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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 1986

Author:
Fred Toole
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Fred Toole has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,537
Across
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Let up : EASED
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Ship-shaped clocks : NEFS
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Comic Conway : TIM
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Swap : TRADE
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Wreath on Galahad's helmet : ORLE
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Bristle : SETA
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Medium in which John L. Baird pioneered : TELEVISION
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French islands : ILES
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Compass pt. : ENE
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She played Jeannie : EDEN
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Indian poles : TOTEMS
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Tested : SAMPLED
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Disgusted : FEDUP
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Aurora's Greek counterpart : EOS
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Tops : AONE
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Tee's partner : HEE
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Available : ONTAP
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Almond-paste cookie : MACAROON
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Poet's "never" : NEER
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Butler portrayer : GABLE
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
40
Poe's "The ___ Heart" : TELLTALE
42
Iron : PRESS
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Poetic form : ODE
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Nonesuch : ONER
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Metal source : ORE
46
British rum rations : GROGS
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Get going : STARTUP
52
Christmas songs : CAROLS
54
Whirl : SPIN
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Literary collection : ANA
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He got ribbed : ADAM
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Describing a long-distance lens : TELESCOPIC
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This gives ade : LIME
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Sevareid or Clapton : ERIC
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LuPone role : EVITA
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Capts.' subordinates : LTS
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Expletive in a Schulz comic : RATS
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Copenhagen folks : DANES
Down
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Female endings : ETTES
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Contest venue : ARENA
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Witchery venue: 1692 : SALEM
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Netherlands commune : EDE
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Grow : DEVELOP
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Nuzzled : NOSED
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Life is one : SENTENCE
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Bell rang a bell with this : TELEPHONE
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Bit for Barrett : ITEM
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Bulk : MASS
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In ___ (in place) : SITU
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When Brutus struck : IDES
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Music halls : ODEA
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Bailey or Buck : PEARL
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Baby horse : FOAL
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Traffic light : AMBER
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Ages upon ages : EONS
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___ Slaughter, former Cardinal : ENOS
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West Pointer's "___ the fray" : ONTO
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Want : NEED
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Wires : TELEGRAMS
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Less often found : RARER
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Hood : GANGSTER
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Brews lighter than hard booze : ALES
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Implement : TOOL
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Strutted : PRANCED
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Vatican venue : ROME
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Eyeglasses, for short : SPECS
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Easy golf putt : TAPIN
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Wed : UNITE
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S.A. mammals : PACAS
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Umpire's decision : CALL
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Chink or crack : SLIT
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Storied age : ERA
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Egg-shaped ornaments : OVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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