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New York Times, Friday, November 14, 1986

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.73, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,520

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Across
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"Tarzan" author's monogram : ERB
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Picks up the tab : TREATS
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Trading stps. : CPS
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Old card game : LOO
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Where G.W. nestles : WALLET
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Has the misery : AILS
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Foot it at full speed : RUNLICKETYSPLIT
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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A salt of potassium : CHLORATE
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___ bourgeois : PETIT
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Otis of elevator fame : ELISHA
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Gets on a soapbox : ORATES
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Tried out again : RETESTED
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Pencil end, usually : ERASER
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Ending for boot or fool : ERY
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Most drama critics : FIRSTNIGHTERS
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Half of a Parisian dance : CAN
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Classify : ASSORT
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"The world . . . is ___ affair": Molière : ASTRANGE
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Vacuum tubes : DIODES
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TV's "Remington ___" : STEELE
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Durocs : SWINE
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Like flax prior to soaking : UNRETTED
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Pressure by threatening : LEANON
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Prolong a pursuit : LEADAMERRYCHASE
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M.I.T. grads might join this org. : ASCE
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Illustrious relative of Mariel and Margaux : ERNEST
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___ jacet : HIC
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Norm: Abbr. : STD
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Slipknots make these : NOOSES
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Agcy. for senior citizens : SSA
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Cheap cigar: Slang : ELROPO
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Cabinetmaker's tool : ROUTER
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Granville of old movies : BONITA
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Waterspouts : TWISTERS
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Contest at Belmont : RACE
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Tooth wearer : ELK
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Pianist Templeton : ALEC
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Hebrew letter : TETH
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Surgical probe : STYLET
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Certain Italian wines : CAPRIS
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Building column : PILASTER
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Moves like a moccasin : SLITHERS
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One way to go : STEADY
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Hang around : LOITER
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Filet de ___ : SOLE
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Held a session : SAT
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Hans's voyage : REISE
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Work units : ERGS
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Hosiery disaster : SNAG
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Stronghold : FASTNESS
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Have reciprocal effect : INTERACT
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Mortar carrier : HOD
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Creates three equal parts : TRISECTS
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N Georgia river : ETOWAH
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Chasuble : CASULA
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Thatched : REEDED
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A Lady Bird name : ALTA
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Budge, Tilden, et al. : NETMEN
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Shore and Washington : DINAHS
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Greek-Cypriot political union movement : ENOSIS
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One of the Finger Lakes : SENECA
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Saarinen : EERO
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First James Bond film : DRNO
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Treat a fever : LYSE
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Lawyer's thing : RES

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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