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Jim Page
Jim Page

TWO SENSE WORTH

New York Times, Sunday, September 15, 1985

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,095
Across
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What X marks : SPOT
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Sign another contract : RENEW
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Cloak : WRAP
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Vichy, e.g. : SPA
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___ Ness : LOCH
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Ages galore : EONS
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Sandy's bark : ARF
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Birthright seller : ESAU
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Former P.M. of India : DESAI
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Kill-joy runs harbor for ill-gotten gains : SPOILSPORT
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Rudolph and Mrs. Flintstone : WILMAS
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Actress Jackson : KATE
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He might use a ladder : ELOPER
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Used a cutlass : STABBED
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Sensitive plant : MIMOSA
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Security, in Savoie : SURETE
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Fabric worn by a swindler's cousin : SHARKSKIN
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Dish eaten with "Anything Goes" : COLESLAW
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Niccolo's son, the traveler : MARCO
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Chief Norse gods : AESIR
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Brazil-Bolivia border river : ACRE
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Alums-to-be : SRS
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Like a rotten apple : OVERRIPE
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Having narrow orbs : SLITEYED
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Classroom break : RECESS
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Felt shoe : PAC
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Freud's concerns : IDS
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Bones thrower : DICER
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Nibble on a soup bone : GNAW
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Lizardlike : SAURIAN
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Kind of show on a field : PREGAME
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Asiatic tent : AUL
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Ark. Senator's watch becomes car attachment : BUMPERSTICKER
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Yugoslav city : NIS
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Nervous ones : NELLIES
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Sid and Irving : CAESARS
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Finale for Fischer : MATE
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Balance-sheet listing : ASSET
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Dijon season : ETE
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Put on a pillbox : DON
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Sad : TRISTE
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Daydreamer : ESCAPIST
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Like some peanuts : UNSALTED
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Spire ornament : EPI
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Saloon suds : ALES
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Barbecue topping : SAUCE
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African plants, informally : GLADS
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Turn out from a princess's home : DISLODGE
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Mice in N.Y. mountains : CATSKILLS
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Dramatic narrator in Indonesia : DALANG
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Israel's Plain of ___ : SHARON
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Thong material : LEATHER
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" . . . baked ___" : INAPIE
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N.B.A., e.g. : ASSN
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Hoity-toity : SNOOTY
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Skelton junket is depicted in the funnies : COMICSTRIP
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Indians of Peru : INCAS
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Actress Naldi : NITA
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Author Yutang : LIN
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Widespread : RIFE
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Netman Fraser : NEALE
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Fool: Ger. : ESEL
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Chemists' org. : ACS
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Canadian Oscar : GENIE
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RR stops : STNS
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Lots : SLEWS
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Assert as fact : POSIT
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___ National Forest, Fla. : OCALA
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Tom's hands are put into torture implement : THUMBSCREW
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Saudi water boundary : REDSEA
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Air-current rte. : ENE
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Gogol tale : NOS
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Character in "Charley's Aunt" : ELA
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Beach near Diamond Head : WAIKIKI
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U.S. electrical scientist: 1850–1936 : WESTON
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Some are painters : ROPES
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Upward: Prefix : ANO
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Omega predecessor : PSI
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Flavors : SAPORS
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Has a scull session : PROPELS
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To scrub and clean: Sp. : AFRETAR
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Actress ___ Anne Down : LESLEY
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Twist sideways : SLUE
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Tartan trousers : TREWS
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Detests : ABHORS
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Arabian bigwigs : AMIRS
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Cloth : DRAP
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Pile on an ed.'s desk : MSS
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C.P.A.'s concerns : ACCTS
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Maintain : KEEPUP
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Gary intake : ORE
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Fata ___ (mirage) : MORGANA
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Ways and means : AVENUES
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Detroit actions : RECALLS
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What paracletes do : AID
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Progeny : ISSUE
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Gave off fuzz : LINTED
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River to the Fulda : EDER
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Verbal thrust : DIG
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"Chances ___," Mathis hit : ARE
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"___ Palace": T. S. Eliot : CIRCES
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Rummy's kin : CANASTA
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Released : EMITTED
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Plants anew : RESEEDS
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Wee hrs. : AMS
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Third king of Judah : ASA
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N.F.L. player at Green Bay : PKR
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Musical pauses : RESTS
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Snaffles : BITS
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Prefix for bar or therm : ISO
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A Canadian, colloquially : CANUCK
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Shelter : LEE
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Brotherly quartet's sounds are real crushers : MILLSTONES
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Dueling swords : EPEES
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"___ better to have loved . . . " : TIS
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Sleeve style : RAGLAN
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Sponges : CADGES
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Math. system : ALG
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Peter and Paul I : TSARS
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Diamond from Brooklyn : NEIL
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Like old Norse works : EDDIC
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Mechanical "ivories" : PIANOLA
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Of the Moslem lands : ISLAMIC
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Penitent's activity : ATONING
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Seabee's mil. branch : USN
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Certain rabbits : LAPINS
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Chemical suffix : ONIC
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Cartoon's "Friendly Ghost" : CASPER
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Flat dweller, for one : LESSEE
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Israeli seaport : HAIFA
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Raise Old Glory : HOIST
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Nick ___ (Yank of the 40's) : ETTEN
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Old English gold coins : RYALS
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Ariosti's "Amor ___ Nemici" : TRA
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Make free (of) : RID
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Mary Lincoln, ___ Todd : NEE
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Worms holder : CAN
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Quarry's quarry: 1970 : ALI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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