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New York Times, Friday, August 23, 1985

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,072
Across
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Guinness, the knight : ALEC
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Buys pies or ties : SHOPS
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Hitchcock title : ROPE
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El ___, Tex. : PASO
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Social restraint : TABOO
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Eternally : EVER
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Famous penultimate words : ETTU
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Skull part : INION
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Stag party, sometimes : FETE
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Erstwhile N.Y.C. newspaper : HERALDTRIBUNE
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Pinball "wrist slap" : TILT
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Serval, e.g. : CAT
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Fleet : RAPID
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East, in Essen : OST
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Author Eliav : ARIE
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Chevron stripe, in heraldry : COTISE
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Palindromic dir. : ESE
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Erstwhile N.Y.C. newspaper : JOURNALAMERICAN
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Kiang or quagga : ASS
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Diner offering : OMELET
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Zola book : NANA
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Half a dozen is one : HEXAD
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Ten: Comb. form : DEK
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Lab heaters : ETNAS
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Lament to Bo-peep : BAA
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Little Sheba's creator : INGE
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Erstwhile N.Y.C. newspaper : WORLDTELEGRAM
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Arp's cult : DADA
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Kind of lace : LILLE
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Black, to Blake : EBON
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Zealous : AVID
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Fix in the mind : IMBED
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Wild plum : SLOE
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New Year's Eve word : SYNE
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Maudlin : BEERY
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Ornamented wig : TETE
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Act as if you're Rich : APE
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Trellis component : LATH
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Varese's Palazzo d'___ : ESTE
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Flatterer of a sort : COURTIER
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"Mountain dew" producer : STILL
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Wrought by an artisan : HANDTOOLED
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Newspaper item, for short : OBIT
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Like a student's D : POOR
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Super follower : SONIC
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Disprove : REFUTE
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Where many a host roasts : OVEN
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Fountain of jazz : PETE
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" . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
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Foreign ___ : AID
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More shameful : BASER
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Rani's mate : RAJAH
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Originated : AROSE
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Pope proclaimed a saint in 1954 : PIUSX
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Like an old bialy : STALE
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Diversion : TIMEKILLER
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Hard nut to crack : PECAN
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Yoga posture : ASANA
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Chanteuse Horne et al. : LENAS
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Traffic-light part : CAM
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Hollywood construction : SET
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Knobby : NODAL
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Bank offering : INTEREST
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Grate : ABRADE
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"Joe ___," Orton play : EGG
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Speak off the cuff : ADLIB
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Penurious : NEEDY
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Perm term : WAVY
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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This is served in the clink : TIME
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The Labe, to a German : ELBE
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Willing pursuer : ABLE
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Kind of point : MOOT
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"___ Kapital" : DAS
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Ellen Louise Wilson, ___ Axson : NEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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