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New York Times, Wednesday, October 22, 1986

Author:
Emory H. Cain
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,497

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Across
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Thin fog : MIST
5
___-relief : BAS
8
Ran disconnected : IDLED
13
Italian fortress town : ESTE
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___ Maverick, Jack Kelly role : BART
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Racket : NOISE
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Lecher's look : LEER
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High point : ACME
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Past or present : TENSE
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Miner's carrier : TRAM
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Meager serving? : SHORTORDER
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Aimee ___ McPherson : SEMPLE
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Restrain : REIN
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Eagle's base : AERIE
27
Tranquilize : BECALM
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Quebec peninsula : GASPE
35
Baobab, e.g. : TREE
37
Grocery item : OLEO
38
Certifies : ATTESTS
40
Perplexed : ATALOSS
42
Hitchcock's "___ Window" : REAR
43
Sherman ___, Calif. : OAKS
45
That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Backs at tracks : BETSON
48
" . . . to live in ___": Berlin : ATENT
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Kind of forest : RAIN
52
Nerve cell : NEURON
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Huarache material? : SANDALWOOD
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San ___, on the Riviera : REMO
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___ face! : ABOUT
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Premed course : ANAT
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Philosopher influenced by Hume : KANT
65
Intermediate, in law : MESNE
66
Kind of diagnosis : SERO
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Stein-Plimpton book : EDIE
68
Trigger, e.g. : STEED
69
No matter which : ANY
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Affirmative votes : YEAS
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Dissolves : MELTS
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Rhone feeder : ISERE
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Cook clams : STEAM
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Leases? : TERMPAPERS
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"Illusions" author: 1977 : BACH
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Gawain's tailor : ARMORER
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Render a plainsong : INTONE
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Productive one : DOER
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Swedish soprano: 1820–87 : LIND
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Existence : ESSE
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___ Park, L.I., N.Y. : DEER
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Meaner : BASER
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World's highest country : TIBET
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R. E. and Ruta : LEES
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"___ long, long way . . . " : ITSA
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Postholiday fare? : COLDTURKEY
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Cosmetic base : ALOE
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Cousin of fewer : LESS
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Lion's share, usually : MOST
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Attire : GARB
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Fit to ___ : ATEE
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Law: Abbr. : STAT
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___ Orange, N.J. : EAST
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Of sound : TONAL
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Elder: Fr. : AINE
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Expert skiers : KANONEN
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Filibustered : ORATED
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Put an ___ (stop) : ENDTO
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"___ Teen-age Werewolf" : IWASA
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Victorian author : READE
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"___ vincit amor" : OMNIA
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Observes : NOTES
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Rayburn and Spade : SAMS
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Help a hood : ABET
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___ out (barely win) : NOSE
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Sting movie : DUNE
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Like a swan's feet : OARY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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