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New York Times, Monday, September 16, 1985

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J M Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,096
Across
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Tremulous poplar : ASPEN
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Mardi ___ : GRAS
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Fades away : EBBS
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Break up : STAVE
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Let : RENT
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Wooden strip : SLAT
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What Pauline faced weekly : PERIL
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Reputation : ODOR
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Noggin : PATE
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Part of a full-dress suit : SWALLOWTAIL
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Cuba’s Guevara : CHE
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Bergman’s "Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Weak and wan : PEAKED
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Tear along : BARREL
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Sermonize : PREACH
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Orchestral reed : OBOE
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Inkling : IDEA
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Glances over : SCANS
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Phineas T. ___ of “Howdy Doody” : BLUSTER
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Means of entry : GATEWAY
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___ Wences, ventriloquist : SENOR
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State positively : AVER
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Fleece : SKIN
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Coat with flour : DREDGE
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Vigorous conflict : TUSSLE
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Rough, intractable person : TARTAR
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Louis XIV et al. : ROIS
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___ Jima : IWO
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U.S. gold coin : DOUBLEEAGLE
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Seizes suddenly : NABS
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Bills often passed : ONES
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Awesome : DREAD
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Canal, lake or city : ERIE
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Feel a longing for : PINE
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Spanish diacritical mark : TILDE
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Transmitted : SENT
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Laurel or Kenton : STAN
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Of a certain grain cereal : OATEN
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Egyptian cobras : ASPS
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One-dish meal : STEW
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An estuary of the Amazon : PARA
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Satan sows its seeds : EVIL
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Australia’s Melba : NELLIE
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Waxes : GROWS
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Bureaucratic delays : REDTAPE
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Asian wild ox : ANOA
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Highway marking : STRIPE
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Clairvoyance, for short : ESP
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Windy City skaters : BLACKHAWKS
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Take a dip : BATHE
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Bucephalus, e.g. : STEED
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Partner of Kukla and Fran : OLLIE
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Bare minimum : LEAST
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Kind of road : ACCESS
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Short hairdos : BOBS
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Fitted for : ABLE
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Elimination tournament : ROUNDROBIN
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Cannes is one : RESORT
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King Lear’s emotion : RAGE
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Kind of race : DRAG
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Detect and expose : NAIL
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“Auld Lang ___”: Burns : SYNE
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Stair part : TREAD
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Lana’s first husband : ARTIE
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Ornamental flower : VERBENA
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Languishes : DROOPS
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Inured : USEDTO
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Prongs : TINES
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Johnson’s stage partner : OLSEN
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Body of soldiers : UNIT
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Diva’s solo : ARIA
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Dough : GELT
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Stow cargo : LADE
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“Martin ___": London : EDEN
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Coterie : SET

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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