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New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 1986

Author:
Christopher Sherwood
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Christopher Sherwood has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,553
Across
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A shade of blue : NAVY
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Makes a selection : OPTS
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Forbid : BAR
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Indian or canal : ERIE
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Busman's passengers : FARES
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River in N. Ireland : ERNE
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Capital capital : WALLSTREET
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Dollar bill : NOTE
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Small food fish : SMELT
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Vacationer's delight : EASE
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Slide uncontrollably : SKID
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Intl. signal adopted in 1912 : SOS
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Salesman's aid : SAMPLE
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Chit-chat : GAB
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Dowager, sometimes : WIDOW
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Cheer at the corrida : OLE
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Card game for two : GIN
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Untamed one : SAVAGE
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Holiday pastime : BOATING
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Misplayed a card : RENEGED
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Nursery specialties : SHRUBS
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Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
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The last word : END
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Magazine contents, for short : AMMO
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Hot under the collar : IRATE
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Duroc's home : STY
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Teacher's rollbook entry : ABSENT
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Nocturnal predator : OWL
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A noble : EARL
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Where colliers come and go : ADIT
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Equipment for a Wyeth : EASEL
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Exercise device : BIKE
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Confetti companion, on occasion : TICKERTAPE
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Fragrant river? : ODER
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Where to get a beehive or bun : SALON
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Mother of Romulus and Remus : ILIA
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N.B.A. hoop attachment : NET
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Stack role : NESS
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A winning margin : NECK
Down
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Intelligence : NEWS
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Syria, once : ARAM
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Adjective for castor oil : VILE
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Hoots or hollers : YELLS
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Frequently, to a poet : OFT
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Trim, with "away" : PARE
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Arnold's crime : TREASON
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This has its ups and downs : SEESAW
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N.Y.S.E. members : BROKERAGES
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No man : ANTI
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Donna or Willis : REED
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Rose part : STEM
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Place into bondage : ENSLAVE
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Put away : STOW
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Omens : SIGNS
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Architect's rendering : PLAN
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Seaport habitués : GOBS
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Greeting on a lanai : ALOHA
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Slump of sorts : BEARMARKET
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Archeological site : DIG
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Emissary : AGENT
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NATO's former kin : SEATO
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Whirlpool : EDDY
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Glass of a sort : TUMBLER
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Nigerian group : IBOS
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Genetic trait carrier : RNA
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Part of the Constitution : ARTICLE
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Kind of file : INDIAN
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Ornate pitcher : EWER
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Picnic spread : EATS
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Seneca's tongue : LATIN
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Like the Styx : EBON
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Right-hand man : AIDE
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Ring decisions, for short : TKOS
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Shopper's delight : SALE
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Long, dignified poem : EPIC
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Titanic problem : LEAK
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Annapolis grad. : ENS

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