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New York Times, Monday, August 5, 1985

Author:
Judson G. Trent
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judson G. Trent has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,054
Across
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This contains a diam. : CIRC
5
Shipworm : BORER
10
"Arabian Nights" name : BABA
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Ruffle : ROIL
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Nantes' river : LOIRE
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At the drop of ___ : AHAT
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Jerez jar : OLLA
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As ___ resort : ALAST
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Secure : NAIL
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West Indies songs : CALYPSOS
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Fit for crops : ARABLE
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Muy ___ : BIEN
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British gun : BREN
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Meuse River, to the Dutch : MAAS
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Buck novel (with "The") : GOODEARTH
33
Fort winks : CATNAP
35
Bridge vacancy : VOID
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Mouth: Comb. form : ORI
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Satie or Bruhn : ERIK
38
Master : LEARN
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Peat or oil : FUEL
41
W.W. II area : ETO
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Asch's "___ River" : EAST
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Almandine : GARNET
45
Snipe's kin : SANDPIPER
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Comedy's Foxx : REDD
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___, meeny, . . . : EENY
50
Abhor : HATE
52
Car's hood, in Henley : BONNET
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Old keyboard instruments : CELESTAS
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Skip : OMIT
60
"___ tale told by . . . ": Macbeth : ITISA
62
Imprecation : OATH
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Horne who has plenty : LENA
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Tibia's neighbor : FEMUR
65
Dies ___ : IRAE
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Viva voce : ORAL
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Lab container : FLASK
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Ignore Polonius's advice : LEND
Down
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Gator's kin : CROC
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Kansas city : IOLA
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Runnel : RILL
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Horse or shade of orange : CLAYBANK
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World-weary : BLASE
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Congou associate : OOLONG
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Inlets : RIAS
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Asiatic vetch : ERS
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Causing delay : RETARDING
10
Split necessity : BANANA
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Pequot skipper : AHAB
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Kettle handle : BAIL
13
Asian evergreen : ATLE
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Its tower tilts : PISA
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Rex or Willis : REED
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Rustic : BOOR
26
Actress Toren : MARTA
27
Ending for ruin or color : ATION
29
Like some leaves : OVATE
30
Type of song : ROUND
31
Cornered : TREED
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Excalibur had one : HILT
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Bees' neighbors : CEES
34
Party to a suit : PLAINTIFF
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Catch sight of : ESPY
40
Political party: 1848–56 : FREESOIL
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Blade of a sort : EPEE
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Uffizi display : ARTE
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___ floss : DENTAL
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Zoo monkey : RHESUS
51
Happy as ___ : ALARK
52
Panay knife : BOLO
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Measure, for Moses : OMER
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Granada girl : NINA
55
Dome on the range : CIMA
56
Darnel : TARE
57
___ end (over) : ATAN
58
Lean-to : SHED
61
___ Aviv : TEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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