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New York Times, Friday, October 24, 1986

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,499

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Across
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World's fifth-largest island : BAFFIN
7
Dawn, in Monterrey : ALBA
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"Norma ___," Field film : RAE
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Fatty ester : OLEATE
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Pressuring salesmanship : HARDSELL
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Relative values : RATIOS
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Complete collapses : SMASHUPS
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___-do-well : NEER
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Group of three : TRIAD
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Mountain of E Thessaly : OSSA
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'Twixt : TWEEN
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Knightly title : SIR
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Not under the stars or sun : INDOORS
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"___ Bad About Feeling Good?": 1968 film : WHATSSO
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The Velvet Fog : TORME
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Supreme : PARAMOUNT
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Mine, in Brest : AMOI
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Thew : SINEW
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Campus gp. : FRAT
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Certain means of communication : LANDWIRES
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Rubberneck : STARE
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A tenth of 38 Down : ONEDIME
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More miserly : TIGHTER
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Sign of the zodiac : LEO
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French income : RENTE
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Praises : LAUDS
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___ of Orleans : MAID
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Chefs' gadgets : BLENDERS
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Stritch or May : ELAINE
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Certain weights : LONGTONS
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___ bleu : CORDON
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Notwithstanding : YET
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Snick joiner : SNEE
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Coins for turnstiles : TOKENS
Down
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"___ Free," Adamson book : BORN
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Wings, to Scipio : ALAE
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Celebration : FETE
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Just average : FAIRTOMIDDLING
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Sam on "Quincy" : ITO
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Homesteader, e.g. : NESTER
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Bret Harte character : AHSIN
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Super Bowl M.V.P. in 1979 and 1980 : BRADSHAW
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Classified items : ADS
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Defendant, to a D.A. : REUS
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Carnic and Savoy : ALPS
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Heroine of the Adamson book : ELSA
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Less than satisfactory : SHORTOFTHEMARK
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Breathe : RESPIRE
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Misery : WOE
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"___ a Camera": Van Druten : IAM
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Aviator Balbo : ITALO
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"___ is an island . . . ": Donne : NOMAN
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Idler : DRONE
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Gained with force : WRESTED
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City north of Bombay : SURAT
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An anagram for saner : SNARE
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Mink's relative : OTTER
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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A greenback : SIMOLEON
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How, in Berlin : WIE
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York was one: Abbr. : SGT
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Glowworm or earwig : INSECT
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Charlotte ___ : RUSSE
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In a competent way : ABLY
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Dark colored plum : SLOE
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Bivouac : TENT
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Nurse's ___ : AIDE
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Get ___ the ground floor : INON
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Hide-outs : DENS
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Wino's affliction : DTS
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Richard ___, Hawaiian actor : LOO

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

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