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Martha J. DeWitt
Martha J. DeWitt

New York Times, Thursday, August 8, 1985

4-Down : Cruel

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has duplicate clues.
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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B
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A
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C
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H
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L
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E
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G
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U
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P
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B
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R
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O
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D
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A
L
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A
D
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N
O
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L
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L
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S
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R
A
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N
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V
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R
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A
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E
X
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R
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C
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T
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E
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T
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E
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T
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S
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D
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T
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N
D
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E
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X
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P
L
O
R
A
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T
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R
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L
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A
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N
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A
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L
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E
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D
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I
R
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S
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E
S
T
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P
U
M
A
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C
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T
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A
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T
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T
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C
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I
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V
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S
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T
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D
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I
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S
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P
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Y
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P
A
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A
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W
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L
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M
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D
A
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T
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E
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S
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K
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L
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Y
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E
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P
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A
R
A
T
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S
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L
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H
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M
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R
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T
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A
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,057
Across
1
One of the three B's : BACH
5
Give a ___ (boost) : LEGUP
10
Actor Crawford's nickname : BROD
14
Kind of hemp : ALOE
15
One of David's mighty men : ADINO
16
"Cavalleria" temptress : LOLA
17
Antitoxins : SERA
18
___ say die : NEVER
19
Neighbor of Hung. : AUST
20
Constitutional : EXERCISE
22
Exam taker : TESTEE
24
"Bells on her ___" : TOES
25
Stretch out : DISTEND
26
Probe : EXPLORATION
30
Subleased : RELET
31
Tempered : ANNEALED
36
Sr. citizens' nest eggs : IRAS
37
Erhard's therapy : EST
38
Big cat : PUMA
39
Faithful : CONSTANT
42
Roborant : TONIC
43
Probe : INVESTIGATE
46
Spectacle : DISPLAY
50
A teacher of Liszt : PAER
51
Too : ASWELL
52
Orders : MANDATES
56
Red stains for marking lumber : KEEL
57
Hanker : YEARN
59
Foraminous item : PORE
60
"Like ___ without a tail": Macbeth : ARAT
61
Mud volcano : SALSE
62
Kind of plate : HOME
63
Macerates : RETS
64
Where Trajan built an amphitheater : TRIER
65
Columnist Abelson : ALAN
Down
1
Low : BASE
2
Haley or Comfort : ALEX
3
Gist : CORE
4
Cruel : HEARTLESS
5
He wrote "Song of the Chattahoochee" : LANIER
6
Early center of Christianity : EDESSA
7
Endow : GIVE
8
Deux preceder : UNE
9
Serving : PORTION
10
Ruin : BLAST
11
Itinerary : ROUTE
12
Comedian Ole : OLSEN
13
Passé : DATED
21
Mudhen : COOT
23
He had his grief in a fief : ESNE
25
Effort : DINT
26
Sevareid or Coates : ERIC
27
Dry: Comb. form : XERO
28
Device : PLAN
29
Discernment : TASTE
32
Transcripts : APOGRAPHA
33
Moon goddess : LUNA
34
Discharge : EMIT
35
Chub : DACE
37
What Gay called "a kind of praise" : ENVY
40
Cash drawer : TILL
41
Wall Street seer : ANALYST
42
All even : TIED
44
Meager : SPARSE
45
He seeks hides : TANNER
46
Senegal's capital : DAKAR
47
Grenoble's river : ISERE
48
Kind of shop : SWEAT
49
Astor's collection : PELTS
52
Where Bamako is : MALI
53
Jimmy or jack : TOOL
54
Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
55
Understood : SEEN
58
Dr. Ménière's specialty : EAR

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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