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New York Times, Monday, November 10, 1986

Author:
James R. Burns
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
James R. Burns has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,516
Across
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Kind of pity or indulgence : SELF
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Dizzy Gillespie's forte : BEBOP
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Ship's lockup : BRIG
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" . . . ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Full-grown insect : IMAGO
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Pumice source : LAVA
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Iranian coin : RIAL
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More meticulous : NICER
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Cures : AGES
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Out of fashion : BEHINDTHETIMES
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What Penrod and Sam were : PALS
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Counterpart of Sen. : HSE
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Shade of red : CERISE
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A size of paper : FOOLSCAP
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Utopian colony in Iowa : AMANA
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Stand-up comic Mort : SAHL
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Suffix meaning "full of" : OSE
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Out of nostalgia : FOROLDTIMESSAKE
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Hot time in Paris : ETE
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Slippery ones : EELS
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Do a tailoring job : ALTER
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Butlers and maids : SERVANTS
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Tartans : PLAIDS
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Newt : EFT
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Yale team : ELIS
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H. G. Wells sci-fi tale : THETIMEMACHINE
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___ de force : TOUR
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Glossy fabric : SATIN
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Bakery worker : ICER
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Qualified : ABLE
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Kind of bout : TITLE
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___ Scotia : NOVA
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Interpret : READ
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Winter road hazard : SLEET
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Biting fly : GNAT
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Slavic language : SERB
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Canal or lake : ERIE
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Cebu native : FILIPINO
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Hobo's bundle of bedding : BINDLE
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Gives off : EMITS
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Founder of a musical dynasty : BACH
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Stateroom window : PORTHOLE
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Holds liable for : BLAMES
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Latest fashion : RAGE
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U.S. composer: 1874–1954 : IVES
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An anesthetic : GAS
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Speech sound : NASAL
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Crusoe's refuge: Abbr. : ISL
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Night spots : CAFES
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Overact : EMOTE
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Less common : RARER
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Comes a cropper : FAILS
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___ law, in electricity : OHMS
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Raccoon's tropical relative : COATI
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Invited : ASKED
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Jury members : PEERS
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Directive to a printer : STET
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They care about caries : DENTISTS
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Of certain Franks : SALIC
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A foul in hockey : SLASHING
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Turned aside : VEERED
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Fore's opposite : AFT
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Daily ___ (Clark Kent's paper) : PLANET
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M. Zola : EMILE
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Start of a famous soliloquy : TOBE
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Wahine's dance : HULA
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Jouster's garb : MAIL
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Diminutive ending : ETTE
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Holy picture : ICON
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Leningrad's river : NEVA
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Pinafore crewman : TAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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