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New York Times, Wednesday, October 8, 1986

Author:
Shirley Soloway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,483
Across
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King Kong and kin : APES
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Humiliate : ABASH
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Out of energy : WEAK
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Memo : NOTE
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Level a Soho flat : RASE
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Maine resident : NORTHERNER
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Belgian waterway : YSER
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Steep ridge : ARETE
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Harvests : REAPS
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Seaman : TAR
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Relaxation : EASE
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Melba or Dudley : MOORE
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Offensive maneuver, in hockey : POWERPLAY
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Bilko, familiarly : SARGE
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The honest one : ABE
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Observed : SEEN
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Dirty : SOILED
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He went after Capone : NESS
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Skilled : ADEPT
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Half a panda's name : LING
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Amass : GATHER
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A/k/a Mars : ARES
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Golf position : LIE
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Remove wool : SHEAR
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Like a certain monster : GREENEYED
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Harper spinoff : RHODA
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Cousin of egad : DRAT
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Room extension : ELL
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Bacteria fighter : SULFA
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Military material : KHAKI
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Destroy : RUIN
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Aden is its capital : SOUTHYEMEN
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Painted metals : TOLES
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South African tender : RAND
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Bounce : OUST
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German government unit : STADT
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Vamoose! : SHOO
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Actress Sten : ANNA
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In need : POOR
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To be, in Paree : ETRE
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Small sofa : SETTEE
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Card or pilot : ACE
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Moved rapidly : BARRELED
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Mother of Aeolus : ARNE
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Saunalike : STEAMY
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Marx man : HARPO
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Droll : WRY
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Seasonal bloom : EASTERLILY
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On a cruise : ASEA
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Actress Deborah : KERR
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Eavesdrops : HEARS
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Asparagus unit : SPEAR
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Bannister : RAIL
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Feelings of anguish : PANGS
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West Indian sorcery : OBEAH
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Some winds : WESTERLIES
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Lend ___ (hearken) : ANEAR
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Aladdin's benefactor : GENIE
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Bordered : EDGED
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Bovine creature : STEER
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Pahlevi's title : SHAH
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Like some documents : PREDATED
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Cupid : EROS
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Sinuous : SNAKY
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Lummox : GALOOT
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Highly flammable liquids : ETHERS
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Cleans the furniture : DUSTS
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Therefore : ERGO
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Doozy : LULU
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Sudanese people : FULA
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Vegas challenge : KENO
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___-European : INDO
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After-expenses total : NET
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Presidential monogram : HST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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