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New York Times, Friday, July 19, 1985

Author:
James Barrick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
James Barrick has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,037
Across
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Longboats : SLOOPS
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Hastens : SPEEDS
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Barren : STERILE
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Surpass on the track : OUTRACE
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A Western grass : NEEDLEANDTHREAD
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Gas: Comb. form : AERO
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Get ___ (become accustomed) : USEDTO
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Malaprop was one : MRS
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Certain nouns: Abbr. : PLS
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Franklin and others : STOVES
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Cabbagelike plant : COLE
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Defunct alliance : SEATO
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Rorem or Buntline : NED
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Quiz-show group : PANEL
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Pre-eminent : STELLAR
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Guinness Book entries : FIRSTS
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A condiment : TABLESALT
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Builders : MASONS
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Fail to take care of : NEGLECT
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Greek contests : AGONS
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Fed. agency : FDA
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Resinous wood : ALOES
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Phooey! : RATS
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Vessel with masts : SAILER
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Rochester-to-Buffalo dir. : WSW
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Set of tools : KIT
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Of a body part : SPINAL
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Commune on the Tanaro : ASTI
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Relatives of darners : KNITTINGNEEDLES
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Onset : ASSAULT
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Creamy desserts : ECLAIRS
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Scottish nobles : THANES
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Impresses : STAMPS
Down
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Family of Addison's colleague : STEELES
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Surveys lasciviously : LEERSAT
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Church publication : ORDO
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Lube : OIL
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Il ___ (It's raining): Fr. : PLEUT
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Like some employment : SEASONAL
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Did a lawn job : SODDED
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Links strokes : PUTTS
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Combining form in chemistry : ETHO
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Stray : ERR
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Evil spirits : DAEMONS
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Red-faced : SCARLET
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Cookies : SNAPS
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De Soto contemporaries : EDSELS
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Eternal; infinite : NEVERENDING
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Gannets : SOLANS
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Monopoly : CARTEL
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Siouan people : TETONS
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Column : PILLAR
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Wt. units : LBS
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___ end (remnant) : FAG
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Trade routes : SEALANES
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Finnish money : MARKKA
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Con : AGAINST
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Like the porter in "Macbeth" : SOTTISH
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Flower of the primrose family : COWSLIP
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Canopies over beds : TESTERS
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Swoons : FAINTS
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"The ___ Family Robinson": Wyss : SWISS
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Stake : SPILE
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Exclusive group : ELECT
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Make senseless : STUN
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Eliot's Bede : ADAM
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Chinese pagoda : TAA
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High note : ELA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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