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New York Times, Wednesday, November 12, 1986

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,518
Across
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Self-satisfied : SMUG
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TV's "___ Na Na" : SHA
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Jargons : CANTS
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Top of the line : AONE
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Have the lead : STAR
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Romeo's emotion : AMORE
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Mussolini's title : DUCE
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Bide one's time : WAIT
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River embankment : LEVEE
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Pac.'s kin : ATL
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Beau's brother : JEFF
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Cube and flank : STEAKS
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Puzo best seller : THEGODFATHER
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Roués : RAKES
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Female G.I. : WAC
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First president of Gabon : MBA
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Same, in Sedan : MEME
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Cooper-Kelly classic : HIGHNOON
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Material for lawn treatment : LIME
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Warms up : HEATS
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Bitsy's partner : ITSY
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Cold and windy : BLUSTERY
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Exclamations in Ulm : ACHS
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Call for help : SOS
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Word on a towel : HIS
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" . . . after they've seen ___" : PAREE
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Dreiser work : SISTERCARRIE
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Sidewalk surface : CEMENT
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Reno transactions : BETS
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Mrs., in Mexico : SRA
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Future oak, perhaps : ACORN
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World spinner? : LOVE
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Bad day for Caesar : IDES
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What push may come to : SHOVE
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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Leonine locks : MANE
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Cosmetic-counter purchase : TONER
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Opp. of ant. : SYN
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Yes votes : AYES
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Memorable Egyptian leader : SADAT
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Part of a river : MOUTH
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J. C. Harris creation : UNCLEREMUS
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Turn right : GEE
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Walking sticks : STAFFS
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Israeli port : HAIFA
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Buchwald : ART
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Pasadena campus, for short : CALTECH
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Moslem nobleman : AMEER
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Celestial blazer : NOVA
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Long hike : TREK
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Perceives : SEES
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Citizen of Malmö : SWEDE
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Pun : JOKE
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Thickets : SHAGS
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Signoret film: 1967 : GAMES
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Jitters : TWIT
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Spring event : MOTHERSDAY
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Ornament : BOSS
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Bacharach's "___ Day Now" : ANY
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Site of a sculptural find : MILO
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Horse feed : HAY
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More pleasant : NICER
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Some wts. : LBS
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Yegg's caper : HEIST
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Turpentine, at times : THINNER
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Caspian feeder : ARAS
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Conductor-composer from Berlin : PREVIN
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Emulated Lithgow : ACTED
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A Becker boomer : SERVE
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Valuable wood : EBONY
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Actress Papas : IRENE
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Slackens off : EASES
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Tinge : CAST
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Lover of Narcissus : ECHO
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Dawdle : MOON
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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"___ little teapot . . . " : IMA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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