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New York Times, Monday, September 9, 1985

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Animal trail : SLOT
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Reduce : LOWER
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Hostile attack : RAID
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Scarlett O'Hara's home : TARA
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
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Qualified : ABLE
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Perón and Gabor : EVAS
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Thick strings : CORDS
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Type of ski lift : TBAR
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Former U.A.W. president : WALTERREUTHER
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Agcy. once headed by Eric Johnston : ESA
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Common abbr. : ETC
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Sports arbiter, for short : REF
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Stream : RIVER
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Epsilon's cousin : ETA
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Skills : ARTS
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Slyly derisive : SNIDE
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Theme of this puzzle : NOTABLEREDHEADS
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Pope's headdress : TIARA
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Ditto : SAME
46
Vietnamese holiday : TET
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Fitzgerald and Raines : ELLAS
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Ten cents : DIME
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Bitter vetch : ERS
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"Agnus ___" : DEI
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Ending for treat or expert : ISE
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City on the Donau : ULM
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Nobelist in Literature: 1930 : SINCLAIRLEWIS
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Hip : ONTO
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Charlotte ___ : RUSSE
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Airplane part : NOSE
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Lure : BAIT
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Perfect model : IDEAL
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Sketched : DREW
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Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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Annoying : PESKY
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British carbine : STEN
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Fret : STEW
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Etna's output : LAVA
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Spoken : ORAL
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Sapor : TASTE
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Producing tears : LACRIMAL
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Had on : WORE
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Provide : ENDUE
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Reposes : RESTS
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Appraise : RATE
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Shorten : ABBREVIATE
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Dockers' union : ILA
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German article : DER
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Guido's highest note : ELA
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Rough : HARSH
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Hay spreader : TEDDER
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Highest points : CRESTS
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Leased : RENTED
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Prima ballerina : ETOILE
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Believing in the inevitability of events : FATALISTIC
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America's CINC : PRES
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Famous violin : STRAD
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Ending for Alp or opal : INE
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Big rig : SEMI
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Bird or tree : ARA
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Washbowl : BASIN
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In a shy or prim way : DEMURELY
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Building wing : ELL
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Wall Street certificate : SCRIP
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Avoid : ELUDE
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Repairs : MENDS
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Jot : IOTA
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"___ Death," Grieg passage : ASES
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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Malt infusion : WORT
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What video means : ISEE
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Stitched : SEWN
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Geisha's sash : OBI
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Masefield heroine : NAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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