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New York Times, Wednesday, January 1, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,203

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Across
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Waited for revelers to return : SATUP
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Small drink : DRAM
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Rise suddenly : JUMP
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Grape seeds : ACINI
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Roof part : EAVE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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New Year's Eve beverages : CHAMPAGNES
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New Year's song word : LANG
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Mexican blanket : SERAPE
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Certain bridges : TRESTLES
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Breakfast snack : DANISH
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Stitch : SEW
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New Year's Eve horns, rattles, etc. : NOISEMAKERS
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This, in Vigo : ESTO
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A legume : PEA
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Plug : STOPUP
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Keyboard combination : CHORD
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Eat dinner : SUP
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"Come Back, Little ___" : SHEBA
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Pierre's avian pet : CANARI
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Scot's negative : NAE
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Villainous look : LEER
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New Year's Day happening : EGGNOGPARTY
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Three ___ match : ONA
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More or Mann : THOMAS
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Where to run up an idea? : FLAGPOLE
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Trojan woman saved by Aphrodite : EGESTA
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Baltic port : RIGA
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New Year's decision : RESOLUTION
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A White House office : OVAL
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Wagnerian heroine : ELSA
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Fortification : REDAN
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European blackbird : MERL
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He has a colorful job : DYER
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Lock of hair : TRESS
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Indians who merged with the Foxes : SACS
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Yearned : ACHED
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Diadem : TIARA
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Dishearten : UNMAN
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Dessert apple : PIPPIN
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Ph.D., e.g. : DEG
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Rave's companion : RANT
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Old synonym for "I think" : MESEEMS
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Cast off, as a lover : JILT
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Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
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Pride of a member of a pride : MANE
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Violin fasteners : PEGS
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Greek fabulist : AESOP
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Attacks flies : SWATS
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Hurries : HIES
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Hangover cure? : SAUNA
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Schmidt's successor : KOHL
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Fencer's need : EPEE
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Cartoonist Goldberg : RUBE
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Train for a bout : SPAR
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"Behold!" to Brutus : ECCE
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Kind of carpet : SHAG
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Chinese society : TONG
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Mediterranean port : ORAN
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Languish : DROOP
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Role : PART
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Disregarded : IGNORED
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Merman or Kennedy : ETHEL
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In a feeble way : PALELY
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Fermented milk product : YOGURT
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Rhythmic pattern : METER
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Playwright's device : ASIDE
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Porticoes for Pericles : STOAS
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"___ Here to Eternity" : FROM
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Not taped : LIVE
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Lab gel : AGAR
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Rancor : GALL
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First word of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
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Harding and Sothern : ANNS
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Row : OAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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