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Judith Perry
Judith Perry

New York Times, Friday, November 21, 1986

1-Down : Composer of 34 Across

Author:
Judith Perry
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judith Perry has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,527
Across
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Free-for-all : BRAWL
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Layers : STRATA
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U.S. Navy adjunct : SEABEES
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Brides or grooms : SPOUSES
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Italian city or province : TRIESTE
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Winter apple : WINESAP
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Totality : ALL
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"Honor ___": I Peter 2:17 : THEKING
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Concerns of P.G.A. players : LIES
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Type of engr. : CHEM
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Play the philanthropist : ENDOW
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Biblical suffix : ETH
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Gunwale pin : THOLE
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Cosmetologist's specialty : RINSE
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Part of the décor : DRAPES
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Hit song since 1938 : GODBLESSAMERICA
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In accord : AGREED
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Among : MIDST
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Legislative memberships : SEATS
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Faint : DIM
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Rigs, for short : SEMIS
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Adheres : HEWS
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Appellation : TITLE
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Scoot : DART
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Fungous growths : LICHENS
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Boston or poison follower : IVY
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Merciful : CLEMENT
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Crusaders' adversary : SALADIN
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Mock orange : SYRINGA
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Kind of triangle : SCALENE
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Oxygenize : AERATE
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Fastening : TYING
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Composer of 34 Across : BERLIN
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Scolded : RAILED
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Presidential nickname : ABE
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Greeley's land of opportunity : WEST
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Forgetfulness : LETHE
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Thorn : SPINE
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Chinese association : TONG
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Herb of grace : RUE
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Kiang, e.g. : ASS
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Mythical Irish queen : TEA
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Orphan Annie's Oriental friend : ASP
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Passé : STALE
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Cassandra or Mother Shipton : SEERESS
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Hissing sound : SWISH
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Popularizer of 34 Across : KATESMITH
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Cool, fruity desserts : SORBETS
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Mapped : CHARTED
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Arizona Indian : HOPI
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Kind of cement : ELEC
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Cartouche : MESA
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Tricks : WILES
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Lock : TRESS
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Character in "Peter Grimes" : NED
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Dental degree : DMD
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Cut : GASH
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Gula : OGEE
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Extract : DRAW
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Desultory : AIMLESS
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Pronouncements : DICTA
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Winless race horse : MAIDEN
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First name of 1 Down : IRVING
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British songwriter-producer : STYNE
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Trace : TINGE
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Play : ENACT
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Fast time : LENT
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Lay low : SLAY
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They broke their link with Linc. : CSA
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Caustic substance : LYE
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Miss the mark : ERR
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Actress ___ Sara : MIA
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Fath ___, Shah of Persia: 1797-1835 : ALI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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