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New York Times, Thursday, September 19, 1985

Author:
Mary C. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { K V X }, Scrabble score: 330 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Mary Cee Whitten has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,099

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Across
1
Chen's game : GOLF
5
Strikebreaker : SCAB
9
W.W. II town : STLO
13
Cupid : AMOR
14
Pool ploy : CAROM
16
___ d'Orsay (French Foreign Office) : QUAI
17
Greenback : NOTE
18
Silly : INANE
19
Literary Leon : URIS
20
Come to the point : GOINTOONESDANCE
23
Westerns' Grey : ZANE
24
Latin abbr. : QED
25
Rudiments : BASICS
28
Porgy : SCUP
30
Blarney-stone gift : GAB
33
Healing plant : ALOE
34
Expect : AWAIT
35
Dockers' org. : ILA
36
Goofed off : LAYDOWNONTHEJOB
40
Ratite bird : EMU
41
Bring to court again : RETRY
42
Photo-finish item : NOSE
43
Russell nickname : ROZ
44
Extorted : BLED
45
Lines for hoisting sails : SHEETS
47
Prefix for fraction : DIF
48
London flunky : CHAR
49
Expose inner feelings : LETITALLHANGOUT
57
Neighbor of N.M. : ARIZ
58
Omani money : RIALS
59
Pointless : IDLE
60
Former Mexican president : DIAZ
61
Squire Cass's creator : ELIOT
62
Enthusiasm : ZEAL
63
This does it : EASY
64
Cartoon "bulb" : IDEA
65
Coastal cruiser : ERNE
Down
1
Troop of toughs : GANG
2
Melville opus : OMOO
3
Writer Pierre : LOTI
4
Running amok : FRENZIED
5
Heirs : SCIONS
6
Tippy craft : CANOE
7
___ Islands, off Galway : ARAN
8
Fido's treasure : BONE
9
Unit fighting vice : SQUAD
10
Toss's partner : TURN
11
Not of the cloth : LAIC
12
Seine tributary : OISE
15
Fodder tree : MESQUIT
21
Tic-___-toe : TAC
22
Sonar reading : DEPTH
25
Cotton packer : BALER
26
Tex. shrine : ALAMO
27
Soviet space venture : SOYUZ
28
Prince Valiant's weapon : SWORD
29
Like rattan : CANY
30
NCO's charge : GIJOE
31
Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
32
Innocent ones : BABES
34
Chip in a chip : ANTE
37
Celestial path : ORBIT
38
Social worker's concern : WELFARE
39
Activate : ENERGIZE
45
Calif. mount : SHASTA
46
Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
47
Jazzman Gillespie : DIZZY
48
Lover of Daphnis : CHLOE
49
Put on cargo : LADE
50
Silkworm : ERIA
51
Juan's aunts : TIAS
52
Role for Caron : LILI
53
Produced an egg : LAID
54
___-Neisse Line : ODER
55
___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
56
Far: Comb. form : TELE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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