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New York Times, Wednesday, September 25, 1985

Author:
Mary C. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { J V X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Mary Cee Whitten has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,105
Across
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High-level melody : ARIA
5
Monster: Comb. form : TERAT
10
Half the title of a musical : IDO
13
Five, in Issy : CINQ
14
M. Zola : EMILE
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"Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
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Old-lace shade : ECRU
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Kermit's co-star? : PIGINAPOKE
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Actress Norma : SHEARER
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___ dixit : IPSE
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So-so mark : CEE
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Mobuto Sese Seko's land : ZAIRE
26
Custard pastries : FLANS
28
Hospital apprentice : INTERNE
31
Ignore : ELIDE
32
Of hearing : OTIC
33
"___ pro nobis" : ORA
35
Departed, as Dorothy from Kansas? : GONEWITHTHEWIND
39
Peeper : EYE
40
Great Barrier Island : OTEA
41
Magpie of SE Asia : CISSA
42
Oilman at times : DRILLER
45
Painter Claude : MONET
46
Farsighted ones : SEERS
47
Antiquity, to Poe : ELD
48
Potter's oven : KILN
50
Mischief-maker : GREMLIN
54
Shoot at Shakespeare? : FIREATWILL
58
Yesterday, in Napoli : IERI
59
Harem chambers : ODAS
60
Ballerina Jeanmaire : RENEE
61
Elsa's mane man? : LION
62
Forerunner of ASAP : PDQ
63
Sycophants' answers : YESES
64
Lovers' ___ : LANE
Down
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Oners at Wimbledon : ACES
2
Calorie-laden : RICH
3
Concerning : INRE
4
Billy Rose production : AQUACADE
5
Prairie dwellings : TEPEES
6
Bigwig in Qatar : EMIR
7
Fix : RIG
8
Bandleader Bardu ___ : ALI
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"___ lords a-leaping" : TEN
10
Nigerian group : IBOS
11
NASA's Slayton : DEKE
12
Pay dirt : ORE
15
Berth type : UPPER
18
Leeds's river : AIRE
20
Magazine-insert exhortation : RENEW
23
Multistringed instruments : ZITHERS
24
Ekberg or Bryant : ANITA
25
Scratch causer : ITCH
26
Pretty Boy ___ of gangland : FLOYD
27
QE2, e.g. : LINER
29
Library no-no : NOISE
30
Lubitsch of films : ERNST
31
Actress Julie : EGE
32
Beaver's playmate : OTTER
34
Nabokov novel : ADA
36
Captive of Hercules : IOLE
37
Molière's "___ des Maris" : ECOLE
38
Target for Quixote : WINDMILL
43
British ___ : ISLES
44
Musical Horne : LENA
45
Oberon and Haggard : MERLES
48
Nefarious captain : KIDD
49
Baghdad's land : IRAQ
50
Mirth : GLEE
51
Princess Organa in "Star Wars" : LEIA
52
What Mr. America pumps : IRON
53
Padres or Pirates : NINE
54
Dandy : FOP
55
Essay : TRY
56
Like Willie Winkie : WEE
57
Movers and shakers : INS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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