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Mentioned : NOTED
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Electioneered : STUMPED
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School : EDUCATE
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Rio dance : SAMBA
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Celebration : GALA
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River to the Caspian Sea : URAL
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Less than : UNDER
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Cuddle : NESTLE
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Light-brown silken cloth : PONGEE
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Film dog : ASTA
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Excited : AGOG
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Tricky action : SUBTERFUGE
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"___ le roi!" : VIVE
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Far East, etc. : ASIA
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Certain test : FINAL
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Constantly : EVER
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Shakespearean king : LEAR
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"Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
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Put trust in : RELY
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Portable shelter : TENT
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Soprano Mitchell : LEONA
Down
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"___ in Boots" : PUSS
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Baltic nat. : LITH
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Concerning : INRE
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Jacket or collar : ETON
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Impair : DAMAGE
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Done in : SLAIN
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Produce a jam : CONGEST
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Puzzler's ox : ANOA
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Sawbuck : TENNER
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Trickery : HOCUSPOCUS
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Museum display, at times : OPART
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Vast : LARGE
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Presbyter : ELDER
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Japanese aborgine : AINU
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Heap : MASS
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Unfermented grape juice : STUM
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Trickery : HUMBUGGERY
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Chinese weight unit : TAEL
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Border : EDGE
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Fruit pie : TART
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Lat. phrase : ETAL
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Proofreader's "forget it" : DELE
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Window part : PANE
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"Divine Comedy" author : DANTE
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Omani man : ARABIAN
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Process sea water : DESALT
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Dressing-down : EARFUL
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Road constructor : PAVER
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Pointed arch : OGIVE
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Fresh : NOVEL
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Establish : START
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Plaintiff : USEE
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Select : FINE
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"___ the pure all things are pure": Paul : UNTO
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Earn : GAIN
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Cinders of comics : ELLA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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