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New York Times, Monday, November 17, 1986

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.54, Missing: { F G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,523
Across
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Theme : TOPIC
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Strap : BELT
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Clobber : BASH
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"All ___ by the telephone" : ALONE
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Sheltered on the Sargasso : ALEE
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Enjoy : LIKE
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Coveted award : BLUERIBBON
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Employer : USER
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Posed : SAT
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Essayist's pen name : ELIA
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Pub drink : ALE
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Frank : OPEN
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Prattled : BABBLED
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River in N. Ireland : ERNE
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Coin for Zeno : OBOL
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Sudanese province or stream : BLUENILE
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Lima's land : PERU
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Regular winner at Reno : HOUSE
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Like certain cats : COOL
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Four-time Super Bowl winners : STEELERS
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Son of Troy's founder : ILUS
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Father : SIRE
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Full to the gills : REPLETE
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Nichols or Wallace : MIKE
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Mimic : APE
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Secrete, in a way : BURY
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Courtyards : ATRIA
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Goof : SAP
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Russian sea : ARAL
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Dairy item : BLUECHEESE
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Pro ___ (proportionally) : RATA
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Corn units : EARS
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Muse or Dryad : ERATO
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Gobs : SLEW
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Shade : TINT
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"___ is an island": Donne : NOMAN
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What sports pick up : TABS
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Jar : OLLA
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Sulk : POUT
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Chemical suffix : INE
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Breakfast food : CEREAL
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Indulged excessively : BABIED
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Where Napoleon wasn't "able" : ELBA
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Composer Janácek : LEOS
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Address number for Thatcher : TEN
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Redact : BLUEPENCIL
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Passageway : AISLE
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Length of yarn : SKEIN
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Wife or sister of Zeus : HERA
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He, to Hadrian : ILLE
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Four fourths : ONE
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Conks : BOPS
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Help a hood : ABET
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Drill : BORE
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Economic regulation : BLUESKYLAW
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Raised RR's : ELS
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Regret : RUE
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Stopper in an Inge play : BUS
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Hercules' captive : IOLE
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Yokel : LOUT
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Beatles' "And I Love ___" : HER
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What miners might strike : ORE
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Golf position : LIE
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Most unusual : RAREST
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"Paradise Lost," e.g. : EPIC
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Her mate is "proud" : PEAHEN
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Wall painting : MURAL
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Furious : IRATE
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Excludes : BARS
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Russian range : ALAI
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Revolve : TURN
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Part of a baseball : SEAM
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Exploited laborer : PEON
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Tout's suggestion : BET
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Leandro's amorosa : ERO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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