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LITERARY ANATOMY

New York Times, Sunday, October 5, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 550 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,480
Across
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Do a tailoring job : ALTER
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Cpl.'s boss : SGT
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Robsart or Carter : AMY
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A Belmont bet : PLACE
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Patronage solicitor : TOUTER
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Professor's milieu : ACADEMIA
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Helicopter part : ROTOR
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Golf-ball cover gum : BALATA
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Hemingway opus, with "A" : FAREWELLTOARMS
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Expanse east of N.A. : ATL
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Collect condensed gas on a surface : ADSORB
28
An Oakley : ANNIE
29
Japanese assembly : DIET
30
Wilder opus : THESKINOFOURTEETH
34
Permitted : LICIT
35
Some coll. linemen : RTS
36
Swiss poet-philosopher: 1821–81 : AMIEL
41
Presidential selections : CABINET
44
Haggard opus : SHE
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Rudimentary stem of a seedling : CAULICLE
49
Antler parts : PRONGS
50
Butler opus, with "The" : WAYOFALLFLESH
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A bad way to run : AMOK
54
Lower Rhine branch : WAAL
56
Spree : BINGE
57
"___ Freischütz," von Weber opera : DER
58
Become prevalent : SETIN
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Fovea : PIT
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Kind of capital : RISK
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My, in Metz : MES
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Greene opus : THEHEARTOFTHEMATTER
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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Encircle : GIRD
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Eur. republic : IRE
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Biblical spy : CALEB
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What epigones do : APE
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Town near Sevilla : OSUNA
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Lapel clutcher : PEST
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Taboo word : NONO
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Jean Webster book : DADDYLONGLEGS
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Sport of a sort : ODDITY
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Winter vehicles : ICEBOATS
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H.S. subject : LAT
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Pitched woo : SPOONED
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"Tanglewood ___" : TALES
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Bk. parts : PGS
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On the ___ (not in use) : SHELF
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Hawthorne story : THEGREATSTONEFACE
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Portico in Athens : STOA
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"___ in Portugal," 1953 song : APRIL
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Escapes artfully : ELUDES
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State off. : GOV
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Caroline Miller novel: 1934 : LAMBINHISBOSOM
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"___ for Comedy," Behrman play : NOTIME
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In the least : ATALL
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Early Christian missionaries : APOSTLES
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Burr, at times : DUELER
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Emerald, e.g. : BERYL
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Layer : HEN
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Gp. established at Bogotá: 1948 : OAS
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Weight allowances : TRETS
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In the box, at Shea : ATBAT
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Unwilling : LOATH
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Veil fabric : TULLE
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Greek letter : ETA
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Capturing again : RETAKING
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Boa : SCARF
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"Anna Christie" star : GARBO
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An insecticide, for short : TDE
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Catkins : AMENTS
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Pooh's creator : MILNE
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"Whiffenpoof" singer : YALIE
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Con's opponent : PRO
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Cargo : LOAD
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Longfellow town : ATRI
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Arrive : COME
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Once, once : ERST
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Rudimentary roots : RADICES
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In progress : AFOOT
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William ___ Gladstone : EWART
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Asian holiday : TET
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Fit of pique : SNIT
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More furtive : SLINKIER
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Chemistry Nobelist: 1934 : UREY
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Equal share for two : HALF
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Wire measure : MIL
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Froze : ICED
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Different : ELSE
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Glass oven : LEHR
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I.R.S. experts : CPAS
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Medieval helmet : ARMET
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Fair structure : BOOTH
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Antimosquito activity : SWATTING
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Film computer : HAL
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Diseased parts of wood : CANKERS
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H.S. subject : ALG
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Moslem scholars : ULEMA
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R.I.P. item : OBIT
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Most questionable : FISHIEST
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New Deal agcy. : WPA
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Spraying devices : AIRGUNS
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British med. coverage : NHI
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P.O. service : RFD
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List ending: Abbr. : ETC
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Tie : STANDOFF
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___ Gay, W.W. II plane : ENOLA
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Kind of exam : ORAL
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Encountered : MET
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Convey to a distance: Var. : ELOIN
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French income : RENTE
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Red Sox pitcher : BOYD
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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S.A. rodent : PACA
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Biographer Leon : EDEL
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Barfly : SOT
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Links org. : PGA
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Letters for Whitty or Hess : DBE
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Wolverine's former coach : YOST
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Famous lioness : ELSA
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Allowing for modification : OPENEND
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Gives sparingly : DOLESOUT
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Did a blacksmith's job : SHOD
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Newgate, e.g. : PRISON
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They wrote "O'Neill" : GELBS
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Partly fermented grape juices : STUMS
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Hebrew dry measure : EPHAH
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Beef : GRIPE
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Famed electrician-inventor : TESLA
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Blackthorns : SLOES
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Spry : AGILE
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Heavenly body : COMET
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Tinker's partner : EVERS
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Thick piece : SLAB
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London gallery : TATE
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Literary first name : OMAR
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With competence : ABLY
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Indisposed : ILL
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Winnebago member : OTO
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Pre-1959 Haw. : TER

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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