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New York Times, Saturday, September 21, 1985

23-Across : Heavy wool cloth

Author:
Larry Goldhirsch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Larry Goldhirsch has 12 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,101
Across
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Performs christies : SKIS
5
Trapper's trophy : PELT
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Treadle : PEDAL
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Shade : TINT
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Foster : REAR
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Read book : ALIVE
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Destroy : UNDO
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Albright and Falana : LOLAS
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Club moss's kin : FERN
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"On Liberty" author : JOHNSMILL
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Heavy wool cloth : FRIEZE
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Davis Cup captain : ASHE
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Egyptian cotton : MACO
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___ Last Theorem, math wonder : FERMATS
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Nut bearers : PECANTREES
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Land of Zhob and Zor : ASIA
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"Nor ever did ___ one": Wilmot : AWISE
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Marmon, e.g. : CAR
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Prevent, legally : ESTOP
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No one, to Nero : NEMO
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Trevi trio : THREECOINS
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Spanish V.I.P. : GRANDEE
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Deserve : EARN
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Largest nation: Abbr. : USSR
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Argus and Cerberus : GUARDS
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Heavy burden : MILLSTONE
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Jocose : COMIC
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Meow's big brother : ROAR
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Mine passage : ADIT
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Mezzo-soprano Marilyn : HORNE
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Plant of the legume family : ANIL
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"___ 18," Uris novel : MILA
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Dutch portraitist : 17th century : LELY
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Cobbler's concern : SOLE
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Cram : STUFF
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Baseball Hall of Famer : KINER
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Lemur of Madagascar : INDRI
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He cuts, shapes and builds : STONEMASON
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Scheme : PROJECT
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Saarinen : EERO
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Lake in Russia : LACHA
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Double-ticket commuter : TRANSFEREE
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Stadium at Princeton : PALMER
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The Morlocks' victims in a Wells book : ELOI
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Only Englishman buried in Arlington : DILL
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Grandparental : AVAL
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Author Whitten : LES
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Lasses : SHES
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Novelist Grey : ZANE
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Suitable for the Boston Pops : ORCHESTRAL
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He played Lou Grant's boss : MASONADAMS
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Italian wine region : ASTI
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The act of: Suffix : TION
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Enervates : SAPS
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Swain's symptom : PANG
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Water jug : EWER
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Dome on the range : CIMA
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Concha's locale : EAR
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Raw silk color : ECRU
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Kinski role: 1979 : TESS
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With avidity : EAGERLY
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Melodious : DULCET
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TV exec Arledge : ROONE
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Gildersleeve's medium : RADIO
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W African baboon : DRILL
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Caterpillar hairs : SETAE
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Imperative, e.g. : MOOD
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Nagy of Hungary : IMRE
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Brazilian city : LINS
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Certain striker's target : NAIL
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"___ Pipa," renowned Chinese play : CHI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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