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New York Times, Tuesday, August 20, 1985

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,069
Across
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Wanders about : GADS
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Piece of jewelry : JADE
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Trim with loops : PICOT
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An organ stop : OBOE
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Attic coin : OBOL
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Place to spend 15 Across : AGORA
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Kind of crier : TOWN
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Wowed : BOWLEDOVER
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Count Vronsky's love : ANNA
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Bleaching agent : SUN
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Imprisonment : DURESS
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Mettle revealers : TESTS
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Shinbone : TIBIA
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Spree : TEAR
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"Do ___ disturb" : NOT
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Scoundrel : CUR
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Slugger Staub : RUSTY
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Diacritical mark : BREVE
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Children's folk song : OVERINTHEMEADOW
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Students take these : SEATS
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Lofty pad : AERIE
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Parched : DRY
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Mild : TAME
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Mil. group : DIV
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Long : ACHE
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Single-celled organism : MONAD
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Hide behind words : HEDGE
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Robin's lass : MARIAN
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Zodiacal sign : LEO
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"An apple ___ ... " : ADAY
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Repaired completely : OVERHAULED
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Amour : LOVE
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Closet lining : CEDAR
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___ Deep (oceanic depression) : NERO
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Wide-mouthed pitcher : EWER
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Danish coin : KRONE
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The vat man : DYER
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Hereditary factors : DNAS
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Bribed : GOTAT
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"To fetch her poor dog ___" : ABONE
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With the current : DOWNSTREAM
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Where Mondale once ruled : SENATE
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Tasks : JOBS
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Circa : ABOUT
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Traditional folk song : DOWNINTHEVALLEY
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Wright wing : ELL
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"Taming of the Shrew" locale : PADUA
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Conductor Buketoff : IGOR
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Place for a marina : COVE
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Malachite and manganese : ORES
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Salts : TARS
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Rani's wardrobe : SARIS
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Clete or Charles : BOYER
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Hosiery mishap : RUN
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Savings plan: Abbr. : IRA
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Ready for the night : BEDDEDDOWN
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Welsh actor Novello : IVOR
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Like a petal in the morning : DEWY
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Charge : COST
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Optic layer : UVEA
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Spot : STAIN
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Nut-bearing tree : BEECH
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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Lady from Lisbon : DONA
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Made well : HEALED
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U.S. Olympic skier : MAHRE
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A plow inventor : DEERE
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___ leg up (lent a hand) : GAVEA
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Witnesses : EYERS
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Ersatz : MOCK
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Say : AVER
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Work over : REDO
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Abadán is here : IRAN
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Repute : ODOR
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Humperdinck's "Hänsel ___ Gretel" : UND

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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