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APPLICATIONS FROM QUOTATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 1986

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 58, Avg Word Len: 5.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 7, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,550
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Challenges to a duel : SLAPS
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Bartered : SWAPPED
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Fine plaster : STUCCO
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Existing : INESSE
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Salt of a certain acid : PICRATE
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Former Turkish V.I.P.'s : PASHAS
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Words from "Samson Agonistes" : NOTHINGISHEREFORTEARS
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Skeleton : BONES
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Assay anew : RETEST
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Rams' mates : EWES
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Never, in Bonn : NIE
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Footless : APOD
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Blanched : PALED
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Vapid : INANE
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"___ Rhythm": Gershwin : IGOT
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Faulty: Prefix : DYS
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Enthusiast : RAVER
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Sounds of disapproval : TUTS
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Ornamental pillar : STELE
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Like new wine : UNAGED
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Gyrates : SPINS
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Abashes : SHAMES
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Leaves the premises : VACATES
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Wahoos : PETOS
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Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
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Pigments for Opie : OCHRES
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Father-in-law of Jacob : LABAN
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Nemo, on applying 2 Down : CREDITED
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Ship of the desert : CAMEL
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Destructive insect : BORER
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English county : SHIRE
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Monosaccharide : OSE
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Cities in Minn. and Okla. : ADAS
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, on applying 22 Across : LACRIMATION
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Sala location : CASA
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Author Yutang : LIN
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Declines : SINKS
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Passive : INERT
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Farmer, at times : SOWER
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Deliberate subversion : SABOTAGE
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Relative of a tent caterpillar : EGGER
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Mend the brakes : RELINE
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British noble family : EDENS
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Diminutive : SMALL
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Medical official : CORONER
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Us, on applying 90 Across : ACTIVE
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Pleasant, to Pablo : AMENO
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Rank : RATING
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Scandinavian : NORSE
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Me, on applying 16 Down : WREN
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Breed of cattle : DEVON
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Work unit : ERG
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Relish; liking : GOUT
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Quoted : CITED
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Coe or Ovett : MILER
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Vein, in Vienna : ADER
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Raises : UPS
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He played Hulot : TATI
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" . . . and I'll show you ___" : ALOSER
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Permeate: Var. : EMBUE
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Line from Longfellow : LETUSTHENBEUPANDDOING
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Where gladiatores fought : ARENAE
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Salt springs : SALINES
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Worships : ADORES
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Old Dutch gold coins : RYDERS
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Wooden horse : TRESTLE
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Magicians' gear : WANDS
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Red Baron's adversary : SNOOPY
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Line from "The Merchant of Venice" : LETNOSUCHMANBETRUSTED
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Incinerated : ASHED
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Penultimate Greek letters : PSIS
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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Gave a barker's talk : SPIELED
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Author of "The Virginian" : WISTER
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Yearned : ACHED
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D.C. V.I.P. : PRES
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Divider : PARTITION
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Season for Bastille Day : ETE
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Vanquishes : DEFEATS
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Binge : SPREE
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Makes lace : TATS
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Employ : USE
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Words from "Hippolytus" : CHANGEMETOAWINGEDBIRD
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One-horse carriage : CARIOLE
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Some Caucasians : OSSETES
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Out of favor : INBAD
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"I, Claudius" author : GRAVES
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Has : OWNS
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Leaves : PAGES
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Sisters : NUNS
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Early southern Europeans : ITALI
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Badgerlike mammal : RATEL
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Parasol : SHADE
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Facial openings : NARES
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Subdistrict in Kenya : SEBEI
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Me, on applying 16 Down : PTARMIGAN
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Rear : STERN
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What Sinatra renders on platters : VOCALS
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Nova Scotia, formerly : ACADIA
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Young salmon : PARRS
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In turmoil : ARIOT
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Stillingfleet antagonist : LOCKE
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Trill like a bird : CHIRR
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Early ascetic : ESSENE
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More expensive : DEARER
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Type of hairdo : BANGS
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Harden : STEEL
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Climbing plant : LIANE
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___-Saxon : ANGLO
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A province of Panama : COLON
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Allen or Martin : STEVE
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Me, on applying 16 Down : SERIN
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Shelley, for one : ODIST
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Subject to alteration : EMENDABLE
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Helicopter's sine qua non : ROTOR
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Captain Hook's henchman : SMEE
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Grotto : CAVERN
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Gaunt : ANGULAR
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Beer casks, e.g. : COOPERY
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Most chichi : ARTIEST
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Untie : RELEASE
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Accompanying : WITH
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Scatter : DISPEL
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Celebrates Alumni Day : REUNES
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Luzinsky and Louganis : GREGS
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Delicacies : CATES
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McKinley or Washington : MOUNT
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"___ for the Misbegotten": O'Neill : AMOON
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Despot : TSAR
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Garlands : LEIS
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Icelandic literary work : EDDA
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"___ Vie," Maupassant novel : UNE
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V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
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Me, on applying 16 Down : DAW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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