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New York Times, Monday, December 15, 1986

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,551

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Across
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Perform : ACT
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Complain : FRET
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Sci. degree : SCB
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Pairs : DUOS
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Classify : RATE
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Resort : TAHOE
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Urban halters : STOPSIGNS
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Hautboys : OBOES
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Smack : SLAP
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To the Orient : EASTWARDS
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Centers : HUBS
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C.C.N.Y.or L.I.U. : INST
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A football kick : ONSIDE
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School break : RECESS
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Ex-G.I.'s : VETS
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Soviet range : ALAI
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Bathtub gadget : STOPPER
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Short poem : ODE
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Backslide : LAPSE
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Pit : SEED
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Revolve : SPIN
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Sums : TOTALS
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Rubbed out : ERASED
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Peignoir : ROBE
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Sassy lass : SNIP
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Name on an envelope : ADDRESSEE
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Oil cartel : OPEC
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___ de menthe : CREME
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Brake fast : STOPSHORT
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Astor, Garden and Eddy : MARYS
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Faithful : TRUE
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Rheine's river : EMS
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Betray : SELL
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Mata Hari, e.g. : SPY
Down
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TV commercials : ADS
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Slices : CUTS
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Cat's-paw : TOOL
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Pt. of T.G.I.F. : FRI
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Spreads unchecked : RAGES
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Menace near Taormina : ETNA
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Reese, Marion et al. : SHORTSTOPS
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A Princetonian : COED
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Harry's First Lady : BESS
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Turkish cavalrymen : SPAHIS
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Luxury vehicle : TOWNCAR
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Lowers : ABASES
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Potato : SPUD
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Standoff : TIE
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Cudgel : BEAT
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Sports site : OVAL
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Thread: Comb. form : NEMAT
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Wall Street ploys : STOPORDERS
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Mature : RIPE
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Thompson or Hawkins : SADIE
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Result of a QB sack : LOSS
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Mimic : APE
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Cleave : REND
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"Can Do" is their motto : SEABEES
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Novelist Dorothy ___ : EDEN
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Arlen's "___ Weather" : STORMY
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Lesbos poet: 6th century B.C. : SAPPHO
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Spanish rivers : RIOS
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Capital of South Korea : SEOUL
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Peak : ACME
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Mite : DRAM
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Fast planes : SSTS
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To be, in Brest : ETRE
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Long periods : EONS
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Farmer's pride : CROP
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Clay or mud: Comb. form : PEL
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Attempt : TRY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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