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New York Times, Saturday, October 4, 1986

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,479
Across
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Rainier bathing spot : TARN
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Reel in a keeper : LAND
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Originated : AROSE
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Out of the wind : ALEE
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Widow of Ernie K. : EDIE
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Tree of Lebanon : CEDAR
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Garner : REAP
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Subscribe : SIGN
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Milking, e.g. : CHORE
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All-inclusive, at the track : ACROSSTHEBOARD
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Some haberdashery : TIES
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Initials for the Nautilus : USS
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Soil, in a way : BEMIRE
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Least amount : FARTHING
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Unevenly notched : EROSE
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Clowder sound : PURR
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Proper : DUE
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All-inclusive, at sea : FROMSTEMTOSTERN
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Type of jet engine : ION
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Actor who played Nicholas Nickleby : REES
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Scrape : ERASE
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Small, stout canvas : TRYSAILS
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John ___, cousin of Mr. Doe : STILES
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Gold, in Granada : ORO
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Director Vittorio De ___ : SETA
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All-inclusive, at dinner : FROMSOUPTONUTS
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Houston's The Summit, e.g. : ARENA
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Touched terra firma : ALIT
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Mirth : GLEE
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Worked with rattan : CANED
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Genu : KNEE
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Victor Hugo work : LANE
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Nine-headed serpent : HYDRA
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Special : SALE
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Ceases : ENDS
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Famed hill in Meath : TARA
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Composer Wilder : ALEC
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Nurture : REAR
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Family patronage : NEPOTISM
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Tenant : LESSEE
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Portals to silver : ADITS
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Not distant : NIGH
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Dover sand hill : DENE
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Address abruptly : ACCOST
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Same tale in new form : REHASH
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Yerby's "An ___ of Sanctity" : ODOR
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Chalcedony : SARD
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Afore : ERE
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Begets : SIRES
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Pack animal : BURRO
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Suit : BEFIT
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A meaning for X : ERROR
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Listless : MOONY
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Vents one's anger : FUMES
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Fine and martial followers : ARTS
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Conceptual : IDEAL
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Role for Swit : NURSE
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Columbus's birthplace, to René : GENES
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Baker's implement : PEEL
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Parts of minuets : TRIOS
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Fight : SETTO
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Draftsman's tool : TRIANGLE
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Jayhawker neighbor : SOONER
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Fleet of 1588 : ARMADA
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Divan : SETTEE
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Barker's banter : SPIEL
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Ravel : FRAY
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Tear out : REND
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Dumbarton ___ : OAKS
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Radius's neighbor : ULNA
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___ Bator : ULAN
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Conduce : TEND
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Receives : SEES
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Heine's sigh : ACH

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

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