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New York Times, Saturday, July 6, 1985

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,024
Across
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Guernsey and Jersey : ELMS
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Detritus : SCREE
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Galena and cinnabar : ORES
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Vault : LEAP
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Tugger : HOIST
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Reddish clay : BOLE
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"Mighty ___ Rose" : LAKA
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Nevertheless : ALLTHESAME
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Run off : SKEDADDLE
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Radio-tube filler : XENON
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Asian goat antelope : SEROW
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Shoots the breeze : RAPS
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Exclamation of triumph : HAH
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"___ the night before Christmas . . . " : TWAS
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Summary : RESUME
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Scrape : ERASE
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Measurers : TAPELINES
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Careen : LIST
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Cuttlefish ink : SEPIA
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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Case for the A.A.A. : MOTORTRIP
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Anoint, old style : ANELE
44
Music maker : STEREO
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Earl ___ Biggers : DERR
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With: Prefix : SYN
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Generals' pinups : MAPS
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___ Arbus, memorable photographer : DIANE
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Zeno follower : STOIC
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Food for deer : HARDFERNS
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Imbued : PENETRATED
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Acknowledge : AVOW
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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"Let's Make ___" : ADEAL
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Actress Nyman : LENA
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Carry on : RANT
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"If My Friends Could ___ Now" : SEEME
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London's Martin : EDEN
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Pipe joints : ELLS
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Possible tire trouble : LEAK
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Hies : MAKESHASTE
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Deck item : SPADE
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Tail : SHADOW
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Kind of flat : COLDWATER
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Tricklet : RILL
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Acid-alcohol compound : ESTER
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E Afr. land : ETH
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Idée fixe : OBSESSION
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Sheepskin used in bookbinding : ROAN
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Roper or Zumwalt : ELMO
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"Wars I Have ___": G. Stein : SEEN
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Throw out : EXPEL
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Craft, in Coro : ARTE
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Rudder controls : HELMS
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Rife : ARIOT
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Toothsome : SAPID
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Not justified : UNDESERVED
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Farinaceous : MEALY
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Krupp Works site : ESSEN
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Most tempestuous : STORMIEST
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Fantasy : PIPEDREAM
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Avast, to a lubber : STOP
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Become innervated : REACT
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Al ___, Moslem's limbo : ARAF
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Bandleader Nelson : RIDDLE
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Spirit : SHADE
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Hymnist John Mason ___ : NEALE
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Box : SPAR
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Tissue layer : TELA
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Judah's second son : ONAN
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Canonical hour : NONE
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One of Zeus's disguises : SWAN
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Arabian cape : RAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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