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WACKY WEATHER REPORTS

New York Times, Sunday, November 2, 1986

Author:
Maurice J. Teitelbaum
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 518 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 123, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Maurice J. Teitelbaum has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,508
Across
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Denture arm : CLASP
6
Walton's fling : CAST
10
Gasconade : BRAG
14
Fen fuel : PEAT
18
Capital of Flanders: 17th century : LILLE
19
Norse goddess : URTH
20
Section of Warsaw : PRAGA
21
Heroine of Conrad's "Victory" : LENA
22
"For want of ___ . . . " : ANAIL
23
Juvenal's journey : ITER
24
Swiss composer: 1852–1921 : HUBER
25
Solans' kin : ERNS
26
Puzzle : NONPLUS
28
For Americans, Jan. 17, 1893? : MOURNINGHAYES
31
Hershfield's "agent" : ABIE
33
Practiced extortion : BLED
34
___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
35
Water-rooted plants : EMERGENTS
40
Anecdotal collections : ANAS
42
May or Stritch : ELAINE
46
For El Salvador? : RECURRENTREIGN
48
Cabinetmaker's tool : SANDER
49
Org. for Tilden or Budge : USLTA
50
"Cows ___ my passion": Dickens : ARE
51
Furnish a lining : CEIL
53
Peculate : STEAL
54
Egyptian deity : PTAH
55
Oppose : RESIST
58
Bounty man : TAR
60
Item from Iraq : DATE
61
Make lace : TAT
62
Dr. Dolittle's Gub-Gub : PIG
63
Poet Mark Van ___ : DOREN
66
Shabby abodes : HOVELS
68
Gunlock hammer holder : SEAR
69
Resin used in printing ink : ELEMI
70
Mind : OBEY
71
Testator's largess : ESTATE
73
Gained a championship again : REWON
74
Soak timber : RET
75
Pend.'s pal : PAT
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Whine : PULE
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D.A. : ATT
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Vascular plant parts : STELES
83
Vedic ritual drink : SOMA
84
Kind of artery or vein : ILIAC
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One of last year's frosh : SOPH
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M. Levin novel : EVA
90
Kind of battery : SOLAR
91
Naval vessel : TENDER
93
For Texas ranchers? : THUNDERINGHERD
97
Branch of the Campbells : ARGYLE
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Healthy, in Honduras : SANO
99
For golfer Irwin? : HALETODAY
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Worthless horse : RIP
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Can. law enforcers : RCMP
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Duplicate event : SLAM
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For an ailing prince? : UNHEALTHYHEIR
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Venomous snakes : ELAPIDS
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A pope who became a saint : LEOI
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Chemical compound : AMINE
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Director Fritz ___ : LANG
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Jinx : JONAH
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Word that stuck in Macbeth's throat : AMEN
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Large, coarse seaweeds : TANGS
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"Martha" melody : ARIA
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Fla.'s Marion County seat : OCALA
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Raft's gats : RODS
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Fierce : FELL
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Stern purchase : ROSIN
Down
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Group of families : CLAN
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Folkestone floor covering : LINO
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Actor Badel : ALAN
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Knitting stitch : SLIP
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Disease caused by niacin and protein deficiency : PELLAGRA
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Style of cooking : CUISINE
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Hockey's ___ Ross Trophy : ART
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Stalk of bananas : STEM
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Beat : THROB
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Former Olympic V.I.P. : BRUNDAGE
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Nobelist in physics: 1944 : RABI
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Town on the Garonne : AGEN
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Mouthwashes : GARGLES
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For smiling Susan? : PLEASANTDEY
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Hitchcockian : EERY
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A Hathaway who had a way with Will : ANNE
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Ivan's news source : TASS
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Mental : PHRENIC
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Above, in Aachen : UBER
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Hawaiian lizard fish : ULAE
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Papa Bear : HALAS
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Lab burners : ETNAS
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Vesuviate : ERUPT
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Flower into the Aegean : MESTA
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Publicity : ECLAT
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Sultan of Swat : RUTH
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Water ___ (long-legged bug) : STRIDER
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State of agitation : SNIT
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Model : IDEAL
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___-foot oil : NEATS
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Dashiell contemporary : ERLE
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Put new platforms on platforms : RESOLE
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City in NE Pakistan : LAHORE
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Lariat : RIATA
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Plumed birds : EGRETS
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Hose worn under kilts : TREWS
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Galabias : ROBES
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Type of shooter : PEA
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Emulated William Gillette : EMOTED
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Assyrian capital : NINEVEH
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Doc for Dobbin : VET
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For Churchill Downs? : STEADYREINS
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Great Swiss mathematician : EULER
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First-aid contrivance : SLING
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Propelled a gondola : POLED
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Town on the Tigris : AMARA
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Behindhand : TARDY
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Century plant : PITA
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Adds up : TOTS
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"___ Theme" : LARAS
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London district : SOHO
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Lass in "As You Like It" : CELIA
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Larynx's neighbor: Comb. form : PHARYNGO
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Jostles : HUNCHES
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Army officer, somewhat abbreviated : SGTMAJOR
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Mend armor : REPLATE
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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Adjective for a speak-easy : ILLEGAL
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Patricia from Ky. : NEAL
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Suffix with cell : ULAR
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James Mason role : NEMO
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What Markham's man did : HOED
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D.C. agent : TMAN
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Soupçon : HINT
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Like a royal flush : RARE
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Somewhat, to Mehta : POCO
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Balin and Claire : INAS
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"Persistence of Memory" painter : DALI
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Mongoloid people of Asia : SHAN
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"___ desperandum": Horace : NIL

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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