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New York Times, Thursday, October 2, 1986

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,477
Across
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Solder with an alloy : BRAZE
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Sty cry : SQUEAL
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Destructive pests : WEEVILS
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Open-shelved stand : ETAGERE
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Some Pacific islands : OCEANIA
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Get soapy, with "up" : LATHERS
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Korean soldier : ROK
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Saddle bag : CANTINA
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Financial Feds : TMEN
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Rheo or thermo follower : STAT
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Title meaning "great king" : RAJAH
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He wrote "The Silk Road" : HEDIN
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An Ed with aspirations? : AMES
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Vehicle for hire : TAXI
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Social faux pas : GAFFE
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"For ___ there is a silence": Dunsany : AWHILE
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Church top : STEEPLE
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Cooled : CHILLED
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"My kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
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"48 Hours" actor : NOLTE
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Singer Tennille : TONI
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Roentgen product : XRAY
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Attempts : STABS
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She was "sought desperately" in a film : SUSAN
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Footless : APOD
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Biblical ruler : ELAH
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Graceland et al. : ESTATES
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___ Khan : AGA
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Aces' places? : SLEEVES
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Put on the record : ENTERED
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Angel on horseback : CORDERO
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Germ-free : STERILE
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Interpolate : INSERT
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Cheaters : SPECS
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Turn into : BECOME
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Smelled awful : REEKED
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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At. no. 30 : ZINC
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Disney's middle name : ELIAS
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Ollie's sidekick : STAN
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Mideast sheikdom : QATAR
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Pun reaction : UGH
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Shoe width : EEE
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Part of E.T.A. : ARR
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"___ Girls" : LES
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Mary of the comics : WORTH
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Oldest U.S. capital : SANTAFE
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"400" members : ELITE
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Far from feral : TAME
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A neighbor of Cameroon : NIGERIA
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Bruce Jenner, for one : ATHLETE
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Bridewell : JAIL
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Wheel shaft : AXLE
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Made haste : HIED
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Hammock sessions : NAPS
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Mirthful Mort : SAHL
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Bend : FLEX
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Mental abilities : WITS
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Coll. prep tests : SATS
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Friendly pronoun? : THOU
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Countless centuries : EONS
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Prairie howlers : COYOTES
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Calif. river : NAPA
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___ Rizzo, Hoffman role : RATSO
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Visigoth king : ALARIC
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Deli rolls : BAGELS
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___ in (darken) : SHADE
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Diehard's vow : NEVER
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Impressions : DENTS
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Le Corbusier follower : SERT
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One in a flight : STEP
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Bot. or geol. : SCI
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Chaney : LON
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Verbal pauses : ERS
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Dutch commune : EDE
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Palindrome for Pryor : ERE

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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