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New York Times, Friday, September 6, 1985

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,086
Across
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Thrall : SLAVE
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Mince : CHOP
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One of the Feds : TMAN
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Fictional salesman : LOMAN
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Gwen Verdon role : LOLA
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Rumanian round dance : HORA
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Letter-shaped fastener : UBOLT
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Arab garments : ABAS
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The old sod : ERIN
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Hugo novel, with "The" : TOILERSOFTHESEA
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Libido : EROS
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Tangles : RAVELS
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Sustained, with "up" : BUOYED
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Aplomb : POISE
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Ancient Hebrew priest's garb : EPHOD
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Army supply center : BASE
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Provender for Spend a Buck : OATS
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Nun's cap : COIF
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Moves in ripples : PURLS
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Mass of Arctic ice : FLOE
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Gordian ___ : KNOT
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Nobelist Wallach : OTTO
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Lexicographer's concern : USAGE
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Rash : HASTY
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Choice : OPTION
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Tension : STRESS
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Immunizing agents : SERA
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Beaumont-Fletcher play : THEMAIDSTRAGEDY
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Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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"___ Monday," Domino song : BLUE
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River through Pakistan : INDUS
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Printing process, for short : ROTO
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Como coin : LIRA
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Mackerel fisherman's need : SEINE
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Nifty : KEEN
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Undergrad's bugbear : EXAM
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Hussy : SLUT
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Mine, to Brigitte : AMOI
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London novel, with "The" : VALLEYOFTHEMOON
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Pierced : ENTERED
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Style : CLASS
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Bindlestiff : HOBO
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Norway's patron saint : OLAF
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Napoleon and others : PASTRIES
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Keats poem : THEEVEOFSTAGNES
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Samuel Finley Breese : MORSE
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One of the Durants : ARIEL
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Nursemaids : NANAS
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Gat : ROD
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Is afflicted by : HAS
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Call's companion : BECK
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Fairy tale's second word : UPON
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Where the Miami flows : OHIO
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Shower, for one : PARTY
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Site of the Nobel Institute : OSLO
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Laughingstock : BUTT
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Russian range : ALAI
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A neighbor of Ghana : TOGO
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Homophone for scene : SEEN
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"But with God all things are ___": Matt. 19:26 : POSSIBLE
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Elevate : UPRAISE
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___ Yoelson : ASA
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"___ the ramparts . . . " : OER
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Utter : STARK
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Sudden pang : THROE
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Nice income : RENTE
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Exhalation : STEAM
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Year in the reign of Clotaire I : DLIX
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Koran chapter : SURA
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What diaskeuasts do : EDIT
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A 1984 film : DUNE
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Belgian canal connector : YSER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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