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New York Times, Wednesday, December 10, 1986

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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. 13,546
Across
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Editors' needs: Abbr. : MSS
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Ski-slope sight : TBAR
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Iraqi language : ARABIC
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Have : OWN
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Capital of Italia : ROMA
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Massine-Satie ballet : PARADE
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Football support : TEE
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Soon : ANON
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"Sophie's Choice" star : STREEP
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Accord signed by Ford and Brezhnev : HELSINKI
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Dusty mists : HAZES
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Pliable strip : SPLINE
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Scruffs : NAPES
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Biblical king : OMRI
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Negative conjunction : NOR
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Freeze : ICE
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Dispute : ARGUE
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Plexus : RETE
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Washington office : OVAL
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United Nations observances since 1950 : HUMANRIGHTSDAYS
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Arkin or Alda : ALAN
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Move gradually : EDGE
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Southern constellation : MENSA
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Franklin or Hecht : BEN
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Adversary : FOE
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Origin : ROOT
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Pinza was one : BASSO
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Hun king : ATTILA
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Spain's Cape of ___ : PALOS
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Peace Nobelist: 1975 : SAKHAROV
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One of the Furies : ALECTO
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Quote : CITE
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Past : AGO
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Wealth : RICHES
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Hebrew month : ADAR
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Bangkok native : TAI
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Capital of ancient Attica : ATHENS
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Tatters : RAGS
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Finis : END
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Butterflies' cousins : MOTHS
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Pass swiftly over : SWEEP
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Fish-line attachment : SNELL
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Amtrak employees : TRAINMEN
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Yelena ___, wife of 58 Across : BONNER
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In a violent rage : AMOK
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Arrested : RANIN
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Stamp collectors' org. : APS
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Preferably : RATHER
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Tapestry : ARRAS
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Activist folk singer Joan : BAEZ
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Edible mushrooms : CEPS
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Dakota, e.g. : SIOUAN
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Stamen part : ANTHER
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Dowson was one : POET
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Crocuses : IRIDES
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Lendl of tennis : IVAN
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Low islands : CAYS
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Lohengrin's love : ELSA
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Melville captain : AHAB
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Govern : RULE
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F.B.I. agt. : GMAN
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Heckler's missile : EGG
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Folk singer from Birmingham : ODETTA
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Old autos : REOS
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___ Brothers (Dick and Tom) : SMOTHERS
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Tie or clasp : FASTEN
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Poster material : OAKTAG
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German soldier, to a poilu : BOCHE
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Award won by 19 Across : OSCAR
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Enraged : IRATE
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Boston airport : LOGAN
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Shun : AVOID
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Belém : PARA
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Landed : ALIT
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Walesa : LECH
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Radames's love : AIDA
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W.W. II agcy. : OSS

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

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