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New York Times, Tuesday, September 3, 1985

Author:
Jones
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jones has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,083
Across
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Relate : TELL
5
Chicago 11 : BEARS
10
Rebuff : SLAP
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Sector : AREA
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Jessel was one : EMCEE
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Leander's lover : HERO
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Joe and Gus of baseball : TINKERBELL
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"Give ___ a horse . . . " : AMAN
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Sights on roofs : ANTENNAS
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Amnesiac's lack : MEMORY
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Ending for mob or road : STER
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Old Nick : SATAN
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Polite negative : NOSIR
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A Carson : KIT
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Slant : ANGLE
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Dodged : EVADED
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Weed out : CULL
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Hied : RAN
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Sarazen or Tunney : GENE
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" . . . poor dog ___" : ABONE
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Part of h.c.l : COST
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Indian bean : URD
43
Comparative conjunction : THAN
44
Drool : SLAVER
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Haute couture : STYLE
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"Good deed" org. : BSA
50
An abrasive : EMERY
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Nun's scarf : BARBE
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Righetti or Winfield : DAVE
55
Poker expert : SCARNE
57
Guardianship : TUTELAGE
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Seaver and Eddie of baseball : TOMCOLLINS
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"___ silly question . . . " : ASKA
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Get to second in a hurry : STEAL
66
Persia today : IRAN
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Mizzen : MAST
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Streisand film : YENTL
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"___ forgive . . . " : ASWE
Down
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Bye-bye : TATA
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Mavourneen's milieu : ERIN
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Fast time : LENT
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Summer-cottage site : LAKESIDE
5
He wrote "Games People Play" : BERNE
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Start a cruise : EMBARK
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Pilots like Rickenbacker : ACES
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Bro., e.g. : REL
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March locale: 1965 : SELMA
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Amerind priest : SHAMAN
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Bob and Lefty of baseball : LEMONGROVE
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Tiny chorine : PONY
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Et cetera's cousin : ETAL
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Daze : STUN
25
Sugared wine drink : NEGUS
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Obvious : OVERT
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Koufax and Ernie of baseball : SANDYBANKS
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Images : ICONS
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Powerful beam : LASER
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Contestant : ENTRY
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Dit partner : DAH
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Mary Ford's Paul : LES
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Sultan of Swat : BABE
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Flower named for a Jesuit : CAMELLIA
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Sea swallow : TERN
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Carpenter's tool : LEVEL
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Lasso : LARIAT
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"Dead, for ___ . . . ": Hamlet : ADUCAT
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Seamstress Ross : BETSY
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Coral island : ATOLL
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Bridge score : SLAM
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___ Nostra : COSA
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U.S. agents : TMEN
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Makes public : AIRS
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Chew : GNAW
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Laborer of yore : ESNE
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Suffix with Capri : OTE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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