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New York Times, Friday, September 13, 1985

28-Down : Rio Grande feeder

Author:
Peggy Devlin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,093
Across
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Seaweed : KELP
5
Rejects a Romeo : JILTS
10
Made tracks : SPED
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Old orgy cry : EVOE
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Bathsheba's first mate : URIAH
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Briny droplet : TEAR
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Slight fault : PECCADILLO
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Brazilian state : ACRE
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Threesomes : TRIUNES
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Bombastic : OROTUND
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Namesakes of a wife of Jacob : LEAHS
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Rome's ___ Way : APPIAN
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Unyielding : OBDURATE
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"___ a Symphony," Supremes hit : IHEAR
34
Clowder clamor : MIAUS
35
Article : THE
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Large: Comb. form : MACR
37
Sea anemone or hydra : POLYP
38
Pale-blue hue : CIEL
39
Conceit : EGO
40
King Cyaxares' subjects : MEDES
41
Lax : LOOSE
42
Museum employee : RESTORER
44
A fin doubled : TENNER
45
College org. : ROTC
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Begrimes : SOOTS
48
Emulated Zenger : PRINTED
51
Sponsor's charge : PROTEGE
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Carry on : RAVE
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Comb-shaped : PECTINATED
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Single entry : ITEM
59
Crow's home : TEPEE
60
"Peter Pan" dog : NANA
61
Dick Turpin's Black Bess : MARE
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W.W. I planes : SPADS
63
Oates book : THEM
Down
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Reserved : KEPT
2
Word with green or lasting : EVER
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Places : LOCI
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Strange : PECULIAR
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Of an ancient division of Palestine : JUDEAN
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Hibernian : IRISH
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Diamond ___ : LIL
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Samoan's starchy fare : TALO
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Used a prop : SHOREDUP
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Part of a turbine : STATOR
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Embezzlement : PECULATION
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Gross, in a way : EARN
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Stowe book : DRED
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Close, to a poet : ANEAR
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Blame : ONUS
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Free-___, 1848-54 political party : SOILERS
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To love, in Lyon : AIMER
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One that eats: Comb. form : PHAGE
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Rio Grande feeder : PECOSRIVER
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Certain windows : BAYS
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"___ Foolish Things ... " : THESE
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Member of the piscatorial set : EELER
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Form of scale arrangement : MODE
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Recognizable sensations : PERCEPTS
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Unvarying : CONSTANT
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Grove on a prairie : MOTT
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Reveal a secret : LETON
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Unit of speech : TONEME
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Churchill's supporters : TORIES
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Chose : OPTED
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Shrub used for hedges : PRIM
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Benchley's "The ___" : DEEP
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Eskimo settlement : ETAH
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Part of the double helix : GENE
54
Dutch seaport : EDAM
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Busy man in Apr. : CPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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