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New York Times, Wednesday, October 29, 1986

Author:
Coleburn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,504
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"Green ___ and Ham": Seuss : EGGS
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Motionless : INERT
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Seniors' org. : AARP
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Fan or junk follower : MAIL
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A peach of a singer : MELBA
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Abundant source : MINE
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Eastern delicacy : PEKINGDUCK
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Figure de Noël : ANGE
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Horatian creation : ODE
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Sugar-coated candy : DRAGEE
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"___ Man in His Humour": Jonson : EVERY
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Stipend : FEE
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Origin : PARENT
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C. Rossetti poem : REMEMBER
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Like some vbs. : IRR
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Column entry : DEBIT
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Sheer fabric : TOILE
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Selves : EGOS
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Runner Bannister : ROGER
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Comics character : TOOTS
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Mont Blanc falsetto : YODEL
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Accomplished : DID
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Pope, in "The Dunciad" : ATTACKER
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Prizes for pugilists : PURSES
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Gas: Comb. form : AER
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Expert of a sort : MAVEN
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Harmonize : ATTUNE
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Nabokov novel : DAR
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Ahab portrayer : PECK
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Sub-gum ingredient : BEANSPROUT
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Fed. agency : OSHA
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A camera inventor : LAND
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Old $10 coin : EAGLE
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E.r.a., e.g. : STAT
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Therefore, to Tacitus : ERGO
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Former Dodger : REESE
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Notice : ESPY
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Austen heroine : EMMA
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Builder's notch : GAIN
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Herb called coltsfoot : GINGERROOT
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Cylindrical covering : SLEEVE
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He brings in the ginseng : IMPORTER
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Destitute : NEEDY
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Heading in a slugger's rec. : RBI
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Daisy's wedding transport : TANDEM
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Slave of Amneris : AIDA
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Cut ___ (jitterbug) : ARUG
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Event for Paavo Nurmi : RACE
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Short for a short dog : PEKE
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Meet the arrivals : GREET
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It's sometimes bitter : END
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Honored : FETED
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Vatican treasure : PIETA
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Slang; idiom : ARGOT
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Hardship : RIGOR
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Singer Bandy : MOE
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Chinese soup ingredients : BIRDSNESTS
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Dinsmore : ELSIE
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Clarinetists' needs : REEDS
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He played in "Back Street" : BOYER
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Penn is one : STA
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Witty banter : REPARTEE
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Tests the meter : SCANS
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Schisgal play : LUV
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Finder? : KEEPER
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"___ is not the destiny of man": O. W. Holmes Jr. : REPOSE
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Heavy hammers : MAULS
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Palindrome opener : ABLE
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Kind of sheet : TEAR
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Chinese dynasty : TANG
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Ravel : UNDO
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Former Genoese magistrate : DOGE
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Become rough and dry : CHAP
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G-g-girl in a song : KATY
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TV actress Charlotte : RAE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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