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DECIMAL DESCRIPTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 1986

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.07, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 467 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,536
Across
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"What's in ___?" : ANAME
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U.S.S.R. republic : TATAR
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Corrida beasts : TOROS
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Vivienne and George : SEGALS
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Blankets in Puebla : SERAPES
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Marabout, e.g. : SHRINE
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Baseball's Manny : TRILLO
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Cut into three parts : TRISECT
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Daze : TRANCE
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St. Lawrence River feature : IOOOISLANDS
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Ladyfish : IOPOUNDER
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A pollutant : SOOT
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Brownstone features : STOOPS
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Williwaw : GUST
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Male cat : GIB
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It has wings and flies : STAGE
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___ couture : HAUTE
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Doughty : ABLE
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Biotite : MICA
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Cast or vise preceder : TELE
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Patroclus's slayer : HECTOR
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Jingo : IOOPERCENTER
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Bookkeeping term : POSTING
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Spuds : TATERS
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"I Was the ___," Presley hit : ONE
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Nothing but a pound dog : CUR
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Kind of strut : OLEO
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"Hedda Gabler" character : THEA
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French plutocrats : IOOOOOONAIRES
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Topper for Diana : TIARA
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Signed : INKED
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Sawbucks : IODOLLARBILLS
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Writer Calderon : ERMA
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Italian province : COMO
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Unkind word for kind : ILK
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High skyline letters in N.Y.C. : RCA
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J. F. Cooper's "Afloat and ___" : ASHORE
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N.Y. Indians : ONEIDAS
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Obsolescent emporia : IOCENTSTORES
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Coined : MINTED
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Sonny in "The Godfather" : CAAN
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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A blemish : DENT
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Like a back number : PASSE
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What cuckolds wear : HORNS
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Moslem commander : AGA
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Star with a tail : ASTA
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Old Testament book : PSALMS
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Store sign : ASIS
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Singles : IBASEHITS
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Had a perfect record : BATTEDAIOOO
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Beach house : CABANA
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Idyllic poem : ECLOGUE
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Impanels : ENROLS
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On cloud nine : ELATED
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Breed of sheep : RYELAND
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Salt or sugar : STAPLE
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Flattened a flat : RASED
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Jars : EWERS
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Handles for Hadrian : ANSAE
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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___ Deep, oceanic depression : NERO
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Foreign-exchange fee : AGIO
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Hawaiian loincloth : MALO
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___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
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Medrick : TERN
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Hardscrabble : ARID
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Scottish goblet : TASS
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Pongo or wou-wou : APE
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Horowitz performance : RECITAL
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Fieldfares : THRUSHES
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Algerian city : ORAN
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Cortex : RIND
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Quondam : ONCE
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Daniel or Isaiah : SEER
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Average : SOSO
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Sea lavender : STATICE
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Hanger-on : STOOGE
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Discontinue : STOP
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Reasoning : LOGIC
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He influenced Baudelaire : POE
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Type of type : STEREO
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Rack, e.g. : GAIT
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Corvette's target : UBOAT
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Seventh deadly sin : SLOTH
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Crow's nest : TEPEE
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Anathema : BAN
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Pool occupant : STENO
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Cotten or Woolley : ACTOR
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Practical : UTILE
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Blends : TONES
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Hence : ERGO
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"___ Dot," Maugham play : MRS
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Season goddesses : HORAE
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A Nereid : ERATO
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Besides : TOO
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___ rock : PUNK
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Swindles : CONS
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Asian country : IRAK
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A propeller : OAR
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Lardner's "Say It With ___" : OIL
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Epic translated by Pope : ILIAD
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"___ Well ... " : ALLS
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Ancient region in Asia Minor : IONIA
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Warnings : OMENS
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Trifles : DOITS
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"___ Song," Grammy winner in 1973 : BRIANS
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Part of a Byzantine church's décor : ICONS
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100,000 rupees : LAC
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TV oldie : RHODA
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Folkways : MORES
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"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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Essay: Abbr. : COMP
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Jennet or kiang : ASS
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Intensified : DEEPENED
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Greek letter : ETA
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Annulled : NEGATED
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Vex : TEASE
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Plow part : COLTER
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Sleeve hole : ARMSCYE
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Offering, in Oahu : HAI
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Menhaden's look-alike : SHAD
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Casca's day to slay : IDES
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Subject of a famed 1897 editorial : SANTA
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Champagne bucket : ICER
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Lake in Wales : BALA
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Youth who mocked Demeter : ABAS
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Glut : SATE
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Friable clay : BOLE
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Kanten : AGAR
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Brewers' vats : TUNS
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Qum is here : IRAN
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"Sorry about that!" : OOPS
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Cooking pot : OLLA
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Hosea, in the Douay : OSEE
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Hoad of tennis : LEW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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