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New York Times, Wednesday, July 31, 1985

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,049

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Across
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Civil-rights org. : NAACP
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Candida's creator : SHAW
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German philosopher : MARX
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Saul's witch of ___ : ENDOR
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Foofaraw : TODO
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Descendant of Fatima : EMIR
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Like a dum-dum : INANE
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Exude : OOZE
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Brilliant star : NOVA
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Inventor Edwin's cloak (or painting) : LANDSCAPE
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Hoosegow : POKEY
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Glabrous : SMOOTH
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Thus far : YET
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Superman's Lane : LOIS
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Strategic position : VANTAGE
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European spa : BADEN
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Tiny paladin (or Monday evening) : WEEKNIGHT
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Macaw : ARA
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Flies high : SOARS
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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Moscow mimes (or editors) : REDACTORS
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Jogs : TROTS
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Deep-voiced woodwind : BASSOON
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"Take ___ Train" : THEA
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Flatfoot : COP
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Historic records : ANNALS
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Tumult : BABEL
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Own a nanny (or try) : HAVEAGOAT
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Drama's conflict : AGON
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Hunkydory : JAKE
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Callas role : NORMA
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Discovery : FIND
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Author of "Battle Cry" : URIS
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Amount to : TOTAL
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Those opposed : FOES
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Courteous bloke : GENT
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Lewis Carroll animal : SNARK
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Simon and Sedaka : NEILS
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Former Indo-Chinese state : ANNAM
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"A Bell for ___" : ADANO
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Give solace to : CONDOLE
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Star of "The Music Man" : PRESTON
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Portico : STOA
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Eyelet : HOOP
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Woodsman's tool : ADZE
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Sorrow : WOE
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Amahl's creator : MENOTTI
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Frenzied : AMOK
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Sunder : RIVE
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Radiologist's photo : XRAY
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Greek letter : CHI
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Noted Quaker : PENN
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Wild oxen : YAKS
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Syncope : SWOON
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Russian linear measure : VERST
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Field: Comb. form : AGRO
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Mountain pass : GHAT
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Provençal summers : ETES
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Fishhook : BARB
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Expanse : AREA
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Papas : DADS
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Cereal spike : EAR
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Crossroads sign : STOP
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Climbs : ASCENDS
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Self-composed : COOL
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Group of keleps (or lessees) : TENANTS
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City on the Irawaddy : RANGOON
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"Some ___ meat . . . ": Burns : HAE
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Main artery : AORTA
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University at Beaumont, Tex. : LAMAR
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Approach stealthily : STALK
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Loft the golf ball : BAFF
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Exchange fee : AGIO
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Maxilla or malar : BONE
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Leporid : HARE
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Related : AKIN
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Waistcoat : VEST
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Container for Omar : JUG

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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