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New York Times, Wednesday, July 3, 1985

Author:
Mary C. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K W }, Scrabble score: 336 (avg 1.80)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Mary Cee Whitten has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,021

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Across
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Pinnacles : ACMES
6
Goose-flesh arouser : FEAR
10
A memorable Pitts : ZAZU
14
Actor Peter : BOYLE
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Polish river, to Germans : ALLE
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"Jug-of-wine" poet : OMAR
17
Vaudeville "royalty" : BURLESQUEQUEENS
20
D.C. group : EPA
21
Milkmaid's measure : PAILFUL
22
Conrad setting : SEA
23
A. A. of mysteries : FAIR
24
Needle ___ haystack : INA
26
Clears the windshield : DEFOGS
29
Allegory : PARABLE
33
Poplar popular in puzzles : ABELE
34
Woodsy misfit : BABE
35
Boy in "The Yearling" : JODY
37
Actress Garr : TERI
38
Alleviated : EASED
39
Eye part : UVEA
40
Writer Bombeck : ERMA
41
Cager Archibald : NATE
42
Sportscaster Musburger : BRENT
43
In a miserly way : TIGHTLY
45
Wrinkle : CREASE
46
Sound detector : EAR
47
Cheap trinket : GAUD
48
Huxtable or Rehan : ADA
51
Partisans : ZEALOTS
54
Bex or Dax : SPA
57
Makes fun of Ellery? : BURLESQUESQUEEN
60
Neural network : RETE
61
Bounce : OUST
62
U.S.S.R. range : URALS
63
Holly : ILEX
64
Framework for plaster : LATH
65
Nine: Comb. form : ENNEA
Down
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Singer Lane : ABBE
2
___ de grâce : COUP
3
Pianist Hess : MYRA
4
Architect's add-on : ELL
5
Lake dweller's worry : SEEPAGE
6
Moslem mendicant : FAQIR
7
Hebrew month : ELUL
8
Letter for Moses : ALEF
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Necessary : REQUIRED
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Emoter Caldwell : ZOE
11
Author Ben ___ Williams : AMES
12
Grey of the purple sage : ZANE
13
Major or Minor preceder : URSA
18
Je ne ___ quoi : SAIS
19
Funny-bone neighbor : ULNA
23
Maple covering : FOLIAGE
25
Renounced : ABJURED
26
History-quiz detail : DATE
27
German statesman : EBERT
28
Noted Italian physicist : FERMI
29
Londoner's meat pie : PASTY
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___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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"I ___ Parade" : LOVEA
32
British noble family : EDENS
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Canaanite deity : BAAL
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Eucalypt : YATE
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Mezzanine : ENTRESOL
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Abrupt in speech : BRUSQUE
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Skyline overcast : HAZE
45
Grimalkins : CATS
47
"Pride ___ before . . . " : GOETH
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Dugout shelter : ABRI
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Event for seconds : DUEL
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Turquoise cousin : AQUA
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Keen desire : LUST
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O'Casey or Connery : SEAN
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He kicked to conquer : PELE
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Amphora handle : ANSA
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"The Joy of ___": Brandreth : LEX
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Keatsian container : URN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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