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New York Times, Tuesday, September 10, 1985

Author:
Mimi Moody
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,090

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Across
1
Challenge : DEFY
5
Like a croupier's hands : DEFT
9
Unrefined : CRASS
14
Court man Nastase : ILIE
15
"There ought to be ___!" : ALAW
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Itinerants with bindles : HOBOS
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Glee-club occasion : SING
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Tire : BORE
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Movie critic Roger : EBERT
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Taking no chances : HEDGINGONESBETS
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Ossie's Ruby : DEE
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Explosives : TNTS
25
Lacey's partner on TV : CAGNEY
29
Eosin and indigo : DYES
30
Place to slow one's pace : SPA
33
Entrance courts : ATRIA
34
Indigent : POOR
35
Mexican worker : PEON
36
Plunger's phrase : DOUBLEORNOTHING
39
Chemical endings : ENES
40
Balletic knee bend : PLIE
41
Rapidity : HASTE
42
___ Aviv : TEL
43
Sale condition : ASIS
44
Kind of window : DORMER
45
Gator's relative : CROC
46
Aviation: Comb. form : AER
47
The slots : ONEARMEDBANDITS
55
Drum, dance, tree or antelope : BONGO
56
One of "three squares" : MEAL
57
Off-Broadway award : OBIE
58
Subscribe again : RENEW
59
Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
60
Regimen : DIET
61
Porter's "Du Barry Was ___" : ALADY
62
___-do-well : NEER
63
Figures at Las Vegas : ODDS
Down
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Eloper with a spoon : DISH
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Locate : FIND
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Safecracker : YEGG
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Actor Coleman : DABNEY
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Panegyric : ELOGE
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Gambling game : FARO
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Gambling game : TWENTYONE
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Coffers : CHESTS
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First Family of Va. : ROBBS
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Kind : SORT
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Rapid-transit vehicles : SSTS
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Paragon : IDEAL
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Spanish month : ENERO
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Academy student : CADET
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In agreement : ATONE
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Porridge : GRUEL
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His ___, the V.I.P. : NIBS
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Mother of the Nereids : DORIS
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Richter tremor : SEISM
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Firenze's ___ Vecchio : PONTE
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Resentment : ANGER
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He may have a beat : POLICEMAN
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Drugstore: Abbr. : PHAR
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Salts or Downs : EPSOM
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It lurks sub rosa : THORN
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Swift; piercing : ARROWY
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Casino employee : DEALER
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Pent : CAGED
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Lessen : ABATE
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Toil, in Toledo : OBRA
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Carol : NOEL
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Proofreader's direction : DELE
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Mauritius casualty : DODO
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Footnote notation : IBID
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Evened the score : TIED
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Stage scenery : SETS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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