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New York Times, Thursday, November 27, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,533
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Indian trade item : PELT
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Sell : VEND
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Thanksgiving pie : MINCE
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Beehive State : UTAH
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Labyrinth : MAZE
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Shipments from India : LACS
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Stravinsky and Sikorsky : IGORS
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Site of first Thanksgiving : PLYMOUTHCOLONY
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Bonnet occupant? : BEE
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Encountered : MET
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Lowered lights : DIMMED
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Stadium section : TIER
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Some mun. groups : CCS
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College at Oxford : ORIEL
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Hymned : SANG
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" . . . just tickle her with ___ . . . ": Jerrold : AHOE
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Proclaimer of first Thanksgiving : WILLIAMBRADFORD
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"L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT
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Walesa, e.g. : POLE
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Muster : RAISE
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Operated : RAN
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Kind of scale : WAGE
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Reign of ___: 1793–94 : TERROR
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Law-court part : BAR
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Lima Mrs. : SRA
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Thanksgiving date decreed in 1941 : FOURTHTHURSDAY
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Homophone for wood : WOULD
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Cinnabar and galena : ORES
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Belém's other name : PARA
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Cathedral area : AISLE
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Borscht ingredient : BEET
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Enos's grandfather : ADAM
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Thorough : CLEAN
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Observe : ESPY
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Some turkeys : TOMS
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Question persistently : PUMP
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Latin abbr. : ETAL
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Otiose : LAZY
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Oates book : THEM
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Cherished : VALUED
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Make joyful : ELATE
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After, in Augsburg : NACH
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Kind of harrow : DISC
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He wrote "The Deer Park": 1955 : MAILER
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Metal mold : INGOT
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Light gas : NEON
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Grant or Middlecoff : CARY
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Vocalized pauses : ERS
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Printers' daggers : OBELI
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Psi chaser : OMEGA
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Natural talent : DOWER
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A Van Doren : IRITA
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City not far from Turin : MILAN
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Disintegrate : MELT
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Gathering place on Thanksgiving : TABLE
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As to : INRE
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Hall-Johnson singers, e.g. : CHOIR
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Promenade : CORSO
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Portmanteau word : SMOG
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At a distance : AFAR
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Separate : APART
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Melancholy, to Keats : DREAR
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Lewis Edward Lawes was one : WARDEN
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Dependable : TRUSTY
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Pope's seal : BULLA
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Merinos or Romneys : SHEEP
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Fencing weapon : FOIL
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Buckingham's river : OUSE
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___ Sound, Fla. resort : HOBE
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Very, in Cannes : TRES
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Tiff : SPAT
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Pedestal part : DADO
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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Thanksgiving vegetables : YAMS
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G.I. Jane : WAC

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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