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New York Times, Sunday, July 21, 1985

99-Down : Change a tapestry

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,039
Across
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Ziti or vermicelli : PASTA
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A pal of Curly : MOE
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Reasoning power : WIT
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F.D.R.'s predecessor : HCH
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Word in a Maugham title : ALE
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Namesakes of a wife of Esau : ADAHS
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He wrote "Steps in Time" : ASTAIRE
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Jinni summoner : ALADDIN
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"Man on the Run" : TALESOFHATTAN
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Most chary : WARIEST
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Rampant fear : HYSTERIA
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"Stolen Hours" : THEDESPERATE
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Apple dish : PIE
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Erie-to-Buffalo dir. : ENE
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European yard : METER
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Wading birds : STILTS
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Two shakes : SEC
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Kind of shrew : ERD
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Col., e.g. : SCH
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Determination : WILL
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Kind of dough or ball : SOUR
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Common contract : LEASE
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Game-stopping word : TIME
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Touched down : ALIT
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"A Loss of Roses" : AREREDMYLOVE
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Lon's follower : NOL
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Flash of light : GLEAM
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Have a real crush on : ADORE
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Burstyn or Drew : ELLEN
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Trevi number : TRE
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Fate : LOT
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Represent : ENACT
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True grit : SAND
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Bad actor : HAM
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Advice to a toper : SOBERUP
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Furor : STORM
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Herzog is one : ISRAELI
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Onassis nickname : ARI
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Jack from Miami, Ariz. : ELAM
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Concert hall : ODEUM
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Bouncer's cry : OUT
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In back of : FOR
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"The ___ delicate": Shak. : AIRIS
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Insect: Comb. form : ENTOM
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Gypsy or Bedouin : NOMAD
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To boot : AND
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"Breaking Away" : UPISHARDTODO
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Chibchan : RAMA
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Ginseng or licorice : ROOT
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"Father of Lies" : SATAN
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Sei's cousin : ORCA
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Theater sign : EXIT
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Evergreen : FIR
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Nabokov heroine : ADA
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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One of the Four Horsemen : FAMINE
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Composer Jule : STYNE
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About 14 gallons in Budapest : AKO
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No and J : DRS
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Political worker : AIDE
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"Fallen Angel" : LOOKHOMEWARD
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School gathering : ASSEMBLY
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Rival : EMULATE
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"Lost Horizon" : BEYONDTHEBLUE
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Diplomatic cooling off : DETENTE
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Acid dye : ORANGER
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She started with Stiller : MEARA
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Husher's word : SSH
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Mild British oath : GOR
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Greek letters : XIS
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Numéro ___ : UNO
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Mlles., in Madrid : SRTAS
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Footway : PATH
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"An apple ___ ... " : ADAY
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Mineo and Bando : SALS
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"The Secret Heart" : THETELLTALE
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Proclaim : ASSERT
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Rackets rulers : MAFIA
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Work-safety agcy. : OSHA
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Between zeta and theta : ETA
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Willow twig : WITHE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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"Scarf up the ___ ... ": Shak. : TENDEREYE
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Ship's bow area : HAWSE
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Sharp sound : CLAP
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Male seals' surrounders : HAREMS
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"Fugitive Family" : ADEATHINTHE
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Schedule, in Metz : LISTE
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Word of welcome : ENTER
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Tall story : ATTIC
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What Forman and Huston do : DIRECT
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State north of Madras : ORISSA
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Most desirable of goals : ENDALLS
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Outdoor stairways : PERRONS
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Hook's booty : SWAG
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Money holder : TILL
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U.S. Open tennis victor over Arthur: 1972 : ILIE
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Fashion fabric : SUEDE
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Shade tree : ELM
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Old English money : ORA
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Town in Kenya : SOLAI
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Nevertheless : EVENSO
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Lesson of a sort : MORAL
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Resin used in making ink : ELEMI
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Muse of mime : ERATO
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C.I.A. tool : DECODER
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Gridiron sweep : ENDRUN
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Actress Jeanne : MOREAU
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Signs of spring : TULIPS
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Course : TREND
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Moslem's second month : SAFAR
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Vallee college town : ORONO
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"Sweet Hostage" : BIRDOFYOUTH
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Utah-Ariz. river : PARIA
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Central issues : MUTTONS
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"Escape by Night" : ATOREMEMBER
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Error : MISTAKE
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Part of M.T.M. : MOORE
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Spar with nobody : SHADOWBOX
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Year in Pope Clement VIII's era : MDC
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Fashion word : MAXI
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Lebanon's ___ Gemayel : AMIN
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Palm fruit : DATE
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Library treasures : ANA
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Big and clumsy : OAFISH
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Gentle sound : TINKLE
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Change a tapestry : REHANG
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A son of Caleb : ARDON
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Revokes a legacy : ADEEMS
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Coasters : SLEDS
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Volumes : TOMES
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Caliph's cousin : AMEER
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Rosaceous plant : DRYAS
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Texas pro : ASTRO
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Kruger or Bismarck : OTTO
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Gas: Comb. form : AERI
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South Yemen's gulf : ADEN
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Baa : BLAT
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Brain orifice : LURA
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Affirmative votes : YEAS
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Annamese measure of length : NGU

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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