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VOCATIONAL CONVOCATION

New York Times, Sunday, November 16, 1986

Author:
Deborah Pelkey Trombley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Deborah Pelkey Trombley has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,522
Across
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Tbsp. or tsp. : MEAS
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Purviance of silents : EDNA
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A predecessor of Boomer : ASTA
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Welsh-rabbit enhancer : ALE
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Impassiveness : APATHY
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N.M. resort : TAOS
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Goldfish's relative : CARP
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Schism : RENT
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Chairman? : DUNCANPHYFE
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Bellman? : QUASIMODO
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Mouths : ORA
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Bolivian mountain : SORATA
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Guideless : UNLED
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Next, toMehta : POI
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Eur. kingdom : NETH
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"___ Go Gentle . . . ": D. Thomas : DONOT
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Lavabo, e.g. : RITE
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Jam sometimes spread for miles : SNARL
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"___ the Moon," 1953 song : ISEE
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Part of a.s.a.p. : SOON
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Covered dish : TUREEN
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Old tongue : ERSE
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British guns : STENS
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More brilliant : FLASHIER
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Left out : ELIDED
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Marzipan ingredient : NUTS
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Some bills in tills : TENS
50
Stoke : FUEL
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Rogation : PRAYER
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"___ Ideas, " 1951 song : IGET
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A poetic Moore : MARIANNE
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Frosted : RIMY
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Postman? : EDDIEARCARO
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Cuddy or study : ROOM
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World Bank word : AGIO
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Frank's wrap : ROLL
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"Shall Caesar send ___?": Shak. : ALIE
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Fr. miss : MLLE
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Aromatic oleoresin : TOLU
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Marksman? : WILLYBRANDT
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Getz of music : STAN
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Fosses : TRENCHES
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Sundown times, to Keats : EENS
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Serve : ATTEND
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Actor Will ___ : GEER
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Blain : SORE
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Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
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Cloisonné coating : ENAMEL
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Keyboard instruments : CELESTAS
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Closefitting hat : TOQUE
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Loser to Louis: Sept. 29, 1941 : NOVA
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One of nine revolvers : PLANET
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Shell : HUSK
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Pigeons or weaverbirds : NUNS
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Bank-file category : LIENS
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Scraps : ORTS
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Kind of sleeve : SETIN
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Encircled : GIRT
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Leb. neighbor : ISR
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Holy, to Henri : SACRE
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This may be gross : PROFIT
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Babe Zaharias, ___ Didrikson : NEE
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Mailman? : SIRGAWAIN
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Plainsman? : JIMMYCARTER
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___ off (riled) : TEED
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Kind of cement : ELEC
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Ubiquitous Celebes beast : ANOA
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Kowtows : KNEELS
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Map abbrs. : RDS
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Like the Negev : SERE
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Trounce : BEST
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Halite : SALT
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Aquatic mammal : MANATEE
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Catchall abbr. : ETC
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Cries of surprise : AHAS
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Ecclesiastical councils : SYNODS
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Grain alcohol : ETHANOL
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___ International Speedway : DAYTONA
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"Jack Sprat could eat ___" : NOFAT
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Chemical suffix : ASE
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Gets : ACQUIRES
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Stroll : SAUNTER
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Seat of County Kerry : TRALEE
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Area under a concha : APSE
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Clemens asset : ARM
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Lafayette athlete : LEOPARD
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Approve : ENDORSE
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A lover of Aphrodite : ADONIS
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Least alloyed : PUREST
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Dug ditches, e.g. : TOILED
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Printers' trial sheets : PROOFS
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Dog tags for G.I.'s : IDS
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Lineman? : HENNYYOUNGMAN
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Wreck : RUIN
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Journeyman? : NEILARMSTRONG
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Greeks' "unlucky" letter : THETA
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Kind of surgeon : NEURO
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Sweet girl of song : SUE
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Hard : STEELY
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Maui garland : LEI
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Three, in Torino : TRE
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Got along : FARED
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Institute in Brooklyn : PRATT
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Severity : RIGOR
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"A miss is as good as ___" : AMILE
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Teraphim : IDOLS
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Branchia : GILL
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Conduits : MAINS
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Actor from Omaha : NOLTE
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Queeg portrayer : NOLAN
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Castigate a text : EMEND
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Less dank : DRIER
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Peep shows : RAREES
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Close-knit group : CLAN
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Puppy : WHELP
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Basque cap : BERET
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Shaver : TAD
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Third of 26 : CEE
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Asian holiday : TET
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Life is the longest one : SENTENCE
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Cheers for Manolete : OLES
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Become bony : OSSIFY
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Recruit : ENLIST
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More like a charivari : NOISIER
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Made an affirmation : AVERRED
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Flattop : CARRIER
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Lunchbox item : THERMOS
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Eatery : AUTOMAT
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Celtics or Lakers : QUINTET
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Empty a filature : UNREEL
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Organic compounds : ESTERS
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Site : LOCALE
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Another 91 Down : KNICKS
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U.S. agcy. for senior citizens : SSA
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Rachis : SPINE
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Windmill sails : AWES
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Ethiopian lake (Blue Nile source) : TANA
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Mdse. : GDS
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Sting in a ring : JAB
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Loser to U.S.G. : REL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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