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New York Times, Saturday, August 17, 1985

Author:
Virginia P. Abelson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Virginia P. Abelson has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,066
Across
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Twerps : DRIPS
6
Soprano Gluck : ALMA
10
"The ___ 'e knows . . . ": Kipling : ORSE
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Author of "Gods, Graves and Scholars" : CERAM
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"Billy ___": Courtenay film : LIAR
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Seines : NETS
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One-time Globetrotter : MEADOWLARKLEMON
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Flower chain : FESTOON
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Put on a pedestal : ADORE
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"Scarface" director : HOWARDHAWKS
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Scraped : RASPED
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Widely outspread : OARY
30
Less cordial : ICIER
31
Locarno event: 1925 : PACT
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Beame or Burrows : ABE
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Designer of St. Paul's Cathedral : CHRISTOPHERWREN
40
Half a bray : HEE
41
To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Healing: Comb. form : IATRO
43
Gambling game : FARO
45
Bitterns' kin : EGRETS
46
Nixon's first Secretary of HEW : ROBERTFINCH
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Houston's The Summit, e.g. : ARENA
52
Sporting dogs : SETTERS
56
Pope John Paul II, once : CARDINALWOJTYLA
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Pronoun for Piaf : ELLE
61
Incite : ABET
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Mr. T's group : ATEAM
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Bambi, e.g. : DEER
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Rods : GATS
65
Outdoes : BESTS
Down
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Brit. mil. award : DCM
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"Donovan's ___": 1963 film : REEF
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Tablets : PADS
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Entertainer Tom or Dick : SMOTHERS
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Let : ALLOW
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Climbing plant : LIANA
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Damage : MAR
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Barn-voyage craft? : ARK
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"___ at a Time" : ONEDAY
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Cut grass again : REMOW
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Adjutant : STORK
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Anglo-Saxon laborers : ESNES
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Irwin's driver, e.g. : WOOD
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Author of "Notes on a Cowardly Lion" : LAHR
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Rock for René : ROCHE
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Kind of palm : DATE
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Affluent : RICH
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Word after back or head : ACHE
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Secretariat's retirement role : SIRE
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Architect I.M. ___ : PEI
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Rainbow's ___ gold : POTOF
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Wou-wou : APE
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Pitti Palace display : ARTE
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Convy or Wheeler : BERT
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Simian space traveler : ENOS
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Caustic : TART
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Weapon for Hearns : RIGHTJAB
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"Ares' chick": Aristophanes : WAR
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Fireplace screen : FENDER
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Goddesses of vengeance : ARAI
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Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
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Sped : RACED
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Fanon : ORALE
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Adolf or Milton : BERLE
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Eyot : ISLET
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Tritons : NEWTS
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Suffix for cigar : ETTE
54
Bread and whisky : RYES
55
Louver board : SLAT
57
Faultfinder : NAG
58
Arabian garment : ABA
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Morning hrs. : AMS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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