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New York Times, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,056
Across
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Foundations : BASES
6
Book by Julian Huxley : ANTS
10
Part of a harness : HAME
14
Expenditure : OUTGO
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___ Baltea, Po feeder : DORA
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Press : IRON
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Go silently : STEAL
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Declare frankly : AVOW
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African big game : GNUS
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Yippee! : HOTDIGGETY
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Charter : HIRE
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Hamilton-Burr contest : DUEL
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Consumed : EATEN
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Neck ruff in Shakespeare's day : FRAISE
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City in SE Spain : LORCA
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Bereft : LORN
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Restrain : STEM
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Hot under the collar : RILED
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Kin of a quahog : ASTARTE
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Use of new words : NEOLOGY
43
Canadian peninsula : GASPE
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"___ go bragh" : ERIN
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Pointless : INANE
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Paint solvents : ESTERS
51
Choler : ANGER
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Jardin public : PARC
55
Liquid refreshments : ADES
56
Drugstore cowboys' glances : GOOGOOEYES
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Actor Edmund ___: 1892–1971 : LOWE
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The Adamsons' pet : ELSA
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Simile, e.g. : TROPE
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Victim : PREY
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___-do-well : NEER
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Frost's "The Road Not ___" : TAKEN
68
Withered : SERE
69
Mary ___ Lincoln : TODD
70
Some Nebraskans : OTOES
Down
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Trough for cooling metal : BOSH
2
Auburn or Marmon : AUTO
3
Manuscript mark : STET
4
Old mild expletive : EGAD
5
Three-dimensional figures : SOLIDS
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Saw : ADAGE
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Boccaccio's tales : NOVELLE
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Meadowlands gait : TROT
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He painted a fence : SAWYER
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Absquatulate : HIGHTAILIT
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Slammin' Sam rival : ARNIE
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Emulate Electra : MOURN
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"___ Petit Placidam . . . " (Mass. motto) : ENSE
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Poet Edgar ___ : GUEST
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Height: Prefix : ACRO
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Droop : FLAG
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Diva Ponselle : ROSA
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Garfunkel and Linkletter : ARTS
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No way! : INAPIGSEYE
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Present preceder : OMNI
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Carl Ed's comical creation : TEEN
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Vein of glory : LODE
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City SW of Miskolc : EGER
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Fuchsin and woad : DYES
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Quebec's Lévesque : RENE
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First month in Córdoba : ENERO
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Took a nap : REPOSED
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Silver : ARGENT
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Renata of the Met : SCOTTO
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Revere : ADORE
52
More recent : NEWER
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Henry ___ Wallace : AGARD
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Range in Europe : ALPS
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Kitchen staple : OLEO
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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First name of Lennon's widow : YOKO
60
Blunted sword : EPEE
61
City of the Huguenots : SENS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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