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New York Times, Thursday, September 12, 1985

43-Across : Convivial Mudd?

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,092
Across
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Soph, formerly : FROSH
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Mitts : PAWS
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A Montague : ROMEO
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Monstrous lizard : GILA
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Loretta's teaser on "M*A*S*H" : ALAN
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Serene Spielberg? : EVENSTEVEN
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O'Hara's place : TARA
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Mean : DENOTE
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In a decline : ABATING
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Depend : RELY
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Seabees' branch : NAVY
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Sport's club : BAT
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Make a call : DIAL
31
Outmoded : ROCOCO
35
Husband of Jezebel : AHAB
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Connors cart? : CHUCKWAGON
39
"Ora pro ___" : NOBIS
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Yoko : ONO
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Takes the top off : SKIMS
43
Convivial Mudd? : JOLLYROGER
46
Bacchanalian cry : EVOE
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Verdi work : OTELLO
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Waxed cheese : EDAM
50
Time abbr. : EST
51
Political coalition : BLOC
53
Hit, biblical style : SMIT
55
Netman René : LACOSTE
58
He wrote "Sodome et Gomorrhe" : PROUST
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Atmosphere : AURA
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First man's sweeting? : ADAMSAPPLE
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Roman way : ITER
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Hub : NAVE
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Be reprimanded : GETIT
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Pigeon follower : TOED
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Showdown action : DRAW
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Subject to ablation : ERODE
Down
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Flintstone or Allen : FRED
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Be footloose : ROVE
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Augur : OMEN
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Mister, in San Cristóbal : SENOR
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Led a talk show : HOSTED
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Historical period : AGE
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Ullmann : LIV
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N.Y. city : OLEAN
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Kind of beetle or oak : TANBARK
10
Duke dessert? : PATTYCAKE
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Admonish : WARN
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Hose run : SNAG
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Purposive : TELIC
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Acknowledges : AVOWS
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Lout : YAHOO
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Knee instrument, in a song : BANJO
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___ and a holler : AHOOT
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Tennis preceder : TABLE
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Fencing maneuver : LUNGE
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Rocket nose : OGIVE
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Lake and Perry : COMOS
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Start : ONSET
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Cosby two-by-four? : BILLBOARD
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College girls : COEDS
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Wd. divisions : SYLLS
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___ branch (entirely) : ROOTAND
45
Inclines : RAMPS
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Desert sight : MIRAGE
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Juniper : CEDAR
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Companion of John Barleycorn : TOPER
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Café au ___ : LAIT
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Durant or LaSalle : AUTO
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Manitoban Indian : CREE
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Words with par and snuff : UPTO
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Make skid marks, perhaps : SLID
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Place for a chapeau : TETE
64
Biography by D. Hanna: 1960 : AVA
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Clowder sound : MEW

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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