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New York Times, Wednesday, October 15, 1986

42-Across : Robert Altman film: 1975

Author:
Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,490
Across
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Affront : SLAP
5
Cub Scout unit : PACK
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Untidy : MESSY
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Indian unit of weight : TOLA
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Persia, today : IRAN
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Sharp ridge : ARETE
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Sole : ONLY
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Loblolly : PINE
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Welcome : GREET
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Rock-and-roll group : REOSPEEDWAGON
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"The A-Team" regular : MRT
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Otherwise : ELSE
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" ... ___ for them in the inn": Luke 2:7 : NOROOM
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Tell's canton : URI
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Pre-Easter period : LENT
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
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Arm of the Atlantic : HUDSONBAY
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At any time : EVER
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Property receiver in a transfer : ALIENEE
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Harrovian's rival : ETONIAN
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More's antithesis : LESS
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Robert Altman film: 1975 : NASHVILLE
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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Pear type : BOSC
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Scarlet : RED
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Tar : SAILOR
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Scorch : CHAR
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___ poetica : ARS
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Chicago financial area : LASALLESTREET
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Sparsely inhabited tracts : WILDS
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Every one : EACH
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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"The Story of ___ H.," 1975 film : ADELE
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An arachnid : MITE
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Grandstand section : TIER
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Complications : NODES
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John ___, actor in "Roots" : AMOS
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Scour; hunt : SEEK
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Tempest : STORM
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Individualist of a sort : LONER
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Remunerates : PAYS
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Channel of conveyance : PIPELINE
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Zodiacal sign : ARIES
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Unit of luminous intensity : CANDELA
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Recognized : KNEW
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Larva, whim or obsession : MAGGOT
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Goof : ERROR
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Wise monkey's words : SEENOEVIL
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Besides : YET
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Argentine name : PERON
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___ Arbor, Mich. : ANN
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Tatum or Ryan : ONEAL
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Seine feeder : MARNE
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Employs : USES
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Vision : EYES
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Papa Bear of football : HALAS
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Moslem scholars : ULEMA
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Refined : DISTILLED
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Vereen and Gazzara : BENS
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Camelot lady : ENID
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Beats soundly : THRASHES
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Not hidden : OVERT
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Applaud : ACCLAIM
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Foremen : BOSSES
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Cuplike spoon : LADLE
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Hundred: Comb. form : HECTO
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Appomattox signature : RELEE
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Baby bird? : STORK
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Champagne Tony of golf : LEMA
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"Peanuts" expletive : RATS
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Ashen : WAN
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Altar words : IDO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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