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New York Times, Wednesday, August 14, 1985

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,063
Across
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Synagogue : SHUL
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L. A. district : WATTS
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Deere's machine : PLOW
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She-wolf: Sp. : LOBA
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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Racer ___ Ridge : RIVA
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Energy bloc : OPEC
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Gardener's material : FERTILIZER
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Zoo skyscraper : GIRAFFE
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Stately court dance : PAVANE
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Guy's date : GAL
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Director Frank : CAPRA
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Glove fabric : SUEDE
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Grain beards : ARISTAE
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Membranes : TELAE
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Garfield's stooge : ODIE
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Shade shade : ECRU
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Toscanini's namesakes : ARTUROS
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Kind of horse or camel : ARABIAN
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Groucho : MARX
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Homeric letters : PSIS
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Actress Berger : SENTA
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Alkaloid in coffee : CAFFEIN
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Eureka! : BINGO
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Like a bireme : OARED
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Indian dominion : RAJ
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Adler or Stevens : STELLA
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Scarlet singer : TANAGER
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Bizarre : OUTLANDISH
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Carte before the course : MENU
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Amerind : OTOE
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___ Granth: Hindu writings : DASAM
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What Schwarzenegger pumps : IRON
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Wine casks : TUNS
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Architect's girders : IBARS
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Famed Fed : NESS
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Wade through slush : SLOG
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Pueblo dweller : HOPI
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"Deutschland ___ alles" : UBER
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Tony-winning musical : LACAGEAUXFOLLES
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Brunch favorite : WAFFLE
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Mariner's term : ALEE
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Feather stickum : TAR
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___ for tat : TIT
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More uppity : SNIPPIER
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Goldie Hawn film : PRIVATEBENJAMIN
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Entertainer Minnelli : LIZA
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Child's need : OVEN
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This may be hard or soft : WARE
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___ Porsena, Etrurian king : LARS
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Stereo adjustment knob : FADER
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Scoundrel : CAD
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Sometime rival of McEnroe : ARIAS
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Glacial ridge : SERAC
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Kind of marine : ULTRA
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Serving unreturnably : ACING
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Muse or dryad : ERATO
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Scottie's topper : TAM
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Actor Davis : OSSIE
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Spenserian heroine : UNA
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Modus ___ : OPERANDI
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Man from Manchuria : ASIAN
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Neighbor of Ill. : IND
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Former White House barker : FALA
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Lullaby man : BRAHMS
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Sweep's substance : SOOT
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African Nobelist for Peace : TUTU
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Thames town : ETON
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Crest-fallen Russian? : TSAR
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Actor Richard : GERE
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Cabell of baseball : ENOS
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Kennel enclosures : RUNS
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Pinch to "do ya" : DAB
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"The Lady ___ Tramp" : ISA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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