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New York Times, Friday, August 9, 1985

Author:
S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,058

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Across
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Brin on a fan : RIB
4
Proverbial equal of a miss : AMILE
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Class celeb. : BMOC
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Acronym for a plane's departure : JATO
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Kind of soil : ZONAL
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Laughter or rice, in Roma : RISO
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Trojan War hero : AJAX
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Had discomfort : AILED
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What Pandora let loose : ILLS
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Paradise : VALHALLA
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Small trading unit : ODDLOT
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On fire : ABLAZE
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Trill : WARBLE
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___ Jazz, N.B.A. team : UTAH
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U.S. film executive : VALENTI
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Glove material : LISLE
34
O.T. book : OBAD
36
Memorable couturier : DIOR
37
It precedes la-la : OOH
38
Paradise : CAMELOT
41
Actor Tognazzi : UGO
42
"___ at the pane . . . ": Browning : ATAP
44
"Romola" character : TITO
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Blurbist : ADMAN
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Conduit entrance : MANHOLE
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Kind of dive : NOSE
51
Jean-Luc of "new wave" cinema : GODARD
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Groom's milieu : STABLE
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Lurch : CAREEN
59
Heavenly place : EMPYREAN
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Tennis term : ADIN
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Native of Kazan : TATAR
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Colorado's Great ___ Dunes : SAND
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Arias for tenors : SOLI
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"___ the wrong way today": Behn : IROSE
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Signs a contract : INKS
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Mare's nest : HOAX
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Fumous : SMOKY
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Rogers or Clark : ROY
Down
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Islamic month : RAJAB
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Know-___ (smart aleck) : ITALL
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Veer square-rigger sharply : BOXHAUL
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Shrub of the heath family : AZALEA
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Drudge : MOIL
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Acquired relative : INLAW
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Ka ___, Hawaiian cape : LAE
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Paradise for plutocrats : ELDORADO
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Took offense (at) : BRIDLED
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Paradisiacal period : MILLENIUM
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Site of 1952 Winter Olympics : OSLO
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Part of h.c.l. : COST
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Beanery drink : JAVA
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Nahuatl speaker : AZTEC
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Kind of agt. : DBL
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Celtic paradise : AVALON
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More comfortable : HOMIER
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Augustan attire : TOGA
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Pressing need : IRON
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Broccoli brown : LOAM
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Scintilla : IOTA
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Hidden paradise : SHANGRILA
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Lay down : BET
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Paradise, in Greek legend : ATLANTIS
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Sapid : TASTY
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Symbol of immortality : PHOENIX
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Letter opener : DEARSIR
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Parabasis : ODE
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Large diving bird : OSPREY
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Artoo-___, of "Star Wars" : DETOO
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Form of bingo : BEANO
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Spare : LANKY
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Denouements : ENDS
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Spondulicks : CASH
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"I now bid you a welcome ___": Browne : ADOO
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Domino : MASK
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Accouter : ARM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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