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New York Times, Saturday, September 28, 1985

62-Down : Crow's cousin

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { K V Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Joe Clonick has 20 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,108
Across
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Court game : SQUASH
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Choreographer Twyla and family : THARPS
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Give one ___ (show interest in) : ATUMBLE
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Poisonous herb : HENBANE
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Stage manager's aide : PROPMAN
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Rigby of songdom : ELEANOR
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One way to stand : PAT
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The Ukr., e.g. : SSR
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Soaked : WET
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Windhoek is its cap. : SWA
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Grenoble geese : OIES
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Rickover : HYMAN
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Longchamp site : BOIS
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Furrow; ridge : STRIA
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First U.S. Chief Justice : JAY
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Olympian Jenner : BRUCE
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Early ascetic : ESSENE
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Battologized : ITERATED
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Name of 16 Vatican leaders : GREGORY
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Jurassic carnivore : ALLOSAUR
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Dried orchid tubers : SALEPS
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"Prosit" or "L'chayim" : TOAST
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Tie fabric : REP
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Katmandu's country : NEPAL
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A fast food in Fresnillo : TACO
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Clan emblem : TOTEM
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Early whirly : GIRO
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Here, to Henri : ICI
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Dadaist Jean : ARP
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D.C. group for art's sake : NEA
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Jeff Davis's org. : CSA
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A RR's feline mascot : CHESSIE
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Means of locomotion in Sandburg's "Fog" : CATFEET
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Verse form : SESTINA
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Chants : INTONES
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Ancestral line : STRAIN
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Wildcats : LYNXES
Down
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Dire ___, rock group : STRAITS
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Stockbrokers, at times : QUOTERS
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Ref's colleague : UMP
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Some rockets : ABMS
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Virgule : SLASH
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Industrialist Kaiser : HENRYJ
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"Do You Know ___ San Jose?": 1967 hit : THEWAYTO
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Champion ship-launcher? : HELEN
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Dill of the Bible : ANET
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Abbr. for a Moroccan airport : RBA
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Comes to pass, as hoped for : PANSOUT
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Frozen slush : SNOWICE
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Place next to : APPOSE
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Expunged : ERASED
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She, in Stuttgart : SIE
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Simenon's detective : MAIGRET
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Lingerie item : BRA
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Dread: anxiety : ANGST
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Scopes's prosecutor : BRYAN
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Historic period : ERA
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Kind of plan at a hotel : EUROPEAN
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Tall stories? : ATTICS
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Slender, Old World fish : LOACHES
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Most filigreed : LACIEST
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Bruin in Barcelona : OSO
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Trip segment : LEG
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Effeminate : EPICENE
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Indian Zoroastrians : PARSEES
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Former theatrical lifts : SLOATS
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Kind of pusher : PENCIL
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Entertainer Lopez : TRINI
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Memorable labor leader : MEANY
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Area east of the Bosporus : ASIA
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Business-letter abbr. : ATTN
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Orch. section : STR
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Crow's cousin : FOX

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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