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New York Times, Tuesday, November 4, 1986

31-Across : Kin of bbls.

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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. 13,510
Across
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"Chapter Two" actor : CAAN
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Nonsense : BOSH
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Get out of : EVADE
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Hold sway : RULE
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Like maple leaves : LOBAR
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Allot : METE
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Chopin opus : ETUDE
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Where citizens exercise rights : POLLINGPLACE
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Little: Suffix : ULE
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Lauder or Burns : SCOT
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Adjective for a front runner : STRONG
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"Fédora" playwright : SARDOU
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Kin of bbls. : CKS
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Bill's companion : COO
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Colmar's region : ALSACE
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Pump or clog : SHOE
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Oct. lapel ornaments : CAMPAIGNBUTTONS
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Ripens : AGES
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Wig : TOUPEE
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Author Yutang : LIN
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Aurora : EOS
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Poet John Crowe ___ : RANSOM
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Pavarotti's home town : MODENA
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Painter Juan: 1887-1927 : GRIS
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Nabokov heroine : ADA
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Emmeline Pankhurst et al. : SUFFRAGETTES
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Hollywood award : OSCAR
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What a winning candidate takes : OATH
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Diner offering : HASH
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Worth : VALUE
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Faulkner hero : ANSE
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Faulty : AMISS
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Composer Janácek : LEOS
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Despot : TSAR
Down
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College area : CAMPUS
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Biological hollow : AREOLA
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Stag feature : ANTLER
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Coward : NOEL
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"Bird in Space" sculptor : BRANCUSI
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Expenditure : OUTGO
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What Rip Van Winkle did : SLEPT
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List at sea : HEEL
9
Chooses a candidate : ELECTS
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V.I.P. in early Nov. : VOTER
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___ Simbel, historic Egyptian site : ABU
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Mom's mate : DAD
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Poet's preposition : ERE
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Capri or Sardinia : ISOLA
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" ... ___ not what your country ... ": J.F.K. : ASK
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Siete follower : OCHO
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Midday : NOON
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"As Maine ___ ... " : GOES
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Skips a stone on water : DAPS
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Philippine seaport : CEBU
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Reps. : AGTS
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C. W. Nimitz in 1945-47 : CNO
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Actress Anna : STEN
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Collected : CALM
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Exchange fee : AGIO
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Fix : MEND
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Some pianos : UPRIGHTS
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Raise a nap : TEASE
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Habituates : ENURES
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Clod : OAF
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Devils : SATANS
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Russian port : ODESSA
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Kitchen device : MASHER
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Namesakes of Jacob's twin : ESAUS
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Rank : GRADE
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Proportion : RATIO
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Mare's baby : FOAL
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"___ Hagen Girl," Reagan film : THAT
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Roe, to Cato : OVA
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Rayburn or Houston : SAM
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One-tenth of MDX : CLI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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