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FALSE STARTS

New York Times, Sunday, August 25, 1985

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 564 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,074
Across
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What teasels raise : NAPS
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Sell tickets illegally : SCALP
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X is one : BRAND
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At a distance : AFAR
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Part of HOMES : ERIE
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Hebrew prophet : HOSEA
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Rajah's wife : RANEE
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Rational : SANE
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!!!!!!!! : XCLAMATIONPOINTS
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Locale : SITE
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Treatment at a hospital : THERAPY
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Patriot Silas : DEANE
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Made bland and smooth : OILED
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Snake eyes : ONES
31
House of ___ : LORDS
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C.S.A. men : REBS
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___ off (got rid of) : FOBBED
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Former mining town in Venezuela : AROA
38
Removes to avoid legal seizure : ELOIGNS
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Sharp : ACRID
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Be a paragon : SETANXAMPLE
47
Dweller in Moo : OOP
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Quarterback's quest : GAIN
49
Food fish : HAKE
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Like cerium : RARE
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Portico : STOA
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Antediluvian : OLD
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Object : TAKEXCEPTION
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Something to be counted : COST
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Bargain events : TAGSALES
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Girl-watched : OGLED
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Pyxes : BOXES
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Inscribe : ENTER
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Port on Huon Gulf : LAE
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Actor Walker from Ill. : CLINT
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Strains : TAXES
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Major cocoa-producing country : GHANA
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Lab animal : WHITERAT
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Flask for Plato : OLPE
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Highballs : XPRESSTRAINS
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Nantu's look-alike : EMU
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Retired : ABED
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Vibrissa : HAIR
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Former lightweight champ : ERNE
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Galsworthy's "___ of Devon" : AMAN
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Conductor Solti's title : SIR
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N.L. player : MONTREALXPO
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El Greco's homeland : CRETE
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Shreds : TATTERS
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South African plant : ALOE
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Lowell's "The Present ___" : CRISIS
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LL.B. holder : ATTY
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Lazy Susans : TRAYS
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Clog or pump : SHOE
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Blackjack phrase : HITME
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Gaucho's rope : REATA
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Certain ringers : POSTMEN
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Greek music halls : ODEA
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New York : THEXCELSIORSTATE
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Kind of estate : REAL
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Milland's birthplace in Wales : NEATH
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Pang : THROE
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Cartoonist or river : ARNO
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Call : NAME
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Pointed : TERSE
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Thurber's "The ___ with Ross" : YEARS
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Ollie's pal : STAN
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Beside : NEXT
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Waggish : ARCH
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Dock support : PILE
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Gurnard : SEAROBIN
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Molded : SHAPED
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Thracian goddess : COTYS
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Thus, in Taxco : ASI
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Composer Delibes : LEO
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Wife of Epimetheus : PANDORA
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Timber tool : BROADAX
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Actor in "Notorious": 1946 : RAINS
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The Bard's mate : ANNE
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Istle product : NET
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Giotto painted here : ASSISI
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Lay an egg : FAIL
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Poker term : ANTE
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Device on a loom : REED
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Like Leo : MANED
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Juan or Evita : PERON
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Piffero : OBOE
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Resinous liquid : LATEX
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Copy, for short : REPRO
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Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
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Bundle of sticks : FAGOT
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Fruit-shipping Fla. city : OCALA
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Goren, e.g. : BRIDGEXPERT
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Overdo : GOTOXTREMES
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Trap of a sort : NOOSE
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Short gaiters : SPATS
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Old World falcon : SAKER
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Supplements, with "out" : EKES
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Pro ___ Chamber Orchestra : ARTE
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Abigail : MAID
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Revolutionary hero : HALE
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Tea cake : SCONE
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Makes lace : TATS
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Fountain drinks : COLAS
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Former First Family of Alaska : EGANS
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Fold : PLEAT
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Ed of the P.G.A. : SNEED
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Snippets : BITS
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Twilled fabric : CHINO
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What a tourist drops : LINE
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Idol of a sort : TOAST
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City in Iowa : ALBIA
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Pluck : GRIT
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Bonn title : HERR
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Distort : WARP
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Violinmaker : AMATI
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Adjusts : TUNES
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Urge : XHORT
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Heartsease : PANSY
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Short-haired rabbits : REXES
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Short songs : ARIETTAS
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Allot : METE
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Otalgia : EARACHE
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Wing-shaped : ALATE
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Kind of oath : LOYALTY
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Hybrid : CROSS
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This is hot stuff : TAMALE
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Errands : CHORES
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Scripture passages : TEXTS
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Track of a cat : SPOOR
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Saddle feature : HORN
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Concept : IDEA
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Yoke : TEAM
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Erect : REAR
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Emporium : MART
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Sicilian sizzler : ETNA
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Lamp filler : NEON
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Explosive : TNT
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"___ Haw," TV show : HEE
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Haggard novel : SHE
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Author Levin : IRA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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