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New York Times, Thursday, July 18, 1985

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,036

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Across
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Twofold : DUPLE
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Footless animal : APOD
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Plant pest : MITE
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___ ease (uncomfortable) : ILLAT
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"The Forty Days of ___ Dagh" : MUSA
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Maple genus : ACER
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___ while (linger) : STAYA
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Perform musically although untrained : PLAYBYEAR
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Snowflakes : CRYSTALS
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___-jongg : MAH
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Panay native : ATI
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Sandra of films : DEE
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Hebrew letter : ALEPH
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Goddess of youth : HEBE
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Citadel of Moscow : KREMLIN
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End : OMEGA
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Land once Chosen : KOREA
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___ loss for words : ATA
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Gulf of Guinea feeder : NIGER
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A date in Roma : IDI
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Synthetic fiber : RAYON
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Actor Alan from Allestree : BATES
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Dark hues, in poesy : EBONS
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Mollifies : TEMPERS
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" . . . unto us ___ is given" : ASON
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Kingdom : REALM
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Ski star ___ Dotzauer : UWE
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Arafat's org. : PLO
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Basketball strategy : ONEONONE
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Tries to gain favor : PLAYSUPTO
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"Humor is ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ADRUG
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Bonn title : HERR
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Kind of agent or house : ROAD
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Geometric figures: Comb. form : HEDRA
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Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
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Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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Ford "lemon" : EDSEL
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Phonograph record : DISC
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Extremist : ULTRA
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Obey the rules : PLAYTHEGAME
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___ to (blockade) : LAYSIEGE
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Virginia, to René : ETAT
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More than adequate : AMPLE
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Throb : PULSE
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
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Distress while awake: Med. : DAYMARE
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Willful violence : MAYHEM
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Hood's diamonds : ICE
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Oolong, e.g. : TEA
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Misjudge : ERR
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Spain's Islas ___ : BALEARES
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Sweetened drink : ADE
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Pun : PLAYONWORDS
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___ all cylinders : HITON
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Gym gear : BARBELLS
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Actor-singer Kristofferson : KRIS
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Soprano Merriman et al. : NANS
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Step ___ (hustle) : ONIT
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Type of box : MITER
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Little foxes : KITS
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Lyric poem : ODE
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Teemed : ABOUNDED
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War garb for Richards I and II : ARMOURS
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A writing surface: Comb. form : PAPYRO
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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Jots : IOTAS
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Positive terminal : ANODE
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Habituate : ENURE
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Missouri River dam : OAHE
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Alike, in Arles : EGAL
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Letter on a key : PHI
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Wielded the baton : LED
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"Happy Days ___ Here Again" : ARE
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"Israfel" poet : POE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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