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New York Times, Saturday, January 4, 1986

55-Down : City near Fort Worth

Author:
Larry Goldhirsch
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,206
Across
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Priv. school : ACAD
5
TV actor Willie : AAMES
10
Glass lizard, e.g. : APOD
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Nobel physicist: 1944 : RABI
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Sheer : STEEP
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Greek paradox poser : ZENO
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Auden's "Homage to ___" : CLIO
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With 59 Across, why the excavator eschews shovels : ITSCHEAPER
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Dr. Johnson travel site : HEBRIDES
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Indian city, renamed Elura : ELLORE
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Truly : AMEN
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Plant bud : GEMMA
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Small cup for café : DEMITASSE
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"___ Eleven," 1960 film : OCEANS
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Viva ___ : VOCE
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Play by E. E. Cummings : HIM
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Sad cry : ALAS
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Author Jong : ERICA
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Stun : DAZE
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Roofing material : TAR
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Gator's kin : CROC
43
"Gigi" lyricist : LERNER
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Oscar, for one : STATUETTE
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Rundown : SEEDY
49
Caen's river : ORNE
50
December high point : XMAS
52
Pianist de Larrocha : ALICIA
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Type of guitar : ACOUSTIC
59
See 18 Across : BYTHEDOZER
61
Bulwer-Lytton heroine : IONE
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"___ est percipi" : ESSE
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Columnist Goodman : ELLEN
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Elbe feeder : EGER
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Goneril's father : LEAR
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Cooper's Longfellow : DEEDS
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Demolish : RAZE
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Crafty : ARCH
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Rock star John or J. J. : CALE
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Ancient Hebrew month : ABIB
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Museum features : DIORAMAS
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Private lines : ASIDE
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Serve : ATTEND
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Jumble : MESS
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Trading org. : EEC
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Globular : SPHERICAL
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Swamp honeysuckle, e.g. : AZALEA
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Gourd fruit : PEPO
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Unique person : ONER
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Gilded : DORE
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Select group : ELITE
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Collegiate V.I.P. : BMOC
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Nubians or ibexes : GOATS
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Approval : ECLAT
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Anne from N.Y.C. : MEARA
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Dispossess : EVICT
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Novel by J. Schaefer : SHANE
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Appraised, with "up" : SIZED
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Corundum : EMERY
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Sang al fresco : SERENADED
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Football's Kyle or Tobin : ROTE
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More stylish : DRESSIER
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Pierre or Marie : CURIE
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A son of Rebekah : ESAU
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Dowry, in Dundee : TOCHER
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Outdo : EXCEED
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Poetic A.M.'s : MORNS
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TV journalist Elie : ABEL
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Cause cell destruction : LYSE
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Capra's "___ Wonderful Life" : ITSA
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City near Fort Worth : AZLE
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Roman garment : TOGA
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Parrot's facial feature : CERE
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José's huzzah : OLE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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