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New York Times, Thursday, August 1, 1985

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,050
Across
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Leader's concern : MORALE
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Sententious : TERSE
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Kin of boa constrictors : ABOMAS
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Mad; wild : FRENETIC
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Waterway : SLUICE
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Young entrepreneur's offering : LEMONADE
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Games pieces : TILES
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Family member : MOM
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Lop : SEVER
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Alike, in Amiens : EGAL
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Gypsy's card : TAROT
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Milne's "When We ___ Very Young" : WERE
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Physicist's measure : RAD
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Hit or miss : ERRATIC
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Draft initials : SSS
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Brew maker : TEABAG
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Poetry of a people : EPOS
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Renaissance sword : ESTOC
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Spartacus, e.g. : SLAVE
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Grafted, in heraldry : ENTE
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Impassive : STOLID
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They arrest AWOL's : MPS
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Alpine warbler : YODELER
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Receptacle for three men : TUB
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Schonberg's "Moses und ___" : ARON
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Fresh-water fish : DACE
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Seneca's suppers : CENAE
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Tainted : BAD
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Macho type : HEMAN
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Winter woe : HEADCOLD
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Abraham, e.g. : SEMITE
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Dubs : ENTITLES
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Youngster in a pride : LIONET
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Lute of N India : SAROD
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TV's Matt Dillon : ARNESS
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Conquer : MASTER
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Compel : OBLIGATE
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Drum rolls : ROULADES
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Swiss poet, philosopher: 1821–81 : AMIEL
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Varnish bases : LACS
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Suffix with Annam : ESE
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Pro ___ : TEM
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He lived 905 years : ENOS
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Freshen : RENEW
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Barrel parts : STAVES
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Down producers : EIDERS
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Plant life : FLORA
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Distant : REMOTE
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Demeter's Roman counterpart : CERES
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Edge: Abbr. : MARG
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Powerful caterpillar : TRACTOR
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Tout : TIPSTER
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Hardwood : EBONY
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Complexion : COLOR
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Greek goddess of punishment : ATE
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Mineo or Maglie : SAL
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Whole grain has it : VITAMINE
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Imparts learning : EDUCATES
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Fit for consumption : EDIBLE
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Yukon vehicle : SLED
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Papier-___ : MACHE
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Dolls up : PREENS
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Musical form : SONATA
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Modified organisms : ECADS
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Poetic American siblings : BENETS
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Rock bottom : NADIR
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Rum, to some : DEMON
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Prefix for plasm : ECTO
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Edsel Ford, e.g. : HEIR
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Antiquated : OLD
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Historian Marshall : SLA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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