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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Friday, January 31, 1986

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B F J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,233
Across
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Baghdad air express : CARPET
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Mosconi shot : CAROM
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Like a Verdi work : ARIOSE
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Bleached : WHITENED
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Aquarium fish : MOLLIE
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Slope's kin : HILLSIDE
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Fishy-sounding summit : PIKESPEAK
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" . . . rusting in ___ of tears": F. Thompson : APOOL
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H.H.H. was one : DEM
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___ en point : ENTE
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What "syne" means : SINCE
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Little's colleagues : APERS
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Soft-shell clam, e.g.: Abbr. : STR
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Macbeth title : THANE
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"___ bird!" : ITSA
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Its capital was Susa : ELAM
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Play by E. E. Cummings : HIM
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Food fish : ANCHOVY
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Epoch : ERA
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"Beowulf," for one : EPIC
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Attention-getting word : AHEM
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"Police in Trouble" author : AHERN
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Stock or block follower : ADE
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Angler's hereditary class? : CASTE
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Rock thrust : NAPPE
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Indic language : PALI
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Three sch. basics : RRR
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"___ and Pains": Perelman : ACRES
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Bane of shellfish : STINGRAYS
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Turnstone : CHICARIC
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Makes fish meal : GRINDS
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Like a fish-garnish taste : LEMONISH
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More drawn out : LONGER
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Family of a Conn. senator : DODDS
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Moths : EGGERS
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Bivouac : CAMP
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Arum, e.g. : AROID
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Poet Rainer Maria ___ : RILKE
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Angler, in a way : POLEMAN
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Action; process: Suffix : ESIS
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Indian's abode : TEEPEE
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Eyelash: Fr. : CIL
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Finally : ATLAST
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Breathe : RESPIRE
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"The ___ Field": Wambaugh : ONION
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Red Bordeaux wine : MEDOC
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Question re a fishy deal? : WHATSTHECATCH
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Raise prices : HIKE
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Proofreader's "take out" : DELE
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Embellish : ENRICH
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Shell-game object : PEA
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Kind of bank: Abbr. : SAV
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Stan (___ Man) Musial : THE
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Onto the jive : HIP
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"___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
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Ethiopian's neighbor : SOMALI
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Cobb or Iacocca : LEE
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Part of E.T.A. : ARR
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"The Pleasure ___," Mae West work : MAN
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Scottish negative : NAE
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Sun ___-sen, Chinese statesman : YAT
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Locale of many fishing ports : CAPECOD
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Shad or sardine : HERRING
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Remove beach particles : DESAND
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Unattached : SINGLE
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Sodium chloride: Abbr. : NACL
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Yearned : ACHED
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___ violino : PRIMO
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Greek letters : PSIS
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Stove : RANGE
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Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
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Sailor's rum : GROG
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Ukr., Latv., etc. : SSRS
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Laughter, in Lyon : RIS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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