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New York Times, Friday, January 24, 1986

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,226
Across
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Prime time for college bands : HALF
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Lay an egg : BOMB
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Jerk : SCHMO
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Indigo : ANIL
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Concern of Rachel Carson: Abbr. : ECOL
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In the van : AHEAD
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Type of cracker : SODA
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Organized : STRUCTURED
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A mediocrity : NOGREATSHAKES
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March's "The Bad ___" : SEED
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Town in Ecuador : TENA
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Patriotic song : ANTHEM
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Gerona's river : TER
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Divagate : ROAM
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Startling : LURID
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Blood fluid : SERUM
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Bath beverage : ALE
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A mediocrity : DROPINTHEBUCKET
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Thought-transfer initials : ESP
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Spent : TIRED
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Soothing word : THERE
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Female ruffs : REES
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Crusty concoction : PIE
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Infects : TAINTS
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Tobacco Rhoda's creator : CAPP
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___ Fein, Irish group : SINN
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A mediocrity : SMALLPOTATOES
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Competitor for the Vezina Trophy : GOALKEEPER
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Mouthward : ORAD
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Quell : ALLAY
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Soprano Hunter : RITA
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Metric unit, for short : KILO
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Vandyke, e.g. : BEARD
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Mtg. : SESS
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Chaldean : SEER
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Possesses : HAS
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Ever and ___ : ANON
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Italian sea resort : LIDO
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Admiral's vessel : FLAGSHIP
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Be appropriate (to) : BESEEM
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Group of eight : OCTAD
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Cartoonist Walker : MORT
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Acted like a bully : BLUSTERED
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The archenemy : SATAN
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Rock partridge : CHUKAR
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Roll-call reply : HERE
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Noted Rembrandt pupil : MAES
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Out of the ordinary : ODD
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Imp's opposite : CHERUB
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Blue-pencil anew : REEDIT
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Wood used in harbor structures : ALDER
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Cavell was one : NURSE
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Snicker : TEHEE
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Like a bucket of song : OAKEN
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Vigilant : ALERT
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Apportions : METES
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Ecdysiasts : STRIPPERS
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Outcome of genetic error : MUTANT
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Short, threaded pipe : NIPPLE
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Columbia River Indians : CHINOOKS
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Arranged like a ladder : SCALAR
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Frontlets : TIARAS
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Resin used in paints : ALKYD
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Cues for typesetters : STETS
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One and only : SOLE
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___ fide (in bad faith) : MALA
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Ron Howard role : OPIE
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Shallowest Great Lake : ERIE
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Emporium event : SALE
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Chew the fat : GAB
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Louis ___ (old French gold piece) : DOR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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