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New York Times, Tuesday, January 21, 1986

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { C J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,223

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Across
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Attire : DRESS
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Victim : BUTT
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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___ Murphy, W.W. II hero : AUDIE
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Place for development : SITE
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George Meredith heroine : RHODA
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Tight : TAUT
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Scent : ODOR
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Inflicters of retribution : NEMESES
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Toddlers' clothes : ROMPERS
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Music syllable : SOL
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Air : AURA
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Tiny : WEE
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City people : URBANITES
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Penultimate Greek letter : PSI
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Chalcedony : SARD
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A medical deg. : DDS
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Venetians : BLINDS
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Stuffs, in Soho : STODGES
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Sir ___ Laker : FREDDIE
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Old Spanish coins : REALES
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Uno, due, ___ : TRE
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Slippery ones : EELS
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___ Rio, Tex. : DEL
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Las Vegas entertainers : SHOWGIRLS
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Jenny : ASS
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Ibsen's "The Master ___" : BUILDER
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Portend : PRESAGE
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Language for a guru : URDU
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Ballot : VOTE
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Piano adjuster : TUNER
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Observed : SEEN
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Army group : UNIT
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Hair colorer : HENNA
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Conceits : EGOS
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Certain curves : ESSES
Down
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Mend : DARN
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Berliner's repose : RUHE
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Country of 15 Across : EDOM
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Seat for a skirted rider : SIDESADDLE
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Fall, e.g. : SEASON
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Wagers : BETS
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Columbia's initials : USA
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Bull of the zodiac : TAURUS
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Ascham, to Elizabeth I : TUTOR
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Soaking : ASOP
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Desert rattlesnake : SIDEWINDER
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Shop : STORE
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Concise : TERSE
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Slurs : ELIDES
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Syrup source : MAPLE
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Loser to H.C.H. : AES
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Gorbachev's country: Abbr. : USSR
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Word with prime or first : RATE
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Volleys of denunciation : BROADSIDES
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Quests of a QB : TDS
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Peripheral matters : SIDEISSUES
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Vassar, for one : BREWER
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Flavoring for a pickle : DILL
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Legislative mtg. : SESS
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Icy : GELID
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To's companion : FRO
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Tea, in Tours : THE
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Costume for Lamour : SARONG
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German poet-dramatist : GOETHE
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Mistreat : ABUSE
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More certain : SURER
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Type of musical : REVUE
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Fontanne's partner : LUNT
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Favorites : PETS
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Actresses Blyth and Miller : ANNS
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Golfer Sarazen : GENE
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Ages : ERAS
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Uncle, in Tijuana : TIO

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

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