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New York Times, Thursday, August 22, 1985

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { B F J Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,071
Across
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Nanny's vehicle : PRAM
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Actor Duncan : TODD
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Shoot from cover : SNIPE
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Director Wertmüller : LINA
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At all : EVER
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Kind of society : HONOR
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Casa part : SALA
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Neural networks : RETIA
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Give a report that's on the up and up : TELLITLIKEITIS
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"As You Like It" place : ARDEN
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Some parka wearers : ESKIMOS
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"A Boy ___ Sue" : NAMED
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Intersecting line in geometry : SECANT
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Developer's concern : SITE
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Disintegrates : ERODES
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Sunglo, e.g. : TEA
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Date to beware : IDES
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Curtaining material : NINON
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Middle name of Chan's creator : DERR
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An uncle of Saul : NER
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Where Church met Bible : SENATE
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Actual being : ESSE
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OPEC is one : CARTEL
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A contemporary of Edison : TESLA
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Glyceryl ester : ELAIDIN
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God, to an Iranian : ALLAH
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Talk openly : SPEAKONESPIECE
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Singer John of musicals : RAITT
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Raced : TORE
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Direction in Dijon : NORD
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Bilko or Kovacs : ERNIE
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Kind of iron : GRID
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Sycophantic words : YESES
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Condemn : DOOM
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Rio de la ___ : PLATA
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Stair part : RISER
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"There was ___ woman . . . " : ANOLD
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Dietrich's namesakes : MARLENES
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Dry run : TEST
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Avocado's shape : OVAL
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Food shop, for short : DELI
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A hero of 1588 : DRAKE
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Oscine birds : SHRIKES
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Based on the intellect : NOETIC
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Hints : INTIMATES
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Some Borgias : POISONERS
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Failed Const. addition : ERA
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Wycherley's "Love ___ Wood" : INA
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Ancient Jewish ascetics : ESSENES
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Rubberneck : STARE
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Ethiopian ruler: 1889–1913 : MENELIK
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Where Mayo is : ERIN
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"The Citadel" star: 1938 : DONAT
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"___ You Went Away," 1944 film : SINCE
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"___ like stars . . . ": Schurz : IDEALSARE
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Diamondbacks : TERRAPINS
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Show senility : DOTE
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Business interactions : DEALINGS
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Calms : SEDATES
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Cord on a tar's hammock : TIETIE
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Swathe : LAP
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Celebrated : NOTED
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Arrowsmith's first wife : LEORA
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Caustic : ACRID
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Ibsen heroine : HEDDA
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Taboo of a sort : NONO
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___ Rubik, cube inventor : ERNO
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Layer of ore : SEAM
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Juan Carlos is one : REY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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