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New York Times, Friday, August 16, 1985

29-Across : Influence

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,065
Across
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Ebb : WANE
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Thick, flat piece : SLAB
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Proverbs : SAWS
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Attention getter : AHEM
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Obsession : MANIA
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Beehive State : UTAH
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Hope/Crosby/Lamour film : ROADTOSINGAPORE
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Vein of mineral : STREAK
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This has horns : DILEMMA
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Feeds the kitty : ANTES
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Slammer : STIR
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Fitting : APT
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" ... encourage the ___": J.F.K. : ARTS
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Influence : AFFECT
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"The Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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Latin I word : AMAT
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Concerning : INRE
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Lean-directed film : APASSAGETOINDIA
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Plates in a galley : TINS
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Monk's room : CELL
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Abounds : TEEMS
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Last : ENDURE
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Switch : LASH
48
Simian : APE
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Col. mil. group : ROTC
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Bart or Belle : STARR
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Neighbor of Brazil : URUGUAY
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" ... strain at a gnat, and swallow ___" : ACAMEL
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Holden/Bendix film : STREETSOFLAREDO
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Nix, to Fritz : NEIN
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A Liszt offering : ETUDE
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Some are split : ENDS
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Member of a d.a.'s staff : ASST
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Kind of billing : STAR
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Berliner's budget : ETAT
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What Mars never bars : WARS
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"Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
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Close by : NEARATHAND
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German naval base in W.W. II : EMDEN
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Stag party : SMOKER
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Article in a Spanish newspaper : LAS
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Ties : BINDS
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Overnice : SUPERFINE
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Jot : ATOM
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Sympathetic : WARM
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Type of butter : SHEA
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Musical direction : AGITATO
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Turkic people : TATARS
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Arabic alphabet starter : ALIF
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Scaffold : STAGE
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Having wings : ALATE
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Charlemagne's sire : PEPIN
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Olfactology subject : SMELL
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"Terms of ___" : ENDEARMENT
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Pinch together : CRIMP
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Rib : TEASE
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Rising : ASSURGENT
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U.S.A.F. ICBM : ATLAS
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Phonograph recording disk : ACETATE
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Cornell's town : ITHACA
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Debauchee : ROUE
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Less fresh : STALER
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Saclike structures : CYSTS
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Street show : RAREE
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J.E.C.'s alma mater : USNA
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Abbrs. on some maps : RTES
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He wrote "The Angry Hills" : URIS
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Galeazzo Ciano's wife : EDDA
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Kipling's "The ___ Legion" : LOST
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Umpire's call : OUT
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Government org. : FDA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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