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New York Times, Tuesday, July 30, 1985

1-Down : "New Earth" composer: 1935

Author:
Dorothy Smitonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Dorothy Smitonick has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,048
Across
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Therefore : HENCE
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Jewish month : TEBET
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L.B.J. and R.M.N., once : VPS
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Angry ___ get-out : ASALL
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Drivers' org. : AAA
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Houdini's grip? : BAGOFTRICKS
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N.Y.-to-Ore. dir. : NNW
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Down Under native : AUSSIE
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Exploit : GEST
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Suffix with acid : ITY
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Tent : ENCAMP
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Unification Church, e.g. : SECT
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Movie mogul : MAYER
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Weakens : SAPS
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Jr., e.g. : DESC
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Superficial displays : VENEERS
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Friendly correspondents : PENPALS
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N.K.V.D. predecessor : OGPU
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Season : SALT
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Diocese : SEE
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Not suitable : UNFIT
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Football pos. : CTR
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Defeat : BEAT
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Use a divining rod : DOWSE
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Tadpole, caterpillar, etc. : LARVAE
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Chief : MAIN
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Cover with netting : ENLACE
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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Present for Mom and Dad : BUNDLEOFJOY
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Hood's exit : LAM
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Iroquoian group : ERIES
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Statue's garb : DRAPE
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Frat vets : SRS
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Sped : RACED
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Circuit courts : EYRES
Down
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"New Earth" composer: 1935 : HABA
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Equine has-beens : NAGS
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Hideaway for a skeleton? : CLOSET
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Impish : ELFIN
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Sailor : TAR
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Puzzles : ENIGMAS
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Muscles : BICEPS
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Order having teeth : ELKS
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Affirmation of beliefs : TESTAMENT
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Conceited person? : VANITYCASE
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Kind of girdle : PANTIE
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Twain hero : SAWYER
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P.I. : TEC
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Dolomites or Pennines : ALPS
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Grate : RASP
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Former Soho coin, for short : SOV
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Homophone for air : ERE
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Pandora's box, in a way : CANOFWORMS
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"___ Song," Huston hit : SEPTEMBER
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARU
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Crandall of baseball : DEL
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Catherine ___, last wife of Henry VIII : PARR
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Meadow : LEA
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Coterie : SET
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Straphanger : STANDEE
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Mo and Stu from Ariz. : UDALLS
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"Shed ___!": Keats : NOTEAR
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Hospital department : CLINIC
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Habitat for bats? : BELFRY
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Gaggle formation : VEE
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Positive pole : ANODE
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Aroma : AURA
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Slightly open : AJAR
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Survive problems : COPE
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Easy on the ___ : EYES
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Eng. monetary units, formerly : LSD

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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