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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1986

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,538

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Masters or Guest : EDGAR
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Oil cartel's inits. : OPEC
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Orson or Andy : BEAN
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Photographer Arbus : DIANE
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"Swan Lake" costume : TUTU
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French pronoun : ELLE
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Top box-office film star: 1953 : GARYCOOPER
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Toodle-oo : TATA
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City transports : ELS
21
Clark's "Homecoming" co-star : LANA
22
Wobble : TOTTER
24
Former Japanese prime minister : SATO
25
Barristers : LAWYERS
26
Size up : ASSESS
29
Supreme follower : BEING
30
Low-cost : CHEAP
31
___ Quivira National Monument : GRAN
32
Repose : REST
36
Cornucopia : HORN
37
Wherewithal : MEANS
38
Skipper's command : ALEE
39
"Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
40
Cephalopods' outputs : INKS
41
Lessened : EBBED
42
Kukla's friend : OLLIE
44
Kin of Peeping Toms : OGLERS
45
Piece of weaponry : GRENADE
48
"Splendor in the Grass" scenarist : INGE
49
English actor Michael ___ : RENNIE
50
Addict : USER
51
Mauna ___ : LOA
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Kitchen add-on : ETTE
55
Top box-office film star: 1934 : WILLROGERS
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Row or rank : TIER
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Anglo-Saxon peon : ESNE
60
Religious seasons : LENTS
61
Ethereal, in poesy : AERY
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Mild expletive : DRAT
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Slightest : LEAST
Down
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Brink : EDGE
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Phone feature : DIAL
3
Needlefish : GARS
4
Word with way or where : ANY
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Fasten a necklace again : RECLASP
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Autumn, in Avila : OTONO
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Stage between larva and imago : PUPA
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Juillet-août period : ETE
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Veils of a sort : CURTAINS
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Top box-office film star: 1943 : BETTYGRABLE
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Buoy one's spirits : ELATE
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Transform : ALTER
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Approaches : NEARS
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Feed-bag contents : OATS
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Control, in a way : OWN
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Top box-office film star: 1965 : SEANCONNERY
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Lists : LEANS
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Throb : ACHE
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Charcuterie, e.g. : SHOP
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Mexican Indian : SERI
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Decelerate a car : BRAKE
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Aladdin's benefactor : GENIE
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German river : ELBE
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Tarot pro : SEER
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Danson and Knight : TEDS
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Discolored by fungi : MILDEWED
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Oriental appetizer : EGGROLL
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Medieval lyric poem : LAI
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Ripsnorter : ONER
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A first name in film annals : GRETA
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Knot anew : RETIE
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"___ Talking," Joan Rivers book : ENTER
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Atoll : ISLET
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Radius neighbor : ULNA
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Musically, a Horne of plenty : LENA
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Little leftovers : ORTS
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Rank for a prof. : ASST
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Haifa cit. : ISR
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Whiz preceder : GEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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