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New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 1986

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,549

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Iranian coins : RIALS
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Concordes : SSTS
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Brace : PAIR
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Acknowledge : ADMIT
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___ pura : AQUA
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Cubitus : ULNA
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Ramp : SLOPE
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Wall Street optimist : BULL
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M. Hulot portrayer : TATI
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Inventor's "impossible dream" : PERPETUALMOTION
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Act the human : ERR
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Chill again : REICE
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Transvaal Republic's assembly : RAAD
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Pub quaff : ALE
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Rachmaninoff : SERGEI
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One of the Julians : ALP
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Marble : AGATE
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Navigation system : LORAN
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Popular name for a Beethoven opus : MOONLIGHTSONATA
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An antiseptic : IODOL
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Parisian upper chamber : SENAT
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Cob's mate : PEN
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Captivate : ENAMOR
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Theroux's "Darconville's ___" : CAT
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Chromosome component : GENE
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Small antelope : ORIBI
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Sky altar : ARA
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Part of an algebraic expression : IMAGINARYNUMBER
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"Tony ___," Sinatra film : ROME
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Backgammon need : DICE
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Permission : LEAVE
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Novelist Dorothy ___ : EDEN
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___ Cinders : ELLA
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Ancient chariot : ESSED
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Abrogate : DENY
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Guazuti, e.g. : DEER
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Office worker : STENO
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Grate : RASP
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Unemployed : IDLE
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Cupid : AMOR
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Rimmed : LIPPED
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Pilot : STEER
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Movie mahout : SABU
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Impossible math instruction : SQUARETHECIRCLE
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Veil material : TULLE
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Ragouts : SALMIS
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Instigator : PUTTERON
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Division word : INTO
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Picnic deterrent : RAIN
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Ear prominences : TRAGI
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Wildcat : OCELOT
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Bast fiber : RAMIE
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Crazy as ___ : ALOON
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Caecilians, e.g. : APODA
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Lingers : LAGS
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Cornucopia item : GRAPE
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Consumed : EATEN
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Fatuous : INANE
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Florentine painter: 1535–1607 : ALLORI
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Lab heater : ETNA
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Natural origin of life : NOMOGENY
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Mephisto's leader : SATAN
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Having a husk : RINDED
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Most halt : GAMEST
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Spanish dance : BAILE
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Responsibility of a Congressional committee : RULES
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Angry : IRED
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Way : MODE
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Last word in churches : AMEN
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Eighty-eight days on Mercury : YEAR
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Low : BASE
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Level : EVEN
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Change the décor : REDO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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